ADDICTION

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 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
January 12, 2019

How Do You Live When the Thing You Want Most Is Destroying Your Life?

No matter what anyone tells you living a life of active addiction is hard. It’s a teeter-totter between regretting the past and worrying about the future. “How could I do that? When and how will I get my next fix?”

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Julie in Addiction
July 25, 2017

Suboxone: A Chemical Prison

Suboxone is often promoted as being the “safe” alternative to opioid and heroin addiction. While it is true that the number of Suboxone overdoses is lower than that of opioids like heroin and Oxycontin; this does not mean that the drug is completely safe.

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Julie in Addiction
February 19, 2017

Increasing Number of Dirty Needles Being Found in Public Parks and Flower Beds

Over the past summer, the Fort Collins newspaper The Coloradoan published an article regarding a substantial increase in the amount of used needles being found in public areas such as parks, natural areas and flower beds

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