The Importance of Specialized Men’s Rehab Programs

Specialized Men’s Rehab Programs

Recovery is complicated and very personal. Traditional rehab programs tend to be somewhat standardized and generic, not taking into account the unique experiences, needs, or struggles that men have. Gender-specific rehab makes a big difference for men battling substance abuse. It is believed that specialized men’s rehab programs can help men heal and recover from […]

The Circle and the Triangle: How Does This Symbol Relate to Recovery?

Circle and the Triangle

“The circle stands for the whole world of AA, and the triangle stands for AA’s Three Legacies of Recovery, Unity, and Service. Within our wonderful new world, we have found freedom from our fatal obsession. That we have chosen this particular symbol is perhaps no accident. The priests and seers of antiquity regarded the circle […]

Signs and Symptoms of PTSD in Men

symptoms of ptsd in men

Most people will go through a traumatic event at some time in their lives. And it’s typical to recover after a period of time. But some people have difficulty recovering from the experience and develop PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Going through a traumatic experience is not rare. About 60% of men experience at least one trauma.

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for men with PTSD to turn to substances to cope with their symptoms. At Jaywalker Lodge, we offer comprehensive rehab programs in Colorado to help men deal with co-occurring disorders like PTSD and addiction.

Breaking it Down: Quitting Heroin Success Rate

Quitting Heroin Success Rate

Recovering from Heroin Addiction Heroin addiction is a serious problem that devastates many lives in the United States and beyond each year. Heroin addiction can often develop quickly and has devastating consequences. In fact, heroin addiction can jeopardize relationships, financial security, and professional prospects. Criminal activities and legal issues are common with heroin addicts. More […]

Are You Dealing with High-Functioning Depression and Anxiety?

high-functioning depression and anxiety

Depression and anxiety are mental illnesses that cause a person to feel restlessness, unhappiness, and a sense of impending doom. They are the most common mental health disorders affecting the world today. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 21 million adults in the United States had at least one major depression-related episode […]

Alcoholic Triggers: What to Look Out For

alcohol triggers

The NIDA states that somewhere between 40 to 60 percent of individuals who’ve been through alcohol addiction treatment end up relapsing. Much of this is due to the brain and how it associates activities with alcohol consumption. If someone has been engaged in alcohol abuse for an extended period of time, it’s likely that most […]

What are the Side Effects of Vivitrol?

Side Effects of Vivitrol

Vivitrol is a medication used to help people dealing with substance use. It prevents the brain from feeling the desirable effects of drugs and alcohol, which reduces a person’s dependency. Vivitrol is proven to work, but there are some side effects that should be considered before taking this medication. While not all side effects of […]

What is Precipitated Withdrawal?

what is precipitated withdrawal

Precipitated withdrawal refers to withdrawal that has been brought about by medication, rather than abstinence from a substance. It can be expected when naloxone is used to reverse an opioid overdose. As the opioid epidemic continues into its second decade, naloxone has become more and more common. However, a dose of naloxone in the form […]

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