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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.
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.
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.
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.
Arapahoe House in the News
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