Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado the Opioid Abuse Treatment and Rehab Center has been around for nearly a decade. In that decade we have helped thousands of people receive the

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What To Expect From Opiates Withdrawal and Detox

Opiates are drugs made from poppy plants. They include drugs

Effects Of Snorting Opiates

Opiates are meant to give pain relief to those who

What Are Poppy Seeds

Poppy plants are common and cute little plants that have

Where Opioid Overdose Can Lead

Opiates involve more than just heroin and fentanyl, which are

What Our Patients say about us

It just creeps up on you, honestly.

“I had a good life before my opioid addiction started. I taught the third grade at a highly rated school. I loved my job and my kids, and I was happy. One winter I slipped on a patch of ice and seriously hurt my hip. That was the beginning.

I was prescribed opioid painkillers for the intense pain brought on by my hip. At first, I was careful and took them only as prescribed. But my doctor didn’t explain a thing about tolerance. And soon I was taking more to help myself, and then over time I became addicted.

It just creeps up on you, honestly.

The treatment center got me back up on my feet. It wasn’t so bad that I lost my job, but it was bad enough. I wasn’t focusing, and I accidentally overdosed at home. Luckily my husband found me. After that I had to go through withdrawal and detox.

The doctors were there for me every step of the way. I felt cared for and important. Most of all, I didn’t feel judged, not once. The staff helped me find myself again, a theme that the drugs stole away. I can’t thank the center enough for how it helped me.”

Anne February 4, 2019

When I was sixteen I started juggling a lot of tasks

When I was sixteen I started juggling a lot of tasks. It takes hard work to be a cheerleader, you know? I was on the debate team, in honors classes, lots of clubs. It all looks good on your transcripts.

There was just so much do in a day, to keep track of. I couldn’t ever relax. My mom had this old prescription in her medicine cabinet, and I snagged it, no big deal. It helped me calm down, made me feel good.

I found a kid at school to buy from when I ran out. I didn’t think I was addicted. Not until I failed a drug test for the National Cheer Competition and couldn’t compete. All my hard work, down the drain, and for what?

My parents brought me to the center, and I got help. It was embarrassing. It didn’t feel like I had a drug addiction, but I did. The center taught me what I needed to know the whole time, and helped me through the worst of my withdrawal.

I still go to their support groups so that I don’t feel so alone. The cravings are there, but they help me fight it.”

Brittany March 4, 2019