Colorado Drug and Alcohol Recovery Blog

Charlie Sheen: Addiction History and Current Recovery

2018-12-27T15:02:02+00:00December 27th, 2018|

Charlie Sheen looks to be recovering from an addiction that has lasted decades. His problems with substances have created a lot of challenges in his private and professional life. Sheen has recently been talking about his success with one year of sobriety from alcohol. He showed off his one year coin from Alcoholics Anonymous on [...]

Stan Lee Changed the Conversation about Addiction

2018-12-08T16:23:35+00:00November 25th, 2018|

“My life as Spider-Man is probably as dangerous as any, but I’d rather face a hundred super-villains than toss it away by getting hooked on hard drugs! ‘Cause that’s one fight you can’t win!” ~ Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-Man #96 (May 1971) When comic book icon Stan Lee died on November 12th at [...]

I’m in a Relationship with a Addict: What Do I Do?

2018-10-05T05:22:35+00:00October 3rd, 2018|

Being in a relationship with an addict is hard. Some might even say it’s one of the biggest challenges a person can go through in their romantic life. As Dr. David Sack points out in Psychology Today, one person’s addiction can threaten their partner’s physical, emotional, and financial health as well as their professional [...]

13 Reasons Why I Decided to Quit Drugs and Alcohol

2018-11-14T15:56:48+00:00October 1st, 2018|

Since quitting drugs and alcohol, I’ve never felt better. Here are some reasons why I knew I had to get sober. Before I quit drugs and alcohol, my life was a mess. I nearly lost everything. Relatively speaking, I wasn’t even that bad off, either. I never had the stomach for opioids, so I [...]

Functional Alcoholics: Who They Are And How To Identify Them

2018-12-07T17:06:52+00:00September 25th, 2018|

Substance abusers look just like everybody else. Even individuals who appear to be successful, like those with a well-paying job, a luxurious house, new cars and are socially active, can secretly have a significant problem with drugs or alcohol. The disease of addiction knows no boundaries even when it comes to income, social class, [...]

How to Find The Best NA or AA Meetings in Denver, CO

2018-11-14T16:07:11+00:00September 15th, 2018|

How to Find The Best NA or AA Meetings in Denver, CO If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs and you’re seeking a solution, our hats are off to you. Addiction to any toxic substance can create insanity in your life and lead to unmanageability (not to mention cause a fatal overdose). It [...]

AspenRidge Nominated as a Top Health-Care Company

2018-09-15T00:35:51+00:00September 12th, 2018|

AspenRidge was a Top 3 Candidate out of 475 Nominated for Top Health-Care Company in 2018. As the only Addiction Treatment Program to receive this honor, we couldn't be more proud to be a finalist for this award! We are dedicated to providing a safe place for our clients 18 and older to work on [...]

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

2018-11-17T17:16:39+00:00September 5th, 2018|

10 Clear Signs You Are an Enabler and 5 Ways to Stop Addiction and Enabling Go Hand-in-Hand Substance abuse doesn’t just affect the addicted person. When someone has a drug or alcohol problem, it profoundly impacts the lives of those around them. Addiction has a special way of weaving chaos and dysfunction into the lives [...]

The Speed Drug: Risks, Signs of Abuse and Withdrawals

2018-11-16T18:05:52+00:00August 14th, 2018|

Speed is any classification of an amphetamine drug. Whatever the type of speed drug, there is the risk of abusing it. is a drug that carries many risks when it is abused. There is no distinction between an amphetamine that’s legal or illicit if it’s abused. It can lead to addiction, and has for [...]

Recreational Drug Use Vs Addiction:  What’s the Difference?

2018-11-14T16:50:25+00:00August 5th, 2018|

What are recreational drugs exactly? They are classified as a chemical substance that people will take for enjoyment as opposed to using for medicinal purposes. Amphetamines, marijuana, alcohol, and cocaine are just some examples of recreational drugs that are used. They start out as a pleasurable past time or a means to making someone feel [...]

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