Are you living in Colorado with an untreated drug abuse problem? Are you unable to moderate your use of alcohol, prescription drugs, marijuana or other substances? Have you been hurt repeatedly by the consequences of your ongoing drug use? If so, you’re not alone.
You don’t have to live another day being controlled by addiction.
Colorado Is Fighting a Drug Abuse Epidemic
According to Colorado Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues At-A-Glance published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Colorado is consistently among the top 10 states in the country for a number of drug-related problems.
The survey reports that Colorado has some of the highest rates of:
- Past-month illicit drug use among those over the age of 12 and over the age of 26
- Past-year marijuana use among those between the ages of 12 and 17
- Past-month use of an illicit drug other than marijuana among those between the ages of 18 and 25
- Past-year cocaine use among those over the age of 12, over the age of 26, and between the ages of 18 and 25
- Past-year nonmedical use of painkiller medications among those over the age of 26
- Past-month alcohol use among those over the age of 12 and over the age of 26
Just as bad is the vastly incorrect perception that binge drinking (or drinking more than five drinks in a sitting) is fine once or twice a week or that marijuana is a harmless substance. Colorado is a microcosm of the worst of the national drug epidemic.
Abusing More Than One Substance at a Time
It’s clear that Colorado is in crisis, and it’s not just one drug causing the problem.
Alcohol, cocaine, prescription painkillers, marijuana – Colorado is among the top 10 states for use and abuse of these substances across the board. Even the use of methamphetamines has increased; this drug was the drug of choice for only 2 percent of Coloradans seeking treatment in 1992 and by 2006 that number had increased to 11 percent.
It’s becoming more and more common to see drug rehab patients in Colorado seeking help for dependence upon more than one substance.
The issues and challenges to sobriety vary depending upon the drug of choice, and it can sometimes make it more difficult for patients to get help that is effective when there are two substances of abuse to address. What does this mean for patients? Often, it increases the necessity of finding a drug rehab that offers highly personalized care.
Personal Treatment, Unique Treatment Plans
Designing a treatment plan that is perfect just for you is the specialty of many high-end drug rehab programs, both in Colorado and across the country. Utilizing evidence-based treatment protocols, cutting-edge research, and a wide range of alternative and holistic treatment options, patients can explore the issues that are driving their drug dependence and learn actionable tools to avoid relapse when they return home.
The rate of Coloradans who are living with a drug and alcohol addiction but do not get the help they need is consistently higher than the national average. Thousands of people are dying due to overdose and accident caused by drugs every day in the state because they put off finding a drug rehabilitation program that can help.