25 05, 2017

Tips for Handling a DUI or DWI in Colorado

May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

“If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt.” ~ Dean M After being convicted of drunk driving, many people go looking for quick tips on how to handle a DUI or DWI in Colorado. While there are important legal and personal steps to take in the wake of a DUI/DWI, dealing with the conviction itself [...]

5 05, 2017

What it Means to Be an Adult Child of an Alcoholic

May 5th, 2017|0 Comments

“All children are faced with integrating parts of their parents that they both love and hate, but for the child in the alcoholic home, this becomes a uniquely challenging and daily experience.” ~ Dr. Tian Dayton While it may be difficult to precisely describe what it means to be an adult child of an alcoholic, [...]

25 04, 2017

Why are Opiates So Addictive? The Fast Road to Addiction

April 25th, 2017|0 Comments

What are opiates? One of the most addictive drugs, opiates are actually used to treat pain. They are also used to suppress coughs in severe lung conditions. They are derived from the opium poppy and include: Opium Morphine Codeine Fentanyl Hydromorphone Are opiates and opioids the same? What is an opioid? No they are not [...]

15 04, 2017

What are the most abused substances in Colorado?

April 15th, 2017|0 Comments

What are the most abused drugs in Colorado? They may not be what you think. Before you start guessing, let’s look at what we do know. Colorado has a serious drug and alcohol abuse problem. How bad is it you ask? A 2013 survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) on [...]

28 03, 2017

A Health Crisis: Changing the Way We Look at Addiction

March 28th, 2017|0 Comments

In 2016, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health entitled “Facing Addiction in America.” This first ever report of its kind reviews what the Office of the Surgeon General knows about substance misuse and gives suggestions for how to address this American epidemic as well as the related consequences. This [...]

21 03, 2017

7 Tips for Managing Your Dual Diagnosis

March 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Whether you are self-diagnosed or have sought professional help for your dual diagnosis, figuring out what disorders you may be suffering from is a huge step toward finding the help you need. Learning about yourself, your co-occurring disorder and how it to treat them together is imperative to a full recovery. So here are seven [...]

7 03, 2017

10 Clear Signs You Are an Enabler and 5 Ways to Stop

March 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Is someone close to you suffering from addiction? If you live with this person or are a main caregiver for this adult or teen, you need to ask yourself, are you an enabler? Below are 10 easy-to-identify signs that you may be in a co-dependent relationship. Ignoring potentially dangerous behavior. - Addictions come with dangerous [...]

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