How Suboxone Can Help in Recovery but Why You Shouldn’t Misuse It

2018-11-08T16:47:50+00:00October 5th, 2018|Addiction Information, Recovery|

Suboxone is highly recommended for addicts looking to recover from an opioid addiction. It has earned the nickname of "the box office drug". This is likely due to the fact that it's so popular that 1.55 billion US dollars worth of it was sold in 2013. This prescription medication dramatically reduces the severity of symptoms related to opiate addiction and withdrawal. The only negative aspect of Suboxone is that you can become addicted to it. [...]

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Lofexidine – The First FDA Approved Drug for Opioid Withdrawals

2018-11-08T17:56:47+00:00September 16th, 2018|Addiction Information, Recovery|

There's some fairly exciting news happening in the addiction recovery industry. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally approved a prescription medication for managing opioid withdrawal symptoms. This medication is known as lofexidine. Lofexidine is sold under the brand name Lucemyra. This non-opioid prescription medication is used specifically to treat opioid withdrawals. It can ease the severity of withdrawal symptoms although it may not completely prevent them. Currently, this treatment is only approved [...]

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Embracing Your Self-Worth – You Are More Than The Disease

2018-09-26T03:25:43+00:00September 10th, 2018|Addiction Information, Recovery|

Recovery Is The Beginning of An Ongoing Journey to Reclaim Your Self-Worth Pathetic. Loser. Thief. Liar. Worthless. Weak. Shameful. Bad. These are just a few of the many derogatory words we women hear about ourselves when we are struggling with an addiction. These labels come from misinformed family members, intolerant friends, and an unforgiving society. Those who are uneducated about the disease of addiction simply don’t know any better. They stigmatize addicted people. We forgive [...]

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Women Jail in Colorado for Drugs & Alcohol: Understanding the Relationship Between Female Incarceration and Substance Abuse

2018-08-16T03:52:03+00:00August 15th, 2018|Addiction Information|

It’s not easy to be a woman. It’s even harder to be a woman in jail. Sadly, there are a lot of women in jail in Colorado. Some of the recent figures show that there are nearly 2,000 women incarcerated in the state. That’s 68 women per 100,000 residents. This shocking figure shows that more attention needs to be paid to women in jail. Substance abuse is one of the biggest factors for incarceration. More [...]

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What’s the Hubbub Surrounding Kratom? Separating Truth from Fiction

2018-07-04T15:58:43+00:00July 15th, 2018|Addiction Information|

**Disclaimer: While kratom does have medicinal properties, we do not recommend the use of any mind-altering substances here at Denver's Women Recovery. We are an abstinence-based program.** What Is Kratom? Native to Asian countries, like Borneo, Malaysia and Thailand, kratom, also known as Mitragyna speciosa, is a tree that grows up to 25 meters high. This tree has these unique elliptical-shaped leaves that can be chewed or ingested in other ways. The leaves contain the [...]

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9 Substances The Carry Risks During Pregnancy: A Comprehensive Guide

2018-07-04T15:48:33+00:00July 10th, 2018|Addiction Information|

Substance abuse has the potential to cause many risks in the pregnancy. The use of illicit drugs or alcohol can lead to health problems for both the mother and the fetus. Unfortunately, more than 4.4% of pregnant women in the U.S. abuse one or more substances during pregnancy. The exact numbers are unknown because many women may fear reprisal. It's safe to assume that a much larger percentage of the population does abuses drugs or [...]

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Cocaine: The Killer Comeback of an 80s Drug

2018-06-25T01:53:26+00:00July 1st, 2018|Addiction Information|

America came to know cocaine addiction and abuse intimately in the 1980s. The drug was heavily marketed. It had a strong hype. People believed that this illegal drug could do miracles. It made people feel like superheroes and as if they could do anything. Its use spread like wildfire across the U.S. It didn't help that there were reports that the CIA turned a blind eye to smugglers. In some cases, they even aided and [...]

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Hooked on Opioids: How My Pain Medication Led Me to Heroin Addiction

2018-06-12T03:41:46+00:00June 20th, 2018|Addiction Information, Recovery|

An Introduction To An Addict Recovering From Opioid Addiction My name is Sally and I am a recovering addict. I used to be addicted to opioid painkillers and heroin. Today, I have two years, three months, and eight days clean. I count every single day I have clean because I truly believe that every day I don’t get high is a victory.    I spent 10 years of my life high – like, every single [...]

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Three Highly Addictive Pain Relievers: How to Manage Dependence and Illness at the Same Time

2018-06-07T05:32:51+00:00June 5th, 2018|Addiction Information|

Treating Illness With Narcotic Painkillers Can Lead to Dependence When you are struggling with an illness or trying to manage chronic pain, your body screams for relief. Many people find this relief in narcotic painkillers – and rightfully so. After all, this is why doctors prescribe drugs like Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, and Fentanyl – for the relief of pain. Nevertheless, opioid addiction is a very real condition that often results from long-term use of pain medication. It [...]

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The Loperamide High: All about Poor Man’s Methadone

2018-05-05T16:35:18+00:00May 15th, 2018|Addiction Information|

Loperamide abuse is a new way addicts are getting a hit of opioids. Have you heard about addicts turning to anti-diarrhea drugs if they can’t their hands on painkillers? So what exactly does the likes of this poor man’s methadone have in it? It might surprise you to know that Imodium A-D is actually a poor man’s methadone. Consider this, there are up to 36 million people abusing opioids worldwide. This is based on a [...]

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