Prosocial Behavior

Prosocial behavior is a crucial element to successful opioid-addiction recovery, but why? Well, on July 1st of this year, a study was published by the Department of Health & Human Services confirming that recovery from opioid addiction demands prosocial behavior. Here, we’ll explain why social interaction and general prosocial behavior so crucial to the recovery…


Structured Therapy

Research clearly shows that structure is a necessary aspect of any successful recovery process, particularly that of opioid addiction. Residential treatment provides structure by implementing fully regimented schedules for each patient. In a 12 step program, the steps and meetings are clearly outlined and structured. Yet in typical opioid treatment programs, accessed by around 90%…

woman seeking medication assisted treatment

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…

man at a suboxone rehab center

Top 4 Benefits to a Suboxone Rehab Program

Suboxone is a form of medication-assisted treatment used to curb the addiction and withdrawal symptoms of opioids. Therapists use suboxone treatment programs alongside other therapeutic methods to facilitate quick recovery. Despite its medical value, the drug’s soothing effects make it highly addictive and prone to abuse. At the Colorado Medication-Assisted Recovery (CMAR), we recommend checking…


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),…

woman at an opioid recovery center

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,…