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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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 [...]

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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

2020-02-15T21:17:34+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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Special K: What the Real Scoop on Abuse and Addiction to Ketamine?

2019-10-18T18:22:14+00:00October 7th, 2019|Addiction Information|

Ketamine is one of the most commonly abused party drugs. Habit-forming and easily abused, it’s popular among recreational drug users— especially young people. Recreational use of this drug may be growing in popularity, but that doesn’t change the fact that taking ketamine carries a high risk. Alarmingly, many users are unaware of the dangers. So why are people so addicted to ketamine? Read on and find out why it’s abused: “We treat both addiction [...]

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Holly Montag Wilson, Founder of Women’s Recovery: A Great Comeback Story

2019-10-03T15:20:52+00:00September 18th, 2019|Addiction Information, Alcoholism, Recovery|

“I would hope that Denver Women’s Recovery is my legacy, and it’s the best thing that I’ve ever been (able) to do to feel like I’m able to help people along their journey to find recovery.” ~ Holly Wilson, Founder of Women’s Recovery Once upon a time, Holly Montag lived what seemed to be an enviable life. A decade ago, she was a famous face on such popular reality TV shows as The Hills and [...]

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Weighing the Pros and Cons of Salvia, DMT, Kratom, and Other “Natural” Psychedelic Drugs

2019-09-20T15:21:54+00:00September 17th, 2019|Addiction Information|

There are dozens of various natural psychedelic drugs, but what are the pros and cons of their use? Can you still be considered clean and sober if you incorporate hallucinogens into your recovery? It might sound odd. Are there really “pros” to certain types of drugs? Some believe that specific natural psychedelic drugs, such as salvia, psilocybin mushrooms, or ayahuasca, have beneficial properties to them. When consumed, each of the substances causes the user to [...]

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All About Rohypnol (effects, dangers, roofies) and How to Protect Yourself

2019-12-02T16:10:45+00:00September 16th, 2019|Addiction Information|

About Rohypnol It’s important to know how to protect yourself from Rohypnol effects and dangers. It’s also important to know how to protect yourself from roofies. Rohypnol (generic name flunitrazepam) is much like Valium, but it’s 10 times more potent. As an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine, it can cause someone to fall unconscious in just a few minutes. This is what has made it effective medication for insomnia. It is also used as a pre-medication in surgeries [...]

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The Loperamide High: All about Poor Man’s Methadone

2019-10-18T18:17:41+00:00September 15th, 2019|Addiction Information|

Loperamide abuse is a new way addicts are getting a hit of opioids. Have you heard about addicts turning to anti-diarrhea drugs if they can’t their hands on painkillers? So what exactly does the poor man’s methadone have in it? It might surprise you to know that Imodium A-D is actually a poor man’s methadone. Consider this, there are up to 36 million people abusing opioids worldwide. This is based on a drug report released [...]

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