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Addiction is a Family Disease
In this issue of News of Substance, we explore the role family plays in addiction. We'll hear from a family therapist, a daughter who is giving back in response to her mother's addiction, and from experts about the genetics of addiction.
In his book "Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction," David Sheff shares that "caring about an addict is as complex and fraught and debilitating as addiction itself."
Fueling Connection Through Coffee
Jessica used to be scared to share her story- she noticed how people looked at her when she said her mom died of alcoholism in her 40s. But she's not scared anymore. "I know that even if people don't understand now, they will one day. Substance use and abuse is not an anomaly, it's not a rare thing. I've found the more I share, the more power I have," she remarked.
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Family Therapy Breakthroughs
Sarah Balkany describes the "special connection" she has with teens, and it is easy to see why. She effortlessly blends genuine empathy with a no-nonsense approach- a strong pull for teens craving connection and boundaries. Sarah is an adolescent and family therapist who has been with Arapahoe House since 2014. Certified in adolescent and family psychotherapy, Sarah firmly believes that you cannot work with an adolescent without working with their family.
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Is Addiction Genetic?
Addiction is often described as a "family disease." That is a reflection of two phenomena-the disease's genetic profile and its emotional impact on family systems. Between 40 and 70 percent of a person's risk for developing a substance use disorder is genetic, and environmental factors interact with a person's genes to modify that risk..
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Renowned Addiction Authors David and Nic Sheff to Deliver Keynote at Arapahoe House Luncheon in September
"David and Nic are two of the most prominent voices on addiction in the U.S.," said Mike Butler, Arapahoe House CEO. "Their voices are now more important than ever in the context of the drug epidemic we face today. We are honored that they will not only speak on our behalf, but galvanize the community around this important cause."
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Residential Programs are Meeting Needs in Fresh Ways
Opening Doors to Outpatient Services
Medication Assisted Treatment Increases Effectiveness of Therapy
Join us for CoBiz Financial Biz Bash with Country Superstar Entertainers Big & Rich on April 20
An exclusive with Lyne Andrich, EVP and CFO, CoBiz on Biz Bash
Paving the Way to Sobriety from Prescription Drug Addiction
Heroin and Prescription Drug Crisis: What You Need to Know About Opioids
Denver Broncos Super Bowl Champion Rod Smith Scores Big for Arapahoe House
VIDEO: Colorado's Opioid Crisis
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
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
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
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
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
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