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alcoholic man
November 26, 2018

7 Signs of an Alcoholic

There comes a time in every drinkers life where they are faced with the question, “Do I drink too much?” Many people liken alcoholics to only those living under a bridge or have ruined their whole lives due to drinking, but this isn’t always the case. According to the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, there are … Continued

family therapy session
November 16, 2018

How Family Therapy Can Help in Sobriety

During our addiction, or even just during the depths of a mental disorder, people tend to push their family members and loved ones away. This usually isn’t on purpose, but sometimes just happens as a result of miscommunication, resentments, failed expectations, and stress. When it comes time for that individual to begin the healing process, … Continued

man having a drug dream
November 9, 2018

Is it Normal to Have Drug Dreams in Sobriety?

When we get sober, we go through a whole lot of changes, physically and mentally. For those of us who have been using for several years, it can take some time for everything to truly get back to normal. During that time, we will probably experience a whole gambit of different side effects and behavior … Continued

politician
November 2, 2018

How Colorado AG Candidates Would Handle Opioid Crisis

When it comes to the Opioid debate, there are a lot of different sides and a lot of different perspectives on tackling the epidemic facing our country. Over the last year, more than a dozen U.S. states have filed lawsuits against Big Pharma companies for false advertisement and damages and now Colorado’s next Attorney General … Continued

codependent realtionship
October 26, 2018

Signs of Codependency and How to Stop

Codependency is defined as, “excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a partner, typically a partner who requires support to due an illness or addiction.” According to Mental Health America, Codependency is often a learned behavior pattern that is often passed down through generations and can affect spouses, parents, siblings, friends, and other family members. In … Continued

newcomer
October 18, 2018

5 Tips for a Newcomer

Getting sober is scary, but do you know what is even scarier? Continuing to live a life fueled by addiction, mental illness, and destruction. If you are in the rooms by your own accord, chances are, you are probably well aware of how bad your addiction has become. If you feel as though you have … Continued

tramadol
October 10, 2018

The Dangers of Using Tramadol

Although it is definitely less talked about, and widely considered to be much safer than other forms of painkillers, Tramadol, otherwise known as Ultram, is still very addictive and can be very dangerous. What is Tramadol? Tramadol is an opioid painkiller that is often prescribed to treat moderate pain. It is frequently prescribed for people … Continued

meth addiction
October 1, 2018

Meth Addiction On The Rise In Colorado

Although Colorado is primarily known as a “marijuana” state, recent records show that alarming rates of Meth use have been occurring over the state, bumping the overdose death toll past 1,000 lives between 2016 and 2017. According to the Denver Post, the number of overdose deaths surpassed the traffic death toll by the hundreds and … Continued

legislation
September 21, 2018

How Colorado is Getting Involved in the DEA Clearinghouse Act

Since the explosion of the Opioid Epidemic and last November’s announcement that it was a National Health Emergency, local, state, and nationwide lawmakers have been investigating and implementing plans to help cut down on the amount of opioid pills prescribed and overdose deaths. Many states have even taken to legal matters and have begun writing … Continued

relapse
September 14, 2018

What is a Chronic Relapser?

A lot of phrases and slogans get thrown around in the rooms of twelve-step programs, and unfortunately, one of the very common ones is “Chronic Relapser”. So what exactly is a chronic relapser? How many relapses does it take to become one, and is there any ever opportunity of staying sober for someone who IS … Continued