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Cannabis Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery

In a myriad of Rocky Mountain valleys are towns and cities where it is now legal for men and women to use cannabis, provided they are over the age of

Methamphetamine Addiction Surges in America

In the shadows of the American opioid crisis is methamphetamine, a powerful stimulant that is making a robust comeback in the United States. With all the discussion surrounding opioid use

Recovery Resolutions: Setting Realistic and Attainable Goals for 2020

At NorthStar Transitions, we hope that everyone working programs of addiction recovery had a safe and sober New Year’s Eve. We understand that NYE, like Christmas, can be especially challenging

Recovery First During Christmas

Christmas is now less than a week away. At NorthStar Transitions, we hope you are prepared for managing the holiday with recovery at the forefront of your mind. All of

Recovery: Transition and Transformations

Recovery is a transition into a new way of life that takes tremendous courage and hard work. The transformation that can occur in just a short time is nothing short

Mental Illness Awareness Week: Why Care?

We safely describe the fall months as a time of awareness. September is both National Recovery Month and Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Two other salient observances take place in October.

Stigma: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Stigma is a tremendous roadblock to addiction and mental health recovery. The ideas that people have about those living with mental illness and substance use disorders are often harmful. They

National Recovery Month: Confronting Stigma

The weekly news cycle is often flooded with heartbreaking stories of rising addiction and overdose death rates. It can be easy to forget that there is a solution to mental

Recovery Memoirs Inspire Hope

The life of an addict or alcoholic is chaotic; the disease sets people on unusual, often painful trajectories. Each person living with addiction has a story to tell; this is

Alcohol Use Disorder Research in Colorado

Scientists have long held that there is a genetic predisposition element to both alcohol use disorder (AUD) and substance use disorder (SUD). This essentially means that some men and women