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 [...]


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 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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Outpatient Addiction Treatment Options in Colorado

2019-12-06T21:10:59+00:00October 18th, 2019|Addiction Information|

Women's Recovery provides our outpatient services to women in Denver and Dillon, Colorado Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Treatment can be the first step in a persons recovery process, and for most women it should be. Quite often, women take a step down approach for their after-care once they complete inpatient drug or alcohol rehab. For those who do, they go from inpatient treatment directly into an IOP (intensive outpatient treatment) program. Regardless of what your [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]