Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Denver, CO

Alcohol misuse and substance use disorders often can negatively affect many areas of your life including your health, your relationships, and your finances. But no matter how severe your addiction, there is hope for recovery. It's time to start seeking drug rehab in Denver or alcohol rehab in Denver, and you have many high-quality choices to help you on the road to recovery.

Find Rehab Centers in Denver

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A Womans Way to Recovery CO 80231 A Womans Way to Recovery

8751 East Hampden Avenue
Denver, CO 80231

Outpatient Medicaid Private
Special Services Clinic CO 80219 Special Services Clinic

301 Knox Court
Denver, CO 80219

Outpatient N/A
Mental Health Center of Denver Adult Recovery Services CO 80220 Mental Health Center of Denver Adult Recovery Services

4455 East 12th Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

Outpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Integrity LODO

1730 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202

Outpatient N/A
Spanish Clinic Peoria Office CO 80239 Spanish Clinic Peoria Office

12445 East 39th Avenue
Denver, CO 80239

Outpatient Detox Medicaid Private
Williams Street Center Residential Reentry CO 80218 Williams Street Center Residential Reentry

1763 Williams Street
Denver,CO 80218

Inpatient Free
Listing thumbnail Mental Health Center of Denver Monroe House

1425 Monroe Street
Denver, CO 80206

Inpatient Medicaid Private
Mile High Behavioral Healthcare CO 80216 Mile High Behavioral Healthcare

4242 Delaware Street
Denver, CO 80216

Outpatient N/A
Spanish Clinic Morrison Road CO 80219 Spanish Clinic Morrison Road

4200 Morrison Road
Denver, CO 80219

Outpatient Detox Medicaid Private
CADREC CO 80205 CADREC

3315 Gilpin Street
Denver, CO 80205

Outpatient Medicaid Free
Independence House South Side Outpatient CO 80210 Independence House South Side Outpatient

2425 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80210

Outpatient N/A
Sandstone Care Denver Center CO 80231 Sandstone Care Denver Center

7555 East Hampden Avenue
Denver, CO 80231

Outpatient Inpatient Detox Private
Listing thumbnail Third Way Center Pontiac

1735 Pontiac Street
Denver, CO 80220

Inpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Professional Counseling Services Denver

4155 East Jewell Avenue
Denver, CO 80222

Outpatient N/A
Listing thumbnail Third Way Center Denver

9100 East Lowry Boulevard
Denver, CO 80230

Inpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail BEST Beyond Education Supportive Treatment

5800 West 38th Avenue
Denver, CO 80212

Outpatient N/A
Mental Health Center of Denver Adult Recovery Services CO 80220 Mental Health Center of Denver Adult Recovery Services

4455 East 12th Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

Inpatient Medicaid Private
Sobriety House Baber House CO 80205 Sobriety House Baber House

121 Acoma Street
Denver, CO 80223

Outpatient Inpatient Private Medicaid
Denver Indian Health and Family Services Behavioral and Mental Health CO 80204 Denver Indian Health and Family Services Behavioral and Mental Health

2880 West Holden Place
Denver, CO 80204

Outpatient Detox Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Center for Recovery Denver

2121 South Oneida Street
Denver, CO 80224

Outpatient Private Medicaid
Listing thumbnail Excel Treatment Program Denver

1660 South Albion Street
Denver, CO 80222

Outpatient Inpatient Detox Private
Listing thumbnail Centerboard Wellness Center

4155 East Jewell Avenue
Denver, CO 80222

Outpatient N/A
Listing thumbnail Colorado Assessment and Treatment Center Denver

4155 East Jewell Avenue
Denver, CO 80222

Outpatient Detox Medicaid
Listing thumbnail Sisters of Color United for Education Simple Denver

2895 West 8th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204

Outpatient N/A
Listing thumbnail Diversity Counseling and Education Center

3840 York Street
Denver, CO 80205

Outpatient Medicaid
Listing thumbnail Alpar Human Development Services Alcohol Outpatient Treatment

1330 Leyden Street
Denver, CO 80220

Outpatient Private
Listing thumbnail Sobriety House Stepping Stone

1368 Elizabeth Street
Denver, CO 80206

Inpatient Private Medicaid
Recovering Spirit CO 80218 Recovering Spirit

1490 North Lafayette Street
Denver, CO 80218

Outpatient Private
Denver Health Addiction Treatment Services CO 80204 Denver Health Addiction Treatment Services

777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204

Outpatient Detox Medicaid Private
Step Denver CO 80205 Step Denver

2029 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

N/A N/A
Servicios de La Raza Behavioral Health CO 80204 Servicios de La Raza Behavioral Health

3131 West 14th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204

Outpatient Medicaid
Listing thumbnail Broadway Counseling Services Denver

1393 South Inca Street
Denver, CO 80223

Outpatient N/A
Turning Point Mental Health Services CO 80224 Turning Point Mental Health Services

6825 East Tennessee Avenue
Denver, CO 80224

Outpatient Detox Private
Porter Adventist Hospital Behavioral Health CO 80210 Porter Adventist Hospital Behavioral Health

2525 South Downing Street
Denver, CO 80210

Outpatient Inpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Denver County Family Crisis Center

405 South Platte River Drive
Denver, CO 80223

Outpatient Inpatient Medicaid
ARTS Synergy Adolescent Services CO 80236 ARTS Synergy Adolescent Services

3680 West Princeton Circle
Denver, CO 80236

Detox Inpatient Outpatient Private Medicaid
ARTS Parkside Clinic Adult Outpatient and MAT CO 80206 ARTS Parkside Clinic Adult Outpatient and MAT

1620 North Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80206

Outpatient Detox Medicaid Private
180 Ministries Teen Challenge Adult Men CO 80210 180 Ministries Teen Challenge Adult Men

2634 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80210

Inpatient N/A
1st Alliance Treatment Services Denver Sherman Street CO 80203 1st Alliance Treatment Services Denver Sherman Street

745 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80203

Outpatient Detox Private Medicaid
Dove Counseling CO 80260 Dove Counseling

9450 Huron Street
Denver, CO 80260

Outpatient N/A
Listing thumbnail The Empowerment Program

1600 York Street
Denver, CO 80206

Outpatient Medicaid
Aspen Treatment Services CO 80222 Aspen Treatment Services

1485 South Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO 80222

Outpatient Medicaid
Eagle Counseling Services CO 80204 Eagle Counseling Services

1337 Delaware Street
Denver, CO 80204

Outpatient N/A
Listing thumbnail Colorado Health Network Inc DBA Colorado AIDS Project

2490 West 26th Avenue
Denver, CO 80211

Outpatient Medicaid
Listing thumbnail Mile High Recovery Center

1633 Fillmore Street
Denver, CO 80206

Outpatient Private
Savio House Main Denver Office Adolescent Services CO 80219 Savio House Main Denver Office Adolescent Services

325 King Street
Denver, CO 80219

Outpatient Inpatient Medicaid
Denver Womens Recovery CO 80210 Denver Womens Recovery

3801 East Florida Avenue
Denver, CO 80210

Outpatient Private
Friends of the Haven CO 80236 Friends of the Haven

3610 West Princeton Circle
Denver, CO 80236

Outpatient N/A
Mental Health Center of Denver CO 80222 Mental Health Center of Denver

4141 East Dickenson Place
Denver, CO 80222

Inpatient Medicaid Private
Mile High Behavioral Health CO 80231 Mile High Behavioral Health

8801 East Hampden Avenue
Denver, CO 80231

Outpatient Detox Medicaid Private
Denver CARES CO 80204 Denver CARES

1155 Cherokee Street
Denver, CO 80204

Outpatient Detox Inpatient N/A
Saint Francis Center Day Services CO 80205 Saint Francis Center Day Services

2323 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80205

Outpatient Medicaid
Choices in Living Counseling Center Denver CO 80219 Choices in Living Counseling Center Denver

2200 South Federal Boulevard
Denver, CO 80219

Outpatient Detox N/A
Acacia Counseling CO 80203 Acacia Counseling

190 East 9th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203

Outpatient Detox N/A
Listing thumbnail ARTS – Innovative Recovery Clinic

2925 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Outpatient Detox Medicaid Private
ATOPS Denver CO 80222 ATOPS Denver

2755 South Locust Street
Denver, CO 80222

Outpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Colorado Moves Counseling Center

2345 South Federal Boulevard
Denver, CO 80219

Outpatient N/A
Independence House North Side CO 80211 Independence House North Side

4300 Kalamath Street
Denver, CO 80211

Outpatient N/A
Third Way Center Lincoln CO 80203 Third Way Center Lincoln

1133 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80203

Inpatient Medicaid Private
Sandstone Care Denver Center CO 80231 Sandstone Care Denver Center

7555 E Hampden Avenue
Denver, CO 80231

Outpatient Inpatient Detox Private
Mental Health Center of Denver Child and Family Services at North Federal CO 80204 Mental Health Center of Denver Child and Family Services at North Federal

1405 North Federal Boulevard
Denver, CO 80204

Outpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Dayspring Family Care Center

2843 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80205

N/A N/A
Correctional Psychology Associates CPA CO 80216 Correctional Psychology Associates CPA

420 East 58th
Denver, CO 80216

Outpatient N/A
Althea Center CO 80218 Althea Center

1400 North Williams Street
Denver, CO 80218

Outpatient N/A
Listing thumbnail NorthStar Transitions

44 Cook Street
Denver, CO 80206

Inpatient Outpatient Detox Private
Life Continues Recovery of Colorado CO 80231 Life Continues Recovery of Colorado

9725 East Hampden Avenue
Denver, CO 80231

Outpatient Private Medicaid
Heritage Counseling Center CO 80231 Heritage Counseling Center

1602 South Parker Road
Denver, CO 80231

Outpatient Detox Medicaid
Listing thumbnail ARTS Haven Womens Residential

3732 West Princeton Circle
Denver, CO 80236

Outpatient Detox Inpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Health Recovery Centers

50 South Steele Street
Denver, CO 80209

Outpatient N/A
The Phoenix CO 80205 The Phoenix

2239 Champa Street
Denver, CO 80205

N/A N/A
Sobriety House CO 80223 Sobriety House

121 Acoma Street
Denver, CO 80223

Outpatient Inpatient Medicaid Private
ARTS Specialized Outpatient Services CO 80206 ARTS Specialized Outpatient Services

1648 North Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80206

Outpatient Detox Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail New Journey to Wellness

2150 South Bellaire Street
Denver, CO 80222

Outpatient N/A
Golden Peak Recovery CO 80246 Golden Peak Recovery

4411 East Kentucky Avenue
Denver, CO 80246

Outpatient Private
Denver Childrens Home CO 80220 Denver Childrens Home

1501 Albion Street
Denver, CO 80220

Outpatient Inpatient Medicaid Private
Regis University Northwest Denver CO 80221 Regis University Northwest Denver

3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221

Inpatient N/A
Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan CO 80236 Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan

3520 West Oxford Avenue
Denver, CO 80236

Inpatient Medicaid Private
Mental Health Center of Denver Wellshire Behavioral Services CO 80222 Mental Health Center of Denver Wellshire Behavioral Services

4141 East Dickenson Place
Denver, CO 80222

Outpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Integrity

1730 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202

Outpatient N/A
Listing thumbnail Anchor Counseling

5750 North Pecos Street
Denver, CO 80221

N/A N/A
Addiction Recovery Treatment and Services Parkside Clinic CO 80206 Addiction Recovery Treatment and Services Parkside Clinic

1620 Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80206

Outpatient N/A
Addiction Research and Treatment Services Peer 1 CO 80236 Addiction Research and Treatment Services Peer 1

3762 West Princeton Circle
Denver, CO 80236

Outpatient Detox Inpatient Medicaid Private
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Denver Alcohol and Drug Use Statistics

In 2019, the state of Colorado reported that 14.1% (approximately 83,000) of young adults aged 18 to 25 had an illicit drug use disorder over the past year while 5.4% (approximately 259,000) of individuals aged 12 or older had an illicit drug use disorder over the past year.1

Alcohol use disorder among those aged 12 and older was at 8.5% (approximately 407,000 individuals).1 Among individuals aged 12 and older, opioid use disorder and use of prescription pain relievers other than prescribed averaged 5.3% (approximately 274,000 individuals).1

In Denver, of those suffering from substance use disorders, 77% used heroin, 70% used methamphetamines, and 83% used more than one drug.2

Cost of Drug Rehab in Denver, Colorado

When it comes to price, many factors can affect the cost of rehab in Denver, Colorado. These can include the type of rehab, length of your stay, facility of your choice, and amenities offered at the facility. In Colorado, the average cost of inpatient or residential rehab was $56,413 per individual, with the average cost of outpatient rehab being $1,705 in 2016.3

However, your treatment may be far cheaper than these averages, especially if you have insurance or are able to find a state-funded drug rehab in Denver.

Low-Cost and Free Rehabs in Denver

Many low-cost and free rehab centers are available in Denver. These Denver alcohol rehab and drug rehab programs are for individuals who have no income or low income and are unable to afford the cost of rehab.

Drug and alcohol rehabs that are funded by the state use government money to help pay for rehab for those who need it but don’t have the income or insurance to pay.

If you do have insurance, using it to pay for your Denver drug rehab and/or alcohol rehab can greatly reduce the cost of treatment. According to the Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008, health insurers and group health plans must cover mental health and substance use treatments.

How Do I Pay for Addiction Treatment in Denver?

If the free drug and alcohol rehab centers in Denver are full or you don’t have insurance, you have alternatives.

You can always seek out faith-based organizations, non-profit alcohol and drug rehab centers, and/or government or state-funded rehab programs. You may also qualify for medical loans to help pay for the cost of drug or alcohol rehab. If you choose to use loans or medical financing to pay for your rehab, then you will have to pay these loans back.

Choose a Program That Offers Payment Plans

When it comes to paying for rehab, some drug and alcohol rehab centers in Denver offer payment plans. Payment plans are an easy way to get the rehab you need without having to have the money to pay for the costs of rehab upfront.

Payment plans break down the cost of treatment into affordable monthly payments that often become payable after you complete treatment.

Payment plans can be negotiated directly with your provider or offered through your treatment center based on whether you are using insurance or are considered a “private pay” patient, meaning that you are paying for your treatment out-of-pocket.

Apply for a Rehab Scholarship

A rehab scholarship is a financial award that pays for your rehab. Rehab scholarships usually do not have to be paid back. If you don’t have the financial means to pay for rehab yourself, these scholarships can be given to you. Rehab scholarships can pay for the full cost of rehab or help fill in any gaps in funding from your insurance.

Applying for rehab scholarships can be difficult because they may not be advertised openly. You can always look into websites like 10000beds.org that offer rehab scholarships, or contact the rehab facility of your choice to ask about the availability of rehab scholarships.

Find a Sliding Scale Rehab Program

A sliding scale fee is a payment method that many alcohol and drug rehab programs employ. This type of payment option often involves offering you a flexible fee schedule in which your payment would change based on your ability to pay.

To qualify for a sliding-scale payment, the facility will request your income and examine it against a fee scale typically set by the alcohol or drug rehab center determines. If your income is below a certain level, then you may qualify for a lower payment.

The individual clinic of your choice often determines sliding scales, and your fee may change based on your ability or inability to pay.

Popular Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers in Denver

“Where can I find an alcohol rehab center near me?” “What is the best drug rehab center near me?”

These are valid questions that you may ask yourself once you decide to enter into rehab on your first step to recovery. The search for a Denver alcohol and/or drug rehab center can be challenging if you are just beginning your search.

There is such a wide variety of alcohol and drug rehab centers found in Denver, so it can be difficult to narrow your search. When looking for the right rehab center for you, price and distance are just two of the many attributes you may consider.

As you consider Denver drug and alcohol rehab centers, you should look at other factors too, including types of treatment alternatives, length of treatment, cost, insurance coverage, and inpatient or residential facilities vs. outpatient facilities.

While these are some factors to consider when choosing an alcohol or drug rehab, other details may be uniquely important to you. Since you have many options for alcohol or drug rehab in Denver, we will highlight some of the more popular choices available.

Sandstone Care Denver Center

The Sandstone Care Denver Center is a Denver drug and alcohol center that offers both outpatient and inpatient treatment. The center also offers aftercare support, sober living homes, and a partial hospitalization program.

Amenities include a residential and private setting, a music room, a meditation room, hiking, art activities, and a recreation room.

The Sandstone Care Denver Center is accredited by both the Joint Commission and the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).

Special Services Clinic

The Special Services Clinic offers alcohol and drug rehab in Denver to men, women, and young adults. This center offers cognitive behavior therapy, outpatient care, and aftercare support.

The amenities that the Special Services Clinic offers include a residential setting and a private setting.

The Special Services Clinic is accredited by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Turning Point Mental Health Services

Turning Point Mental Health Services is an alcohol and drug rehab in Denver that offers treatment to all ages from young adults to the elderly population. This center offers a wide range of care that includes dual diagnosis, medical detox, cognitive behavior therapy, rational behavior therapy, and aftercare support.

Amenities include both a residential and a private setting. Turning Point Mental Health Services is accredited by SAMHSA.

Golden Peak Recovery

Golden Peak Recovery is a Denver drug and alcohol rehab center that offers treatment for men and women of all ages, from young adults to the elderly. Golden Peak Recovery offers both outpatient and partial hospitalization programs as well as cognitive behavior therapy and aftercare support.

Amenities include a residential setting, a private setting, and a recreation room. Golden Peak Recovery is accredited by the Joint Commission.

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Drug Rehab in Denver

Inpatient rehab centers are facilities where you would live full-time. This means that you usually do not leave the facility to go to work, school, or home. You would also spend your nights in the rehab center while receiving treatment. That’s why inpatient rehabs are also called residential treatment centers.

Outpatient rehab programs involve treatment that doesn’t require overnight stays. With an outpatient program, you can still work or go to school and receive treatment. Outpatient rehab offers fewer than nine hours of treatment per week.

Benefits of Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Inpatient drug and alcohol rehab centers have benefits that include:

Benefits of Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Benefits of outpatient treatment programs include:

Types of Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers in Denver

Many types of drug and alcohol rehab centers in Denver offer treatment based on varying principles, approaches, styles, and clients. These rehab facilities provide a wide range of services from holistic and executive rehab centers to faith-based and luxury rehab programs.

Holistic Alcohol and Drug Rehab

Holistic drug and alcohol rehab centers in Denver use both conventional and alternative therapies as a treatment on your road to long-term recovery. Some of the therapies offered in holistic rehab include meditation, expressive therapy, art therapy, acupuncture, osteopathic treatments, and spiritual and/or religious interventions.

Christian and Faith-Based Rehab

Christian and faith-based alcohol and drug rehab centers in Denver use God and faith as a central theme of the recovery process. These programs often incorporate Christian and faith-based teachings into the treatment model. Ordained ministers have created or facilitate some faith-based rehab programs to help you explore and strengthen your connection with God or a higher power on your road to recovery.

Luxury Rehab Facilities

Luxury drug and alcohol rehab centers in Denver make a special effort to provide extravagant and comfortable accommodations when it comes to starting your journey to long-term recovery. Luxury rehab centers offer deluxe amenities like private bedrooms and bathrooms, alternative treatments like yoga and acupuncture, and even therapies that may be individualized to your specific needs. Some luxury rehab programs also offer massage therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).

Executive Rehab for Working Professionals

An executive alcohol and drug rehab in Denver may be an option for you if you work in a high-ranking position like a chief executive officer (CEO), chief operating officer (COO), or chief financial officer (CFO). Although traditional rehab centers usually limit or prevent access to outside influences through phones and computers, executive rehab programs realize that your role in your company requires you to be active and available through these platforms.

These rehab programs may allow access to computers, phones, and sometimes private conference rooms so that you can still fulfill your corporate duties while working on your road to recovery.

Dual Diagnosis Rehab for Co-Occurring Disorders

Some rehab centers in Denver offer a dual diagnosis program. A dual diagnosis drug and/or alcohol rehab program works to provide treatment to individuals who have been diagnosed with both a substance use disorder and a mental illness such as anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder.

Research suggests that dual diagnosis or co-occurring mental illness in those suffering from substance use disorder is common; 44% of people who misuse alcohol and 64% of people who use substances other than prescribed also have a mental health disorder.4

Having a dual diagnosis can complicate the recovery process and make it more difficult for you to get on the road to recovery. This is because alcohol and drug rehab usually need different methods of treatment than mental illness.

A dual diagnosis alcohol and/or drug rehab recognizes this challenge and treats both the substance use disorder and the mental health disorder, increasing the likelihood that you will stay on the road to long-term recovery.

Depression and Addiction

Depression is a common mental illness that often coincides with alcohol misuse and substance misuse disorders. In 2019, SAMHSA noted that 1.7% of adolescents aged 12 to 17 experienced both a major depressive episode and a substance use disorder.5

Among adults, 16.5% of those diagnosed with depression had an alcohol use disorder, and 18% had a substance use disorder.6 Often, substance use disorders can make depression worse, and vice versa.

Alcohol and drug rehab programs that offer dual diagnosis treatment specialize in treating both your substance use disorder and depression. They help you develop coping strategies for negative emotions, explore and understand your emotions, and find support and encouragement on your road to recovery.

Anxiety and Addiction

Anxiety and substance use disorders can often occur together. Up to 17% of individuals suffering from an anxiety disorder misuse alcohol, while 20% have a substance use disorder.7

Having an anxiety diagnosis and a substance use disorder can further impede progress toward recovery due to the increased chance of substance and/or alcohol withdrawal making the symptoms of your anxiety worse.

If you are considering an alcohol or drug rehab in Denver while suffering from anxiety, you should consider choosing a dual diagnosis treatment facility, maintaining a strong support system, and working with your rehab professionals to address your anxiety as you work toward your recovery.

PTSD and Addiction

If you have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you should find a drug and/or alcohol rehab in Denver that understands the complexities of your illness. PTSD often occurs with substance use disorders. Individuals who suffer from PTSD are two to four times more likely to have a substance use disorder compared to the general population.8

Veterans are one of the more vulnerable populations when it comes to PTSD, with anywhere between 11 to 30% of veterans suffering from PTSD.9

If you are a veteran suffering from a substance use disorder and PTSD, when considering alcohol or drug rehab center, you should seek out dual diagnosis rehab programs that offer treatment specific to veterans. These facilities will likely be able to offer you the understanding and support you need to start toward recovery.

Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

Bipolar disorder and addiction are commonly associated with one another. Some studies suggest that those with bipolar disorder have a 48% increased risk of alcohol misuse and a 44% increased risk of a substance use disorder.9

Although it is not clear why those with bipolar disorder and more likely to experience substance use disorder and alcohol misuse, if you do suffer from bipolar disorder, you should address special considerations when looking for a drug and/or alcohol rehab. This would include searching for treatment facilities that offer medical detox as needed, cognitive behavior therapy, and support, preferably in an inpatient setting.

If you are suffering from bipolar disorder and alcohol misuse and/or substance use disorder, seek out a dual diagnosis alcohol and/or drug rehab that will help you on the road to recovery.

Personality Disorders and Addiction

Although personality disorders (PD) are estimated to be in 10 to 14% of the population, research has suggested that people with PD suffer from alcohol misuse and substance misuse disorders at a rate of up to 73%.10

While this number may sound disheartening, there is hope. If you suffer from a PD, seeking a drug or alcohol rehab that understands the complexities of both your substance misuse and your mental illness can be beneficial.

Options you may consider include looking for a drug and alcohol rehab that offers dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), which has been found to be more effective than other therapies for individuals with both PD and substance use disorders.10

Types of Addiction Therapy Used in Alcohol and Drug Rehab

Many effective and evidence-based therapies are available when it comes to alcohol and drug rehab programs in Denver. These therapies have a wide range of effectiveness and are used based on what your rehab professional decides is best for you.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps you find the relationship among your emotions, thoughts, and actions. The goal of CBT is to help you change your thinking patterns so that you can gain problem-solving skills and a greater sense of confidence in yourself. CBT helps you understand how your feelings and actions contribute to your recovery.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in alcohol and drug rehab helps you accept uncomfortable feelings through validation and mindfulness. DBT helps you change negative behaviors. DBT also focuses on emotional regulation and is often used for individuals who also suffer from depression or anxiety.

Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Motivational enhancement therapy (MET) is used in drug and alcohol rehab programs in Denver. MET helps create an internal motivation to help you stay engaged in rehab and stop using substances other than prescribed and misusing alcohol. MET helps you to strengthen your emotions while at the same time helping you develop a plan that leads to positive changes.

Contingency Management

Contingency management is a type of therapy in which positive behavioral changes are reinforced or rewarded. Often, this treatment involves a monetary reward or gift card given to an individual for having a negative drug urine screening. Contingency management involves conditioning your brain to see abstaining from non-prescribed substances and misusing alcohol as more rewarding than partaking of those substances.

Group Therapy

Group therapy often involves a trained group leader and more than one person. If you participate in group therapy, you will usually be participating with other individuals to whom you are not related. You will often have your first interactions with your other group members upon your initial group therapy session. In group therapy, you will receive education, support, and motivation from your peers as you move toward long-term recovery.

Family Therapy

Family therapy involves interventions that include the entire family. This often includes assessing interactions among you and your family members and changing negative interaction patterns. In family therapy, your therapist will help you and your family explore the dynamics behind your actions and offer support and tools to help you move closer toward recovery.

Should I Travel to Denver for Drug and Alcohol Rehab?

You may be wondering if you should consider traveling to Denver for alcohol and/or drug rehab. Denver has many high-quality drug and alcohol rehab centers with expansive offerings to fit your individual needs. To determine whether you should travel to Denver for your rehab, you should consider whether you have the financial means to travel, whether leaving your current environment would negatively impact your alcohol and/or drug use, and if you have a support system to assist you once you return home from rehab.

If you live in a more rural place that doesn’t offer the type of rehab that you need, then traveling to Denver may offer you more options for a rehab that fits your needs.

Neighborhoods in Denver to Consider for Treatment

Denver has many bustling neighborhoods that offer exceptional drug and/or alcohol rehab facilities while also giving you the option of enjoying the city. Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is filled with interesting venues to experience like the Colorado State Capitol Building and the Colorado Governor’s Mansion.

If you feel that music is vital for your road to recovery, the Five Points neighborhood in Denver has a history steeped in jazz music and offers the annual Five Points Jazz Fest in the summer.

If art is more important than music for your long-term recovery, the Golden Triangle neighborhood offers the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Library.

If nature is more appealing to you as important on your recovery journey, the Washington Park neighborhood in Denver offers expansive views of multiple lakes, walking trails, and lush green lawns all in the heart of the city.

Alcohol and Drug Laws in Colorado

If you are caught with or using drugs and/or alcohol illegally in Denver, the legal system will determine the outcome of your case. In Denver, it is considered a misdemeanor if you are caught with a small amount of certain drugs like heroin, fentanyl, or cocaine. A conviction can result in jail time from 6 to 18 months and a monetary fine.

Driving while under the influence of alcohol in Denver can result in the suspension of your driver’s license, jail or prison up to six years, public service requirements, and fines. In some cases, a portion of your jail sentence can be suspended if you agree to go through an alcohol rehab program.

Denver also has a 911 Good Samaritan Law. This law states that a person won’t be arrested for reporting an emergency drug or alcohol overdose to a law enforcement officer or to emergency service providers. This law helps to save the lives of those who overdose.

If you are suffering from a substance use disorder or from alcohol misuse, there is hope. With a wide range of high-quality drug and alcohol rehab centers in Denver, you can find the resources you need to begin the road to recovery.

If you want more information on alcohol rehab or drug rehab in Denver, call 800-926-9037 (Info iconWho Answers?) to speak to an addiction treatment specialist.

Resources

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