Learn More About Rehabs in Colorado

Thousands of Colorado residents suffer from drug abuse — particularly opioid abuse. Opioid overdose deaths in Colorado have outnumbered homicides every year since 2011, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This major epidemic is having a severe impact on Colorado communities and families who continue losing loved ones to addiction.

In addition to opioids, the most commonly abused substances in Colorado are marijuana, prescription drugs, cocaine, and heroin. Though marijuana is legalized for recreational use in Colorado, those who abuse this substance can experience serious problems with insomnia, anxiety, and irritability. But rehab centers in Colorado offer many effective treatments that can help you or your loved one successfully overcome addiction to nearly any substance.

Colorado rehab centers treat addiction using detox, counseling, and aftercare programs. Detox helps you overcome physical dependency on substances, while counseling helps you identify negative thought processes and behaviors that led to your addiction in the first place.

Colorado Addiction Stats

  • Marijuana, prescription drugs, cocaine, and opioids are the top substances abused in Colorado.
  • 869 people in Colorado died from an opioid overdose in 2015.
  • Nearly 15% of Colorado teens between the ages of 12 and 17 admit to having used illicit drugs within the previous month.
  • 5% of Colorado residents over the age of 12 suffer from alcohol addiction.
  • Over 89% of Colorado residents addicted to alcohol do not receive treatment.
  • Over 84% of Colorado residents suffering from drug addiction do not receive treatment.


Causes & Signs of Drug Abuse

Drug abuse can be caused by any one of several factors, and affects everyone from all walks of life. Mental health disorders, stress, and depression are common causes of addiction — all of which can be treated and addressed at rehab centers in Colorado.

Common signs of drug abuse:

  • Lying or secretive behavior
  • Insomnia or changes in sleep patterns
  • Stealing prescriptions from friends and family
  • Neglecting personal hygiene
  • Social withdrawal and isolation
  • Problems at work, school, or home
  • Cravings and withdrawal symptoms

Those who suffer from addiction may also exhibit physical symptoms such as shaking, sweating, and changes in heart rate when quitting or using lower amounts of substances. Some of these symptoms can be dangerous and life-threatening outside of drug and alcohol rehab environments.

Getting Help in Colorado

If you or someone you love is suffering from a substance use or mental health disorder, please call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) free 24/7 national helpline: [phone] SAMHSA will connect you to local treatment options in Colorado, as well as state-funded treatment if you do not have insurance coverage.

Rehab centers are located all throughout Denver and Colorado Springs, and in smaller cities including Alamosa and Canon City. Seek treatment at a rehab center nearest your home, or in a remote part of the state where you can recover quietly without distractions. You can locate Colorado treatment centers here.

If you are in immediate need of medical attention, please dial 911

Choosing From Many Colorado Rehabs

Choosing a Colorado rehab center can be difficult and overwhelming — especially if you’re not sure which addiction treatments will work best for you or your loved one.

Here are helpful tips for choosing a rehab center in Colorado.

  • Choose between inpatient or outpatient rehab

    Inpatient rehab allows you to live at the facility for the duration of treatment, and is ideal for those who need safe, stable recovery environments without access to drugs or alcohol. Outpatient treatment allows you to return home every night after receiving day treatment, and is ideal for those who also balance work, school, and family lives.

  • Research available treatments

    Every rehab center in Colorado offers its own unique addiction therapies and treatments. Choose a rehab center that offers the treatments you need to fully overcome addiction as a whole. For instance, if you feel that family counseling can help your entire immediate family heal from a loved one’s addiction problems, look for rehab centers that specialize in family counseling services.

  • Seek treatment for dual diagnosis

    Dual diagnosis, also known as a co-occurring disorder, is a mental health condition that exists alongside addiction. Many times, co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and depression are the root causes of addiction. Look for Colorado rehab centers that offer behavioral counseling and other therapies that help you manage and overcome co-occurring disorders.

  • Consider rehab costs

    Many rehab centers throughout Colorado accept most health insurance plans, and offer a range of payment options to accommodate patients with varying income levels. Look into sliding scale payment systems that adjust rehab costs based on income, and ask about discounts and grants for which you might qualify. Some rehab centers are funded by churches, private organizations, and the state of Colorado, and offer low-cost addiction treatment to qualifying individuals.

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Additional calls will also be forwarded and returned by a quality treatment center within the USA.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by a licensed drug and alcohol rehab facility, a paid advertiser on Addictions.com.

All calls are private and confidential.