Experts: Resort party culture promotes drug, alcohol use

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By Lauren Glendenning

This is the third part in a four-part series looking at suicide, drug and alcohol addiction, and mental health resources in the mountains. Licensed clinical psychologist Jill Squyres moved to Eagle from Texas two years ago. She thought that suicide rates and depression would be low in the beautiful mountains of western Colorado, but has quickly learned differently. “It’s very much a party culture,” Squyres said. “A lot of people here live like they’re in their 20s. Not like there’s anything wrong with that, except drugs and alcohol tend to be a part of that.” Kim Baillargeon, of Aspen, lost …

Source: Vail Daily Feed

    

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