Why It’s Necessary to Address “Co-Occurring Disorders” in Addiction Treatment

According to SAMHSA, The definition of a co-occurring disorder is the “coexistence of both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder.” Co-occurring disorders are widespread among the addicted population, with as many as 95% of addicts suffering from both addiction and mental health disorders. These statistics apply to opioid-addicted as well. At Colorado…

Why Peer-Support Is Necessary In Sustaining Recovery From Opioid-Addiction

Recovery is not something that can be done alone. In fact, every major treatment-outcome study shows a clear link between peer-support & long-term addiction recovery. Opioid dependence is no exception. Yet unfortunately, over 90% of those receiving treatment for opioid-dependence are granted no access to a supportive peer group. 90% of Clinics (Methadone & Suboxone),…

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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 CMAR Integrates Structured Therapy

Over the last few years, opioid treatment providers, and programs of all sorts have begun offering increased services. Some offer case management, some offer individual therapy programs, and some even offer peer-support groups. Yet no program in Colorado, until Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery, had ever integrated the services; they’ve always been “ancillary offerings.” Our Addiction…

The Importance of Group Therapy in Opioid Treatment

A group therapy program is one of the most important factors in any successful opioid addiction recovery program. Unlike an individual therapy program, group counseling in MAT and other opioid-recovery programs reduces feelings of isolation. It also generates feedback from peers, improving self-reflection, provides peer accountability, and enhances social skills training. At Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery,…

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…