doctor explains to patient polysubstance abuse

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…

What is the Co-Occurring Disorders Definition?

What is the Co-Occurring Disorders Definition?

Being told you suffer a co-occurring condition with your addiction feels scary. But this diagnosis actually helps you get to the root of your substance abuse, so you can build strong recovery. With this diagnosis, you start getting the therapies and treatments you need. So, what are the co-occurring disorders definition and signs of these…

hospitals receive opioid treatment grants in Colorado

Colorado Hospitals Receive Opioid Treatment Grants for Addiction

Colorado Fights Against Opioid Epidemic with Opioid Treatment Grants for Hospitals https://media.9news.com/embeds/video/8289919/iframe Opioid overdose deaths have increased three-folds in Colorado from 2000 to 2015. It’s evident that more and more Colorado residents are getting addicted to both illicit opioids, like heroin, and prescription opioids, like oxycodone, codeine and hydrocodone. To combat growing addiction rates in…

what is opioid replacement therapy

Suboxone, Methadone and Vivitrol: Let’s Review and Compare 3 Opioid Replacement Therapies

Suboxone, methadone and Vivitrol are popular medications often used to treat opioid addictions, and are often used in opioid replacement therapies (ORT). An addiction occurs when a person develops a psychological or physical dependence. Once this happens, the body goes through withdrawal whenever the drug is not in the system. If you’re looking to get…