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August 23, 2019

Colorado Expands Lawsuit Against Maker of Oxycontin

Over the last few years, several American states have filed lawsuits against major pharmaceutical companies for the unlawful and immoral methods of selling opioid pain medications. Colorado has long since been one of the states taking action against Big Pharma, with its targets set specifically on Purdue, the company who created Oxycontin.  In a recent … Continued

sober living
August 9, 2019

The Role of Sober Living in Recovery

Back in the early days of this whole recovery world we now find ourselves in, drunks and addicts pretty much had one option, sober up in the clink, and then go back home. If they were unsuccessful in their first few attempts, they would be locked up in an asylum and labeled insane.  Today, we … Continued

July 22, 2019

Death Rates of Pregnant Colorado Women are Climbing Due To Substance Abuse

America has long since been known to be one of the world’s leaders in the healthcare industry. Despite the insane costs of healthcare and health insurance, we are known to be a country that fuels innovation, finds new answers, and saves lives. Birth rates in the US have long been backed by healthy statistics and … Continued

addict in denial
July 5, 2019

Dealing with an Addict in Denial 

One of the most incapacitating aspects about watching a close friend or loved one struggle with addiction, is watching them destroy themselves, and often be unaware of the problem. It is extremely common for alcoholics and addicts to deny that the one thing that brings them the most pleasure, is also causing them the most … Continued

alcohol and xanax
June 24, 2019

The Danger of Using Alcohol and Xanax

Out of all of the concoctions and cocktails of drugs that people choose to mix, Xanax and Alcohol are probably one of the worst ones. Looking back at a majority of the celebrity overdose deaths we have seen over the last decade, many of them were attributed to this lethal combination, most likely with a … Continued

anger substance abuse
June 9, 2019

Anger and Substance Abuse

When we come into recovery, many of us have been unable to feel true emotions for a long time. However, if there is one common thread among many addicts and alcoholics, that they can admit they truly felt throughout their use, it is anger. Anger can come in many forms and can present itself differently … Continued

May 23, 2019

Colorado Lawmakers Want to Defelonize Drug-Possession

What would this country look like if people struggling with addiction were not arrested for it? It is understandable, from an outsider’s perspective, that people using and selling drugs should be punished for their drug-possession. Yet, those of us who have been through it and have come out the other side can attest to the … Continued

Spirituality In Recovery
May 3, 2019

Why Spirituality is Important in Sobriety

What is a spiritual experience, why do we need to have one, are we going to drink if we don’t? Those who come before us talk a lot about Higher Power, spirituality, God, and the like. If you are anything like I was when I first got into treatment at Stout Street Foundation, you might … Continued

drug withdrawal
April 19, 2019

What to Expect Coming Off a Xanax Addiction

If you or someone you know is struggling with a Xanax addiction, then you are probably aware by now of the dangers that come with it. There are only a few drugs out there that actually have the power to be deadly when a person decides to stop using them, and Xanax and other benzodiazepines … Continued

Relapse Prevention in Recovery Program
April 16, 2019

What is Relapse Prevention?

Anyone who has struggled with addiction or who loves someone who has struggled with addiction is very aware of the very real danger of relapse. Many of us have experienced it first hand and can understand the feeling of utter defeat and frustration after a period of sobriety. It may seem like it comes out … Continued