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AspenRidge Recovery Stands with the Black Lives Matter Movement

AspenRidge Recovery Stands with the Black Lives Matter Movement An Open Letter from CEO Ethan Castro We at AspenRidge believe that systemic racism, sexism, and discrimination against under-represented individuals is inherent in our societal structures and in our organization and that it needs to be immediately addressed.  This is a human rights issue and not…

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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What Comes First Depression or Substance Abuse?

Mental health and addiction are so intertwined that many question: what comes first, depression or substance abuse? The criteria utilized for an official diagnosis are quite similar for both. In order to unravel the mental health and addiction issues, it’s important to understand what co-occurring disorders are and how they can impact an individual’s road…

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Buspirone Interactions & Anti-Anxiety Medications

Depression and anxiety are leading causes of mental health disorders and are associated with the increased risk of morbidity, mortality, poor quality of life. These and other risk factors that can drastically increase a person’s dependency on other substances such as illicit drugs and alcohol. In some instances, anxiety can drastically increase the severity of…

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Amphetamines: The Smart Drug & A Wicked Withdrawal

Though its usage has continued to cripple communities, states, and the nation, amphetamines are still one of the most sought after drugs. Amphetamine addiction can be swift and all-consuming. The growing rates of amphetamine addiction hint at the power of its appeal and the dangers of its subsequent side effects. These powerful addictive stimulants are…

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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…

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®…