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The Cycle of Addiction: The Physiological Process and the Concept of Homeostasis

Many factors contribute to the development of substance use dependency. One of those factors is a physiological process that happens over time with continued substance use and may not be noticed by the user because it happens so incrementally. Awareness of a problem only arises when the person experiences an inability to stop using. Therefore,…

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What Is Gender-Specific Treatment? Exploring Drug and Alcohol Treatment Options

What is gender-specific treatment? Gender-specific treatment is a rehab program that separates men and women into individual groups and engages them separately. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers in Fort Collins, CO, offer gender-specific programs for clients who feel more comfortable recovering away from a co-ed environment. There are no male clients present in a…

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The Cycle of Addiction: The Holidays and Social Learning Theory

Happy Holidays! What does this statement mean to you? For many, it means joyous gatherings with family and friends to celebrate the end of a year and beginning anew. For others, who are struggling with substances and other challenges in their lives, participating in holiday gatherings can be very stressful. This stress is due in…

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Depression and Alcohol: Understanding Your Dual Diagnosis

If you drink because you’re feeling down, you might be exacerbating your problem. According to the Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions, people suffering from alcohol use disorder, or AUD, are four times more likely to experience depression than people who don’t drink.  Alcohol is a depressant. Consequently, when you drink it, depression may worsen. Depression…

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How Does Teletherapy Work in a Recovery Program?

The name sounds very involved and complex. However, the truth is that the term teletherapy isn’t as tricky as it sounds. So what is it, how does teletherapy work, and how does teletherapy work in fighting addiction? The essence of a teletherapy program in Colorado is a combination of video conferencing concepts and psychotherapy principles.…

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Long Term Effects of Adderall

Adderall is one of the most commonly abused drugs in the United States. However, it’s taken for reasons other than prescribed by individuals across various age groups and backgrounds. People also obtain it illegally, which potentially leads to abuse and addiction. The prescription drug addiction treatment staff at AspenRidge Fort Collins Recovery Center helps individuals understand…

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What is Polysubstance Abuse?

You struggle with chemical dependency. However, unlike so many other people who have an addiction to a drug, you use multiple substances. Maybe you don’t care what you use as long as it gets you high. No matter how you got to this point, there’s help for polysubstance abuse. Understanding the Mechanisms of Polysubstance Abuse…

This woman is excitedly moving her hands around because she is excited for International Overdose Awareness Day this year.

International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) started in 2001 in Melbourne, Australia. Since then, it has become one of the largest events in the world that promote awareness for drug and alcohol addiction. Organizations around the world will host nearly 1,000 events to observe IOAD in August 2019. The addiction rehab center in Fort Collins, CO will be…