Tag: addiction

SummitStone Health Partners new website homepage

SummitStone launches new website featuring self-screening tools

SummitStone Health Partners has undertaken a complete redesign of the agency’s website. The new site, www.summitstonehealth.org, features upbeat, bright colors, uplifting photos and the ease of one-click navigation to find the behavioral health information you need. “We know that many people come to our site looking for help, often with a sense of urgency,” said […]

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Tips for Successful Recovery

Tips for Success in Recovery

It takes a great deal of courage to put aside any reservations you have and seek treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction. Once you’ve made that wise decision, you want to be sure you get all you can out of the process. That’s why we tell people at our Fort Collins treatment center that […]

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How does substance abuse affect people differently?

When you search the definition of substance abuse online you’ll often find that it is an overindulgence in, or dependence on, an addictive substance, especially alcohol or drugs. But what does this really mean, and why do some people become addicted to drugs, while others do not? Substance abuse or addiction, like any disease, varies […]

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Trump Administration Declares Opioid Crisis A Public Health Emergency

www.npr.org October 26, 20175:02 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition President Trump declared a public health emergency to deal with the opioid epidemic Thursday, freeing up some resources for treatment. More than 140 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We are currently dealing with […]

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National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week – Addiction Is A Diagnosable, Treatable Illness.

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week is Monday, January 23 through Sunday, January 29. Launched by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in 2010, the event seeks to give teens the accurate information on drug and alcohol abuse they need to make smart life choices. The NIDA experts felt that too often, […]

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Helping individuals navigate the storms of life

Colorado Crisis Services offers immediate help for mental health /emotional issues By Jeannie Lancaster | Article from the Reporter-Herald If you are experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis, help is available through Colorado Crisis Services, a comprehensive statewide behavioral health crisis care system for individuals, families and communities. Individuals can quickly connect to trained […]

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Obsessive Hoarding Is a Mental Disorder

The following was published in the April 2016 ~ 50 Plus Marketplace News Last month, Senior Network hosted an interesting topic on “Hoarding and the health impact for older adults and their families” presented by Jim Salico-Diehl, program coordinator for SummitStone Health Partners. Jim explained the person who hoards many items is mentally addictive. Hoarding is considered a […]

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