International Women’s Day: Celebrating Inspiring Women in Recovery

2020-03-09T15:24:18+00:00March 8th, 2020|Gender-specific treatment, Recovery|

Celebrating Women in Recovery In the spirit of women on International Women’s Day, we thought we’d give accolades to females in recovery. Also, to the women that have been so supportive and inspiring to others who are going through the beginning stages of recovery. It takes a lot for a recovering addict to admit they have a problem and then care enough to get the help they need.  These women are courageous and truly an [...]

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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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Addiction Rehab in Denver: Levels of Care Explained

2020-02-27T21:33:44+00:00February 26th, 2020|Gender-specific treatment, Recovery|

You Know Help is Needed - Now You Need to Know the Options You’re either reading this because you are looking for support or someone you care about is. Finding the right Denver, Colorado treatment center will make all the difference in your recovery success. It’s important that you explore your options when it comes to addiction treatment in Denver. This is why we’ve laid out what your options are here with some helpful tips. [...]

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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 [...]

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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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Gender Specific Treatment for Women: Why It Works

2019-11-20T22:56:33+00:00October 6th, 2019|Gender-specific treatment, Recovery|

“Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.” ~ Diana Ross There are plenty of addiction resources online for those struggling with addiction. While many people can easily learn about the different types of addiction treatment programs available, like inpatient and outpatient rehabs, not many people are aware of a specialized type of care [...]

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Mothers In Colorado Choosing Non-Opioid Pain Treatment after a C-Section

2019-09-25T16:53:16+00:00February 26th, 2019|Addiction Information, Gender-specific treatment|

You’ve heard all about how the opioid epidemic has been affecting families, communities, and the whole country in general. Now, it’s reaching new and pregnant women in the state of Colorado. Opioid overdoses have caused more maternal deaths than car accidents, homicides, or illness. The increase in maternal deaths is linked to the increase in prescription drug abuse. The abuse is causing overdose and addiction. Mothers and their doctors that are conscious of the opioid [...]

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The Truth About Female Drug Abuse Statistics

2019-07-01T20:31:51+00:00September 20th, 2017|Addiction Information, Gender-specific treatment|

From Lindsay Lohan to Oprah Winfrey, there are dozens of famous female drug addicts that have, thankfully, overcome the effects of drugs and alcohol. There are others that have sadly passed away due to their struggles with drugs or alcohol. While these stories of addiction are difficult, they do serve as a reminder of what is important when talking about women’s issues in recovery for addiction: recovery itself. Female drug abuse statistics give us quite a [...]

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The Power of Meditation and Healthy Habits for Women in Recovery

2019-10-03T15:35:21+00:00June 19th, 2017|Addiction Information, Alcoholism, Drug Rehabilitation, Gender-specific treatment, Recovery, Statistics & Research|

There is no question regarding the benefit and power of meditation and healthy habits for women in recovery. It is not for nothing that many recovery programs include workshops on developing mindfulness, encouraging healthy habits in daily life, and creating space for self-care throughout the recovery process. Both meditation and healthy habits can be extremely beneficial in keeping women on track with their recovery, especially after they have left a more formal rehab facility or program. [...]

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