I Used CBD and Tested Positive for THC – Did I Relapse?

2020-01-27T18:10:08+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Drug Trends|

"Those in recovery are asked to refrain from using mind/mood altering substances. CBD is still considered a substance; a drug. Even if it is legal – like alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine or opiates, it is not optimal for recovery." ~ LaTisha L. Bader, Ph.D., LP, LAC, CC-AASP See full Q&A With Dr. LaTisha Bader on CBD A Story of Accidental Relapse CBD is hailed as [...]


Addiction Rehab in Denver: Levels of Care Explained

2020-01-13T16:15:26+00:00December 30th, 2019|Gender-specific treatment, Recovery|

You Know Help is Needed - Now You Need to Know the Options You’re either reading this because you are looking for support or someone you care about is. Finding the right Denver, Colorado treatment center will make all the difference in your recovery success. It’s important that you explore your options when it comes to addiction treatment in Denver. This is why we’ve laid out what your options are here with some helpful tips. [...]


Holly Wilson’s Gift of Sobriety – Women’s Recovery

2020-01-13T16:03:34+00:00December 24th, 2019|Alcoholism, Gender-specific treatment, Recovery|

Holly Wilson founded Women’s Recovery, an alcohol and drug rehab center in Denver and Dillon, Colorado. One of her goals is to help other women reach and maintain sobriety through gender-specific addiction treatment.  Women’s Recovery is led and run by women who have been through similar situations of addiction but are now in recovery. Through their experiences, the staff is able to connect with the clients and assist them in their time of need.  In [...]


Demi Moore: Her Journey of Addiction, Codependency, Relapse, and Recovery

2020-01-13T16:17:18+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Recovery|

DISCLAIMER: Demi Moore and her family have publicly discussed her struggles with substance abuse at length, in interviews and in her recent autobiography Inside Out. Here, we will look at possible factors that may have played a role. More importantly, we will look at what we can all learn from her story. Demi Moore is Hollywood royalty.  To begin with, she has had a long and successful career as an actress and film producer in [...]


Ativan Addiction: How women get hooked on Lorazepam and how to recover successfully.

2020-01-13T16:17:31+00:00December 16th, 2019|Addiction Information|

Ativan addiction is more prevalent among women than you may think and it makes sense based on the stress and anxiety many women face. New data suggests that one in five women is taking a benzodiazepine for anxiety and other mental health issues. In this article, we will discuss the risks associated with taking this prescription medication and provide helpful information about Lorazepam dependence.   What is Ativan? Ativan is a legal [...]


Is Adderall really the same as meth?

2019-12-16T22:47:53+00:00December 15th, 2019|Addiction Information|

Most people don’t know the truth about Adderall and how it’s similar to meth. Adderall was FDA-approved for ADHD because it affects patients differently and is safer for them to use.  When people that don’t have ADHD abuse it, it causes effects that are equivalent to stronger drugs. Meth and Adderall are both stimulants and can cause addiction. Adderall vs. methamphetamines similarities are now being compared to by neuroscientific studies. It’s concerning because meth addiction [...]


How Long Does Alcohol Stay in a Woman’s Body?

2019-12-30T22:09:59+00:00December 12th, 2019|Alcoholism|

Despite the advancements made towards gender equality, the biological differences between women and men remain. Alcohol metabolizes faster in a woman’s body than a man’s. Due to this, males can typically handle greater amounts of alcohol than their female counterparts. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s (NIAAA) definition of binge drinking outlines different numbers of drinks for the different sexes: 4 drinks on the same occasion for women and 5 drinks on the [...]


The Top 12 Recovery Resolutions

2019-12-02T21:08:48+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Addiction Information, Recovery|

The New Year can be a time for personal growth. Most people aim for self-improvement by making a list of resolutions that they hope to keep throughout the year. But for people who struggle with substance abuse, the New Year offers an opportunity for a fresh start, free from the prison of active addiction. For them, New Year’s resolution take on a deeper meaning. In that spirit, here is a list of the Top Recovery [...]


The Opioid Crisis Has Reached Sesame Street

2019-11-27T17:55:10+00:00November 27th, 2019|Drug Trends|

What can we learn about addiction from a children's program? “Sesame Street has always been real-world. It’s not a fantasy, it’s not a fairy tale. One of the things that sets us apart is respecting children and dealing with real-world issues from a child’s perspective.” ~ Sherrie Westin, Executive Vice-President of Global Impact and Philanthropy, Sesame Workshop 50 years ago this November, Sesame Street premiered on public television. Over the years, it has grown into [...]


The Truth About “Mommy Juice”: How Mom Wine Culture is Normalizing Alcoholism

2019-11-27T17:55:37+00:00November 27th, 2019|Alcoholism|

Mommy wine culture may seem like fun and games, but is it simply masking a real problem? We’ve all seen the Facebook memes, the Etsy t-shirts, and the oversized novelty wine glasses branded with funny sayings. Mom juice It’s wine o’clock Momma needs some wine! These products typically come in fun colors and feature cute fonts that make them seem harmless. But are these products pointing to a serious issue? Are we normalizing addictive behavior? [...]