Colorado Lawmakers Look to Reduce Drug Possession Penalties

2019-05-08T21:12:22+00:00May 20th, 2019|Addiction Information|

Colorado lawmakers are considering a controversial new bill that would make drug possession a misdemeanor crime instead of a felony. The proposed HB19-1263 would include both Schedule I and Schedule II substances, such as cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl. The idea is that the fifty-year-old so-called “War on Drugs” isn’t working as it is currently being fought. For almost two decades, every passing year has set a tragic new record, in terms of the total number [...]

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How I hid My Heroin Addiction from my Family and Friends

2019-05-08T20:55:14+00:00May 8th, 2019|Addiction Information|

You wouldn’t know it to look at me now, but for two years, I was a painkiller and heroin addict. I didn’t fit into your stereotypical image of a junkie. I had a job and a home. I was married and had a child. I still have those things, but what I don’t have anymore is an active addiction. “He was depressed. He was addicted to heroin. And I think there comes a time when [...]

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