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When Do Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms Start

Alcohol is arguably the easiest substance to obtain, and unfortunately, one of the most addictive. One in five adults in Colorado report drinking excessively, and statistics indicate that as many as five deaths occur per day from alcohol misuse. Many Coloradans will face alcohol addiction due to environmental, genetic, and societal factors. Those suffering from […]

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PTSD and Alcohol Abuse

As the nation faces a healthcare pandemic and struggles to gain footing on a mounting addiction epidemic, heightened stress and anxiety levels have become the new norm. Still, there are plenty of misconceptions and myths surrounding dual diagnosis for mental health and substance misuse. That’s why now is a critical time to better understand PTSD […]

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What is a Co-Occurring Disorder?

Mental illness and substance abuse often go hand-in-hand for many individuals. Sadly, facing coexisting disorders like addiction and mental illness can make both disorders considerably worse. Overcoming each is possible and it’s important to understand how co-occurring disorders work and how they can be effectively treated. What is a co-occurring disorder, though? We’re answering that […]

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Recreational Drug Use Vs Addiction

They are classified as a chemical substances that people will take for enjoyment rather than for medical purposes as they are intended. Many tend to refer to the use of drugs that are not intended of medical reasons as recreational drug use. Amphetamines, marijuana, alcohol, and cocaine are just some examples of recreational drugs that […]

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Bloating Alcohol Stomach Withdrawal

The thing about consuming alcohol is that it can seem like an innocent endeavor. Most Americans love to consume beer, wine, and spirits on a regular basis. As alcohol becomes an everyday custom, it grows increasingly more difficult to stop. Moreover, without pause in alcohol consumption, it can be impossible to truly know the effects […]

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Am I Becoming An Alcoholic Quiz

Instructions Here are some questions regarding your relationships with alcohol. Please respond YES or NO and try to answer the questions quickly so we get your first honest reaction. The whole questionnaire shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. Remember to answer every question. There are no right or wrong answers! Contact AspenRidge Recovery directly […]

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My Child’s Father Is An Addict

Few mental health disorders can disrupt a family more than substance use and addiction. Addiction can pose severe consequences within family dynamics, causing immediate and prolonged impacts with those who are within close proximity to the issue. In specific, children whose parents are battling with substance abuse may suffer the long-term effects of drugs and […]