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Depression Education and Awareness Month

About 20 percent of Americans living with anxiety or depression have an alcohol or substance use disorder, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Conversely, about 20 percent

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

Recovery First Fourth of July

Many men and women in early recovery have a difficult time with holidays. For some, the challenge comes from memories of times long gone—before alcohol or drugs became a problem.

Cannabis Use and Addiction: New Study

Cannabis use can result in the development of an addiction and have many adverse effects on a person’s life. While the drug probably does not require strict prohibition, it’s paramount

Opioid Use Disorder in America

After two decades of crisis regarding opioid use in America, it is refreshing to report that our nation has made some headway. We are not out of the woods yet,

Mental Health Month 2019: Confronting Stigma in America

Most people do not realize how prevalent mental health conditions are in the United States. A significant number of men and women do not grasp that alcohol and substance use