20 09, 2017

Prescription Drug Abuse Statistics in Colorado

September 20th, 2017|Addiction Information|0 Comments

“Colorado ranks 16th in the nation for abuse and misuse of prescription drugs. This campaign is just one part of a coordinated, statewide strategy that simultaneously restricts access to prescription drugs for illicit use, while ensuring access for those who legitimately need them. The messages and tools provided through this effort will help us [...]

13 09, 2017

The Undeniable Link Between Trauma and Addiction

September 13th, 2017|Addiction & Relationships, Dual Diagnosis/Co-occurring Disorders|0 Comments

“For those with trauma, alcohol and other drug use can become a survival strategy. Obviously, it’s a strategy that doesn’t work in the long run…” ~ Johanna O’Flaherty, The Correlation Between Trauma and Addiction The lingering shock and stress from a traumatic event can ultimately lead to substance abuse, addiction, scientists say. Although a [...]

6 09, 2017

Top 10 Most Abused Prescription Medications

September 6th, 2017|Addiction Information, Opiates & Heroin|0 Comments

“There’s obviously some potential obviously some potential for pharmaceutical companies to try to influence doctors and get them to prescribe their drug.” ~ Rob Varluck, Director of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Quick—what is your idea of the “typical” drug addict? If you’re like most people, you think of a dirty, [...]

24 08, 2017

Methylphenidate Drugs: Overview of Concerta, Daytrana, Methylin, Ritalin, and Aptensio

August 24th, 2017|Addiction Information|0 Comments

Concerta, Daytrana, Methylin, Ritalin and Aptensio are all examples of common methylphenidate drugs. You have most likely heard of at least some of these prescription drugs. But what do methylphenidates do, and how does this form of prescription drug work? These are the questions that we are here to answer. Understanding the Basics of Methylphenidate [...]

17 08, 2017

The Benefits of Equine Therapy for Addiction

August 17th, 2017|Addiction & Relationships, Recovery|0 Comments

Horses have the ability to both empower and calm a person, which are the main benefits of equine therapy for addiction. Equine therapy is helpful for a wide range of mental disorders, from ADHD to autism. Horse therapy can be particularly beneficial for treating drug or alcohol addiction. This is because using horses during a [...]

10 08, 2017

Barbiturates and The Risk of Overdose

August 10th, 2017|Addiction Information|0 Comments

While many people may know what Luminal and Nembutal are, few understand barbiturate effects and the risk of overdose when using the drug. This is because barbiturates have largely been replaced with benzodiazepines, a newer and considerably safer prescription drug for treating anxiety and sleeping problems. However, barbiturates (sometimes misspelled as ‘barbituates’) are still in [...]

3 08, 2017

Adderall: How it’s Abused and Even Addictive

August 3rd, 2017|Addiction & Relationships|0 Comments

There is no question about it: Adderall is abused by some, and even addictive in many cases. Despite its apparent usefulness in treating some disorders – such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder – the active ingredients in Adderall have been shown to have a negative cognitive impact. Not only that, but there are many adverse effects when [...]

19 07, 2017

21 Colorado Addiction Facts That May Surprise You

July 19th, 2017|Addiction Information, Alcohol Addiction, Drug Trends|0 Comments

Addiction in Colorado is not solely reliant on just one type of substance. The state is dealing with an epidemic of addiction related to heroin, alcohol, prescription painkillers, and meth. Marijuana legalization has seen a decline of use but there are larger problems in the state. Legalization of marijuana caused the Mexican cartel to find [...]

12 07, 2017

DMT Drug: Uses and Risk

July 12th, 2017|Drug Trends|0 Comments

DMT, is also known as Dimethyltryptamine. It’s a psychedelic drug that derives from plants found in South America, Asia, and Mexico. This natural plant extract has been used for centuries as a means of healing people. In the past, taking the drug would involve guides to help you through the trip to find the answers [...]

5 07, 2017

Ten Signs of Drug or Alcohol Abuse in College Students

July 5th, 2017|Addiction Information, Alcohol Addiction|0 Comments

During the college years, there’s a good possibility that students will turn to the party scene as part of their experience. College students may start to abuse drugs or alcohol as they have little experience with their side effects. This can eventually turn into addiction. Statistics show that four out of five college students drink [...]

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