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Drug Rehabs in Colorado

Last updated on: Tuesday, 14 May 2024
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When searching for drug rehab in Colorado, finding a facility that can provide high-quality care is crucial. DRS offers a comprehensive listing of drug and alcohol rehabs, including outpatient treatment, residential treatment centers, detox centers in Colorado, and more.

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List of Rehabs in Colorado

Below is a list of the different drug rehab centers in Colorado. Each listing provides information on the types of services provided and the payment options available. You can also find accreditations and certifications to help you determine if the rehab center is trusted and has the expertise you are looking for. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist.

Our editorial and medical expert team conducts thorough research on the websites of the drug rehab centers listed in our directory. They regularly review these websites to ensure the information is up to date and comprehensive. Our experts also provide reviews to help you gain a better understanding of the services offered at each facility.

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Reviewed: June 19, 2023

Narconon Colorado is a long-term residential drug rehab program for men and women. After examining their website, they provide holistic approaches offering drug-free withdrawal, new life detoxification, and life skills counseling and training. In addition, the facility features numerous amenities and services.

Rehab Settings

- Detox
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Non 12-Step

Payment Options

- Aetna
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Humana
- Kaiser Permanente
- Private Health Insurance

Trust Factors

- LegitScript Certified

Medical Staff: Matthew Wiggins, CAS | Executive Director
Kenna Clements, CAS | Clinical Director

1225 Redwood Street, Fort Collins, CO

Reviewed: June 19, 2023

Denver CARES provides short-term and residential treatment for individuals with addictions. After examining their website, we found that they have a 100-bed non-medical, clinically managed treatment facility. In addition to this, they provide transitional residential treatment for men and women. The facility operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Meth
Opioids

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Outpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Drug Prevention and Education
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Trust Factors

- Awarded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Medical Staff: Clinical staff of registered nurses, behavioral health technicians, addiction counselors and licensed mental health clinicians.

1155 Cherokee Street, Denver, CO

Reviewed: June 19, 2023

Sobriety House Inc Stepping Stone offers a multiphase residential treatment program with outpatient options. After examining their website, we found that they provide an intensive 29-day residential treatment program, or a transitional residential treatment, and a third phase of transitional residential treatment as another treatment option. In addition, outpatient and intensive outpatient programs are available.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Outpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment
- Transitional Housing

Services Offered

- Evidence-Based Approach
- Pregnant Women
- Relapse Prevention
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Women

Payment Options

- Medicaid

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the State of Colorado

Medical Staff: Crystal Ahles, LCSW, LAC, CNP | Executive Director
Brenna Morgan, MSW, LAC | Counselor

121 Acoma Street, Denver, CO

Reviewed: June 19, 2023

Region Six Alcohol and Drug Abuse Co. provides detox and residential treatment. After examining their website, we found that they offer a 30-day residential program and a non-medical detox program. Both the residential and outpatient programs accept Medicaid. In addition, they help connect people with peer support resources.

Rehab Settings

- Detox
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Aftercare
- Evidence-Based Approach
- Faith-Based
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Access to Recovery Voucher
- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid
- Payment Assistance
- Self Payment
- Sliding Fee Scale

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health

Medical Staff: Counselors certified by OBH requirements and guidelines.

11000 Road GG 5, Las Animas, CO

Reviewed: July 12, 2023

Gallus Medical Detox Centers, Denver, is an inpatient medical detox. After examining the website, we found that the program utilizes evidence-based medical protocols. Extensive medical help is provided to each patient. The Denver location offers private rooms with on-site licensed staff. Gallus works with MedPlan Credit for medical financing.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Benzo
Marijuana
Methadone
Meth
Opioids
Suboxone

Rehab Settings

- Detox
- Medical Detox
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Evidence-Based Approach

Trust Factors

- Joint Commission Accredited
- LegitScript Certified

Medical Staff: Steve Carleton, LCSW, CAS | Chief Clinical Officer
Shannon Weir, RN | Chief Nursing Officer

5920 S Estes St Suite 150, Littleton, CO

Reviewed: July 18, 2023

Jefferson Center Withdrawal Management Program, provides 24-hour supervision, observation, and support for withdrawal management. After examining the website, we found that it is a clinically managed residential program. Clients must be 18 and older. Patients are discharged when no withdrawal symptoms are present. The program accepts Medicaid and some private insurance, and self-pay. Fees are based on daily rates.

Rehab Settings

- Detox
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Evidence-Based Approach

Payment Options

- Medicaid
- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health

Medical Staff: Team of doctors and therapists

4643 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheat Ridge, CO

Reviewed: July 12, 2023

At Home Detox in Colorado provides medical staff and a clinical team for at-home detox. After examining the website we found that the MD Detox team works with clients in their homes. A board-certified addiction specialist, treatment team, and private nursing staff monitor each patient. The client is medically stabilized before receiving more help.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Benzo
Cocaine
Methadone
Meth
Opioids
Suboxone

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Home Detox
- Interventionist
- Medical Detox
- Sober Coach

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Drug Test
- Executive Drug Rehab
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families

Payment Options

- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Cigna
- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options
- Private Health Insurance
- UnitedHealthcare

Trust Factors

- LegitScript Certified

Medical Staff: Dr. Abe Malkin, MD MBA | Medical Director
Sara Johnson, RN | Nurse

CO

Reviewed: July 18, 2023

Alpine Springs Counseling in Avon is a certified substance use treatment center and provider of DUI classes. After reviewing the website, we found they have board-approved domestic violence treatment and drug testing. It provides services to programs for adults and adolescents. Services are also offered in Spanish.

Rehab Settings

- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Drug Test
- Evidence-Based Approach
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Spanish-Speaking
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Certified by the State of Colorado
- Court-Approved Services

Medical Staff: Substance abuse counselors

0161 W. Beaver Creek Rd, Room 116, Avon, CO

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Colorado Counseling, Carbondale, helps individuals and families struggling with substance use. After DRS examined the website, we found they are a private outpatient treatment facility offering various therapeutic services. This can include counseling, relapse prevention, and other interventions.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Men
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Women

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the State of Colorado

Medical Staff: Licensed and Board certified therapists

1101 Village Rd., Suite UL-6C, Carbondale, CO

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Colorado Counseling Inc., Eagle location, is a comprehensive counseling provider. After DRS examined the website, we found they specialize in assessment and treatment services for people struggling with addiction. They offer substance use evaluations, counseling, education, and personal coaching.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Men
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Women

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the State of Colorado

Medical Staff: Licensed and Board certified therapists

50 King Road, Eagle, CO

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Colorado Counseling Inc., Edwards location, offers substance use counseling services. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they can offer evaluations and assessments, personal coaching, and counseling for individuals and families and provide help to local communities.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Men
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Women

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the State of Colorado

Medical Staff: Licensed and Board certified therapists

0069 Access Rd., Suite 11-3, Edwards, CO

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Colorado Counseling Inc., Glenwood Springs location, is a drug and alcohol addiction treatment counseling service. After DRS reviewed the website, we found individuals and families can access substance use evaluation services, personal coaching, and other forms of counseling.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Men
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Women

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the State of Colorado

Medical Staff: Licensed and Board certified therapists

818 Colorado Ave. Ste.LL105, Glenwood Springs, CO

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Colorado Counseling Inc., Leadville location, offers comprehensive behavioral health and counseling services. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer individual and family counseling services. Other help options include DUI classes, anger management, and other interventions.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Men
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Women

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the State of Colorado

Medical Staff: Licensed and Board certified therapists

118 West 6th Street, Leadville, CO

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Colorado Counseling Inc., Meeker location, is a drug and alcohol counseling provider. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer comprehensive behavioral health services that include substance use evaluations and addiction counseling, along with DUI cases.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Men
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Women

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the State of Colorado

Medical Staff: Licensed and Board certified therapists

345 6th Street, Suite 5, Meeker, CO

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Colorado Counseling Inc., Rifle location, is a substance use counseling provider. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer individual and family counseling services. Clients can also access evaluations and assessments, DUI classes, and other forms of counseling.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Men
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Women

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the State of Colorado

Medical Staff: Licensed and Board certified therapists

111 Third Street, Suite 212, Rifle, CO

Reviewed: June 19, 2023

Adult and Teen Challenge, 180 Ministries, Adult Men is a residential substance abuse treatment program. After reviewing their website, we found that the drug rehab center for men provides a program for men ages 18 and older. The program addresses the whole person treating the mind, body, and spirit.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited
- ECFA Accredited

Professional Staff: John Doyel, MDiv | President, Founder, Coach, Speaker & Writer
Daniel Hodges, Bachelor’s in Christian Ministries, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist | Team Leader

2634 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Reviewed: June 19, 2023

Adult and Teen Challenge, 180 Ministries, Women and Women with Children is a residential substance abuse treatment program. After reviewing their website, we found that the drug rehab center for men provides a program for women and women with children. The program addresses the whole person treating the mind, body, and spirit. It is a one-year program with an option for a second year.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Beds for Clients' Children
- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Family Programs
- Women

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited
- ECFA Accredited

Professional Staff: John Doyel, MDiv | President, Founder, Coach, Speaker & Writer
Daniel Hodges, Bachelor’s in Christian Ministries, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist | Team Leader

7750 6025 Road, Olathe, CO

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Christian Discipleship Center is a Bible-based recovery program. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they offer help to Native American Christians who want to overcome addiction. They provide a 90-day residential program built on spiritual principles.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Native Americans

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

24826 Road L, Cortez, CO

Reviewed: June 19, 2023

The Salvation Army Adult Rehab Center provides an array of faith-based support and treatment services. After examining their website, they offer holistic work therapy, group and individual counseling, life skills development, and spiritual direction. In addition, they focus on building the work and social skills needed to help people re-enter the workforce, regain health and stability and restore families.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Faith-Based
- Holistic
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options
- Payment Assistance

Trust Factors

- ECFA Accredited

4751 North Broadway, Denver, CO

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

U-Turn For Christ, Colorado is a Christ-centered discipleship program. After we examined the website, we found they help men struggling with addiction. The program is based entirely on the Word of God, the Bible, and all counsel originates from it.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- Court-Approved Services

683 County Rd. 103, Florence, CO

Reviewed: December 4, 2023

Parkview Medical Center, Adult Chemical Dependency Services, offers inpatient and outpatient rehab services. After DRS examined the website, we found that clients can access medical detox and partial hospitalization services. There are also hospital inpatient programs.

Rehab Settings

- Detox
- Hospital Inpatient
- Medical Detox
- Outpatient
- Partial Hospitalization or PHP
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- ASL or Assistance for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Family Programs
- Spanish-Speaking
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Aetna
- Beacon Health Options
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Cigna
- Humana
- Low-Cost Options
- Private Health Insurance
- State-Financed
- Tricare/Military Insurance
- United Behavioral Health
- UnitedHealthcare

Medical Staff: Board Certified Addictionologists, therapists, and Licensed Addiction Counselors

400 W. 16th Street, Pueblo, CO

Reviewed: July 12, 2023

The Road Called STRATE provides numerous types of services. After examining the website, we found that they offer substance use treatment. Extensive counseling programs are provided to address different problems. In addition to this, employment and education services are provided to help individuals improve their skills.

Rehab Settings

- Detox
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- ASL or Assistance for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Family Programs
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Spanish-Speaking
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Access to Recovery Voucher
- Aetna
- Cigna
- Low-Cost Options
- Payment Assistance
- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment
- UnitedHealthcare

Medical Staff: James D. Thomas, CACIII | Director
Ken Harris, CACIII | Counselor

1532 Galena Street Suite 395, Aurora, CO

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Accessible Treatment Services is an outpatient drug rehab center. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they provide drug and alcohol counseling, Level II Education, Level II Therapy, offender education, and evening and weekend classes.

Rehab Settings

- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Drug Prevention and Education
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

1500 W. Littleton Boulevard, #201, Littleton, CO

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Adult Youth Services offers comprehensive counseling services. After DRS examined the website, we found there are DUI/DWAI services, relapse prevention, substance use evaluations, anger management, and other forms of counseling.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Drug Prevention and Education
- Drug Test
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling

Medical Staff: Kathleen Robertson, MC, BSW | Group Facilitator

320 North Academy Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Alcohol Behavior Information provides DUI classes. After DRS examined the website, we found they provide treatment to those referred to the program by courts for alcohol and drug offenses. They offer a comprehensive instructional and motivational outpatient treatment program with an emphasis on effecting behavioral patterns in a non-judgmental, caring, supportive setting.

Rehab Settings

- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders

Trust Factors

- Court-Approved Services
- DMV-Approved Programs
- Licensed by the State of Colorado

1602 South Parker Road, Suite 110, Denver, CO

TIPS: If you feel you're going to use

  • Find a peer support group: Colorado 12-step meetings and other resources through the DRS directory.
  • Stay active and distracted—biking, camping, hiking, and walking are some of the many things to enjoy in the state.
  • Access local addiction counseling or 2-1-1 Colorado.
  • Find an activity to help you extrovert— experience the nearby mountain towns’ national parks, or drive down the Million Dollar Highway.
  • Avoid risky situations. Marijuana and methamphetamine remain some of the most commonly used drugs in the state.

TIPS: If you want to help someone

  • Refer them to local resources through DRS or the Colorado Department of Human Services.
  • Be aware of overdose risks—resources available through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
  • Assessment and screening are vital tools accessed through local health services.
  • Hire a professional interventionist to plan a family intervention.
  • Avoid enabling anyone struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction.

Long-Term Drug Rehab in Colorado

At DRS, we strongly believe that long-term addiction treatment is the best option in most cases. There are many reasons why we believe this to be true – here are a few of them:

  • Long-term treatment in Colorado can vary in length depending on each person’s needs, which can increase the success rate.
  • The length of treatment allows the incorporation of different therapy models into the program.
  • Another benefit of this treatment is that medical & psychological support is often provided 24/7, so if a resident needs assistance, help will be available.
  • Living at the facility places individuals away from the environment that contributed to their addiction.

There are various options available for anyone wishing to find a long-term treatment program in Colorado. It is important to note that although this treatment model is highly successful, all forms of treatment can help overcome addiction. That being said, residential rehabilitation facilities in Colorado offer the most services to help someone overcome addiction.

What Makes Treatment Residential or Inpatient in Colorado?

Residential refers to a residence where an individual resides as a resident—by definition, and a residence is where a person lives long-term. It is distinguished from where a person stays temporarily, such as a few days or a week.

Anyone living in a residence, home, facility, or any location described as residential stays there for the long haul.

The Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health aligns the term residential treatment with the ASAM Levels of Care:

  • Residential treatment refers to clinically managed substance use disorder treatment.
  • Inpatient treatment refers to medically monitored substance use disorder treatment.

Overall, there is a spectrum of intensity of residential programs providing varying levels of care. Yet, the primary distinction between residential and inpatient is the environmental setting.

Residential programs provide a home-like environment with all the amenities, as a resident is residing at the location long-term. Inpatient facilities often offer a more formal hospital or clinical setting.

Within Colorado, any facility providing substance use disorder treatment that receives public funds must adhere to specific licensure, certification, and accreditation requirements. The terminology referring to inpatient or residential treatment falls within the ASAM Levels of Care.

Getting Help With Substance Use: The Basics

Paying for Treatment in Colorado

The cost of treatment in Colorado depends on a couple of major factors. Perhaps the most influential is if the person seeking treatment has health insurance. Medicaid and private insurance can significantly mitigate the cost of treatment in Colorado. There are also rehabs that take Medicaid in Colorado.

Using Private Insurance to pay for Drug Rehab in Colorado

Private insurance costs money to purchase and maintain but may be accepted by programs with no waiting lists and top-quality treatment. But just because a program accepts private insurance doesn’t mean the insurance provider will cover the charges. It is up to them to decide if they feel the treatment is needed; if not, they may refuse to pay.

Many people cannot afford private health insurance yet don’t qualify for Medicaid coverage. Thankfully, Colorado has expanded its Medicaid coverage to more of these residents. Additionally, the state provides discounted rates for certain participating insurers to those eligible through an exchange marketplace.

The following insurers are available through the Colorado health insurance marketplace for 2023:

  • Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Denver Health
  • Friday Health Plans
  • Kaiser
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans

Paying for Treatment when Uninsured

For those with no health insurance coverage, there are still options for assistance. Many programs in Colorado have special programs called sliding scale payment assistance. This considers the person’s income and offers more significant discounts to those with lower incomes. Instead of needing to come up with it all upfront, sometimes the cost can be split into more affordable installments. The person can now begin treatment without money being a major barrier.

Whenever possible, avoid waiting for insurance to begin treatment. Addiction is deadly, and waiting to start rehab is always risky. You can contact one of the treatment specialists at DRS for more information on how to pay for treatment. Or contact the center directly.

Ask a Professional

  • What would someone expect to pay for drug and alcohol rehab options in Colorado?

    • The average cost of long-term residential treatment in the state of Colorado is $56,000. Yet, this can change depending on location, length of time, and amenities.
    • The average cost of outpatient drug rehab in Colorado is $1,700, yet this can go up for long-term outpatient care.
    • Clinical drug and alcohol detox costs between $250 and $800 daily. In comparison, medical detox is usually more expensive and can cost upwards of $1000 a day.
    • In addition, there are many low-cost and free rehabilitation options within the state if a person meets specific criteria.
  • What is the standard length of time needed to treat substance abuse in Colorado?

    The length in treatment is based on individual needs and circumstances. However, some of the following standard lengths of time include:

    • The average length of stay in an inpatient drug rehab is 4 to 6 week. Long-term residential can last 3 to 6 months or longer.
    • The average time going to an outpatient facility in Colorado is 12 to 18 weeks. However, depending on individual needs and circumstances, this can be shorter or longer.
    • The average length of stay at a clinical drug or alcohol detox center in Colorado is seven days or less. Yet medical detox may last 7 to 14 days or longer.
  • What are the most commonly abused drugs in Colorado?

    Based on treatment admissions, Colorado’s most used drugs are alcohol and amphetamines. Understanding the warning signs of these drugs can help you determine if someone you know is using them. If your loved one is suffering from substance use, getting them into treatment can potentially save their life.

  • Want to know more?

    The questions from Addicted.org’s “Learn from our Experts” are answered by Michael Leach, CCMA. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at mike@addicted.org.

DRS’ Evaluation of Drug Rehab in Colorado

Anyone looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Colorado will find excellent treatment options as the most current evidence-based therapies and even non-traditional approaches. However, most residents find there are numerous financial barriers.

Health First Colorado, the state Medicaid covers some residential, outpatient, and withdrawal management services. Yet, it is not extensive, and there are still out-of-pocket costs. We recommend you contact the programs you are considering and your Medicaid or private health plan provider. Find out what is covered by health insurance and what other payment options could be offered by the facility.

Overall, Colorado is not a bad place to find help as the private sector is excellent, and there are numerous outpatient options and some residential and detox centers. Financially, over half of the facilities accept Medicaid or private health insurance. Multiple programs also have a sliding fee scale and some treatment have no charge or minimal payment for clients who can’t pay.

State and Local Resources in Colorado

Colorado Department of Human Services

  • The Office of Behavioral Health, Community Prevention, and Early Interventions Programs works with community partners to improve access to high-quality primary prevention of substance use programs. There are extensive resources for prevention programs, early intervention programs, prevention resources, and other contacts.

Rise Above Colorado

  • Rise Above Colorado is a statewide prevention organization that measurably impacts teen perceptions and attitudes about the risks of substance misuse. Their experts collaborate with communities across the state and offer extensive educator and community resources.

Colorado Department of Human Services

  • Recovery Support Services in Colorado offers extensive community programs for adults. This includes individual placement and support, criminal justice services, opioid use disorder programs, substance use prevention, and early intervention.

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Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, who has over 5 years of experience working in the field of addiction. He spent his career working under the board-certified Addictionologist Dr. Rohit Adi. His experience includes working with families during their loved one’s stay in treatment, helping those with substance abuse issues find treatment, and teaching life skills to patients in a recovery atmosphere. Though he has worked in many different areas of rehabilitation, the majority of his time was spent working one on one with patients who were actively withdrawing from drugs. Withdrawal and the fear of going through it is one biggest reason why an addict continues to use and can be the most difficult part of the rehabilitation process. His experience in the withdrawal atmosphere has taught him that regardless of what approach a person takes to get off drugs, there are always mental and emotional obstacles that need to be overcome. He believes having someone there to help a person through these obstacles can make all the difference during the withdrawal process.

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Dr. Rohit S. Adi is certified in addiction medicine, through examination, by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. While in Louisiana, he worked as an emergency-room physician at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, but then transferred to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, where he works to this day. Holding numerous positions throughout his medical career, Dr. Adi has seen the devastating effects caused by drugs and alcohol. Having the ability to do something about the problem, he co-founded a holistic drug rehabilitation center in Louisiana, where he serves as the facility’s Medical Director.