ADDICTION

Julie in Addiction
September 15, 2019

Signs and Symptoms of Drug Overdose

With so many people across the United States dying from some form of a drug overdose every day it is important to learn its signs and symptoms. Even if you do not use drugs yourself, chances are you know someone who does.

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Julie in Addiction
September 5, 2019

The Difference between Knowing There Is a Problem and Doing Something About It

Getting to the point of accepting help for an addiction is usually a process. Yes, every person is different but there are often similarities between common experiences. Many times a person will know or suspect that they have a problem long before they are willing to do something about it.

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Julie in Addiction
September 2, 2019

The Different Types of “Rock Bottom”

There are many different stages of “Rock Bottom” that a person can experience. When it comes to addiction there is a common misconception that rock bottom means a person has lost everything in their life and is living on the streets.

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Julie in Addiction
August 30, 2019

More and More Children Are Being Born Addicted to Drugs

It has become a sad fact that the rate of children in the United States who are being born addicted to drugs has continued to rise over the past several years. Between an increase in opioid use, methamphetamine use and even alcohol use among women, the odds of a child being born with addiction have risen substantially.

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Julie in Addiction
August 21, 2019

Colorado’s Meth Crisis

Over the past five years Colorado has begun to experience a resurgence of meth use. According to Colorado’s U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn, the methamphetamine problem has come back with a vengeance.

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Julie in Addiction
August 16, 2019

How One Person’s Addiction Impacts Their Entire Family

A common lie that addicts tell themselves is that they aren’t hurting anyone else with their addiction. Unfortunately, that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

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Julie in Addiction
July 26, 2019

How to Make a Difference in the Addiction Epidemic

Even if no one in your family has a drug or alcohol problem, substance abuse can still have an impact on your life. We all live in the same society and so we are affected by other people in our communities whether we want to believe it or not.

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Julie in Addiction
June 2, 2019

Pill Pushing Doctors Are Facing Legal Consequences for Criminal Behavior

In mid-April of 2019 sixty people were charged in connection with illegally prescribing and distributing addictive prescriptions for opioids and other drugs.

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Kyle in Addiction
May 30, 2019

It Is Not Possible to be A “Functioning Addict”

Over the last five years, I believe one of the saddest and most common justifications for continued drug and alcohol use I have heard is the idea of being a “functioning addict.” It’s not uncommon to hear someone say “ I’m not that bad.

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Julie in Addiction
May 15, 2019

The Rates of Improperly Disposed-of Used Needles Are Increasing

An unfortunate side effect of the addiction problem across the United States is the increased rate of improperly disposed of needles in public spaces.

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