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July 9, 2019

Why is Addiction Considered a “Family Disease”? 

While those suffering from addiction are experiencing their own type of hell, the loved ones surrounding them suffer immensely, too. It goes without saying that living with an addict is…
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July 2, 2019

Canine Assisted Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Addiction

Canine Assisted Psychotherapy occurs when therapists partner with therapy dogs to enhance the therapeutic experience.  As an Animal Assisted Therapist, I have seen the many ways that dogs can enhance…
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July 2, 2019

The Redpoint Center Staff’s Favorite Songs About Addiction, Drug Use and Recovery

Stories of addiction and drug abuse have worked themselves into our culture in the form of books, music, theater and songs for centuries.   Often times, a song we love is…
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June 5, 2019

EMDR and its Role in the Treatment of Addiction

Helping To Address Trauma During Addiction Treatment The Redpoint Center is a trauma focused substance abuse treatment center in Longmont, Colorado. We understand that trauma is a risk factor for…
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May 29, 2019

The Therapeutic Benefits of Laughter

It is a common occurrence amongst therapists to joke that if they bring their clients to tears then they know they’ve done something right. We believe that laughter can be…
May 11, 2019

Mushrooms legalized in Denver Colorado

Legalization of Mushrooms We learned on Wednesday May 8, 2019, that Denver voters narrowly passed an initiative decriminalizing psilocybin mushrooms (also referred to as magic mushrooms or shrooms). Denver is…
May 9, 2019

Three Steps To Get Through the Tough Times in Recovery

Throughout my time in recovery, to say that I have had ups and downs would be a great understatement. Life happens, and when it does, look out! Not unlike a…
May 6, 2019

The Redpoint Center’s Favorite Films about Addiction

The Redpoint Center is an outpatient addiction treatment center in Boulder, Colorado. Addiction touches our staff and clients every day. Its impact can be maddening and heartbreaking. Because of this,…
May 3, 2019

Fly Fishing as a Component of Substance Abuse Recovery

Spending Time Outdoors Despite the challenges of working in the addiction field, I feel so blessed to have a career which allows me to integrate my passions. I love to…
April 24, 2019

Do I have a Drinking Problem?

At The Redpoint Center, one of the most common addictions we treat is Alcohol Use Disorder. The main reason for this is the high prevalence and societal acceptance of alcohol…
April 23, 2019

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal At the Redpoint Center, Alcohol Use Disorder is the most common type of substance abuse disorder that we treat. For this reason, our staff…
April 6, 2019

Medically Assisted Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

SAMSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, defines Medication Assisted Treatment, or MAT, as the use of FDA approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to…
March 29, 2019

Loveland Drug Rehabilitation

If you are seeking help for a loved one in Loveland, CO we know how challenging it can be to find the right drug rehab for yourself or your loved…
March 1, 2019

What is MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment)?

Trying to overcome an drug addiction or alcohol addiction can be one of the most challenging and difficult tasks that any individual embarks upon. At The Redpoint Center, our drug…
March 1, 2019

The Paradox of Comfort

com·fort: a state or situation in which you are relaxed and do not have any mentally or physically unpleasant feelings Comfort is a funny thing. In small doses it allows…
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February 8, 2019

How to Help Someone Struggling with Thoughts of Suicide

According to a report released by The Centers for Disease Control, suicide rates have risen in all but one state in the United States between 1999 and 2016. In more…
February 7, 2019

Thinking About Rehab

If you have started thinking about going to addiction treatment or alcohol treatment, you have begun a journey that is often very difficult, and you will likely waver back and…
February 6, 2019

What is the Answer to Addiction?

During my time at The Redpoint Center, an addiction treatment program in Longmont Colorado, there are a few things that I have grown accustomed to hearing around the office. Our…

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