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What Makes Our Colorado Treatment Center Different

Just like every person has a different set of challenges with addiction, every addiction center has unique treatment programs. Depending on the kind of substance addiction you are struggling with, one addiction center may be well suited for you. However, another may be a poor fit for your situation. Since you need a rehab center…

Early Intervention

Research tells us that the most effective timing for treating opioid use disorder (OUD) & those at risk for developing one is early intervention. Intervening before the condition progresses can literally save someone’s life, & yet it’s so rarely highlighted as an important tool in the arsenal of addiction treatment. Why is Early Intervention Such…

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Where to Find Medication Assisted Treatment in Colorado

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a form of therapy that combines addiction recovery techniques and medication to reduce the unpleasant opioid withdrawal symptoms. MAT enables you to learn how to function normally without taking drugs. At the Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery (CMAR), our opioid addiction treatment program complements various medications with talk therapy for the best…

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Where to Find an Opioid Recovery Center in Boulder

Tens of millions of people in the US abuse opioids every year, with a few million developing tolerance and dependence on the drugs. Few of those who develop an addiction go to rehab, but many people choose to self-medicate. Those who try to stop without expert help experience relapse because of the overwhelming withdrawal symptoms.…

Why Supporting Families Leads to Better Outcomes for Opiate-Addiction Recovery

Families aren’t just groups of people who live together, they are ecosystems. Our personal development is completely effected by, and often hinges on, the support, love, laughter, neglect, loss & abuse we experience at home. It is where we learn to love, laugh, and cry, where attachments are formed, and detachment is taught healthily or…

Prescriptions Alone Don’t Work: The Need for Complete Medication Assisted Treatment to Effectively Treat Opioid Dependence

According to the NIH, there are “…4 important components of MAT models of care” but in Colorado, over 90% of patients only receive 1 one of them. CMAR was developed to change that, by integrating all 4 components of effective Medication-Assisted Treatment into a single program. So how and why does our groundbreaking treatment approach…

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What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

What is the medication-assisted treatment? The answer is fairly simple. This term refers to the use of medication to treat drug or alcohol addiction. When combined with a treatment program that includes detox, rehab, and aftercare, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is effective in sustaining long-term recovery from substance abuse.  An addiction treatment center in Colorado offers a wide…

The End of Cookie Cutters: Truly Individualized Opioid Recovery

At CMAR, Colorado’s first recovery-oriented and clinically driven opioid recovery program, we work with our patients to identify the most appropriate course for them, while still ensuring that they receive all of the clinical care and social support necessary for recovery. Medication-assisted treatment, pure harm-reduction, and abstinence-based care are the three primary “umbrellas” of treatment…

The Importance of On-Site and Remote Opioid Treatment

Recovery from opioid dependence is a difficult, but life-saving endeavor. The process can involve many ups and downs and demands a lifelong commitment to change in order to avoid relapse.  But the good news is that it can be done, through integrated-care including medications, clinical treatment, accountability, and peer-support. The only problem is that with…