What Colorado Residents Should Know about Marijuana Edibles

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With the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, more residents are trying marijuana edibles, but are they safe? Here are some things Coloradoans should know about marijuana edibles, including their risks, effects, and possible addiction issues. Are Marijuana Edibles Safe? Although ingesting marijuana, also known as cannabis or THC, may eliminate the risks associated with smoking the now-legal drug, there … Read More

Identifying Signs and Symptoms of Binge Eating in Colorado Adolescents

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Though Colorado is sometimes labeled the “Fitness State”, eating disorders are prevalent among Colorado adolescents. Binge eating disorder is a condition where people eat large amounts of food in a short period of time, usually one or two hours, and feel unable to stop eating. Feeling shame after eating is another part of the disease, and those with BED do not … Read More

Does Marijuana Put Colorado Users at Risk for Prescription Opioid Use Disorder?

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A new analysis of data from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions seems to show that marijuana users are more likely than nonusers to misuse opioids and later develop opioid use disorder. For the study, 43,000 American adults were interviewed in 2001-2002, and researchers followed up with 34,000 of them in 2004-2005. The data analysis was published … Read More

How to Identify Tramadol Addiction in Colorado

Tramadol is a narcotic painkiller that doctors prescribe to tens of thousands of people who have significant, chronic pain in the U.S. each year, including in Colorado. It is often used for those who have arthritis or chronic back pain, but it can become addictive with prolonged use over months or years for persistent pain. Tramadol is an opioid painkiller … Read More

How Narrow Insurance Networks Impact Colorado Addiction Treatment

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A new University of Pennsylvania study reveals that the average provider network includes only 11 percent of all the mental health care providers on average in a given market. These narrow insurance networks contribute to preventing many who need mental health and addiction treatment in Colorado and elsewhere from getting it. Narrow networks that do not include most providers can … Read More

Why Colorado Addiction Is Not a Willpower Problem

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Willpower is a definite factor in ongoing sobriety, but willpower alone rarely helps someone struggling with substance abuse and other addictive behaviors without the help provided by treatment programs. The Brain’s Reaction to Substance Abuse At some point in the cycle of substance abuse, the brain begins to change in ways that make it difficult if not impossible to stop … Read More

Can Your Employer Help You Get Addiction Treatment in Colorado?

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, about 70 percent of the estimated 23 million people who struggle with addiction to drugs or alcohol in the U.S. are employed. Substance abuse makes it difficult to do a job well. Addicts may be absent from work more often as they wake up hung over or sleep off a … Read More

Why Colorado Rehab Includes Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders

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Many who seek treatment at a Colorado drug rehab have co-occurring mental health disorders that need to be addressed if treatment is to be successful. While treatment professionals once thought it would be detrimental to treat mental health disorders at the same time as the addiction, it is now known to be beneficial to sobriety to treat co-occurring disorders at … Read More

Dealing with Aggression and Addiction in Colorado

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Not all addicts exhibit aggression, but a disturbing number of them do. Research has shown parallels between addiction and aggression that seem to suggest a connection between the two in many cases. Possible Reasons for a Connection Between Addiction and Aggression It is difficult to say whether addiction causes increased aggression, or whether aggression leads to addiction. One theory is … Read More