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

2019-02-13T17:22:19+00:00August 5th, 2018|

What are recreational drugs exactly? Recreational Drug Use Vs Addiction: What’s the Difference? 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 [...]

Observing International Overdose Awareness Day in Colorado

2017-04-13T17:16:08+00:00August 30th, 2016|

Every 14 minutes, somebody somewhere dies of a drug overdose. For the past 16 years, every August 31 has been recognized as a day to publicly honor and remember any loved ones who were stolen by the devastating disease of addiction—International Overdose Awareness Day. Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and other cities worldwide will [...]

Job Opening: Therapist at AspenRidge Recovery

2017-04-13T17:17:42+00:00May 25th, 2016|

Position Open: Outpatient Therapist, MA or CAC II Job Description: Provide individual and group, educational and addiction counseling services to clients of AspenRidge Recovery. Job Functions: Manage caseload of clients (12) with chemical or alcohol dependency and co-occuring disorders. Perform comprehensive assessment of client utilizing approved and standard testing instruments.   Provide outpatient one-on-one and group counseling using approved [...]

6/19/16 Colorado United for Addiction Recovery Event

2016-05-06T21:03:19+00:00May 6th, 2016|

You're Invited! Dear addiction/mental health professionals and members of the recovery community: Compared to the general population, individuals from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community have significantly higher rates of substance abuse. People in the LGBT community experience homophobia, discrimination, and violence that can contribute to medical, psychological, and chemical health problems. Six [...]

9 Signs You’re Abusing Your Prescription Medications

2017-04-13T17:17:54+00:00April 24th, 2016|

“This epidemic is harming too many Americans and their families. But we know – and your lives affirm – that treatment works and recovery is possible. That’s why my Administration is working to make sure that everyone who wants treatment can get it.” ~ President Barack Obama, the day before the National RX Drug Abuse [...]

Weighing Out: Outpatient Vs Inpatient Addiction Rehab

2017-04-13T17:17:59+00:00April 24th, 2016|

“… I had to come to a place where I finally understood that I knew absolutely nothing about how to recover from this disease and that these people were clearly authorities on the subject. So probably, I should just let them do their job and listen to someone else for a change. Once I did [...]

14 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health and Happiness during Recovery

2016-04-24T16:18:38+00:00April 23rd, 2016|

“Maybe waking up clearheaded, able to remember falling asleep the night before, doesn’t strike you as worth much, but I remember realizing in my third year of recovery that that’s exactly how I’d been living since giving up drinking, and I had a moment of appreciation.” ~ Kevin Griffin, Recovering Joy: a Mindful Life after [...]

April Marks National Alcohol Awareness Month in Colorado

2017-04-13T17:18:03+00:00April 6th, 2016|

“Alcohol and drug use is a very risky business for young people, and parents can make a difference.” ~ Andrew Pucher, President and CEO of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence April 1 marks the 30th annual National Alcohol Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Every April [...]

You’re Invited! One Year Anniversary Celebration for AspenRidge Recovery

2016-08-23T22:29:16+00:00March 26th, 2016|

AspenRidge Recovery is thrilled to invite you to our annual gala! We are so grateful for your continued support! Please join us in celebration! You're Invited! AspenRidge Recovery's One Year Anniversary Celebration! Join us for an evening of live jazz, delicious food and casual conversation. When Friday, April 15, 2016 4:00pm - 7:00pm (stop in [...]

Why Outpatient Drug Treatment in Colorado Worked for Me

2017-04-13T17:18:07+00:00March 18th, 2016|

Growing up in Denver, Colorado, I was the stereotypical All-American boy. I came from a good family, I did reasonably well in school, and by most standards, I was pretty happy. I’m probably not the stereotype that comes to your mind when you think of a drug addict. But that is my personal reality. My [...]

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