Who We Are

Empowering People to Navigate Real life REcovery

NorthStar Transitions is one of the top drug and alcohol rehab centers in the United States. What differentiates NorthStar Transitions is the highly skilled and trained clinical staff that is constantly seeking to improve and enhance the services we provide to support our clients. The individualized attention received by each client helps us personalize their schedule of therapeutic processes which are facilitated by our counselors, therapists, and physicians. The NorthStar difference is clinical excellence, evidence based therapeutic modalities, personalized treatment plans, and our location in the serene and majestic setting of Boulder, Colorado.

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A New Chapter Awaits

The journey toward recovery is often burdened by hesitation, concern and numerous roadblocks. The fear of the unknown — coupled with the stigma of seeking help and the complexities of navigating treatment options — can leave many feeling lost or confused.

At NorthStar Transitions, we recognize these challenges and meet you exactly where you are — mentally and emotionally. Our compassionate team is dedicated to demystifying the recovery process, offering support and guidance as you begin this new chapter in your life and helping you overcome any barriers to accessing the care you need.

Flexible Treatment Options

Personalized Care

Transitional Support

Financially Accessible


We make recovery possible


In our commitment to making recovery accessible to all, NorthStar Transitions is proud to offer a virtual IOP. This flexible program extends the reach of our support, allowing you to engage in high-quality treatment from the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Seamless Online Support

Our virtual IOP is designed to mirror the structure of our in-person programs, ensuring you receive the same level of care, support and comprehensive treatment. Through secure video conferencing technology, you'll participate in group therapy, individual counseling and educational sessions, all led by our experienced team of therapists and counselors.


Life in active addiction is a shadow of what it could be. NorthStar’s comprehensive approach provides the tools and resources necessary to create a richer, fuller life grounded in sobriety. Here, you’ll learn essential skills like emotional regulation, effective communication, relapse prevention and more. Our aim is to not only initiate the recovery process but ensure you have the means to sustain it, armed with practical strategies and a supportive community.


  • Improved Mental Health — Our holistic approach enhances well-being across all aspects of life and helps you handle stress better.
  • Stronger Relationships — Connect with peers on a similar path and learn effective communication skills to improve your existing relationships.
  • A Sense of Purpose — Forge a rewarding and fulfilling path forward.
  • Community and Support — Join a vibrant recovery community filled with individuals and alumni who understand your journey.


Your story is important to us. From the struggles of active addiction to the triumphs of recovery, we’re here to listen, understand and support you as you work toward a healthier future. We focus on crafting personalized treatment plans that resonate with you and providing each individual with a unique roadmap to lasting, sustainable recovery.


NorthStar Transitions wants to help you get access to the best treatment possible, so we are in-network with many insurance companies (like Cigna, BCBS, United, Humana, and Tricare Prime) and also work closely with many others to maximize out-of-network benefits. To quickly get information about what portion of the treatment cost will be covered by your insurance policy, fill out our insurance verification form or call us at (303) 558-6400.

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What our clients are saying

Life is amazing for me today. It is not always easy, but nothing worth having ever is. If you want the best shot for yourself or loved one at a great life in recovery, you owe it to yourself to look more into this program.

Joel M.

NorthStar Transitions was there for us when our son was struggling with heroin addiction. NorthStar did an intervention with our son when his addiction was spiraling out of control and found our son a treatment center to go to that fit within our budget. What’s more is that Mike Ferrell flew with our son from Denver to Minneapolis to make sure he was successfully checked into the treatment center. Thank you Mike Ferrell and NorthStar Transitions for helping to save our son’s life.

Judy & Peter W.


What our clients are saying

Life is amazing for me today. It is not always easy, but nothing worth having ever is. If you want the best shot for yourself or loved one at a great life in recovery, you owe it to yourself to look more into this program.

Joel M.

I can’t imagine where I would be today if it wasn’t for the support I received at NorthStar Transitions. I am very grateful for the time I spent in the NorthStar program.


The staff at NorthStar truly made my time here. I felt encouraged, listened to and truly seen.

Sarah M.

I loved every day. The counselors were absolutely amazing, the groups were amazing - so many amazing things.

Haley R.

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Contact our admissions department by phone or by filling out this form to start the discussion about getting into treatment. Our admissions team will guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.


Getting the most appropriate care is vital to your recovery. Complete an assessment with our team so we can guide you to the best starting point.


When approved for treatment, schedule your intake appointment and begin the journey into your recovery.


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