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How Long For Dopamine Receptors To Heal | Aspenridge Recovery
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How Long for Dopamine Receptors to Heal?

Dopamine has long been considered a “pleasure chemical” closely linked to the disease of addiction. When referring to a dopamine rush, many associates it with the brain’s natural reward system that activates key neurochemicals during activities…
How Does Mental Illness Affect The Brain | Aspenridge
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How Does Mental Illness Affect The Brain

Mental illness can be generalized and sometimes even dismissed. There’s a long-standing stigma surrounding mental health with many dismissing them as a sign of weakness, instability, or moral failing. Stigmatizing mental illnesses can be detrimental…
What Is Integrated Treatment For Co Occurring Disorders | Aspenridge
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What Is Integrated Treatment For Co-Occurring Disorders?

When someone is suffering from mental health conditions and substance use disorders, it is called co-occurring disorders. Co-occurring disorders are very common as it is rare that mental health and substance use disorders aren’t linked, but…
Why Do People Self Medicate
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Causes Of Self Medication

It’s devastating to consider the loss our communities experience due to a chronic illness like an addiction. Skyrocketing rates of substance misuse indicate that the problem requires a deeper look at how we educate and understand the way addiction…
Dopamine Deficiency Symptoms
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Dopamine Burnout

If dopamine is our brain’s feel-good chemical, what happens when this neurotransmitter production is exhausted? Dopamine deficiency is real and extremely problematic for people currently experiencing downturns in dopamine production. After…
covid 19 updates
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Ensuring a Safe and Supportive Community: COVID-19 Safety Measures

As we monitor the COVID-19 data and local and federal government responses, we feel it is essential to take proactive measures to keep our clients, staff, and community partners safe. Out of an abundance of caution, we are implementing stricter…
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AspenRidge Recovery’s Telehealth Program Wins Big at the American Business Awards®

AspenRidge Recovery's Telehealth Program Wins Big at the American Business Awards® Colorado Treatment Center Honored for its Efforts to Bring Recovery to Underserved Communities LAKEWOOD, Colo., May 18, 2020—AspenRidge Recovery, a Colorado-based…
what states allow telemedicine
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What States Allow Telemedicine?

What is telehealth and what states allow telemedicine? As the name suggests, telemedicine involves the use of technology for remote healthcare services. Also known as telehealth, telemedicine allows doctors and therapists to treat a client online…
woman on laptop talking to therapy through REACH Online Intensive Outpatient Program
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Recovery Resources During COVID-19: We’re Still Open!

AspenRidge wants to take this time to keep the recovery community connected and offer resources to our clients, staff and the community. Over the next few weeks, we will be hosting several online events and offering support in any way we can…
woman on laptop talking to therapy through REACH Online Intensive Outpatient Program
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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…