5 Things Coloradoans Should Know about Alcohol Detox

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Alcohol use disorder is a chronic disease that is estimated to affect between six to eight percent of the adult population in the US. People suffering from alcoholism often find it extremely difficult to overcome their addiction to alcohol on their own, and in fact, they should not try to do so. Anyone suffering from alcoholism should seek professional help … Read More

What Happens in Colorado Inpatient Treatment for Substance Use Disorder?

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For those who are deeply lost in a substance use disorder or are long-term, severe users, most treatment professionals recommend inpatient drug rehab as the best path to recovery, but what happens in inpatient treatment? How is it different than outpatient treatment? Who Benefits from Inpatient Rehab? Who needs inpatient rehab? Those whose addictions have led to job loss, broken … Read More

Opioid Crisis Presents an Uphill Battle for Boulder

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Every year, people of Boulder, Colorado review the state of opioid addiction. Unfortunately, the opioid crisis is not getting much better. It's an uphill battle with many different layers and strategies. What is the state of the battle in 2018, and how it is getting better or worse right now? The Addiction Situation in Boulder  Boulder is a casual, liberal … Read More

Can Behavioral Addictions Be Treated in Colorado Drug Rehab?

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Behavioral addictions are defined as repetitive behaviors that seek a reward and cause changes in the brain. Some of the most common behavioral addictions include the following: Gambling Sex Eating/Food Pornography Internet Video Games Shopping Exercise Although many experts recognize that all of these behaviors can become compulsive and cause changes in the brain as people participate in them, only … Read More

Exploring the Link between Childhood Trauma and Addiction in Colorado

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Research has shown that substance abuse is more likely for those who suffered trauma such as abuse during childhood. The effect was most pronounced for women who had been sexually and physically abused or neglected and maltreated, but was present for men who suffered childhood trauma as well.  What the Research Shows Being traumatized in childhood is something people would … Read More

What Stops Coloradoans from Getting Addiction Treatment?

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Substance use disorder is more rampant today than it has ever been, affecting the lives of millions of Americans and causing overdose deaths on a daily basis. Oftentimes, those dealing with addiction are unaware of the extent of their misuse of drugs or alcohol or are unreceptive to seeking help. But even those that are well aware that they need … Read More

Collateral Damage: Huge Spike in Kids Exposed to Addiction Treatment Drugs

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There has been a large increase in people using addiction treatment drugs to help them break their addiction to risky and illegal substances; these drugs are easier to control, don't produce a high, and allow individuals to function when long-term or severe use would make recovery difficult or impossible.  One unfortunate side effect of the increase in addiction treatment drugs … Read More

What Is Intensive Outpatient Treatment Like in Colorado?

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Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) is one type of care people struggling with addiction can choose as an alternative to full inpatient treatment in some cases. While there are significant differences between inpatient addiction treatment in Colorado and intensive outpatient care, both can be effective ways to treat and overcome addiction. How IOP Differs from Inpatient Treatment The main differences between … Read More

Does Marijuana Use Raise Cardiovascular Risk?

There are plenty of factors that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, with cigarette smoking and obesity among some of the more well-known ones. New research has discovered another potential risk factor: marijuana use. In fact, a new study has discovered that the death rate from high blood pressure is three times higher among those who smoke marijuana compared to … Read More

Marijuana as Colorado Addiction Treatment: Fact or Fiction?

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When one thinks of treatment for addiction, thoughts of detoxing medication, and counseling may come to mind. But as of late, theories have been circulating about the possibility that including marijuana in Colorado addiction treatment protocols may actually help addicts overcome their substance use disorders. But how true are these theories? Can marijuana really help treat addiction, or is this … Read More