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Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers in Denver, CO, Including Free Treatment

Last updated on: Wednesday, 15 May 2024
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When looking for drug rehab in Denver, Colorado, finding a quality center that provides expert care is vital. DRS understands this and has created a comprehensive listing of rehabs in Denver. This includes Denver detox, drug and alcohol assessment, inpatient drug rehabs, and outpatient rehab settings. Each listing provides information to help you determine the quality of the center and helps you make an informed decision. The list also gives access to state-licensed rehabs, ECFA accredited centers, and free or low-budget options.

 

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List of Rehab Centers in Denver

Below is a list of the different drug rehabs in Denver, Colorado, as well as other addiction services. 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 or service 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.

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

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

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

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: April 26, 2024

The Empowerment Program is a community health provider. After DRS examined the website, we found that they can offer health services, housing, education, and employment support. The health support includes substance use disorder treatment, group classes, and individual counseling.

Rehab Settings

- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- LGBTQ+ Community
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Addicts with HIV/AIDS
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Women

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- Funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Medical Staff: ​M.K. Christian, MA, LAC

1600 York Street, Denver, CO

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

Reviewed: November 1, 2023

Heritage Counseling Center offers DUI training and counseling. After DRS examined the website, we found that clients can access Level I and II DUI education and Level II DUI Therapy. Individual counseling is also available. The counseling center is a Medicaid approved provider.

Rehab Settings

- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- DOT SAP
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Family Programs
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Couples
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Workplace Drug Services

Payment Options

- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid
- Self Payment
- Sliding Fee Scale

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the State of Colorado

Medical Staff: Alex Thomas, MA, LAC, MAC, SAP | Owner & Director
Brooke Amey, MA, LPC | Counselor

1602 South Parker Road Suite 214, Denver, CO

Reviewed: January 22, 2024

CADREC is a community alcohol, drug, rehabilitation, and education center. After DRS examined the website, we found the program offers basic addiction treatment services for DUI and DWAI offenders. Colorado Medicaid covers Level II Education and Therapy.

Rehab Settings

- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

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

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options
- Self Payment
- Sliding Fee Scale

3315 Gilpin Street, Denver, CO

Reviewed: October 20, 2023

ATOPS (Addiction Treatment Outpatient Services), Denver, provides Level II Education and Therapy. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they offer DWAI and DUI classes. The programs are covered by Colorado Medicaid, including Level II Therapy.

Rehab Settings

- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Medicaid
- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health

Medical Staff: Karen Moreau, PhD, MA in Psychology & Counseling | Executive Director

2755 S Locust Street, Suite 132, Denver, CO

Reviewed: April 26, 2024

Freedom Intervention, Denver, is a family drug and alcohol addiction intervention provider. After DRS examined the website, we found that they offer family interventions and help families plan and execute family interventions.

Rehab Settings

- Interventionist

Medical Staff: Matt Brown, CAI | Owner & Founder

Denver, CO

Reviewed: April 26, 2024

Oxford House Osceola is a sober living home for men and women. After DRS examined the website, we found that each house is self-run and self-supported by residents. They offer separate homes to men and women and provide long-term relapse prevention.

Rehab Settings

- Halfway House
- Sober Living

Services Offered

- Military
- Veterans

Trust Factors

- GuideStar Silver Seal of Transparency

180 Osceola St, Denver, CO

Reviewed: April 26, 2024

Oxford House Evans Ave is a sober living community. After DRS reviewed the website, we found that the program is self-run and self-supported by residents. There are separate homes for men and women. They provide an affordable option for relapse prevention.

Rehab Settings

- Halfway House
- Sober Living

Services Offered

- Military
- Veterans

Trust Factors

- GuideStar Silver Seal of Transparency

2319 S Perry St, Denver, CO

Reviewed: April 26, 2024

Oxford House Mexico is a long-term recovery home for men and women. After DRS examined the website, we found they provide relapse prevention and community support for recovering addicts. There are separate homes for men and women; each house is self-run and self-supported.

Rehab Settings

- Halfway House
- Sober Living

Services Offered

- Military
- Veterans

Trust Factors

- GuideStar Silver Seal of Transparency

3200 E Mexico Ave, Denver, CO

Reviewed: April 26, 2024

Oxford House Kalamath is a sober living home for men and women. After DRS reviewed the website, we found that the recovery communities are self-run and self-supported by residents. The program offers an affordable option for relapse prevention.

Rehab Settings

- Halfway House
- Sober Living

Services Offered

- Military
- Veterans

Trust Factors

- GuideStar Silver Seal of Transparency

4105 Kalamath Street, Denver, CO

Reviewed: April 26, 2024

Oxford House Monaco is a sober living home for recovering addicts. After DRS examined the website, we found residents support and run the home. The homes provide long-term recovery support for men and women.

Rehab Settings

- Halfway House
- Sober Living

Services Offered

- Military
- Veterans

Trust Factors

- GuideStar Silver Seal of Transparency

6662 E Dickenson Place, Denver, CO

Reviewed: April 26, 2024

Oxford House Holly Street is a sober living community for men and women. After DRS examined the website, we found that the program provides affordable relapse prevention and long-term recovery support. Each home is self-run and self-supported by residents.

Rehab Settings

- Halfway House
- Sober Living

Services Offered

- Military
- Veterans

Trust Factors

- GuideStar Silver Seal of Transparency

682 South Holly Street, Denver, CO

Reviewed: April 26, 2024

Oxford House Canosa is a sober living home for men and women. After DRS examined the website, we found that the program offers relapse prevention and long-term support for recovering addicts. Each home is self-run and self-supported by residents.

Rehab Settings

- Halfway House
- Sober Living

Services Offered

- Military
- Veterans

Trust Factors

- GuideStar Silver Seal of Transparency

736 South Canosa Street, Denver, CO

Reviewed: April 26, 2024

Oxford House Welby is a sober living community for men and women. After DRS reviewed the website, we found that there are separate homes for men and women. The program offers affordable relapse prevention, and each home is self-supported and self-run by the residents.

Rehab Settings

- Halfway House
- Sober Living

Services Offered

- Military
- Veterans

Trust Factors

- GuideStar Silver Seal of Transparency

8510 Rainbow Ave, Denver, CO

Reviewed: April 26, 2024

Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal offers different law practices to clients. After DRS examined the website, we found that they offer personal injury defense of all kinds and provide detailed information on their website.

Services Offered

- DUI Lawyer

4100 E Mississippi Ave Floor 19, Denver, CO

Reviewed: April 26, 2024

MADD Colorado State Office is a drunk driving prevention provider. After DRS reviewed the website, we found that they advocate for new and changing laws, support victims of impaired driving, and drunk driving prevention and education.

Services Offered

- Drug Prevention and Education

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

1355 S. Colorado Boulevard C #602 , Denver, CO

DRS recommends comprehensive treatment involving detox, therapy, and aftercare support. However, no one form of drug rehab is right for every person. Colorado Medicaid and private health insurance plans cover some of the costs associated with rehabilitation.

Numerous drug rehab programs accept Medicaid and private health insurance plans. Contact one of our qualified professionals for more information. We also provide an extensive directory listing of programs and services operating within the city and state.

Long-Term Drug Rehab in Denver

The professional opinion of DRS is that long-term drug and alcohol rehab has proven to be the most effective for recovery and lifelong sobriety—here are some reasons why:

  • Your addiction is too severe for standard outpatient rehab in Denver, and long-term residential is a better fit.
  • You are chronically ill and need medical treatment during rehabilitation. Long-term programs provide more help.
  • Environmental triggers cause a person to use drugs or alcohol. Long-term programs in Denver remove you from these triggers.

Overall, there are limited long-term rehabilitation options in Denver. DRS recommends considering other cities in Colorado or other states. However, every situation is different from the next. Our qualified professionals will help you find the right choice.

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 extroverted activity— experience the nearby mountain towns’ national parks, or take a drive down the Million Dollar Highway.
  • Avoid risky situations. Marijuana and methamphetamine remain some of the most commonly used drugs.

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.

Paying for Treatment in Denver, Colorado

Paying for drug and alcohol rehab in Denver varies depending on multiple factors. Initially, there are private and government-funded substance use treatment programs—private facilities tend to cost more. There are differences in cost between residential and outpatient facilities. In addition, the length of time spent in treatment changes the overall cost. Medicaid and private health insurance generally cover the cost of drug rehab.

Paying for Treatment with Medicaid in Denver

Colorado Medicaid pays for some drug and alcohol treatment programs. Generally, when you find drug rehab through Medicaid, the payment is sent directly to the treatment center. Medicaid may cover inpatient drug rehab, outpatient treatment, and detox. It is designed for low-income individuals and families who qualify.

Using Private Insurance to pay for Drug Rehab in Denver

Another option to consider is private health insurance. Most individuals have health insurance through their employer—however, many others purchase individual health insurance. The extent of coverage depends on the health insurance plan.

Private health insurance may cover residential treatment centers, outpatient treatment, and detox programs. It is best to contact your health insurance provider. Colorado utilizes a state-run health insurance exchange, Connect for Health Colorado.

The following insurers offer marketplace coverage in Colorado:

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

Paying for treatment when uninsured

Paying for drug and alcohol rehab without health insurance is not easy. However, it is not uncommon for some drug rehab centers in Denver to offer payment plan options or a sliding fee scale based on income. In addition, some non-profit treatment centers may provide free or low-cost treatment.

Contact one of our qualified addictions professionals for more information, or consult our extensive directory listing of programs and services.

DRS’ Evaluation of Denver, Colorado

After reviewing state statistics and options available for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation in Denver, DRS discovered the following pros and cons:

Pros

  • Colorado is among the 36 states and the District of Columbia that have expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Every rehab in Denver offers outpatient care and treatment, making it easier to access treatment immediately.
  • More than half of the drug rehab programs in the city accept Medicaid.

Cons

  • There are only three detox in Denver, making it difficult to access proper withdrawal management.
  • Transitional housing and aftercare support are limited.
  • It is very hard to find a medical detox in Denver
  • There are limited long-term residential drug rehab centers making it difficult to access lengthier programs.

Overall, there are affordable treatment options within the city. However, limited resources make it challenging to find help that meets your treatment and recovery goals.

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

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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.