31 Aug The Foundry Treatment Center Observes National Recovery Month to Raise Awareness of Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic in Colorado
The Foundry Treatment Center Observes National Recovery Month to Raise Awareness of Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic in Colorado
Colorado ranks second-worst among all states for prescription drug misuse with an average of 35 deaths per month
Steamboat Springs, Colo. (Aug. 31, 2016) – In an effort to raise awareness around the drug addiction problem in Colorado, The Foundry Treatment Center is commemorating National Recovery Month throughout September and sharing helpful resources and information to lead others on the path to recovery. Colorado ranks among the top of the list of states with the highest level of drug overdose deaths in what the Centers for Disease Control calls “one of the four most serious epidemics facing the nation.”
While addiction comes in many forms — from alcohol to cocaine and methamphetamines — prescription drugs have proven most deadly in recent years and have fueled an increase in heroin abuse. Recovery from addiction starts with a single step, but a community of help is required to provide hope, support, and accountability. Estimates show that over half of those with addiction relapse, and multiple recovery attempts are typically required before achieving success. For those that stay the path, reported information states that over 23.5 million Americans have overcome their drug addiction.
“Whether it is through our leadership in the Steamboat Springs Rx Task Force, sponsoring the 2016 Recovery Rally on September 10 in Colorado Springs, or connecting with families throughout the state via Al-Anon, we are committed to providing the resources and understanding that individuals and families need to see that substance abuse disorders can be treated and recovery is possible,” shared Austin Eubanks, program director of The Foundry Treatment Center.
The focus of National Recovery Month, which is an initiative sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is that prevention works, treatment is effective and people recover. One dollar spent on addiction treatment yields a 12-dollar savings by the healthcare system. Recognizing the extent of the problem in Colorado is an important step in helping individuals and families get the treatment they need.
“At The Foundry, almost 75 percent of our admissions are for heroin addiction that grew out of an addiction to opioids. In Colorado, two thirds of overdose deaths involve opioids with the remaining one third from heroin,” said Eubanks. “As a recovering opioid addict, I know how easy prescription drugs are to obtain and become addicted to, but I also know that you can recover and lead a healthy and happy life. That is why The Foundry is committed to raising awareness of this important month.”
The Foundry is sharing materials to educate and assist with recovery efforts through its blog, newsletter and social media channels found at http://foundrytreatmentcenter.com. For more information on National Recovery Month, visit https://recoverymonth.gov.
Recovery Month Event Information:
Friday, Sept. 9, 3:00- 4:00pm
Recovery is Happening: Community Conversation on Opioid and other Addictions Eubanks will share his experience around addiction and the hope for long-term recovery, touching on his experience with prescription medication.
Registration: not required
Tim Gill Center
315 E. Costilla St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Saturday, Sept. 10, 10:00am- 2:00pm
Springs Recovery Rally
Eubanks will discuss his recovery story and The Foundry will have a booth at the expo to celebrate success with the recovery community.
America the Beautiful Park
126 Cimino Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Saturday, September 10, 10:00am- 2:00pm
Manic Task Force Challenge
The Foundry is a proud supporter of the Steamboat Rx Task Force and will join the Manic Task Force Challenge with several team members and participants in recovery. Manic Training and the Rx Task Force have joined forces to bring the community a fun, all levels challenge that will continue the conversation around drug addiction.
Whistler Park Rugby Fields
1530 Meadow Lane
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
About The Foundry Treatment Center
The Foundry is a substance abuse treatment center based in Steamboat Springs, Colo. focused on providing complete addiction treatment to help participants regain happy and productive lives. Guided by a team of professionals, participants experience a comprehensive program centered around medical treatments, clinical therapy, wellness programs and family therapy. For more information, visit foundrytreatmentcenter.com, call 844.955.1066, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.