Problem Prescribers: A New Take on “Doctors Without Borders”

2017-12-05T06:15:47+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

The opioid epidemic in the United States is quickly becoming one of the biggest health disasters our country has ever faced. It has killed hundreds of thousands of people and is estimated to have cost the U.S. over half a trillion dollars in 2015 alone. And while the true causes of this devastating crisis [...]

Southern Colorado Emerges as State’s Main Victim of Growing Opioid Epidemic

2017-12-05T06:04:47+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

Opioids are some of the deadliest, most addictive substances on the market today. While they can be used in moderation to help relieve pain in the short-term, many patients end up abusing opioids and eventually turning to other opioids like heroin, infamous for its grueling addiction, withdrawals, and lethality. However, prescription opioids can be [...]

Marijuana-Related Car Crashes Spike in Colorado

2017-12-07T02:00:37+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

Colorado is undoubtedly one of the most progressive states when it comes to the movement to legalize pot. Along with Washington, Colorado was one of the first states to legalize the recreational use of this drug in 2012. In fact, Colorado has even recently passed the somewhat controversial Initiative 300 which allows businesses to [...]

Finding Suboxone Doctors in Colorado: Cost, Locations, and Information

2017-12-01T23:20:52+00:00 November 20th, 2017|

Are You Struggling With An Addiction to Opioids? Opioids are highly addictive pain-killing drugs that can cause your life to spiral out of control. Most people know that heroin is an opioid and understand the dangers that come with using this illegal street drug. However; many people don’t realize that legal prescription medications like [...]

Alcohol Poisoning: Detection, Facts and Symptoms

2017-12-07T02:02:05+00:00 November 15th, 2017|

Make No Mistake About it – Alcohol is a Type of Poison “What’s your poison?” Ever heard the expression? It’s not quite as popular as it used to be. But, you may at least recall hearing someone pose this question to a guest in an old movie when asking what kind of alcoholic beverage [...]

8 Amazing Films and Documentaries about Addiction and Recovery

2017-12-07T02:08:54+00:00 November 10th, 2017|

Looking for something to do on a Friday night? How about grabbing a few friends from recovery, popping some popcorn, and curling up on the couch for movie night! Here are 8 amazing films and documentaries about addiction and recovery. #1 Basketball Diaries Depicts the Ugly Side of Heroin Addiction [...]

Suboxone Vs Methadone for Opioid Recovery: Who Wins?

2017-12-07T01:55:20+00:00 November 5th, 2017|

Suboxone and Methadone – Both are Used to Treat Opioid Addiction For decades, the only treatment option available to people struggling with an addiction to opioids was a trip to the Methadone clinic. Now, there’s a drug called Suboxone that has been proven effective for helping those who are trying to overcome an addiction [...]

The Withdrawal Handbook: Detoxing from Addictive Substances and Getting Your Life Back

2017-12-07T02:05:15+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Did you know that fear of withdrawal is one of the biggest barriers that keeps some people from getting help for their substance abuse disorder? When someone struggling with an active addiction admits there is a problem and asks for help, then they have taken the wonderful and all-important first step on the Road [...]

The Ugly Truth: Benzo Abuse and Addiction

2017-12-07T02:06:44+00:00 October 13th, 2017|

While news about the opioid epidemic has captured the public’s attention, “benzo” abuse and addiction is the prescription drug crisis that nobody seems to be talking about. From a public health standpoint, that’s unfortunate, because roughly 30% of all overdose deaths in America are because of benzodiazepine-class medications. And considering that up to 65,000 [...]

Spiraling Down: The Stages of Addiction

2017-12-07T02:07:24+00:00 October 6th, 2017|

Does substance abuse just HAPPEN, or are there stages of addiction? Most experts on Substance Abuse Disorders agree that problematic drug or alcohol use exists on a continuum. In other words, addictive disorders have distinct levels or stages, each with identifiable symptoms. The bad news is that left unchecked, substance abuse almost invariably gets [...]

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