Colorado Drug & Alcohol Detox
Most of the substance use news related to Colorado has to do with the legalization of recreational marijuana. However, its not all about weed and snowboarding in this state. Abuse of other drugs and alcohol is a major issue that this state battles every day. In fact, according to the CDC excessive drinking is responsible for about 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost in the United States each year and over 1,600 of those happen in Colorado.
Binge Drinking Rates in Colorado
The CDC reports that binge drinking rates in Colorado are 17.5% among adults, which is above the national average of 16%. A likely contributor to this number is the low tax rates that the state imposes on beer, wine, and sprits. For all 3 of these categories, the tax is significantly lower than the majority of states across the country. By keeping these taxes low, the cost of alcohol stays lower and is subsequently more affordable and accessible to residents.
For adults that regularly binge drink, alcohol withdrawal symptoms may begin when they cease drinking. For someone looking for recovery from alcohol addiction, the best option is to be admitted to a medical detox facility.
Opioid Addiction in Colorado
Colorado is one of the many U.S. states severely affected by the national opioid epidemic with over 5,000 opioid-related deaths that have been recorded in Colorado since 2000. Although Colorado is making great strides towards resolving this problem, it is estimated that about 70% of the people in the state who need treatment for opioid addiction are not receiving it, meaning there is still a tremendous gap in care. Hopefully, legal settlements that are in the works for the state will help fund treatment programs, but Compas Detox is also ready to help provide detox and recovery treatment to those who are in need.
Colorado’s Trusted Drug & Alcohol Detox
Once admitted to Compass Detox, Colorado residents receive 24/7 care for their drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms. We have a state-of-the-art detox center, trained and qualified staff, pharmaceutical drugs when necessary, and monitoring technology. These are all factors that contribute to providing the best environment for your detox. Following detox, your team will help you transition to the next phase of your addiction treatment. We have close partnerships with some of the most trusted residential and outpatient treatment facilities in South Florida and across the country.
Compass Detox is a medical detox treatment facility trusted by Colorado residents for alcohol, heroin, cocaine, meth, and many more drugs. Clients come from all over the country, including Colorado, to get sober and clean at Compass Detox. You can be one of these people by calling our admissions office today.