Addiction

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

State opioid measures aim to address opioids as deaths continue to rise

New state laws seek to prevent patients from developing an opioid addition, expand access to addiction treatment and direct lawmakers to continue studying the problem for two more years. The scope...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers propose bills to address opioid addiction

Opioids – everything from prescription painkillers to heroin – are killing a record number of Coloradans, as well as Americans across the country. The drugs leave many other lives in tatters. The...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico looks for opioid solutions amid tributes to dead

SANTA FE – A Day of the Dead altar with family photos of orphaned children in the arms of the departed stood as silent testimony to New Mexico’s struggle to reduce the toll of opioid addiction,...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Legislative committee to study opioid addiction

DENVER – A bipartisan committee of Colorado lawmakers will convene today to hear from experts on the prevalence of opioid and other substance abuse disorders and how they affect Colorado. This will...

DATE: July 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio High School students win silver medal at state competition

Two Ignacio High School students won a silver medal in April for a project they presented at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America state conference in Denver. Ada Wilmer and Chloe...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Investor of rehab center north of Durango frantically searches for new director

A 30-day inpatient treatment center for those with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance addiction opened for a few months this summer north of Vallecito Reservoir before abruptly...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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