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A Helping Hand for Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

Colorado is battling a serious mental illness and substance abuse problem – could pairing police with mental health professionals during 911 responses help? Yes, according to several law enforcement agencies

NIAAA unveils Alcohol Treatment Navigator

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, unveiled a new online resource to help people recognize alcohol abuse and get the

Building Healthier Habits

For many of us, the start of a new year is often a time when we begin to pay a little more attention to our overall health, perhaps even making a

NorthStar Transitions: In Network with UC Health

You likely already know that our country is in the midst of an opioid epidemic – and Coloradans along the Western Slope are getting hit hard. In Mesa County alone,

Mental Prep for the Holidays

Most of us get really stressed out during the holidays. And, for those of us in recovery, there’s a perfectly legitimate reason for holiday stress: the risk of relapse. Even

NorthStar Transitions: In Network with Cigna

Did you know that nearly 1,000 people in Colorado died from drug overdoses in 2016? And Mesa County averages 11.9 deaths per 100,000 people. Coloradans along the Western Slope are

How Spirituality Can Help With Anxiety

Spirituality plays a big role in recovery, especially if you’re among the 20 percent of individuals with a substance use disorder and an anxiety disorder. Simply put, spirituality helps you connect

Tips to Trust Yourself Again

Relearning how to trust yourself is an important part of a successful recovery. This is because self-trust will help you believe in yourself to endure the hard work of rehab

Dos and Don’ts of Keeping a Gratitude Journal

If you don’t already have one, now is the perfect time to start a gratitude journal. Taking just five minute per day to write about what you’re grateful for can

Head Outdoors for a Healthier Recovery

Colder weather doesn’t have to turn you into a couch potato. And, in fact, a little time spent outdoors can have big benefits on your mental health and outlook and