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?

2020-02-15T21:11:45+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

2020-02-21T18:56:20+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? [...]


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 [...]


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

2020-01-30T20:54:12+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. 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 for developing addiction quickly.  What is the Telescoping Effect? Telescoping is a term that describes how quickly someone will [...]