America’s 38th state, Colorado, is home to much more than mountains and breathtaking scenery. The state is alsoresponsible for the highest rates of overdose deaths in the entire country, causing state officials to step in and take control of this epidemic.
Substance abuse numbers in the country are at their highest in Denver, Colorado. Boasting the most overdose deaths nationally, the country is keeping its eye on the future of addiction treatment and advocacy in the state. While the state did see a decrease in prescription overdose deaths over time, overdose deaths increased for the use of illegal substances. In just one decade from 2007 to 2017, admissions for clients addicted to heroin increases by over 200 percent. Respectively, heroin related overdose deaths increased from 91 to 234 in just the four year span from 2012 to 2016 while deaths from synthetic opioid deaths rose from 52 to 72.
Roughly 85 percent of citizens suffering from alcohol abuse do not have access to life-saving rehab options with one third of the population drinking at unsafe levels. 874 people died of alcohol use alone in 2015. More people died that year from alcohol and drug misuse than from car crashes, an astounding statistic that is becoming more and more common around the country.
Though the effort to reduce the number of drug and alcohol related deaths has been largely unsuccessful over the years, Colorado is continuing to implement new ways to combat this ongoing epidemic. Legislation was approved by the state senate to create a substance abuse treatment center through the University of Colorado. Rout and Pueblo counties are also having their hand at the issue by receiving more medication treated assistance for their afflicted citizens. This program was provided $1 million 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.
Though Colorado is fighting to keep their drug and alcohol crisis under wraps, there are a growing number of treatment options available for those looking to rid their lives of addiction. Treatment options available for those seeking help include:
Reaching out for help with your drug and 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 joint accredited rehab 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 state of Colorado and wants to help. With personalized treatment plans, clients can receive help that is far different from the typical one size fits all plans many citizens have grown accustomed to. With individual and group sessions lead by therapists focused on your long term sobriety, clients can focusing on identifying the underlying causes for their addiction.
Beginning treatment for drug and alcohol dependency starts with a stay at our accredit detox facility in Colorado. At this stage of your treatment plan, you will work closely with medical professionals to help eliminate the substances plaguing your body to clear your mind and allow for a more focused recovery. Licensed behavioral health specialists are equipped to aid in detoxing in a safe and confidential environment. While often the shortest step, this is also the most crucial one when it comes to your personalized treatment regimen.
Once you complete the detox portion of your treatment plan, the next step is the residential inpatient care level of our Colorado facility. Here, clients will work on identifying the triggers that lead to using 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 client’s particular needs during and after their stay. By continuing to this and other levels of care, clients are making a commitment to them selves to live a more independent, substance abuse free lifestyle.
Receiving care through a partial hospitalization program means focusing on retaining that commitment to a substance free lifestyle. Clients at this level have proven that 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 all while still under the care of licensed and experienced addiction recovery specialists.
Intensive outpatient programs are great for those who want to continue care all while getting back into their normal daily activities. With flexible day and evening options at our Colorado facility,clients are encouraged to continue care with our treatment centers to manage habits and regularly check in their therapist and case manager to develop a plan for continuing their progress and maintain sobriety.
The outpatient program is the last step in a client’s treatment program. At this level, clients will attend a weekly meeting, usually 12-Steps, to stay on track and once again reinforce the lessons taught during all other levels of treatment. Though the frequency at which clients will meet with a therapist will be lessened, they are still encouraged to participate in alumni activities whether online or in person. Obtaining a sponsor at this time is imperative to a successful future free from relapse.
Though there are general lengths of time for each program, those numbers are completely dependent on the individual in care. Starting with a detox regimen that usually lasts five to seven days or more, clients rid their systems of the substance(s) in question. Following this is a stay at our Colorado residential inpatient rehab program which can run anywhere from 30 to 90 days, once again, depending on the client. Each subsequent program then follows its own length of treatment depending on how successful clients were at that stage. If they have proven themselves to be ready to move on, they will then be able to do so.
The question that arises when looking for help at a Colorado drug and alcohol rehab facility is usually how a client will be able to afford treatment. While many believe they will be unable to attend due to the cost of care, there are payment options available to everyone such as:
If you would like more information on whether you qualify for any of the options listed above, contact our facility and one of our agents will be sure to get you the information you need.
Colorado has been under a watchful eye for its rising numbers in drug and alcohol abuse related deaths. State funded facilities and programs are not enough to get addicts the help they truly require. Niznik Behavioral Health understands that every client is different and so are their needs. Attending a treatment program at one of our Colorado rehab facilities means that you are amongst the few who are receiving individualized attention to prevent relapse and continue on your path to recovery.
Coming into one of our Colorado joint accredited facilities means you are a step above the rest. Client-centered care remains at the forefront of everything we do to ensure you can focus on one thing: continued sobriety. Nurturing addiction recovery specialists are waiting to help you re-imagine a life free from the bonds of drug and alcohol abuse. By receiving treatment with us, you are gaining access to:
Traveling to Colorado for drug and alcohol rehab is great for getting away from the people, places, and things that may have previously been a trigger. It is constantly reinforced that clients getaway from their current lifestyle and situation to get clean without any outside influence. By getting sober at one of our scenic Colorado facilities,you can enjoy the wonderful outdoors, beginning life anew. Without the constant threat of triggers, you can rest assured that maintaining an independent is more than possible.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous in Colorado are organizations focused on helping individuals in recovery retain sobriety with the help of caring and dedicated addiction therapists specializing in addiction recovery. Meetings are led by a therapist who take clients through the 12-step program to aid in reinforcing healthy habits to prevent relapse. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are not intended to replace an actual detox and inpatient treatment regimen and are solely used as aids in continuing the recovery process.
Alcoholics Anonymous are a group of individuals with a common goal; maintaining sobriety and changing their lives. This group consists of those who have previously or are currently battling an addiction to alcohol. Members and therapists discuss and look deep within to address the causes and difficulties surrounding alcohol abuse. These meeting are 100% confidential and attendees are provided with the tools necessary to staying clean even outside of the meetings. AA is a great way to supplement treatment to help keep you on track or start your sober journey.
Completing detox and residential inpatient treatment is a great start toward long-lasting recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, however, the journey doesn’t end there. Our comprehensive behavioral health care methods help to create a solid foundation of stress management skills and beneficial coping mechanisms designed to break the cycle of relapse and substance abuse. However, learning to proactively incorporate these tools into daily life can be a process of trial and error. Undergoing this process with the continued guidance and support of addiction recovery specialists can help to secure one’s ongoing dedication to clean and sober living.