Understanding Addiction

Addiction is a complex disease that changes the brain. And while no one sets out with the intention of developing an addiction, the changes that happen in the brain make it tough to stop using drugs and/or alcohol, even for those who want to. Understanding addiction and acknowledging its effects are the first steps toward a healthier community.


Lift the Label Campaign Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health

Join the Voices for Recovery Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community. National Recovery Month SAMHSA

International Overdose Awareness Day 2018


Lost to Opioids Celebrating loved ones lost to opioid addiction

Other resources

SAMHSA The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Understanding Drug Use and Addiction


The Real Stigma of Substance Use Disorders Recovery Research Institute

ARC Addiction A to Z

Advanced Recovery Systems