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Addiction Information

Overview Addictions Information

Peaks Recovery is pleased to provide in-depth and up to date addiction info about drug and alcohol recovery in Colorado. Whether you want to learn about the early signs of addiction, interventions, detox, rehab, or aftercare, we want to become Colorado's leading source of information. Check out our expanding selection of addiction guides below to get the information you need to make the right decision regarding your recovery.

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Colorado Alcohol Addiction Rehab Information

Alcohol is one of the most dangerous legal drugs available. It can cause a person to put themselves or others in danger due to a lack of inhibitions or impulse control. If a person is drinking and gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a danger that they could cause great harm to property, to themselves, or to others.

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Colorado Opiate Addiction Rehab Information

The opioid crisis in Colorado has reached epidemic proportions. Just last year, the state of Colorado had the dubious honor of being number one for illicit opiate abuse (as well as other substances) across the entire nation. Additionally, deaths from opioid overdose outnumbered death from homicide in 2015, which is concerning, to say the least. In order to stop this trend from reoccurring, we must be able to identify the signs of drug dependence before it's too late.

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Prescription Medication Addiction Guide

Prescription drugs are highly regulated for good reason. They can have interactions with other drugs or existing medical conditions, and can also be addictive if not regulared. However, in recent decades Americans have found ways to get around these guidelines to support their addictions to these substances. In fact, deaths resulting from prescription drugs has now surpassed those from car accidents annually. By recognizing the signs of drug abuse, you can potentially save a loved one’s life by stepping in and helping.

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Stimulants Addiction Guide

People use drugs for a variety of reasons, but in general they want to change the way they feel. Some drugs help calm you down or “quiet the noise,” while others bring up your energy. The second group are stimulants, more commonly known as uppers.

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Over The Counter Addiction Guide

Sometimes even the most seemingly innocent substances can lead to addiction. Many people are surprised to learn that many over the counter medications, ones that you can buy in a store without a doctor's prescription, can be extremely addicting. It's easy for the addict think they can kick the habit on their own, but over the counter addiction is similar to any other that people keep using to fight withdrawal symptoms and get stuck in a cycle. Treatment for addiction is often the only way out. If you have a family member or loved one showing signs of drug abuse, helping them seek treatment may be the only way they will ever get clean.

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