Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Boulder CO

It’s not always easy to recognize alcoholism and drug addiction. For some people the slide toward bottom happens very quickly and it’s easily detected. Someone in the grip of addiction is typically so consumed with alcohol or drugs that little else matters. Personal appearance, responsibilities, normal activities, relationships, sleep and eating patterns all deteriorate.

Boulder County Public Health
(303) 441-1275
3470 Broadway
Boulder, CO
Hotline
(303) 441-1281
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Boulder Community Hospital
(303) 441-0400
311 Mapleton Avenue
Boulder, CO
Hotline
(303) 441-0400
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient

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Discovery Counseling Center Inc
(303) 449-4121
2040 30th Street
Boulder, CO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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SAGE Institute
(303) 443-3920
4865 Riverbend
Boulder, CO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Treatment Center
(303) 661-0222
700 Front Street
Louisville, CO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Data Provided by:
Mental Health Center Serving
(303) 443-8500
1333 Iris Avenue
Boulder, CO
Hotline
(303) 447-1665
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
Hindi, Spanish

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Boulder Alcohol Education Center
(303) 444-6142
1525 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Danish, Spanish

Data Provided by:
Rangeview Counseling Center
(303) 447-2038
1790 30th Street
Boulder, CO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Centennial Peaks Hospital
(303) 673-9990
2255 South 88th Street
Louisville, CO
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients

Data Provided by:
Discovery Counseling Center Inc
(303) 666-8866
700 Front Street
Louisville, CO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, DUI/DWI offenders

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Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

It’s not always easy to recognize alcoholism and drug addiction. For some people the slide toward bottom happens very quickly and it’s easily detected. Someone in the grip of addiction is typically so consumed with alcohol or drugs that little else matters. Personal appearance, responsibilities, normal activities, relationships, sleep and eating patterns all deteriorate. Others are high-functioning and can hide their alcoholism and drug addiction for long periods of time before it begins to interfere with their life.

Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction: Patterns

Someone who is struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction will typically have certain patterns of usage. For example, the must-have nightly cocktails, always having alcohol available in the house or at social functions, mood swings that could indicate someone is high or coming down off of a high, unusual sleeping patterns, isolating, leaving the house at odd hours, frequent visits to the doctor complaining of symptoms that require pain medication – these are patterns to watch.

If alcohol or drug usage is not interfering with an individual’s ability to manage life or relationships, then it’s not yet at a problem level. Some people can use alcohol and drugs for recreational purposes while others get hooked immediately. The best indication is the manageability of a person’s life.

Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction: Appearance

Generally a person’s appearance and their surroundings are indicative o...

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