The United States is in the midst of a public health crisis; the opioid epidemic. A 2016 report by the US Center for Disease Control states that on average, 142 Americans die every day from a drug overdose. This reality has forced our country to remove the stigma that it once held for people that were addicted to drugs like heroin and oxycodone and other opiates. The statistics show that dependence on these substances is prevalent across all socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicity and regions. Heroin and prescription opioid addiction is on the rise due to widespread availability both in a doctors office and on a street corner. It’s effects are easily concealed to an untrained eye. If you or someone you know near Longmont Colorado is struggling with opiate and/or heroin addiction, call The Redpoint Center today to speak to someone who can help.

Here is a list of things to look for if you are concerned that someone you love may be struggling with opioid dependence:

  • Needle marks (red marks at site of injection, “track marks” (collapsed vein))
  • Constricted, “pinpoint” pupils in areas of low or dim light
  • “Nodding off” or having trouble staying awake at inappropriate times
  • Flushed, colorless or itchy skin
  • Isolation
  • Unexplained or inappropriate mood swings
  • High risk or reckless behavior
  • Ambiguity around where or how their money is being spent
  • Pawning off personal items and/or stealing from others

If you have questions about The Redpoint Center’s program or would like to speak with an Admissions Coordinator, please don’t hesitate to call (888) 509-3153.

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