Colorado Parents Turning to Alcohol More During the Pandemic

Mile High Recovery Center Chief Clinical Officer Sarah Zubrin spoke with Kevin Torres with FOX 31 (KDVR-TV) and Colorado’s Own Channel 2 (KWGN-TV) about the real problem of Colorado parents’ increased alcohol consumption during the pandemic. 

Silent Epidemic

Zubrin says there is a silent epidemic right here in front of our faces. An epidemic that isn’t new, but has been amplified by COVID.  Denver Public Health survey results from before the pandemic found that about 27% of Denver residents say they binge drink regularly. Results led Dr. Bill Burman, executive director of Denver Public Health to state, “Let me be clear: Denver has a drinking problem.” Zubrin says this number has increased and more people than ever are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction and misuse. “The uncertainty is what leads us to want to avoid and escape,” Zubrin explained. Colorado parents are among the people, many who have been in recovery for years, struggling and relapsing. Zubrin advises, “It’s really important that as you notice you’re falling into this habit or this routine unhealthy use of substances, that you seek out support and help now.”  See the story below or at

Help is Here

Whether you’re a parent or not, if you or a loved one have developed a dependency on drugs or alcohol, professional help is available for you. Mile High Recovery Center is a Denver drug and alcohol addiction rehab center that works to help clients heal and create a foundation for long-term recovery. We specialize in individualized, thoughtful, and supportive treatment plans that are geared toward every client’s specific needs. Our programs consist of many therapeutic interventions depending on client needs. These programs coupled with our continuing care services provide the ideal foundation to help you develop the strength, insight, and tools necessary to get healthy and stay healthy. Reach out today to learn more about our alcohol and drug treatment programs. Click here to fill out our contact form or call 303-268-2144.

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