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The Raleigh House is a substance dependency and drug addiction treatment program in Denver where our clients heal, learn and grow at their own pace of recovery. Read our blog for regular updates and to learn what makes us different than other treatment facilities.

June 25, 2019

Medical Marijuana as an Alternative to Opioids?

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, there were 1,635 prescription opioid-related overdose deaths in the state … Continue reading Medical Marijuana as an Alternative to Opioids?

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Medical Marijuana as an Alternative to Opioids?

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, there were 1,635 prescription opioid-related overdose deaths in the state … Continue reading Medical Marijuana as an Alternative to Opioids?

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June 20, 2019

Safe Injection Sites: Another Way to Fight Drug Addiction?

If you or a loved one is struggling with opioid addiction, the state of Colorado has your back. In the … Continue reading Safe Injection Sites: Another Way to Fight Drug Addiction?

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Safe Injection Sites: Another Way to Fight Drug Addiction?

If you or a loved one is struggling with opioid addiction, the state of Colorado has your back. In the … Continue reading Safe Injection Sites: Another Way to Fight Drug Addiction?

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June 14, 2019

What is Naloxone: An Elixir of Life for Opioid Overdoses

From tales of the gods of Ancient Greece to fictional stories like Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, humanity has … Continue reading What is Naloxone: An Elixir of Life for Opioid Overdoses

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What is Naloxone: An Elixir of Life for Opioid Overdoses

From tales of the gods of Ancient Greece to fictional stories like Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, humanity has … Continue reading What is Naloxone: An Elixir of Life for Opioid Overdoses

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June 6, 2019

Can PTSD Cause Substance Addiction?

Think back to a time or event that was particularly hard for you. The thought of it now may bring … Continue reading Can PTSD Cause Substance Addiction?

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Can PTSD Cause Substance Addiction?

Think back to a time or event that was particularly hard for you. The thought of it now may bring … Continue reading Can PTSD Cause Substance Addiction?

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June 1, 2019

How to Cope with a High Functioning Alcoholic

There’s always this façade with your loved one when in public. From the outside looking in, your spouse, child, parent … Continue reading How to Cope with a High Functioning Alcoholic

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How to Cope with a High Functioning Alcoholic

There’s always this façade with your loved one when in public. From the outside looking in, your spouse, child, parent … Continue reading How to Cope with a High Functioning Alcoholic

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May 31, 2019

Why is My Loved One Using Drugs?

“Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.” There’s maybe no better example of something being easier said than done – … Continue reading Why is My Loved One Using Drugs?

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Why is My Loved One Using Drugs?

“Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.” There’s maybe no better example of something being easier said than done – … Continue reading Why is My Loved One Using Drugs?

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May 23, 2019

What Does a Heroin Addict Look Like? Behavior Patterns to…

What does an addict actually look like? We’ve all seen movies or television shows where an addict is portrayed as … Continue reading What Does a Heroin Addict Look Like? Behavior Patterns to Look Out For

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What Does a Heroin Addict Look Like? Behavior Patterns to Look Out For

What does an addict actually look like? We’ve all seen movies or television shows where an addict is portrayed as … Continue reading What Does a Heroin Addict Look Like? Behavior Patterns to Look Out For

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May 16, 2019

How The Raleigh House Can Help Heal Your Family After…

“Why can’t you stop?” “Don’t you see what your drug use is doing to our family?” “Was there something I … Continue reading How The Raleigh House Can Help Heal Your Family After Addiction

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How The Raleigh House Can Help Heal Your Family After Addiction

“Why can’t you stop?” “Don’t you see what your drug use is doing to our family?” “Was there something I … Continue reading How The Raleigh House Can Help Heal Your Family After Addiction

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May 11, 2019

5 Things to Do When Your Loved One Relapses

It’s happening again, isn’t it? Maybe it’s just a gut feeling based on your loved one’s moody and erratic behavior. … Continue reading 5 Things to Do When Your Loved One Relapses

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5 Things to Do When Your Loved One Relapses

It’s happening again, isn’t it? Maybe it’s just a gut feeling based on your loved one’s moody and erratic behavior. … Continue reading 5 Things to Do When Your Loved One Relapses

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May 6, 2019

Using Psychedelics to Treat Depression: The Pros and Cons

Depression is so much more than just feeling sad. In temporary moments of sadness, you know there’s a light at … Continue reading Using Psychedelics to Treat Depression: The Pros and Cons

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Using Psychedelics to Treat Depression: The Pros and Cons

Depression is so much more than just feeling sad. In temporary moments of sadness, you know there’s a light at … Continue reading Using Psychedelics to Treat Depression: The Pros and Cons

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May 2, 2019

Decriminalized Psilocybin Mushrooms: What These Drugs are All About

Colorado has certainly become the pioneer state for decriminalizing drugs. After legalizing marijuana back in 2014, the state’s largest city … Continue reading Decriminalized Psilocybin Mushrooms: What These Drugs are All About

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Decriminalized Psilocybin Mushrooms: What These Drugs are All About

Colorado has certainly become the pioneer state for decriminalizing drugs. After legalizing marijuana back in 2014, the state’s largest city … Continue reading Decriminalized Psilocybin Mushrooms: What These Drugs are All About

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April 30, 2019

Relapse is Not a Failure: How to Deal with a…

Recovery is a way of life. It isn’t something that is just rewarded to you when you’ve completed rehab; rather, … Continue reading Relapse is Not a Failure: How to Deal with a Drug Relapse

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Relapse is Not a Failure: How to Deal with a Drug Relapse

Recovery is a way of life. It isn’t something that is just rewarded to you when you’ve completed rehab; rather, … Continue reading Relapse is Not a Failure: How to Deal with a Drug Relapse

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April 26, 2019

The Connection Between Sexual Assault, Trauma and Addiction

On September 27, 2018, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, accusing Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett … Continue reading The Connection Between Sexual Assault, Trauma and Addiction

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The Connection Between Sexual Assault, Trauma and Addiction

On September 27, 2018, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, accusing Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett … Continue reading The Connection Between Sexual Assault, Trauma and Addiction

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April 20, 2019

Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug to Harder Substances?

Is marijuana a harmless “soft drug” or is it a gateway drug into harder, more illicit drug addiction? When you … Continue reading Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug to Harder Substances?

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Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug to Harder Substances?

Is marijuana a harmless “soft drug” or is it a gateway drug into harder, more illicit drug addiction? When you … Continue reading Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug to Harder Substances?

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April 13, 2019

Drug Addiction Steps to Recovery at The Raleigh House

Your addiction didn’t just happen overnight. You didn’t just wake up one morning and say, “I think I’m going to … Continue reading Drug Addiction Steps to Recovery at The Raleigh House

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Drug Addiction Steps to Recovery at The Raleigh House

Your addiction didn’t just happen overnight. You didn’t just wake up one morning and say, “I think I’m going to … Continue reading Drug Addiction Steps to Recovery at The Raleigh House

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April 6, 2019

Yoga and Meditation for Addiction Recovery

“A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.” – The Dalai Lama Take a deep … Continue reading Yoga and Meditation for Addiction Recovery

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Yoga and Meditation for Addiction Recovery

“A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.” – The Dalai Lama Take a deep … Continue reading Yoga and Meditation for Addiction Recovery

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April 1, 2019

The Downward Slope from Prescription Painkillers to Fentanyl Addiction

It wasn’t long ago that your loved one was prescribed a painkiller like oxycodone to help relieve chronic pain caused … Continue reading The Downward Slope from Prescription Painkillers to Fentanyl Addiction

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The Downward Slope from Prescription Painkillers to Fentanyl Addiction

It wasn’t long ago that your loved one was prescribed a painkiller like oxycodone to help relieve chronic pain caused … Continue reading The Downward Slope from Prescription Painkillers to Fentanyl Addiction

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March 30, 2019

How to Make Someone Feel Valued—and Stay Sober

It’s often said that the opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety. It’s connection. Let that sink in for a moment. What … Continue reading How to Make Someone Feel Valued—and Stay Sober

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How to Make Someone Feel Valued—and Stay Sober

It’s often said that the opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety. It’s connection. Let that sink in for a moment. What … Continue reading How to Make Someone Feel Valued—and Stay Sober

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March 26, 2019

Why Art Therapy is a Valuable Tool in Addiction Recovery

It’s not always easy to put feelings into words. That’s especially true while in recovery for drugs or alcohol. You … Continue reading Why Art Therapy is a Valuable Tool in Addiction Recovery

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Why Art Therapy is a Valuable Tool in Addiction Recovery

It’s not always easy to put feelings into words. That’s especially true while in recovery for drugs or alcohol. You … Continue reading Why Art Therapy is a Valuable Tool in Addiction Recovery

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March 23, 2019

A New Way of Thinking: What is Addiction Spectrum?

For years, we’ve thought of addiction as a disease, meaning that it’s either something you can’t escape or it’s something … Continue reading A New Way of Thinking: What is Addiction Spectrum?

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A New Way of Thinking: What is Addiction Spectrum?

For years, we’ve thought of addiction as a disease, meaning that it’s either something you can’t escape or it’s something … Continue reading A New Way of Thinking: What is Addiction Spectrum?

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March 19, 2019

Am I Depressed? Early Signs to Catch

Everyone gets sad from time to time, but depression is a whole different story. You don’t know why, but you … Continue reading Am I Depressed? Early Signs to Catch

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Am I Depressed? Early Signs to Catch

Everyone gets sad from time to time, but depression is a whole different story. You don’t know why, but you … Continue reading Am I Depressed? Early Signs to Catch

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March 14, 2019

Amino Acid Therapy for Addiction

What if there was a totally natural treatment for addiction that could help ease the feelings of depression and anxiety … Continue reading Amino Acid Therapy for Addiction

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Amino Acid Therapy for Addiction

What if there was a totally natural treatment for addiction that could help ease the feelings of depression and anxiety … Continue reading Amino Acid Therapy for Addiction

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March 11, 2019

Is Legal Marijuana in Colorado Causing Problems?

Recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado on Nov. 6, 2012. By January of 2014, marijuana was commercially available, forever changing … Continue reading Is Legal Marijuana in Colorado Causing Problems?

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Is Legal Marijuana in Colorado Causing Problems?

Recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado on Nov. 6, 2012. By January of 2014, marijuana was commercially available, forever changing … Continue reading Is Legal Marijuana in Colorado Causing Problems?

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March 5, 2019

6 Excuses Addicts Tell Themselves

Let’s be honest: Drugs and alcohol make you feel absolutely great. That’s why people use them. But addiction makes you … Continue reading 6 Excuses Addicts Tell Themselves

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6 Excuses Addicts Tell Themselves

Let’s be honest: Drugs and alcohol make you feel absolutely great. That’s why people use them. But addiction makes you … Continue reading 6 Excuses Addicts Tell Themselves

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March 3, 2019

The 11 Criteria Used for Addiction Severity Index Scoring (DSM-5)

You may know your loved one has a problem, but how severe is it? What exactly are you up against? … Continue reading The 11 Criteria Used for Addiction Severity Index Scoring (DSM-5)

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The 11 Criteria Used for Addiction Severity Index Scoring (DSM-5)

You may know your loved one has a problem, but how severe is it? What exactly are you up against? … Continue reading The 11 Criteria Used for Addiction Severity Index Scoring (DSM-5)

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March 1, 2019

The Benefits of Traveling for Addiction Treatment

It’s certainly true that recovery from addiction can happen both close to home and further away. But it’s also true … Continue reading The Benefits of Traveling for Addiction Treatment

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The Benefits of Traveling for Addiction Treatment

It’s certainly true that recovery from addiction can happen both close to home and further away. But it’s also true … Continue reading The Benefits of Traveling for Addiction Treatment

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February 18, 2019

Is Alcohol Worse Than Heroin?

Alcohol kills an estimated 88,000 people a year, while just over 15,000 people died after overdosing on heron in 2017. … Continue reading Is Alcohol Worse Than Heroin?

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Is Alcohol Worse Than Heroin?

Alcohol kills an estimated 88,000 people a year, while just over 15,000 people died after overdosing on heron in 2017. … Continue reading Is Alcohol Worse Than Heroin?

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February 13, 2019

A Look at the Science: How Equine Therapy Works

Recovery can take you through a revolving door of emotions. One minute, you’re hopeful and determined. The next, you feel … Continue reading A Look at the Science: How Equine Therapy Works

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A Look at the Science: How Equine Therapy Works

Recovery can take you through a revolving door of emotions. One minute, you’re hopeful and determined. The next, you feel … Continue reading A Look at the Science: How Equine Therapy Works

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February 7, 2019

The Dangers of Mixing Heroin and Xanax

Both heroin and Xanax work as central nervous system depressants. That means both drugs can induce feelings of calm and … Continue reading The Dangers of Mixing Heroin and Xanax

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The Dangers of Mixing Heroin and Xanax

Both heroin and Xanax work as central nervous system depressants. That means both drugs can induce feelings of calm and … Continue reading The Dangers of Mixing Heroin and Xanax

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February 2, 2019

How Long Does Alcohol Detox Last?

  The short answer to that question is that it takes the body about seven to 10 days to detox … Continue reading How Long Does Alcohol Detox Last?

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How Long Does Alcohol Detox Last?

  The short answer to that question is that it takes the body about seven to 10 days to detox … Continue reading How Long Does Alcohol Detox Last?

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January 24, 2019

Uncovering and Discovering: How We Get to the Root Cause…

    It used to be thought that addiction was caused by a lack of will power. So treatment was … Continue reading Uncovering and Discovering: How We Get to the Root Cause of Addiction

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Uncovering and Discovering: How We Get to the Root Cause of Addiction

    It used to be thought that addiction was caused by a lack of will power. So treatment was … Continue reading Uncovering and Discovering: How We Get to the Root Cause of Addiction

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January 24, 2019

10 Ways to Stop Enabling Your Addicted Loved One

    If you buy drugs or alcohol for your loved one, that obviously makes you an enabler. But, there … Continue reading 10 Ways to Stop Enabling Your Addicted Loved One

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10 Ways to Stop Enabling Your Addicted Loved One

    If you buy drugs or alcohol for your loved one, that obviously makes you an enabler. But, there … Continue reading 10 Ways to Stop Enabling Your Addicted Loved One

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January 24, 2019

Choosing the Right Rehab Center in the Right Location

  You want to get better. That means healing physically, of course, but also mentally, psychologically, socially and spiritually. You’ve … Continue reading Choosing the Right Rehab Center in the Right Location

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Choosing the Right Rehab Center in the Right Location

  You want to get better. That means healing physically, of course, but also mentally, psychologically, socially and spiritually. You’ve … Continue reading Choosing the Right Rehab Center in the Right Location

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January 17, 2019

Is Alcohol Detox Dangerous?

You can buy alcohol in the grocery store. It’s served at just about every get-together you attend. Even your mother … Continue reading Is Alcohol Detox Dangerous?

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Is Alcohol Detox Dangerous?

You can buy alcohol in the grocery store. It’s served at just about every get-together you attend. Even your mother … Continue reading Is Alcohol Detox Dangerous?

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January 14, 2019

How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions in Recovery

    The New Year is a great time for anyone in recovery to recommit themselves to the things that … Continue reading How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions in Recovery

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How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions in Recovery

    The New Year is a great time for anyone in recovery to recommit themselves to the things that … Continue reading How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions in Recovery

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December 20, 2018

Does Alcohol Cause High Blood Pressure?

  A little red wine might offer some minor health benefits, but heavy drinking is always bad for your health. … Continue reading Does Alcohol Cause High Blood Pressure?

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Does Alcohol Cause High Blood Pressure?

  A little red wine might offer some minor health benefits, but heavy drinking is always bad for your health. … Continue reading Does Alcohol Cause High Blood Pressure?

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December 19, 2018

Why You Shouldn’t Give Up on Cocaine Addiction Treatment

    Cocaine addiction can have you believing a lot of lies. If you’re addicted to heroin or alcohol, you’ll … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Give Up on Cocaine Addiction Treatment

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Why You Shouldn’t Give Up on Cocaine Addiction Treatment

    Cocaine addiction can have you believing a lot of lies. If you’re addicted to heroin or alcohol, you’ll … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Give Up on Cocaine Addiction Treatment

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December 19, 2018

Signs Your Loved One Needs Meth Rehab

    The opioid crisis may be getting all of the headlines these days, but meth addiction is a growing … Continue reading Signs Your Loved One Needs Meth Rehab

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Signs Your Loved One Needs Meth Rehab

    The opioid crisis may be getting all of the headlines these days, but meth addiction is a growing … Continue reading Signs Your Loved One Needs Meth Rehab

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December 19, 2018

7 Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction at The Raleigh House

    You’ve decided to get help—and that’s great. But it’s also important to make sure that you’re receiving the … Continue reading 7 Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction at The Raleigh House

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7 Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction at The Raleigh House

    You’ve decided to get help—and that’s great. But it’s also important to make sure that you’re receiving the … Continue reading 7 Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction at The Raleigh House

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December 19, 2018

How to Help Your Loved One Avoid Holiday Depression Triggers

    The holidays are a time to get together with loved ones and celebrate with food, drink and gifts. … Continue reading How to Help Your Loved One Avoid Holiday Depression Triggers

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How to Help Your Loved One Avoid Holiday Depression Triggers

    The holidays are a time to get together with loved ones and celebrate with food, drink and gifts. … Continue reading How to Help Your Loved One Avoid Holiday Depression Triggers

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December 9, 2018

Introducing The Raleigh House Ranch in Watkins, Colorado

Room to breathe. Room to roam. Room to recover. These are the things you’ll find at The Raleigh House’s new … Continue reading Introducing The Raleigh House Ranch in Watkins, Colorado

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Introducing The Raleigh House Ranch in Watkins, Colorado

Room to breathe. Room to roam. Room to recover. These are the things you’ll find at The Raleigh House’s new … Continue reading Introducing The Raleigh House Ranch in Watkins, Colorado

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November 29, 2018

What Causes Seasonal Depression and How to Deal With it

    It’s hard to embrace life when you can barely get out of bed in the morning. And yet … Continue reading What Causes Seasonal Depression and How to Deal With it

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What Causes Seasonal Depression and How to Deal With it

    It’s hard to embrace life when you can barely get out of bed in the morning. And yet … Continue reading What Causes Seasonal Depression and How to Deal With it

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November 29, 2018

Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Anxiety in Denver

    It’s a vicious cycle at its worst. You’re feeling anxious about something, so you turn to drugs or … Continue reading Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Anxiety in Denver

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Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Anxiety in Denver

    It’s a vicious cycle at its worst. You’re feeling anxious about something, so you turn to drugs or … Continue reading Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Anxiety in Denver

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November 26, 2018

Lies You Tell Yourself About an Addict You Love

Does any of this sound familiar? • This is just a phase. • All young adults party and have fun. … Continue reading Lies You Tell Yourself About an Addict You Love

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Lies You Tell Yourself About an Addict You Love

Does any of this sound familiar? • This is just a phase. • All young adults party and have fun. … Continue reading Lies You Tell Yourself About an Addict You Love

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November 26, 2018

Trauma and Opioid Addiction

      Traumatic events may end, but they’re not easily forgotten. In fact, an estimated 70 percent of people … Continue reading Trauma and Opioid Addiction

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Trauma and Opioid Addiction

      Traumatic events may end, but they’re not easily forgotten. In fact, an estimated 70 percent of people … Continue reading Trauma and Opioid Addiction

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November 19, 2018

Addiction Recovery Support Groups You May Not Know About

Reading Time: 1 minute Smart Recovery Smart Recovery uses cognitive behavioral therapy to tackle addiction. If you can control what you … Continue reading Addiction Recovery Support Groups You May Not Know About

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Addiction Recovery Support Groups You May Not Know About

Reading Time: 1 minute Smart Recovery Smart Recovery uses cognitive behavioral therapy to tackle addiction. If you can control what you … Continue reading Addiction Recovery Support Groups You May Not Know About

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November 19, 2018

A Typical Week at The Raleigh House’s Outpatient Treatment

  You’ll have three group sessions in a typical week and each session will last three hours. The groups are … Continue reading A Typical Week at The Raleigh House’s Outpatient Treatment

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A Typical Week at The Raleigh House’s Outpatient Treatment

  You’ll have three group sessions in a typical week and each session will last three hours. The groups are … Continue reading A Typical Week at The Raleigh House’s Outpatient Treatment

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November 19, 2018

Helping Your Child Without Enabling Their Addiction

  If your adult son or daughter calls and says they want to get better, you know what to do. … Continue reading Helping Your Child Without Enabling Their Addiction

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Helping Your Child Without Enabling Their Addiction

  If your adult son or daughter calls and says they want to get better, you know what to do. … Continue reading Helping Your Child Without Enabling Their Addiction

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November 15, 2018

Top 7 Reasons to Choose the Raleigh House for Meth…

Meth addiction changes your life fast. You can feel it on the inside and see it on the outside. The … Continue reading Top 7 Reasons to Choose the Raleigh House for Meth Addiction Treatment

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Top 7 Reasons to Choose the Raleigh House for Meth Addiction Treatment

Meth addiction changes your life fast. You can feel it on the inside and see it on the outside. The … Continue reading Top 7 Reasons to Choose the Raleigh House for Meth Addiction Treatment

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November 14, 2018

How to Manage a Job While Recovering from Addiction

    First, let’s get one thing straight: Outpatient treatment is not right for everybody. But, if you’ve decided to … Continue reading How to Manage a Job While Recovering from Addiction

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How to Manage a Job While Recovering from Addiction

    First, let’s get one thing straight: Outpatient treatment is not right for everybody. But, if you’ve decided to … Continue reading How to Manage a Job While Recovering from Addiction

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