Combating Mental Health Effects Brought on by COVID-19

Apr 8, 2020 9:07:27 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in COVID-19, Mental Health

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During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, medical professionals have called for the community to go into social isolation and practice social distancing. Additionally, Colorado Governor Jared Polis ordered Coloradans to stay at home on March 26, 2020. As addiction treatment professionals, we have to wonder how this will mentally affect people. 

Sadly, there isn’t a lot of research out there about the mental health effects of COVID-19. However, the good news, information is updated daily about this crisis, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recognizes that this pandemic and social isolation are potential causes of increased stress.

It can be especially difficult for those who have mental health conditions including problems with substance use. Besides increased stress, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, it can also cause anxiety, obsession and loneliness. 

So, what can you do right now to keep a healthy mindset during the COVID-19 crisis? The Providence Recovery team has great tips for you to protect your mental health.

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What You Need To Know About Medicaid

Mar 25, 2020 9:09:42 AM / by Julie Drake posted in Medicaid

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When people come to the front desk at Providence Recovery for the first time, we give them several papers to fill out and ask, "What type of insurance do you have?" Frequently people will say, "I don't have insurance," not realizing that Medicaid is a type of health insurance. 

Which health insurance do you trust? My health insurance carrier is Colorado Medicaid. Medicaid is a very important piece of your recovery from addiction. It allows you to focus on the treatment and recovery process without worrying about having money to pay for it. 

In Colorado, Medicaid is called Health First Colorado. Medicaid is known as public insurance.  It can help pay for many services, but the leading service is health-related care, including Substance Use Disorder medications, counseling and recovery.  

Find out more about Medicaid and additional insurance inquiries below. 

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I Went To Rehab - Now What?

Mar 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Addiction Recovery

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The use of the term “rehab” is still common but remains a misrepresentation of recovery from substance use disorder (SUD). Rehab is the service that offers individuals the opportunity to stop using drugs and to begin treating their addiction. 

We hear it time and time again, “he went to rehab.” Then, you see him on the street the week after he was discharged, stating, “I am over it,” and a family thinking he is “cured” - this is a short-sided view of recovery and SUD in general.

Continue reading below to discover what you can do after rehab. 

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Benefits of a Local Addiction Treatment Center VS National Franchise

Feb 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Addiction Recovery

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According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), recovery focuses on health and wellness while creating goals that help you reach your fullest potential. 

Local addiction treatment can often provide a more personal approach to your addiction treatment program experience. Check out the benefits of attending a local treatment center in your community below. 

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Benefits of Having an Addiction Treatment Program Located in Your Community

Feb 12, 2020 1:15:44 PM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Addiction Treatment, Addiction Recovery, Local Addiction Center

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What comes to mind when you hear that an addiction treatment center is moving to your community? 

Will it attract “addicts?” 

How about, wondering if the crime rates will spike? 

We can refer to these stigmas as having a “not in my backyard” mentality, and both questions are untrue. Research proves that having a local, community-invested addiction treatment center near you can decrease long-lasting addictions and altogether the following in your hometown: 

  • Crime rates
  • Healthcare costs
  • Homelessness 

Continue reading to discover the positive impact an addiction treatment center can have on your community

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Breaking the Addiction Language Stigma: What You Can Do About It

Jan 29, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Substance Use Disorder, Addiction Treatment, Stigma

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Generally, addiction is known for compromising a life full of health for one that is entangled with negative, self-sabotaging experiences. At Providence Recovery, we understand a person who struggles with a substance use disorder (SUD) goes through many ups and downs when battling the disease. Most people don't want to be associated in a negative light - especially to be labeled an addict when they're trying their best to recover. 

Frequently, the stigma around addiction makes it worse for everyone involved due to a lack of information and knowledge about the topic at-hand. Let's find out more about the stigma of addiction and what you can do to minimize these adverse effects. 

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5 Steps to Developing Positive Goals for a Sober Life

Jan 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Sober Life, Goals, Addiction Recovery

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At Providence Recovery, our knowledgeable and dedicated staff of healthcare professionals ensure you receive a customized treatment program. We make the recovery experience comprehensive and straightforward, spanning the full continuum of care. Your goals are unique to you, as is your specialized program. 

Continue reading below to discover five steps to help you develop positive goals for a sober life this new year.

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Impaired Driving and Its Consequences

Dec 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Addiction Treatment, drug abuse, drunk driving

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Daily, 29 people in the United States die from motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver. Driving after more than a few drinks or using drugs is a serious offense and should not be taken lightly. 

Continue reading to fully understand the importance of impaired driving, its consequences and how Providence Recovery can help you receive the right addiction treatment. 

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Seasonal Depression and Addiction

Nov 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Recovery Treatment, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Winter-onset SAD

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Did you know that half a million people in the United States suffer from winter Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? It’s more than just the “winter blues,” and progressing seasonal depression is something to be aware of. 

Here’s the question - is it possible for seasonal depression and addiction to be in sync with one another? Let’s find out. Continue reading below for more information. 

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How Do I Explain My Addiction to My Family and Friends?

Nov 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Addiction, Recovery Treatment, Family

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Are you having difficulty cultivating the right words to explain your addiction? It’s hard to find the right words to say sometimes...it’s even harder to admit that you have an addiction in the first place.

Let our team here at Providence Recovery lend pieces of advice to help you smoothly get through this more difficult conversation and to ask for help. Continue reading below to gain insight on how to talk with your friends and family about your addiction. 

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