Colorado Drug and Alcohol Recovery Blog

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?

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 [...]

Is Environment The Sole Cause of Addiction?

2018-11-14T16:56:56+00:00August 1st, 2018|

What Causes Addiction? “What if everything you think you know about addiction is wrong?” This is a question posed by New York Times best-selling author Johann Hari in his 2015 book Chasing the Scream. The book has become an international phenomenon in recent times. It continues to generate publicity. (If you haven’t heard of [...]

Top 10 Most-Commonly Abused Prescription Medications

2018-12-05T17:04:35+00:00July 15th, 2018|

There are prescription drugs that are commonly abused in the U.S. every day. Street drugs will often come with a stigma but prescription medications can also cause addiction. There is a variety of reasons for the increase of prescription addiction. Here is one example: “Nearly two decades ago, health care professionals were urged to [...]

Our List of the Top 10 Hardest Addictions to Kick

2019-02-25T17:43:50+00:00July 5th, 2018|

Our List of the Top 10 Hardest Addictions to Kick If you take a look around the Internet for a common addictions list, it is clear that some types of addictions are more common than others. Substance effects on the brain The top 10 addictions in the world include everything from cannabis to benzodiazepines to [...]

Will There Ever Be a Drug that Ends Addiction?

2018-08-04T01:35:22+00:00June 25th, 2018|

It’s been clear for a while that “just say no” isn’t going to help us defeat the drug crisis in America. Instead, some scientists believe, we should be working to develop a drug that can actually end addiction once and for all. America’s worsening opioid problem shouldn’t be news to anyone. In 2017 alone, [...]

Cocaine and Cookies: 8 Similarities Between Drug Addiction and Food Addiction

2018-06-15T16:44:08+00:00June 20th, 2018|

Scientists have long debated the similarities between food addiction and drug addiction. For years, medical professionals have argued whether or not the latter should be included in the DSM, the quintessential bible of mental health diagnostics. Those who argue against its inclusion in the DSM claim that people cannot be “addicted” to food because, [...]

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