Addiction

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

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

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