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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

lawsuit
September 10, 2018

13 Colorado Counties to Sue Opioid Manufacturers

In the most recent development in State vs. Big Pharma – several counties in Colorado have joined together to file a lawsuit against major opioid prescription manufacturers. The counties banding together are: Larimer, Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Jefferson, and Teller, and other cities getting participating are Aurora, Black Hawk, Commerce City, Northglenn, and the … Continued

cope
August 19, 2018

7 Ways to Cope With Drug Cravings

Getting sober after having been addicted to drugs and/or alcohol is a major accomplishment. Achieving this milestone signifies that you have put in an incredible amount of hard work and effort thus far. And, as you continue on the road of recovery, you will continue to succeed as long as you keep true to yourself … Continued

cognitive behavioral therapy
August 3, 2018

How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work in Rehab?

Everyone has negative thoughts from time to time. Someone might think that since they spilled their coffee, the rest of their day will be bad. Another person might think that he or she is a bad parent because his or her child had temper tantrums all day. While negative thoughts are common in many people’s … Continued

codeine
July 20, 2018

Signs of a Codeine Addiction

Opiate addiction is a plague in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 14 of every 100,000 U.S. residents died of opiate-related causes in 2016. A country of 350 million people quickly inflates those numbers to an epidemic. There are many types of opiates and while most are aware … Continued

July 7, 2018

How is the New House Bill Addressing the Opioid Epidemic?

Approximately two million people in the country are addicted to prescription opioids such as fentanyl, oxycodone, Vicodin, and Percocet, making it imperative for those in power to find ways to decrease the prevalence of this kind of substance use disorder. With that in mind, politicians on both sides of the aisle have put in motion … Continued