Colorado is home to much more than mountains and breathtaking scenery. The state has pioneered new and innovative addiction treatment solutions to combat the opioid epidemic from every angle. Treatment in Colorado is cutting-edge with a growing list of statewide resources.
The Rocky Mountain State boasts impressive and innovative drug treatment programs and facilities throughout the state from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs and offer many options for recovery and lifelong wellness. Colorado was the 8th healthiest state in America in 2018, according to a new report by the United Health Foundation. It fell from seventh place in 2017. According to the report, the state’s strengths include low prevalence of obesity, low cancer death rate and low percentage of children in poverty. In Colorado in the past year, smoking decreased 6 percent and mental health providers increased 8 percent. Our team at NBH is excited to grow with the communities of Colorado as a leading provider of addiction treatment and behavioral health services with three locations serving the area.
According to the Center for Disease Control, there were an estimated 72,000 deaths in 2017 that were caused by drug overdose, and more than 88,000 people died from alcohol-related deaths in the United States. The World Health Organization found that over 3 million people died worldwide in 2016 due to consuming too much alcohol. Roughly 85 percent of citizens struggling with alcohol abuse do not have access to life-saving options such as treatment with one third of Colorado's population drinking at unsafe levels. 874 people in Colorado died of alcohol use in 2015. More people died that year from alcohol and drug abuse than from car crashes, an astounding statistic that is becoming more and more common around the country.
Colorado continues to implement new ways to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic. Legislation was approved by the state senate to create a substance abuse treatment center through the University of Colorado. Some counties have been awarded grants worth millions of dollars for medication-assistance programs and in order to train medical practitioners to administer buprenorphine to help with the symptoms of withdrawal.
In order to help fund medication-assisted treatment programs in Colorado, monies collected from the state’s marijuana taxes will be allocated to the necessary organizations. Trials are also being run to test whether or not marijuana can be used as a replacement for the opioid prescriptions currently being given out for the treatment of chronic neck and back pain.
Colorado is fighting hard to keep their drug and alcohol crisis under wraps and investing in their citizens through a growing number of community and private treatment options available for those looking to free themselves from addiction. Treatment options available for those seeking help include:
Reaching out for help for a drug or alcohol addiction means you can begin on the path to reaching your full potential. Treatment options available at our facilities offer a full continuum of care so that you can receive the clarity you deserve every step of the way. Getting sober at one of our accredited facilities ensures that you are getting top-notch care from our compassionate and knowledgeable addiction recovery specialists. Niznik Behavioral health wants to get you back on your feet so you can experience life in the way you have always imagined.
Niznik Behavioral Health understands the ongoing alcohol dependency issues plaguing the nation and affecting so many states like Colorado. Our personalized treatment plans offer clients help that is far different from the typical one-size-fits-all plans many expect from a treatment provider. With individual and group sessions lead by therapists focused on long-term sobriety, clients can focus on identifying the underlying causes of their addiction.
At this stage of your treatment plan, you will work closely with medical professionals to help eliminate the harmful substances in your body to clear your mind and allow for a more focused recovery. Licensed behavioral health specialists are equipped to aid in a safe and confidential environment.
In residential treatment, clients work on identifying the triggers that lead to abusing substances and ways to cope with any future potential triggers. Working closely with case managers and therapists, clients will begin curating the aftercare plan tailored to their particular needs during and after their stay. By continuing to other levels of care, clients are making a commitment to themselves to be more independent, stable and committed to their own success.
Receiving care through a partial hospitalization program means focusing on retaining that commitment to a substance-free lifestyle. Clients at this level of care have proven they are ready for more freedom in their everyday life and can make responsible choices on their behalf. By reinforcing the habits and tools provided to them at previous levels of care, they are able to work on mastering these techniques while still under the care of licensed and experienced addiction recovery specialists.
Intensive outpatient programs are great for those who want to continue care while getting back into their normal daily activities. With flexible day and evening options at our Colorado facilities, clients are encouraged to continue care with our treatment centers to manage habits and regularly check in with their therapist and case manager to continue their progress and maintain sobriety.
The outpatient program is the last step in a client’s treatment program. At this level, clients will attend weekly meetings, usually 12-Steps, to stay on track. Clients in our program support each other through monthly events/outings and by obtaining a sponsor. Our goal is to help each individual realize their full potential in recovery and create a successful future free from relapse.
The length of treatment varies on a case-by-case basis. Treating substance abuse disorder is a complex process that could last years. While it may seem desirable to get through treatment as quickly as possible, research shows that longer stays lead to lower relapse rates. Treatment is unique to each person, and length of stay depends on factors such as the severity of addiction and the rate at which progress is being made. For people with severe drug or alcohol dependencies, such as those that co-occur with mental illness, extended treatment may be needed. A quality treatment center will offer clients a personalized plan to address their specific needs.
The cost of treatment varies widely depending on the level of care needed. Residential treatment programs offer the highest level of care and are often the most expensive as a result. Outpatient treatment programs may cost less, but may not provide enough support for recovery especially in the beginning or in the case of chronic relapse. Regardless of whether you have health insurance, there are a multitude of options available to help cover treatment costs if you need help determining your financial options. If you would like more information on whether you qualify for treatment, one of our care specialists will be sure to get you the information you need.
Traveling to Colorado for drug and alcohol treatment helps create space between you and the people, places, and things that may have previously been a trigger. Often, leaving your current lifestyle and situation to get clean without any outside influence is a true miracle and a much needed break from the day-to-day grind that keeps an addict in active addiction. By getting sober at one of our scenic Colorado facilities, you can enjoy the wonderful outdoors, beginning life anew. Recovery is possible and sometimes, we just need the right support, tools and peace of mind to begin the journey.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous in Colorado are organizations focused on helping individuals in recovery retain sobriety. A 12-step program can aid in reinforcing healthy habits to prevent relapse. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are not intended to replace an actual inpatient treatment regimen and are solely used as aids in continuing the recovery process.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a group of individuals with a common goal to maintain their sobriety and change their lives. This group consists of those who have previously or are currently battling an addiction to alcohol. These meeting are 100% confidential. AA is a great way to supplement treatment to help keep you on track after you build a solid foundation in recovery through treatment. AA helps bring people together and offers a network of support on your sober journey.
Where: 1311 York St.
Denver, CO 80206
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Fort Collins, CO 80524
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Pueblo West, CO 81007
Narcotics Anonymous is a group of individuals with a common goal to maintain their sobriety and change their lives. This group consists of those who have previously or are currently battling an addiction to drugs. These meetings are 100% confidential. NA is a great way to supplement treatment to help keep you on track after you build a solid foundation in recovery through treatment. NA helps transform lives and offers a network of support on your sober journey.
Where: 4097 Main St,
Westminster, CO 80031
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Longmont, CO 80501
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Denver, CO 80223