Mental Health Winter Prep for Coloradoans in Recovery

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The seasons affect our mood and sometimes significantly so. There are biological reasons for this. For example, changes in seasons affect melatonin and serotonin, which play not just a role in mood but also sleep. Some people experience Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. SAD is a type of depression that usually starts in the fall and continues until spring. Knowing … Read More

Is Substance Abuse Treatment Safe During the Coronavirus?

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Mental health is declining, and substance use rates are rising throughout America due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There’s still no clear end in sight and a growing need for accessible addiction treatment resources in many areas. Rehab facilities and community organizations are doing what they can to improve accessibility, but some people are still questioning the safety of going … Read More

Ways to Celebrate a Sober Halloween

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Halloween is all-too-often linked to partying when you’re an adult, but that doesn’t have to be the case. You may be worried you can’t have fun on Halloween if you’re in recovery, but you absolutely can. While it’s still important to understand the challenges you face and be mindful of triggers or temptation, you can make spooky sober memories when … Read More

Colorado Takes on Sober October

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Sober October is a unique way to rethink your own relationship with alcohol or other substances as well as show support to those people that are in the recovery community. October also happens to be Substance Abuse Prevention Month, which is when we think about the role of substance abuse treatment and highlight people in the recovery community and their … Read More

Teletherapy Use Is High in Colorado and May Get Even Higher Soon

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Although the infection rate of coronavirus in Colorado seems relatively low compared to other parts of the country, the pandemic’s effects are still noticeable. Mental health concerns like stress, anxiety and depression are rising throughout the United States due to the impact of isolation, financial worries, health fears and general uncertainty. In a survey by The Recovery Village, 81% of … Read More

National Recovery Month: Recognizing Recovery in Colorado

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Each year, the month of September is used to recognize those who have faced substance abuse and addiction and are now in recovery. National Recovery Month celebrates not only the people in recovery, but also the service providers who facilitate prevention and treatment of mental health and substance abuse disorders. Recovery Month is a national reminder that recovery is possible. … Read More

Fentanyl Deaths Increase in Colorado, Especially in El Paso County

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Colorado Springs and El Paso County continue to see elevated incidences of fentanyl distribution and overdose deaths. Fentanyl made headlines in Colorado when a 21-year-old University of Colorado Boulder student Madeline Globe died from ingesting what she thought to be prescription Xanax, but was actually a counterfeit pill laced with fentanyl. Fentanyl is often mixed into counterfeit pills in illegal … Read More

In Colorado, Alcohol Surpasses All Other Substances in Drug Treatment Admissions

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At least five alcohol-related deaths occur each day in the state of Colorado. Colorado’s prevailing alcohol culture contributes to an atmosphere rich in excessive drinking, which is reflected by the number of people seeking treatment for alcohol addiction each year. The portion of the population that engages in excessive drinking in Colorado has hovered around 20% since 2017 according to … Read More

Free Online Meeting Platform for Recovery Support Groups Now Available

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The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake remains committed to the health, safety and long-term recovery of our patients and community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Meeting regularly with a support group of peers in recovery is an essential part of addiction treatment aftercare due to the numerous benefits for lifelong healing. To better support people in recovery who may also … Read More

The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake Joins the Aetna Insurance Network

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The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake is now an in-network provider with Aetna, expanding coverage and access to drug and alcohol treatment programs for people in need of rehab and recovery. By partnering with insurance providers like Aetna, we can widen the network of care to reach more clients who want comprehensive, evidence-based treatment for addiction. Becoming an in-network provider … Read More