American Business Awards

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 rehab and treatment center specializing in mental health, complex trauma, and addiction, was today named the winner of the Gold and Silver Stevie®…

cost of drug use

How Much Does it Cost to Maintain an Addiction?

Conversations about the national drug crisis usually address the toll on humanity—overdose deaths, crime, and the impact on society. But looking at it another way—in FINANCIAL terms—how much does it cost to maintain an addiction? The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that the abuse of and addiction to nicotine, alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription medications has an…

meth in your system

Meth in Your System

Methamphetamine, also known as meth, crystal, or ice, is a Schedule II substance in the US and considered highly addictive. It’s known more widely as a stimulant and work by flooding the brain with dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin, which results in a sense of euphoria. Meth is metabolized slowly, which means a longer high and larger impact…

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Poor Man’s Cocaine

Bupropion HCL (hydrochloride), commonly known as Wellbutrin (one of its commercial names), is prescribed by doctors to patients with depression, anxiety, and seasonal affective disorder, among other conditions. It has also been aptly named the “Poor Man’s Cocaine” for reasons we’re disclosing below. First, as a note for the use of this medication indicates that…