Addiction

Attorney general confident maker of OxyContin will settle Colorado lawsuit

Colorado’s lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, is likely to end in a settlement that could give the state ten of millions to invest in addiction treatment, state Attorney General...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergency room at Mercy hospital cuts back on opioids

Mercy Regional Medical Center has changed how it manages the pain of emergency room patients to help prevent opioid addiction. Instead of prescribing narcotics to some patients, the hospital staff...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recovered alcoholic encourages others to look beyond addiction

Cruz Baca, a former alcoholic and drug user, got sober after drunkenly hitting two pedestrians on College Drive in 2016 and has since made it his mission to help others struggling with addiction....

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

As drug use rises, so does the spread of syphilis

Syphilis is spreading nationally and across Colorado among residents using drugs, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Heterosexual syphilis and drug...

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State looks to expand opioid treatment centers, but not in Southwest Colorado

Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia, D-Pueblo, wants to expand a network of centers dedicated to treating opioid addiction in southern Colorado as the state’s overdose deaths have risen to an...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Addiction clinic opens on Florida Road

Front Range Clinic, an addiction clinic with 14 locations on the Front Range, has opened a 15th location – this one in Durango. It, too, is called Front Range Clinic . The center opened last week...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recovery group helps young people establish new lifestyles

Candice Seay started drinking when she was 10. In 2016, at age 26, she quit and found that a support network was key to recovering from her addiction. “I didn’t feel alone anymore,” she said. Since...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former heroin addict becomes hooked on fly fishing

Fly fishing is the “religion” that Dolores resident James Brooks says helped save him from his heroin addiction. “I needed something that was challenging, but there was no pressure on me if I...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Treatment is changing to prevent opioid addiction

After Durangoan Florence Paillard had surgery on a herniated disk in her back last month, her doctor prescribed Tramadol, an opioid, without any refills. The limited prescription is evidence of...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court-ordered drug offenders being sent out of area for inpatient care

All La Plata County drug court participants must now travel outside the area for inpatient treatment after the closure of residential treatment services in Ignacio. Most drug court participants...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opioid Memorial Wall to visit Durango on Monday

Editor’s note: The Opioid Memorial Wall will not be visiting the Durango Public Library on Monday because of snow storms on the Front Range. The display was planned to raise awareness about the...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Celebrities offer singer Demi Lovato support after reports of hospitalization for apparent overdose

Several celebrities, including recent collaborators, publicly offered support for Demi Lovato amid reports that the pop singer had been hospitalized after an apparent overdose. Singer Kehlani, who...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

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