Healthy Connections in Recovery: Why They are Vital for Women

2019-11-27T17:55:48+00:00November 27th, 2019|Recovery|

“The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety. It’s connection” ~ Johann Hari, Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs Making healthy connections is crucial for women in recovery. Without strong connections, it is impossible to feel supported and motivated to continue. But with them, women can draw strength from one another and spur one another on towards their sobriety goals. The Power of Personal Connections for [...]

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The Telescoping Effect: An Expert Perspective on Gender Gaps in Drug and Alcohol Treatment

2020-01-28T22:35:34+00:00November 26th, 2019|Addiction Information, Gender-specific treatment, Uncategorized|

There are many gender differences in addiction, something that is being studied at greater length now. It was always thought that men and women become addicted for the same reasons. Scientists now understand that this is not the case. One of the clearest examples of the gender gap in addiction can be found in what is known as telescoping. It has been found to be more prevalent in women, putting them at high risk [...]

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Hormonal Shifts Throughout a Woman’s Life Cycle: How it plays into mental health and addiction

2019-11-27T17:56:27+00:00November 26th, 2019|Addiction Information|

"There's epidemiological data that says women are more vulnerable, but it's unclear what the factors are. We know they transition to addiction faster and have more problems with craving and relapse. Now, with research like this, we're beginning to isolate environmental and physiological causes." ~ Erin Calipari, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research Research in addiction has focused more on males and differences in the genders were not considered for quite a [...]

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The Expert Take on Holiday Triggers for Women: Avoiding Stress, Depression and Relapse

2019-11-29T16:44:16+00:00November 26th, 2019|Recovery|

Alas, the holidays are upon us! They kind of snuck up, though, didn’t they? One minute we were enjoying a lazy poolside summer day. Then, in a snap, it was time to start planning for a holly jolly season. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? You know all about it, right? Going deeper into debt to buy gifts you can’t afford (knowing darn good and well you are still paying interest on gifts you [...]

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Antonella Barba: From American Idol to Fentanyl Bust

2020-01-13T16:19:14+00:00November 25th, 2019|Drug Trends|

“One of the common themes is that the ‘American Idol’ experience brought about a detrimental change in Ms. Barba’s life.” ~ court documents filed in Norfolk, Virginia Once upon a time, Antonella Barba seemed poised for stardom. In 2007, she successfully tried out for American Idol, making it into the Top 16. She had legions of devoted supporters, dubbed Fantonellas, and Rolling Stone magazine called her one of the more memorable contestants of the season. [...]

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Cheers! Four Things To Love About The Holidays Now That You’re In Recovery

2019-11-21T19:28:12+00:00November 20th, 2019|Recovery|

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like A Sober Holiday The holidays will be here before you know it, and you’re probably already preparing for the upcoming festivities. Perhaps you’re getting ready for Thanksgiving, but people are already decking the halls and getting ready to do the jingle bell rock. Soon, everybody will be whistling their favorite carols, hanging stockings by the chimney with care, and putting out the menorah. Yes, it’s beginning to look [...]

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Euphoria TV Show: Rue’s Rocky Road

2019-11-21T18:32:51+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

2019-12-09T21:01:47+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

2019-12-04T23:44:14+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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