14 Ways to Fall Asleep Naturally Now That You’re Sober

2020-04-27T01:10:43+00:00April 27th, 2020|Recovery|

No alcohol, no sleep. This is a common issue for people who are newly sober and one of the most common withdrawal symptoms for alcoholics. Other symptoms of alcohol addiction recovery can play a part in reduced sleep. The sweating, cold chills, and aches can all wreak havoc on getting a peaceful night’s sleep. It’s important to improve sleep in recovery because as it’s needed more than ever. Lack of sleep can dramatically impact one’s [...]

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Drinking Deaths among Women Have DOUBLED

2020-04-27T00:55:34+00:00April 27th, 2020|Alcoholism|

Why are drinking deaths among women at an all-time high? According to a recent report from the NIAAA, alcohol-related deaths have more than DOUBLED. From 1999 to 2017 - less than a generation - drinking deaths jumped from 36,000 to over 76,000. 10% of ALL deaths in the United States are due to excessive drinking. Of special relevance, 70% of alcohol-attributable deaths are among working-age adults between the ages of 20 and 64. Keep this [...]

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Laura McKowen – Inspiration for Recovering Addicts in Colorado

2020-04-12T19:37:30+00:00April 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Laura McKowen is an inspiration to recovering female alcoholics around the globe. This Coloradoan got past her own addictions, and has become a well known author, teacher, and speaker. Her book, “We are the Luckiest, The Magic of a Sober Life,” offers addicts a new kind of hope.  Apart from her Instagram account and Facebook page, that has thousands of followers, Laura offers sobriety support through her website and is heavily invested in sending words [...]

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Women’s Recovery and COVID-19

2020-03-26T21:46:31+00:00March 25th, 2020|Addiction Information|

Treatment is not unnecessary social interaction, we together are battling a disease that needs social support, community engagement and therapy to remain in remission. The anxiety and fear, the response we have toward COVID-19, is a healthy response to the pandemic in around us and intentional self care can help us through it. Women's Recovery encourages you to stay connected and create routine amidst the chaos and reminds you to feed your spirit by promoting creativity. We [...]

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Codependency: The Warped Relationship that Feeds Addiction

2020-03-25T14:25:35+00:00March 19th, 2020|Addiction Information|

On one hand, addiction is a lonely disease that can eventually isolate substance abusers from their family and friends. But even before that happens, the consequences of problematic drinking and drug use will affect everyone around the addict - warping personal relationships, creating distance between loved ones, hampering close attachments, and destroying trust. “A codependent person is one who has let another person’s behavior affect him or her and who is obsessed with controlling that [...]

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International Women’s Day: Celebrating Inspiring Women in Recovery

2020-03-09T15:24:18+00:00March 8th, 2020|Gender-specific treatment, Recovery|

Celebrating Women in Recovery In the spirit of women on International Women’s Day, we thought we’d give accolades to females in recovery. Also, to the women that have been so supportive and inspiring to others who are going through the beginning stages of recovery. It takes a lot for a recovering addict to admit they have a problem and then care enough to get the help they need.  These women are courageous and truly an [...]

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How Can I Help My Addicted Wife or Mom?

2020-02-27T17:25:04+00:00February 26th, 2020|Addiction Information, Gender-specific treatment|

If you have a mom or wife with an addiction, she may need your support in making the decision to go to rehab. Most addicts are unwilling to accept that their life has become unmanageable. They don’t recognize that they have become dependent on alcohol and/or drugs. Living with a drug addicted or alcoholic mom or wife can create such strain in your home life, it’s hard to cope with your life outside of it.  [...]

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The Dangers of and Risks of Heroin Addiction in Women

2020-02-27T21:32:38+00:00February 26th, 2020|Addiction Information|

One of the most dangerous addictions is heroin addiction. In women, heroin addiction is actually quite common. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, heroin overdoses in women have tripled. Between 2010 and 2013, female heroin overdoses went from .04 to 1.2 for every 100,00 people. This statistic is quite terrifying. However, it certainly speaks to the fact that there is a serious heroin epidemic in the United States. Women are not immune to [...]

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Addiction Rehab in Denver: Levels of Care Explained

2020-02-27T21:33:44+00:00February 26th, 2020|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. [...]

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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 [...]

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