Are New Treatments on the Horizon for Colorado Alcoholics?

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Alcohol use disorder affects over 15 million adults and over 600,000 adolescents in the United States, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The Denver Post reported recently that Colorado is the top state for alcohol consumption in the US as well. People who abuse alcohol have a range of treatments available to them to help them … Read More

Will Insurance Cover the Cost of Drug Rehab in Colorado?

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Many people wonder whether their health insurance will cover the cost of their drug rehab in Colorado. Coverage can depend on several factors, including the type of rehab you need and what kind of insurance you have. Private or Public Insurance Most private insurance has some mental health coverage, and because of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act … Read More

The Link between Self-Harm and Drug Addiction

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Self-harm occurs when people deliberately hurt themselves in some way, but are not suicidal. The most common self-harming behavior is cutting, followed by ingesting toxic substances (poisoning). Other self-harming behaviors include hair pulling, burning, head banging, and hitting yourself. While drug abuse is not considered self-harming behavior, in many cases the two behaviors appear together in an addict. Certain drugs … Read More

Colorado Dental School Looking for Ways to Stem the Opioid Addiction Tide

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If you have ever had a wisdom tooth pulled or a root canal, you know that one of the worst feelings is the pain once the Novocain starts to wear off. In the past, dental providers would readily prescribe an analgesic such as Percocet or Vicodin to help a patient through the initial days of pain. However, times have changed … Read More

How Naloxone Is Saving Lives in Colorado

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Every 9 hours and 24 minutes there is a fatal overdose in Colorado. Over half of all overdose deaths are caused by opioid drugs, many of which are medically prescribed to relieve pain such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, or fentanyl. It also includes heroin, which has seen a rise in use for its cheap cost as opposed to its prescribed counterparts. … Read More

Overdose Death Rate Fuels Concern for Colorado Residents

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The overdose death rate in Colorado and around the U.S. has been rising for the last few years, causing great concern among many leaders and treatment professionals, as well as the general public. The rate in 2014 was 68 percent higher than it was in 2002, at 16.3 per 100,000 residents. The national average is 14.7 per 100,000. The rate … Read More

How Marijuana Legalization Affects Colorado’s Kids

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The legalization of marijuana has impacted Colorado’s children in several important ways that legislators may not have anticipated or intended when they changed the law in 2014. Marijuana is not legal for children under 18 and other restrictions were also put in place to protect children, but statistics show that children have not been completely shielded from all of the … Read More

Signs of a Functional Alcoholic

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The stereotype of an alcoholic is someone whose life is chaotic or disordered because of drinking too much, too often. These days, however, more and more people who have a problem with alcohol may look fine on the outside, even though they drink too much and have difficulty controlling it. Functional Alcoholism Explained Functional alcoholism is a term that is … Read More

Choosing a Rehab Program That is Best for You

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Treatment for drug addiction is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. There are many different treatment options available to meet differing needs. A variety of factors influence the type of treatment that is right for each individual. Long Term, Heavy Drug Users People with a long history of heavy drug use and without jobs or social support systems may benefit most from … Read More