Top Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Arvada, CO & Free Treatment Resources

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In 2020, approximately 1,477 Coloradans died of an overdose, which was the highest amount of overdose deaths ever to be recorded throughout the state.1 Both Jefferson and Adams Counties are home to the city of Arvada, and they have seen more than 3,523 of those overdoses, although not each individual case resulted in a fatality.1 Colorado now has a Good Samaritan law, which provides immunity from legal and criminal repercussions for anyone involved in an overdose situation that calls for help.2 Of course, getting treatment and recovering from a substance use disorder is the best way to prevent an emergency. Individuals with substance use disorders can find affordable and accessible treatment at one of the many alcohol and drug rehabs in Arvada, as well as Jefferson and Adams Counties.

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Alcohol and Drug Stats in Arvada, Colorado

Here’s an overview of the most recent statistics surrounding substance use disorders, treatment admissions, and overdoses in Arvada, Jefferson, and Adams Counties, and Colorado as a whole:1,3

Paying for Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Arvada, Colorado

Rehab is always more accessible and affordable than most people think. Even if you come from a low-income household or don’t currently have an income, you still have options when it comes to getting professional and quality treatment.

Most options throughout each state are similar. Here are the options you have when it comes to paying for drug and alcohol rehab in Arvada, Colorado:

State-funded rehab:
State-funded rehab is either free or provides low-cost care for those who have no other options, financially speaking. State-funded treatment includes residential care, outpatient treatment, and even opioid addiction treatment medication from methadone clinics.

Medicaid is a federally funded program that offers health coverage to low-income households. However, there are a few exceptions when it comes to who will and who won’t qualify for Medicaid coverage.5 You’ll also have to meet the program’s eligibility requirements, which include proof that your income level is below the federal poverty line and that you’re a legal resident of the state in which you’re seeking treatment.4

Private Insurance
Health insurance providers including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, etc., offer a certain level of behavioral and mental health coverage—which includes substance use disorders. This can make quality treatment much more affordable, as long as the treatment center is in-network with your provider. It’s also a good idea to review your plan with your provider to see how much coverage you’ll receive when it comes to treatment.

Some of the free drug and alcohol rehab options in Arvada, Colorado include:

How Easy Is it to Travel to and Within Arvada, Colorado?

arvada colorado cityArvada is considered a “home rule municipality” that straddles both Jefferson and Adams Counties. It’s also a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metropolitan Statistical Area and is known for its warm summer and very cold and snowy winters.

Arvada has a comprehensive public transportation system with plenty of mass transit options, including buses, commuter (light) rail, and passenger trains. There are also plenty of call-to-ride services and, of course, rideshares such as Lyft and Uber throughout the entire metropolitan area. You can also easily rent a car to get around quicker if you plan to stay a while, visiting your loved one.

It should be noted that due to its size, Arvada is not a very walkable city. However, there are a few isolated neighborhoods that are very walkable—Westdale, Olde Town, and Allendale. (Olde Town is within the historic district of Arvada, and it’s widely recommended that you walk around and spend the day exploring this neighborhood).

As for activities and attractions, there’s plenty to do and see in Arvada. There are a handful of ghost towns to tour, museums, natural and manmade landmarks, scenic drives, waterfalls, parks, wildlife sanctuaries, an amusement park, and plenty of restaurants and places to shop.5

The closest airport to Arvada is the Denver International Airport, which is just 22.4 miles outside of the city. Other airports close by are the Colorado Springs Airport (72 miles outside of the city), Cheyenne Regional Airport, and the Eagle County Regional Airport—both of which are over 90 miles from Arvada.

If you need a place to stay while in town, you have plenty of options, from luxury hotels to modest and budget hotels, boutique hotels, bed and breakfasts, and Airbnb. There are also plenty of campsites if camping is something you plan to do while visiting. Of course, if you’re visiting a loved one receiving treatment for substance use, it’s recommended that you stay as close as possible to their treatment center to make it easier to visit when their schedule allows.


  1. Substance Use Services. (n.d.). Jefferson County, CO.
  2. Department of Public Health & Environment. (n.d.). Colorado Public Health Harm Reduction Legislation.
  3. LiveStores. (n.d.). Jefferson County Fentanyl Death Statistics.
  4. Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services. (n.d.) Medicaid Eligibility.
  5. Uncover Colorado. (n.d.). Colorado Tourist Attractions and Entertainment.