Drug and Alcohol Rehab Blog – Women’s Recovery in Colorado

Euphoria TV Show: Rue’s Rocky Road

2019-11-04T16:50:13+00:00October 30th, 2019|Addiction Information, Recovery|

DISCLAIMER: This blog contains spoilers from the first season of Euphoria. Because this show features many scenes of underage sex, drug use, and violence, parents are strongly advised to watch the series before determining if it is appropriate for their teenagers. Although Women’s Recovery does not treat teens with addictive disorders, Euphoria touches on universal themes that are tragically familiar to any family impacted by substance abuse.  Can we learn anything from Euphoria, the highly-talked-about [...]

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Opioid Abuse: 4 Ways it Affects Women and How to Recover

2019-11-04T16:47:49+00:00October 30th, 2019|Drug Trends, Recovery|

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: This website and all content (graphics, text and other materials) are for informational purposes only. This information does not take the place of medical advice from a doctor and should not be substituted for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek out the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions about a medical condition. "Opiates can start as medication and escalate into drug abuse.  This [...]

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7 Benefits of Outpatient Addiction Treatment for Women

2019-10-30T15:30:55+00:00October 30th, 2019|Recovery|

"IOP is a laboratory for recovery, getting to learn, practice and refine the skills needed for long term success." ~ LaTisha Bader, Ph.D., LP, LAC, CC-AASP, Chief Clinical Officer at Women's Recovery For most women suffering from an addiction, the choice to finally seek out professional treatment is the hardest they’ll ever make. Pushing through the denial, the fear, the shame, the guilt. And having the courage to say [...]

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Blackouts When Drinking: What They Are, Why They Happen, and 7 Signs It’s Time to Quit Drinking

2019-11-01T17:22:57+00:00October 30th, 2019|Alcoholism|

Perhaps you're familiar with the following scenario: you’re out on the town with the girls. You go out for drinks. You start to dance, and you continue to drink as the night goes on. Before you know it, you’ve had a couple more drinks than you’d anticipated. You write it off as no big deal and continue to enjoy yourself. You wake up in the morning and are immediately faced with the memories of all [...]

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Why IOP Is a Good Choice For Moms and Women Who Work

2019-10-29T21:29:57+00:00October 28th, 2019|Drug Rehabilitation, Recovery|

Many women who struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol don’t get the help they need because they simply cannot check themselves into an inpatient facility for a month or more. Life won’t allow it. While addiction can wreak havoc on a woman’s life; she still may have a family to raise, a job to keep, or aging parents to take care of. Inpatient Rehab Is Not Your Only Option For Addiction Treatment Inpatient [...]

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8 Actions to Take to Recover From Opioid Addiction

2019-10-28T21:02:11+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Addiction Information|

"Sometimes it is difficult to recognize when something turns from a medication to a drug. A women's initial reason for taking opiates could be medically warranted; however, these medications have a way of working themselves into the fabric of our lives and  becoming a necessity just to function. Being open to hearing this feedback takes courage, making changes takes support" ~ LaTisha Bader, Ph.D., LP, LAC, CMPC, Chief Clinical Officer at Women's Recovery [...]

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Alcoholism in Women: Truths, Lies and How to Recover

2019-10-28T20:23:05+00:00October 21st, 2019|Alcoholism|

"Alcoholism is an equal opportunity destroyer - taking relationships, jobs, and the happiness of any woman. The disease constricts, while recovery creates. Finding a place where other woman on the journey of recreating their lives is vital. " ~ Dr. Bader, Women's Recovery Staff Truths About Alcoholism in Women The truth is, women are affected by alcohol differently than men. Alcohol is much harder on a woman’s body. Here is what [...]

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Vaping: What Are The Risks & Is It REALLY Safer Than Smoking?

2019-10-18T18:24:22+00:00October 10th, 2019|Addiction Information, Drug Trends|

Vaping is the new nicotine trend that’s supposedly safer than smoking.  But how harmful is vaping really? Is it actually safer than tobacco? What kinds of harmful effects does it have on the body? And how is our idea of this supposed “safer smoking alternative” changing as we learn more about it?  This article will dive into these questions and more as we take a closer look at what was once thought to be a [...]

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Lofexidine – The First FDA Approved Drug for Opioid Withdrawals

2019-10-18T18:23:31+00:00October 9th, 2019|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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Krokodil: The Ugly Truth About the Zombie Drug

2019-10-18T18:22:47+00:00October 8th, 2019|Addiction Information|

Krokodil is a deadly heroin knockoff that took the world by storm in 2012. What is it, though, and what has its impact been since then? Public awareness of krokodil, dubbed the “flesh-eating zombie drug,” burst onto the scene when VICE released a 25-minute krokodil documentary related to the drug’s impact in Siberia. The video went viral, collecting more than 14.5 million views at the time of this writing. American reporters called it, “more deadly [...]

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