Learn About 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 quitting tough, even for those who want to. Understanding addiction and acknowledging its effects is the first step toward a healthier community. These resources can provide knowledge for those struggling with addiction, and support for those who care about them.


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