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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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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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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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