Mountain Springs Blog

February 23, 2021

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Teen Dating Violence: Awareness is Key to Prevention Teens can be insular about their own experiences, trying to figure out who they are as they cross from childhood into adulthood, juggling school, friendships, and dating along the way.  They don’t have the benefit of experience, nor the perspective that someone […]

February 11, 2021

Mobile Addiction Clinics

Mobile Addiction Clinics Offer Rehab Help on the Go Several RVs are hitting the roads of rural northeastern Colorado. They’re not manned by retirees skipping from state to state or food trucks serving roadside tacos. Instead, they’re 34-foot-long motorhomes delivering addiction treatment on the go.  A state program funded by […]

February 4, 2021

Black History Month

COVID-19 Reveals Racial Inequalities Still Exist in Healthcare February is Black History Month, and on one hand it’s a time to celebrate Black history, culture, and heritage, but it’s also a good time to look at issues that still trouble the Black community. One matter that has been brought up […]

January 27, 2021

Birth defects prevention

Delivering Better Baby Health January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, an effort to help families plan healthy pregnancies and have healthy babies.  An estimated one of every 33 U.S. infants is born with a birth defect. While there are few guarantees in life, some behaviors will boost the likelihood […]

January 25, 2021

Human Trafficking Month

Human Trafficking and Substance Abuse No Strangers to One Another Substance abuse is no stranger to the world of human trafficking.  Casting aside controversies about hashtag campaigns, it remains a problem worldwide as well as in all 50 states, including Colorado. The COVID-19 pandemic has opened the gates for more […]

January 18, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Lives On Martin Luther King Jr. called out for justice and equality, most famously on Aug. 28, 1963, when he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial.  He spoke during the centennial year of the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves. […]

January 15, 2021

National Religious Freedom Day

Religious Freedom Day Means Equality, Respect for All Faiths The majority of Coloradoans are Christian — 64%, with more than half either Evangelical or mainline Protestant, or Catholic. That’s followed by the unaffiliated (the “nones”) at 29%. The rest are Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, or Muslim (at about 1% each).  Whether one […]

September 5, 2019

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome & Alcohol Abuse

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome & Alcohol Abuse  Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, also known as wet brain, is a combination of two diseases: Wernicke encephalopathy and Korsakoff’s psychosis. People develop Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome due to the lack of thiamine, also known as vitamin B1. About one to two percent of people in the U.S. develop this disease, with men […]

September 3, 2019

What is a High Functioning Alcoholic?

What is a High Functioning Alcoholic? You might think people suffering from an alcohol addiction would eventually hit rock bottom. However, this is not true. Many people never hit rock bottom. They hide their addiction and keep it secret. These people believe they can control the amount of alcohol they […]