Substance-abuse center slowly helps patients get clean

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Substance-abuse center slowly helps patients get clean

Patient of addiction-treatment center: ‘You earn your days’

Substance-abuse center slowly helps patients get clean

Southern Rockies Addiction Treatment Services patient Robert Van Natter, left, speaks about his efforts to recover from drug addiction as counselor Robin Chavez listens. The treatment facility off of Camino del Rio treats patients with severe addictions.
In many cases it is unreasonable and sometimes dangerous to expect an addict to give up opioids cold turkey, said Dr. Daniel Caplin, owner of Southern Rockies Addiction Treatment Services, which has about 100 clients and is about to expand.
A marker board displays topics discussed in a group session of patients at the Southern Rockies Addiction Treatment Services.
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