January 2020 - AspenRidge

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What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

What is dual diagnosis treatment? A dual diagnosis is necessary if you or someone you love struggles with addiction that's complicated by a secondary mental health disorder. For example, depression or anxiety are often present in clients…
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What Is Substance Use Disorder?

A National Survey on Drug Use and Health, released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2017, stated that about 18.7 million adults in the United States had a substance use disorder. That equates to…
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Importance of Life Skills For Successful Recovery

When you were growing up, a family member probably taught you skills like how to cook, clean, and bathe. Those skills are vital. But there are other skills that parents may not have taught because they may struggle with them themselves.…
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Announcing: AspenRidge REACH Online Intensive Outpatient Program

We are very excited to share that AspenRidge has officially launched AspenRidge REACH, our first-ever Online Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)! Over 128,000 Coloradans were dependent upon or abusing illicit drugs last year. There are ten…
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Life Skills After Addiction

You may have heard the term life skills before and wondered about what are life skills after addiction? Life skills are abilities and behaviors that allow you to deal with everyday life. When you are in addiction, these skills fall by the…
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Why Choose an Alumni Program?

Many different rehab centers have alumni programs for people who have just completed a treatment program. But why choose a rehab alumni program? Alumni programs are a form of aftercare in Lakewood, CO for those who want and need ongoing…
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Meditation and Recovery: A Personal Experience

My passion for meditation and Eastern spirituality sprang from a more than emphatic suggestion from my first AA sponsor. In retrospect, it must have been painfully obvious to my sponsor that I was in need of practical skills to assist me…
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Recovery vs. Sobriety 

In the world of addiction, there are two terms used to discuss the self-work one must do: Sobriety and Recovery. Sobriety speaks to the abstinence of the act of using substances. Generally, this is the first goal of substance abuse treatment,…
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Understanding Primary Emotions: A Holiday Survival Skill

The holidays are full of family, feasts, parties, and gifts. It can be a time full of love, community, delicious treats, and exciting moments, but it can also be a time of stress, guilt, financial difficulties, and overstimulation. The holidays…
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Heart racing, stomach churning, face perspiring, muscles tense, feeling like you’re about to lose control! These are some of the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety, if left untreated, can negatively impact work, relationships, and mental and…