Quitting While You’re Ahead – Gambling Addiction is No Game

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October 3, 2016

Gambling is fun! It can be a relaxing way to connect with family and friends over games, a good theme for fundraising parties, and a good excuse for a trip – to Monaco maybe?  But, for some people, it isn’t entertaining, or fun.  Gambling has a dark side that is often ignored except by the…

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Treatment Court Changes Lives

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April 18, 2016

After getting a DUI because of her alcohol addiction and at risk of losing her three children to foster care, a young woman was desperately searching for help. She knew she had to get her life back on track and heal both herself and her broken family. After she struggled to find help due to…

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Mind Your Body AND Your Mind

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March 18, 2016

It’s hard to get through a day without getting advice about health and wellness. Every time we turn on our morning news shows, open the newspaper, or check out our Facebook newsfeed, we get tips and tricks to keep our diets or exercise plan on track. And when we’re at the doctor, we hear about…

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Myths of Addiction

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March 17, 2016

We talk a lot about the stigma associated with mental illness, but it is important for us to remember that the same stigma exists for addiction and substance use treatment. People with addiction issues can be difficult to support, especially if their families and caregivers are unfamiliar with addiction. Here are a few common misperceptions…

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Peer Specialists

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January 12, 2016

North Range Behavioral Health has served Weld County for over 30 years. Only recently has the idea of Certified Peer Specialists (or “Peers”) been implemented in crisis response. You might wonder what a Certified Peer Specialist is. Allow me to expand your horizons – my name is Vania Flores, and I am a Certificated Peer…

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Relationship Conflicts: Recognize the Four Horsemen

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November 23, 2015

Conflict in relationships is inevitable, but it can also inspire and nurture growth. Being exposed to different points of view challenges us to broaden our perspectives, helping us become more empathic, patient, and understanding of others. But when conflict in your relationships arises, it is important to convey respect and create a safe place for…

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Work Works

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October 22, 2015

We believe in recovery at North Range–and we know that an important part of recovery can be employment. A new program serving individuals who want to work as a part of their recovery is IPS, or Individual Placement and Support. Pioneered by the Dartmouth IPS Supported Employment Center, IPS is an evidence-based approach to supported…

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Make a Difference: Be a Mental Health First-Aider

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October 22, 2015

Imagine that you and your family are enjoying a pleasant summer day at your company’s annual picnic.  Everyone is having fun: the adults are playing volleyball, the children are enjoying the playground equipment, and there is plenty to eat. Suddenly, your co-worker sprains an ankle, but someone attending the picnic has had First Aid training,…

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North Range Brings “Walking Man” to Weld County

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July 15, 2015

Mark and Lisa Norwine are a typical family, except for one thing: they have spent their lives dealing with mental illness and all the challenges it presents. As we know, one in four people in the United States has a mental health issue, a circumstance which not only affects that individual, but also those who…

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