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21 Colorado Addiction Facts That May Surprise You

Everyone knows that, in 2013, Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational pot. But, did you know that the state has the 12th highest consumption rate of illegal drugs? These Colorado drug use statistics should be interesting to you. We hear a lot about legalized marijuana in Colorado. After all, the state gained national…

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Subutex vs. Suboxone: Which Is Better & How Do They Shape Our Idea Of Addiction?

As the opioid epidemic continues to rage on, killing 115 Americans each day on average, one of the most effective treatments for this devastating addiction is also one of the most controversial. Subutex vs. Suboxone: Which Is Better & How Do They Shape Our Idea Of Addiction? Buprenorphine, marketed as Subutex and Suboxone, has helped…

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How Much Does It Cost to Maintain an Addiction?

Conversations about the national drug crisis usually address the toll on humanity—overdose deaths, crime, and the impact on society. But looking at it another way—in FINANCIAL terms—how much does it cost to maintain an addiction? The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that the abuse of and addiction to nicotine, alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription…

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Length of Stay in Addiction Treatment: Why it is a VERY Important Factor in Success

Addiction is a chronic disease that leads to frequent relapse, leaving a person feeling enslaved to alcohol or drugs. Over 20 million Americans feel compulsive cravings for drugs or alcohol. Of those, about 2 million are opiate addicts. So how can a longer length of stay in addiction treatment benefit those struggling with addiction? People…