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March 29, 2021

Managing Trauma, Together

Managing trauma and finding solid support may not feel easy but it's something we're doing collectively and independently. Over the past week, we've all been focused on supporting one another…
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January 21, 2021

Making a Difference: Q & A with Donnie Hagenbart at Redpoint Center

Making a difference in other's lives can be a rewarding part of getting sober. The Redpoint Center, a highly regarded outpatient treatment center, is a distinctive program that provides easily…
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December 20, 2020

Do I Need Therapy?

It's not always easy to determine if we need therapy. And what does it even mean to need therapy? While it would prove beneficial if everyone processed their experiences with…
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December 17, 2020

Living With Uncertainty

On a daily basis, many of us experience overwhelm and fear of uncertainty. Now, more than ever, there is much to be uncertain about. In addition, during a global pandemic,…
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December 16, 2020

How to Embrace the Holidays in Recovery

Whether this time of year fills you with warm tingles or absolute dread, “the holidays” never fail to elicit great emotional charge. Though we are all different in terms of…
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December 4, 2020

How to Feel Connected in Recovery

It can be hard to feel connected in recovery at times. Many of us know what it is like to walk into a new place and think, “I don’t belong…
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November 16, 2020

The Redpoint Center Expands to Fort Collins, Colorado

Redpoint Center Fort Collins is here and we're thrilled to offer our services to those in need. During the pandemic, the caring Redpoint team has been busy opening our new…
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October 7, 2020

Recovery Sayings: Wisdom for Daily Living

Recovery sayings may seem overly simplistic, but for many, they are powerful messages. Even if you don’t attend 12-Step programs, you may hear the same AA or recovery-oriented sayings and…
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September 16, 2020

Communication in Recovery

An Interview with Redpoint Center team member, Wendy Stine, Clinician and Program Manager for Northern Colorado Communication in recovery is one of our greatest tools. So much of what we…
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September 3, 2020

Treat Addiction, Save Lives: Boulder County Overdose Awareness Day

BoCo Overdose Awareness Day 2020 Over this past weekend, Boulder County promoted 2020 Overdose Awareness Day with free education and Narcan distribution as well as a drive-in style showing of…
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August 26, 2020

Asking for Help in Recovery

Asking For—and Accepting Help Asking for help is not easy. In a lot of ways, it means letting go. In addition, many of us were taught to pull ourselves up…
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August 6, 2020

Friendship in Sobriety

Friendship is very important in our lives. Along with the simple fact that friendship provides key support, relationships are a big part of our mental health and well-being. The people…
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July 27, 2020

Fentanyl in Colorado

Fentanyl Alert Fentanyl is a highly addictive and dangerous opiate that is often used for pain management. It is a synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times more potent…
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July 23, 2020

How to Let Go: Guilt, Shame, and Self-Love

Do people sometimes tell you to just let go? It is not always easy. The truth is, change is hard. Furthermore, letting go, for many of us, is new. To…
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July 16, 2020

10 Inspiring Books: Reading in Recovery

Whether as a self-care practice, for fun, or for wisdom, reading in recovery can provide us with a sanctuary of knowledge and peace. The following list of recovery-oriented books has…
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July 10, 2020

Vulnerability and Recovery: The Power of Authentic Connection

We’re all human beings and we all want love and connection. So, how do we find it? Vulnerability takes courage. And in recovery, it's vital. In order to feel connected,…
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July 3, 2020

How to Stay Sober When Your Friends Still Drink or Drug

When new in recovery, it's important to stay sober. Maintaining friendships with people who still use once sober can be difficult. It may be best friends, and even family members,…
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June 25, 2020

Sobriety and The Gifts of a Spiritual Life

by Katherine Clancy My spiritual life means a great deal to me. It is through awareness and spiritual experiences that I connect to a power greater than myself. And it…
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June 1, 2020

How to Feel Connected During Tough Times

by Wendy Stine, Addiction Counselor & Program Manager at The Redpoint Center There’s no doubt that many of us are feeling frazzled, ungrounded, and anxious. These feelings can make us…
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May 19, 2020

The Healing Power of Service Work

by Redpoint Team member, Wendy Stine, certified interventionist and addictions counselor Service work is a powerful healer. “When I get nervous, I focus on service,” is a saying that a…
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April 24, 2020

Mental Health and COVID-19

Mental Health and COVID-19: It’s OK to Not Be Ok We’re just about a month in this whole shelter-in-place situation. The timeline for returning to regularly scheduled programming has been…
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April 21, 2020

COVID-19 and Finding Humor in Difficult Times

Humor makes the world go around. But it's not always easy to find. We all go through challenges in our lives and before COVID-19, we were no doubt experiencing some…
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April 15, 2020

Quarantine Music to Soothe the Soul

During COVID-19 quarantine, music is vital. While we experience these uncertain times, many are grappling with anxiety. In addition, we feel stress about the future. On top of this, we…
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April 13, 2020

Healthy Eating During Quarantine

Healthy eating isn't always easy. Even during the best of times, we may crave comfort food or some snacking. But now, as we pass the one month mark of COVID-19…
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April 3, 2020

Social Distancing and Mental Health: Telehealth Saves Lives

There’s a saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” It's never been more true in the instance of telehealth. While telehealth has been around for a while, it’s only been…
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March 26, 2020

CBS4 News Features Redpoint Center as Coronavirus Support Resource

Redpoint Center is thrilled to be featured as an important mental health and substance use resource for our community. The following article is featured on Colorado CBS4 news. Colorado officials have…
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March 25, 2020

COVID-19, Quarantine, and Life in Recovery

COVID-19 is the illness caused by the Coronavirus. Life as we know it has been brought to a halt by COVID-19. For many, uncertainty and change generates a high level…
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March 21, 2020

What Does Cross Addiction Mean?

Cross addiction is a term we hear often. But what does it mean? When we move away from self-destructive habits, we learn about our behaviors. In addition, we start to…
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February 25, 2020

Exercise for Recovery

Exercise for recovery can be a powerful practice. Recovery looks a little different for everyone. An important part of one person’s journey may not play as significant of a part…
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February 25, 2020

Why is Rehab 30 Days?

Why is Rehab 30 Days? Is rehab 30 days usually because that’s how long it takes to cure an addiction? No. Is rehab 30 days because that’s how long it…
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February 25, 2020

Debunking 3 Myths About Marijuana Use

by Cody Gardner Marijuana use is the topic of much debate. Marijuana is often regarded as a safe alternative to harder drugs. But is this based on facts? The truth…
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February 21, 2020

Four Lies I Told Myself About My Alcohol Abuse 

by Rachael Messaros, Director of Admissions & Marketing at Redpoint Center Admitting Defeat: Alcohol Abuse & the Brain Alcohol abuse is insidious. It took me time to come to grips…
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December 16, 2019

Longmont and Boulder Sober Living – What to Expect

You or a loved one has completed residential treatment, now what? First of all, congratulations. Taking and completing that step is a huge one in and of itself. Typically the…
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December 4, 2019

The Redpoint Center Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

The Redpoint Center of Boulder County, Colorado, earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® Accreditation. This Gold Seal is awarded after demonstrating compliance with the necessary performance standards. Furthermore,…
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November 19, 2019

Top 10 Tips for Happy Sober Holidays

So It’s Your First Holiday Sober... Sober holidays can be a blast. They can also be challenging, stressful, and triggering. This is true, perhaps now more than ever. Following a…
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November 8, 2019

How to Talk to Teens About Addiction

How do you talk to a teen about addiction? Do we really need to talk to teens about addiction? Adolescence is a time of experimentation. Teens engage in high-risk behavior…
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October 30, 2019

Relationships in Addiction Recovery

Relationships in recovery can be complicated. And relationships take time to build or mend. Over the past decade, major strides have been made to de-stigmatize addiction and mental health concerns.…
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October 15, 2019

The Difference Between Adult and Teen Addiction Treatment

What are the differences between youth and adult addiction treatment? As rates of suicide, suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorder rise in Colorado, and the United States, more…
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September 26, 2019

What is an Intervention?

Interventions are a strong first component of recovery. Not only do they help families through a complex process, but they also provide professional guidance for treatment. Furthermore, interventionists help reduce…
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September 11, 2019

The Truth About Addiction Drug Rehab

Addiction drug rehab can be scary words. If you are thinking about addiction treatment or alcohol treatment, you are not alone. It's so important to know this. Many have been…
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September 9, 2019

The Facts About the Vaping Crisis

Vaping is in the news a lot lately. Many are calling it a vaping crisis. Children are being hospitalized. Parents worry. Following years of questions and speculation, the Centers for…
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August 2, 2019

Yoga and Recovery

How do yoga and recovery go hand in hand? Does yoga evoke spandex and tricky poses? Or do you imagine a yogi chanting by the side of a river in…
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July 29, 2019

The Importance of Self-Care in Recovery

Self-care in recovery is key. After struggling, a person can believe that they are not good enough. And they may feel they don’t measure up. This is what I thought…
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July 9, 2019

Is Addiction a Family Disease? 

Is addiction a family disease? What does this mean? Those experiencing addictive behaviors are suffering on their own. And their loved ones suffer immensely, too. It goes without saying that…
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July 2, 2019

Canine-Assisted Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Addiction

Canine-Assisted Psychotherapy utilizes therapy dogs in mental health and substance abuse treatment with profound impact. Many of us love animals, dogs in particular. In addition, we've learned that canines can…
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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 in the Treatment of Addiction

EMDR to Address Trauma During Addiction Treatment EMDR is a powerful tool for healing trauma. Studies show that trauma is a risk factor for addiction and substance use disorder. In…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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May 3, 2019

Sober Fly Fishing and Substance Abuse Recovery

By Jay Fullum, therapist on the Redpoint Center Team Spending Time Outdoors Fly fishing sober is a real gift. There are challenges of working in the addiction field, but I…
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April 24, 2019

Do I Have a Drinking Problem?

A drinking problem can be debilitating. In addition it can impact one's overall health. Also, it can affect our family, work life, and can threaten our well-being. At The Redpoint…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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August 10, 2018

Jen’s Addiction
and Recovery Story

I was a sophomore in college when I started to question whether or not I was an addict and alcoholic. Sure, I partied like any college kid but my grades,…
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August 1, 2018

Speaking at an Opioid and Drug Summit

This month I had the privilege of speaking at the Mississippi Opioid and Drug Summit in Madison, MS.  I had never been to Mississippi nor had I ever gotten the…
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June 29, 2018

Longmont Drug Rehab

If you are seeking help for a loved one in Longmont, CO we know how challenging it can be to find the right drug rehab for yourself or your loved…
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June 17, 2018

Anthony Bourdain,
Why It Stings.

For me, and many other Americans this year, the news has been tough. Political and social unrest, polarizing extremists’ groups, gun violence, hurting families, impossible situations, natural disasters and so…
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March 31, 2018

Shining the Light on Addiction in Longmont

We are thrilled to have been welcomed with open arms to the local Longmont Community! We recently participated at an event called "Shining the Light on Addiction" hosted by the…
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February 21, 2018

Our Team for Drug Addiction Recovery

Our team at The Redpoint Center is diverse in practice and unified in purpose. Because each of our clients is unique and will respond to their treatment as such, the…
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January 2, 2018

About Longmont’s New Drug Rehabilitation Treatment Center

The Redpoint Center is a drug rehabilitation center located in Longmont, Colorado. During the center's inception phase, it was universally agreed upon that our therapeutic services should be accessible to…

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