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Paving the Way to Sobriety from Prescription Drug Addiction

It's remarkable how a moment can change the course of your entire life. At age 27, I severely injured my back doing deadlifts improperly at the gym. My doctor referred me to a pain management clinic and I was prescribed oxycodone and Oxycontin. I was completely addicted within a month. Before I knew it, my prescription for the meds ran out and I was doctor shopping to fulfill my cravings. I never would have thought this for my life.

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Heroin and Prescription Drug Crisis: What You Need to Know About Opioids

Everyone's talking about it: the opioid epidemic. Opioids have killed more than half a million people since 1999: more than World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War combined. With 129 Americans dying every day from accidental drug overdose, our state and our country are in crisis.

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Denver Broncos Super Bowl Champion Rod Smith Scores Big for Arapahoe House

Arapahoe House welcomed Denver Bronco Rod Smith to downtown Denver for its 7th Annual Luncheon. The Super Bowl champion received a standing ovation for his personable and heartfelt keynote address to a crowd of more than 400 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The luncheon raised more than $200,000 in gross revenue through sponsorships, ticket sales and day-of donations.

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VIDEO: Colorado's Opioid Crisis

Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescription painkillers and heroin. There is now an unintentional drug overdose every 9 hours and 24 minutes in Colorado. This is a crisis.

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Arapahoe House in the News

Check out our recent media coverage on Colorado Public Radio, CBS4 and more.

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Archive

 

2016

A New Location for Arapahoe House North Metro Clinic

A Strong Start in School

Top Five Fun Facts about Our Children’s Learning Center

A New Vision for Arapahoe House

Check out the Latest Arapahoe House Events

Vivitrol Reviews: The Silver Bullet for My Addiction

Vivitrol Providers - Medication Assisted Treatment

 

 

2015

Family Storytellers Edition

The History of Arapahoe House

Remembering Peg's Legacy

Q & A with President and CEO, Art Schut About the Future of Treatment

The Hortons' Journey

Sold Out Arapahoe House Luncheon with David Feherty Raises Most Money in Event’s History

How Can I Explain My Passion for Arapahoe House to Others?

What You Need to Know About Current Drug Trends

 

 

2014

Five Ways the Affordable Care Act will Affect Arapahoe House

Parity: Our New Favorite Word

Alcohol Addiction Stories: When Health Insurance Pays for Treatment

More on Colorado's Medicaid Expansion

A Closer Look at Detox

A Day in the Life of a Detox Staffer

DUI Success Stories: From Thinking to Doing to Living

Aurora Triage Project Saving Community Thousands of Dollars

DUI Admissions to Arapahoe House Detox Facilities Involving Marijuana Nearly Double Since Legalization

Arapahoe House’s Sold-Out Golf Tournament Increases Revenue by 24 Percent

A Glimpse into Relapse

Alcoholism Recovery Stories: In These Rooms

How the Bad Things That Happen to Us May Increase Our Chances for Addiction

Back by Popular Demand, Dr. Drew Champions the Mission of Arapahoe House and Helps Raise More than $230,000

Meet Our New Board Members

Addiction Stories: Filling the Hole in My Soul

 

 

2013

4th Annual Arapahoe House Luncheon with Emmy Award‑Winning Actress Meredith Baxter

Arapahoe House Honors Jefferson Center for Mental Health at 12th Annual Community Partner Luncheon

How to Talk to Your Kids About Colorado Marijuana Legalization

Alcoholism Stories: A Smartphone and Sobriety

Q&A: Huffing

Arapahoe House Raises More Than $58,000 at Sold-Out Annual Golf Tournament

Prescription Drug Abuse Stories: My Prescription Drug Nightmare

Top 10 Things You Should Know About Alcohol for July 4

Q & A: Mental Health and Substance Abuse

With Support from the Alcohol Industry, Arapahoe House Holds its Highest Grossing Luncheon Yet

A Guide to Colorado Treatment Services for Your Loved One

Wellness Integrates Into Residential Treatment

 

 

2012

Five-Time Emmy, Tony Award-Winning Actor John Larroquette to Headline Arapahoe House Fall Fundraiser

How Do I Know if I Have a Problem with Alcohol?

Arapahoe House Sells Out 12th Annual Golf Tournament, Raises $63,000

Sobriety Stories: Serious About Sobriety

Arapahoe House Kicks off Public Phase of Capital Campaign with Grants from The Anschutz Foundation and Daniels Fund

The New Designer Drug: Bath Salts

A Closer Look at Driving Under the Influence

Art Reaching Kids

John Larroquette Helps Raise $200,000 for Community Addiction Treatment Services

Arapahoe House Heroin Admissions More Than Triple in Past Five Years

True Philanthropy: 2012 Ruston Award Given to James and Kathy Crapo

Drug Addiction Recovery Stories: Empowering Others as a Peer Mentor

Arapahoe House Welcomes New CEO

 

 

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