Colorado Drug Alcohol & Rehab Center Information

Publicly-funded recovery programs and services are available at the state level. Here is the name, website, street address and phone number for this state’s department of substance abuse services.

Office of Behavioral Health Department of Human Services
3824 West Princeton Circle
Denver, CO
Phone: (303) 866-7400

Colorado Office of Behavioral Health

The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is located within the Department of Human Services, the Office of Behavioral Health is the State’s behavioral health authority. OBH is responsible for policy development, service provision and coordination, program monitoring and evaluation, and administrative oversight for the public behavioral health system. OBH funds, supports and monitors numerous mental health and substance abuse community programs and providers, and reviews and designates the State’s providers more...

The Colorado Office of Behavioral Health contracts with regional Managed Service Organizations for the provision of substance use disorder treatment services throughout Colorado.  They in turn contract with over 40 local providers to deliver a full continuum of care.  Funding is not sufficient to support free services, but clients seeking services are offered a sliding fee scale more...

Managed Service Organizations

Substance Abuse Facilities in Colorado

Here is a list of providers within this geographic area. They are primarily hospital-based programs. Most hospital-based programs accept Medicare, Medicaid, state-funded and private insurance. In general they do medical detox. Most offer some other level of care, such as Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and /or Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP). Their staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. If you need help finding a residential program, call us and we can assist you.

Listed in alphabetical order by city

City Faciilty Phone
Aurora University Hospital 720-848-3000
Colorado Springs Cedar Springs Behavioral Health 719-633-4114
Estes Park Harmony Foundation 970-586-4491
Glenwood Springs Valley View Hospital 970-384-7470
Louisville Centennial Peaks Hospital 303-666-2088
Pueblo Mental Health Institute 719-546-4797
Pueblo Parkview 719-584-4890
Wheat Ridge West Pines Behavioral Health 303-467-4000

See Map Below - Program Details

Below is a map of the above listed recovery programs. Click on any arrow to bring up more information about the facility, including reviews which can be found on the detail pop-up screen. For website and other information, click the drop down menu in the upper left corner of the map. To access detailed information; click on the listing for a program. You can also simply click on the "red post marker" to bring up the detail screen.

Reviews and website information can be found on the detail screen. Be sure and use the drop down menu in the upper left-hand corner for more information and quick access.


Various Levels of Care

There is more than one type of program for substance abuse. The "30 day" inpatient type of a facility is the most intense and suggested for people with chronic addiction problems. Call us for detailed information about the various levels in the "continuum of care".

There are 4 levels of treatment care. Each provides a different level and type of service.

levels of care:

  • Detoxification
  • Intensive Outpatient ( IOP)
  • Partial Day Programs
  • Inpatient Residential

Detox & Stabilization

Detoxification from alcohol and any mood altering chemicals is the first phase of treatment. Detox MUST be done under the medical supervision of a licensed MD. Today, there are state-of-the-art medications available to ease and minimize the cravings and effects of withdrawal.

There is a possibility withdrawal may cause a severe reaction, resulting in the “Delirium Tremors” (DTs). If someone does go into the DTs, there is a 30% chance it will be fatal.

Intensive Outpatient Programs

An outpatient facility offers similar services as partial day and inpatient except clients do not stay at the facility overnight. Intensive outpatient (IOP) generally offers 1 hour of treatment 3 days a week. Group therapy includes skills training, relapse prevention, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET). A qualified addiction specialist, trained in the various therapies, leads the sessions.

The difference between Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient is how many times per week a client is required to attend.

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Lectures and Education

Partial Day Programs

Partial Hospital Programs (PHP), is also known as “day treatment”. It is a more intensive level of care than outpatient. It provides a half day of therapy 5 times per week. Clients do not stay overnight while being provided therapy and care. This level fills the need of some individuals who need daily treatment, but are unable to attend full-time inpatient residential. PHP provides virtually all the same types of therapy as outpatient on a more intense and regular basis.

Inpatient Residential

Residential inpatient programs are a type of therapy where the individual lives in the center and receives rehabilitation over a course of several weeks or months. These live-in facilities specialize in expert care for chemical dependency, alcoholism, as well any underlying psychological problems. Because almost half of all people suffering from substance abuse are also suffering from a co-existing mental health condition, many facilities offer some type of dual therapy that addresses both.

Find Alcoholics Anonymous - AA Meetings

Location Name Phone
Denver Denver Area Central 303-322-4440
Colorado Springs Springs Area 719-573-5020

Find Narcotics Anonymous Meetings

Location Name Phone
Denver Mile High Area Service 303-832-3784


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