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How Trauma Influences Addiction

By Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: July 13, 2023 Updated: July 13, 2023 Trauma can have a profound impact on mental health, even if the symptoms are not apparent for years. Trauma and addiction are often related. However, many addiction treatment programs don’t take past trauma into…

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Medications That Can Help Break Heroin Addiction

By Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: July 12, 2023 Updated: July 13, 2023 Heroin addiction develops quickly and can have serious consequences. If you or someone you know is struggling with heroin abuse, there are treatment options available to help break the cycle of addiction. Heroin abuse…

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Physical Effects of Opioid Addiction

By Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: July 11, 2023 Updated: July 13, 2023 The effects of opioid addiction on your body can be devastating, especially for those who are already struggling with chronic pain. It is important to understand how opioid addiction can affect you physically, mentally,…

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3 Signs You Need a Heroin Rehab Center

By Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: July 5, 2023 Updated: July 13, 2023 Heroin is an incredibly addictive drug, and it’s important to be aware of the signs that someone may be abusing it. Because heroin addiction can develop quickly, it’s important to be able to recognize…

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When Does OxyContin Use Turn into Abuse?

By Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: July 3, 2023 Updated: July 13, 2023 When a doctor prescribes pain medication, they prescribe an appropriate amount that will reduce pain and allow you to get through your day. OxyContin abuse begins when patients begin taking more than their prescribed…

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Managing the Cost of Addiction Treatment

By Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 28, 2023 Updated: July 5, 2023 The United States government spends billions of dollars each year to cover the cost of addiction treatment, and that figure continues to rise. Your cost will depend on the severity of your addiction and…

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Symptoms of OxyContin Addiction

By Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 22, 2023 Updated: July 5, 2023 OxyContin is a prescription brand painkiller with a high rate of addiction and misuse. OxyContin is safe for long-term pain when patients follow the prescription and regularly check in with their doctor. Unfortunately, some…

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What to Expect in Outpatient Mental Health Treatment

By Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 20, 2023 Updated: July 5, 2023 Mental health issues affect people differently; no two cases are alike. While some people need the 24/7 care that an inpatient or residential treatment program provides, others benefit from outpatient mental health treatment. An…

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How to Plan for Long-Term Addiction Recovery

By Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 15, 2023 Updated: July 5, 2023 Addiction is a chronic disease that cannot be cured by simply quitting cold turkey. Those who are struggling with severe addiction might spend anywhere from six to 12 months in an addiction treatment program.…

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3 Benefits of Recovery Groups

By Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 13, 2023 Updated: July 5, 2023 If you are addicted to opioids or other substances and are beginning the road to recovery, it can be challenging to face your substance use issue head-on instead of hiding from it. Speaking to…

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