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 [...]

19 06, 2017

7 College Campuses in Colorado That Have Great Substance Abuse Resources for Students

June 19th, 2017|12 steps, Addiction & Relationships, Addiction Information, Alcohol Addiction, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab, Family Support, Intervention, Recovery, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Substance abuse is an increasing problem on college campuses. According to a study on Drug and Alcohol Use in College-Age Adults in 2015, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that 31.9% of college students participated in binge drinking within the past two weeks. “Daily marijuana use has steadily increased among college students in [...]

12 06, 2017

NA vs AA vs PA – All “Anonymous” Groups Explained

June 12th, 2017|12 steps, Addiction & Relationships, Addiction Information, Alcohol Addiction, Intervention, Opiates & Heroin, Recovery|0 Comments

Today, many anonymous groups exist to help people recover from their addiction. The 12-step anonymous tradition all started with Alcoholics Anonymous - or AA. The 12 steps were originally called the “12 Traditions,” and they were written by the founders of AA. All anonymous groups use this 23-step model with minor changes depending on the group. [...]

5 06, 2017

What It Means to be Adult Children of Alcoholics

June 5th, 2017|Addiction & Relationships, Addiction Information, Alcohol Addiction, Intervention, Recovery|0 Comments

Being the child of an alcoholic is both difficult and chaotic. There may have been domestic violence, emotional abuse or neglect. At its best, childhood may have been unpredictable. The trauma of childhood is extremely impactful and has an effect on adulthood. As adults, many seek help as they find themselves having difficulty with relationships, [...]

25 05, 2017

Prescription Thugs Documentary Pulls Back the Curtain on Prescription Medication Addiction

May 25th, 2017|Addiction Information|0 Comments

Prescription Thugs, a new documentary from director Chris Bell, aims to tackle the source of one of our nation’s fastest growing addictions—prescription medications. Covering every aspect of this complicated issue, from personal anecdotes from friends and celebrities to the corruption of the pharmaceutical industry and a broken legislature, Prescription Thugs is a highly relevant exposé [...]

15 05, 2017

Why Can’t I Keep Taking Suboxone Forever?

May 15th, 2017|Addiction Information, Opiates & Heroin, Recovery|0 Comments

The use of Suboxone is becoming one of the most common ways to treat an opioid addiction. With its ability to help lessen the effects of opioid withdrawal and a “high” that is far less intense than other addiction treatment options, this drug is being used more and more each day. While the benefits might [...]

5 05, 2017

Colorado Heroin and Opioid Overdose Deaths Quadruple Since 2002

May 5th, 2017|Addiction Information, Opiates & Heroin|0 Comments

Mirroring the rise of the national opioid epidemic, Colorado has seen an enormous increase in opioid-related overdose deaths in the less than two decades. This article takes a look at just how bad the opioid problem has gotten in Colorado as well as what characteristics of opioids in particular make it such a dangerous and [...]

26 04, 2017

How to tell if you have a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder

April 26th, 2017|Addiction Information, Dual Diagnosis/Co-occurring Disorders|0 Comments

A co-occurring disorder is a situation in which one simultaneously suffers from addiction and a mental health ailment at the same time. In many situations, those who suffer from a mental health disorder have also turned to substance use or abuse as a method of coping. Previously referred to as dual diagnoses, co-occurring disorders occur [...]

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