Five Things to Consider When Choosing a Colorado Drug Rehab Program

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If you or a loved one are looking for a Colorado drug rehab program, this blog post will provide you with some information on the available Colorado drug rehab program options. This blog post is for informational purposes only and nothing in this post should be construed as medical advice or should be solely relied on in choosing a Colorado drug rehab or alcohol rehab program. All information contained in this blog post is the opinion of the author and should be fact-checked before making decisions based upon the information contained herein.

The first issue to consider when choosing a Colorado Drug rehab is the prospective client’s drug of choice. If the prospective client is currently abusing alcohol, opiates or benzodiazepines (Xanax, Klonopin etc.) then you will need to find a Colorado drug rehab center that offers alcohol detox, opiate detox or benzodiazepine detox. A medically supervised detox is necessary with these substances because the detox can be extremely painful and even deadly. CeDAR University of Colorado Hospital and Harmony Foundation in Estes Park Colorado both offer Colorado drug rehab programs that include medically supervised detox.

If the Colorado drug rehab you are considering does not include detox, then the prospective client can check into an acute drug/alcohol detox such as Centennial Peaks Hospital in Louisville, Colorado. After the client is medically detoxed, they can then proceed to a primary addiction treatment program.

The second consideration when choosing a Colorado drug rehab is cost. Many Colorado drug rehab programs accept insurance. Insurance can help to cover the cost of primary alcohol rehab or drug rehab but in most instances there will be at least some out of pocket cost. Both CeDAR University of Colorado Hospital and Harmony Foundation Estes Park Colorado accept health insurance benefits. Harmony Foundation is “in-network” with many providers and therefore is often covered almost entirely by insurance benefits with little to no out-of-pocket cost if your insurance provider is in-network and you have met your deductible. Parker Valley Hope in Parker Colorado is also in-network with many insurance companies and therefore is often covered almost entirely by insurance benefits with little to no out-of-pocket cost if your insurance provider is in-network and you have met your deductible. CeDAR University of Colorado Hospital accepts insurance but as of the date of this post only accepts out-of-network benefits. With out-of-network benefits, you are typically responsible for paying the entire fee for the 30 day treatment at the time of admission and then your insurance will reimburse you at your out-of-network rate (typically 50%-70%) if they determine that the addiction treatment center is covered under your insurance policy. In addition to in-network and out-of-network Colorado drug rehab centers, there are also self-pay Colorado drug rehab centers. Self-pay Colorado drug rehab centers are exactly as they sound: the prospective client or their family pay the entire cost of treatment without help from insurance.

The third consideration when choosing a Colorado Drug rehab is the therapeutic programming and curriculum. Some things to take into consideration in this category are: 1. What percentage of the counselors and staff have Master degrees or doctoral degrees and appropriate licensure (MD, LPC, LCSW, Psycologist, Certified Addiction Counselor II or above etc.). 2. Does the prospective client have any specific issues that need to be addressed in treatment? Some programs have an emphasis on trauma treatment, codependency, professional licensure issues etc. 3. Will the prospective client need to be evaluated for medication or a medical condition while in treatment? How medically sophisticated is the treatment center you are considering? 4. Does the Colorado drug rehab you are considering offer a family program? family healing and education on healthy boundaries is a crucial aspect of the prospective client’s long-term success. Make sure the program you are considering offers a family component.

The fourth thing to consider when choosing a Colorado drug rehab is the length of treatment. Some clients will benefit from remaining in primary residential care for 90 days while others only need 30 days and then can transition into sober living or aftercare. This is a very individualized decision based upon individual circumstances. Most Colorado drug rehab programs only offer 30 day programs but some offer on-campus extended care up to 90 days.

The fifth thing to consider when choosing a Colorado drug rehab is aftercare or sober living. Clients get clean in rehab, they learn skills, they gain knowledge and they begin to heal their family relationships. But, the rubber meets the road when they step out the front door of their treatment center and try and put all of those new tools into practice. This, in addition to the volumes of research that show that longer doses of treatment are correlated to significantly better outcomes, is why 3-6 months of aftercare is highly recommended after completing a Colorado drug rehab program. Some of the best Colorado drug rehab aftercare programs are: Jaywalker Lodge, A New Path, Raleigh House of Hope, The Rose House and NorthStar Transitions. Nearly all sober living and aftercare programs are self-pay only.

Colorado Detox Centers:

  • Centennial Peaks Hospital
  • Arapahoe House
  • CeDAR University of Colorado Hospital
  • Harmony Foundation
  • Boulder Addiction Recovery Center

Colorado Drug Rehab Centers (Inpatient):

  • CeDAR University of Colorado Hospital (out-of-network and self-pay)
  • Harmony Foundation (in-network, out-of-network and self-pay)
  • Raleigh House of Hope (self-pay)
  • Parker Valley Hope (in-network, out-of-network and self-pay)
  • Arapahoe House

Colorado Drug Rehab Centers (Outpatient):

  • CeDAR University of Colorado Hospital
  • Mapleton Counseling Center Boulder
  • Freedom Center Lakewood
  • Centennial Peaks Hospital Louisville, CO
  • Arapahoe House (DUI Education and Therapy)

Colorado Sober Living and Aftercare Programs:

  • NorthStar Transitions Boulder, CO
  • Jaywalker Lodge Carbondale, CO
  • Raleigh House of Hope Denver, CO
  • A New Path Carbondale, CO
  • Shadow Mountain Sober Living Centennial, CO
  • The Rose House (woman only) Lafayette, CO