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Why We Believe That Addiction Is Never a Choice, But You Can Recover!

Addiction has a long history of being treated as some sort of lack of willpower or character flaw. That anyone who had enough moral fortitude could simply conquer their dependency on these types of substances. That the only thing holding them back from sobriety was their own unwillingness to dedicate themselves to a clean life.…

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Prescription Drug Abuse Statistics in Colorado

“Colorado ranks 16th in the nation for abuse and misuse of prescription drugs. This campaign is just one part of a coordinated, statewide strategy that simultaneously restricts access to prescription drugs for illicit use, while ensuring access for those who legitimately need them. The messages and tools provided through this effort will help us take…

what is the undeniable link between trauma and addiction

The Undeniable Link Between Trauma and Addiction

“For those with trauma, alcohol and other drug use can become a survival strategy. Obviously, it’s a strategy that doesn’t work in the long run…” ~ Johanna O’Flaherty, The Correlation Between Trauma and Addiction The lingering shock and stress from a traumatic event can ultimately lead to substance abuse, addiction, scientists say. Although a person…

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Top 10 Most Abused Prescription Medications

“There’s obviously some potential obviously some potential for pharmaceutical companies to try to influence doctors and get them to prescribe their drug.” ~ Rob Varluck, Director of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Quick—what is your idea of the “typical” drug addict? If you’re like most people, you think of a dirty, homeless…

understanding the basics of methylphenidate drugs

Methylphenidate Drugs: Overview of Concerta, Daytrana, Methylin, Ritalin, and Aptensio Methylphenidate Drugs: Overview of Concerta, Daytrana, Methylin, Ritalin, and Aptensio Concerta, Daytrana, Methylin, Ritalin and Aptensio are all examples of common methylphenidate drugs. You have most likely heard of at least some of these prescription drugs. But what do methylphenidates do, and how does this form of prescription drug work? These are the questions…