I Used CBD and Tested Positive for THC – Did I Relapse?

2020-01-27T18:10:08+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Drug Trends|

"Those in recovery are asked to refrain from using mind/mood altering substances. CBD is still considered a substance; a drug. Even if it is legal – like alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine or opiates, it is not optimal for recovery." ~ LaTisha L. Bader, Ph.D., LP, LAC, CC-AASP See full Q&A With Dr. LaTisha Bader on CBD A Story of Accidental Relapse CBD is hailed as [...]


The Opioid Crisis Has Reached Sesame Street

2019-11-27T17:55:10+00:00November 27th, 2019|Drug Trends|

What can we learn about addiction from a children's program? “Sesame Street has always been real-world. It’s not a fantasy, it’s not a fairy tale. One of the things that sets us apart is respecting children and dealing with real-world issues from a child’s perspective.” ~ Sherrie Westin, Executive Vice-President of Global Impact and Philanthropy, Sesame Workshop 50 years ago this November, Sesame Street premiered on public television. Over the years, it has grown into [...]


Antonella Barba: From American Idol to Fentanyl Bust

2020-01-13T16:19:14+00:00November 25th, 2019|Drug Trends|

“One of the common themes is that the ‘American Idol’ experience brought about a detrimental change in Ms. Barba’s life.” ~ court documents filed in Norfolk, Virginia Once upon a time, Antonella Barba seemed poised for stardom. In 2007, she successfully tried out for American Idol, making it into the Top 16. She had legions of devoted supporters, dubbed Fantonellas, and Rolling Stone magazine called her one of the more memorable contestants of the season. [...]


Opioid Abuse: 4 Ways it Affects Women and How to Recover

2020-02-21T18:54:23+00:00October 30th, 2019|Drug Trends, Recovery|

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Vaping: What Are The Risks & Is It REALLY Safer Than Smoking?

2019-10-18T18:24:22+00:00October 10th, 2019|Addiction Information, Drug Trends|

Vaping is the new nicotine trend that’s supposedly safer than smoking.  But how harmful is vaping really? Is it actually safer than tobacco? What kinds of harmful effects does it have on the body? And how is our idea of this supposed “safer smoking alternative” changing as we learn more about it?  This article will dive into these questions and more as we take a closer look at what was once thought to be a [...]


When the Party’s Over – The Truth About Molly and Club Drugs

2019-12-31T23:41:46+00:00September 30th, 2019|Drug Trends|

Since the dawn of time, human beings have been seeking substances that will change the way they feel. Unfortunately, using these substances almost always comes at a cost. Addiction, illness, death, and other detrimental consequences are just a few of the pitfalls accompany drug experimentation. The Rise of So-Called Party Drugs Nevertheless, this hasn’t stopped people from continuing to seek new and improved ways to take the party to the next level. In the past [...]


Is Marijuana Dangerous? Our In-House Expert Answers Important Questions

2020-02-17T23:21:05+00:00April 16th, 2019|Addiction Information, Drug Trends|

Medical and recreational marijuana have each been legal in Colorado for a number of years now, and the tide of social opinion is rapidly changing.  Today, the general consensus is that as marijuana use continues to become more acceptable, it will be decriminalized in more places. Right now, some degree of use is legal in all but four states. This is why many people look at pot as at worst similar to [...]


Alcoholism Risk for Women on the Rise: Learn Why

2017-09-21T18:11:55+00:00June 5th, 2017|Addiction Information, Alcoholism, Drug Trends, Recovery, Statistics & Research|

Statistics in the United States make it clear that alcoholism risk for women is on the rise. Nearly half of adult women say that they have drank alcohol in the past month. This alone would not be startling if it were not for the fact that twelve percent of adult women have reported binge drinking (that is, drinking five or more drinks in one sitting) three times a month. More than that, alcohol consumption and binge [...]


Seven Of the Most Commonly Abused Substances Women Use in Colorado

2019-07-01T17:36:51+00:00May 20th, 2017|Addiction Information, Drug Trends, Statistics & Research|

Women in Colorado who are involved in substance abuse are typically using these seven substances. While alcohol is the most commonly used substance in Colorado, marijuana comes in at a close second. Heroin and other opioid indicators ranked high as well and is seeing an increase year after year. Women who are using or abusing the following substances are at a high risk for varying social problems like unplanned pregnancy, child abuse, car accidents and crime [...]