Thank you for your interest in NorthStar Transitions’ addiction treatment programs. On this page you will find information regarding admission to our sub-acute detox, residential, day treatment and intensive outpatient treatment programs. All admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

Please reach out to one of our admissions counselors today at 303-558-6400 or submit your insurance information here to get the process started.

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Overview of NorthStar Transitions Admissions

Admission Process

  • Client and/or client’s family makes initial contact with NorthStar Transitions admissions counselor to gather information on the program.
  • NorthStar Transitions performs verification of insurance benefits.
  • NorthStar Transitions calls financially responsible party to discuss insurance coverage and cost of treatment.
  • An over the phone pre-admission assessment is performed with the prospective client.
  • The results of the pre-admission assessment are reviewed by the clinical team to determine appropriateness of client for the program.
  • If client is accepted, a services agreement must be signed by the client and his or her financial guarantor.
  • An admission date and time is scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Some exceptions made for Residential level of care

includeD Admission criteria

  • Client cannot have a diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder or active psychosis. Bipolar 1 disorder will be considered if the client is stabilized on medications.
  • Client must be medically stable.
  • Client must be ambulatory and able to participate fully in programming.
  • Client cannot currently be taking benzodiazepines.
  • Controlled medications will be turned in to NorthStar for safe holding and self-administration will be monitored as directed by Medical Director.
  • Client cannot be a registered sex offender or awaiting adjudication on a sex related crime.
  • Client cannot have been convicted of a violent felony within the immediately preceding five years. Past criminal history will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Residential Intake Items to bring With You

Different Types of Footwear

A good pair of hiking boots, snow boots and tennis shoes will go a long way for the types of activities we like to do outdoors.

Snow gear

Prepare for the seasons in Colorado. We do like to get outside in the mountain areas for adventure therapy days, so come prepared for the elements!

Workout clothes

Women in the residential program go to the YMCA multiple times during the week, and men in the residential program have access to an in-home gym and outdoor hiking.

water bottle

Staying hydrated is super important in early recovery as we are outside often.

Musical Instruments

We love to encourage musical abilities in this environment!


We are in and out of the facility often, especially on sunny days!

Headphones / MP3 player

Headphones & MP3 players will come in handy during your recovery process.

*Non-wifi connectable only!


We make one nicotine run per week, so bring enough cigarettes to last for the week and money to buy more at that time.

*Only allowed at the women’s residential location.

Hair Styling Materials

Hair dryer / curling iron / brushes / combs

Residential Intake Items not to bring

  • Drugs/Alcohol/Paraphernalia
  • Anything sharp
  • Any open hygiene products or other bottles
  • Anything alcohol based
  • Wifi connectable devices, phones, computers
  • Workout supplements
  • Pets/Service Animals

Healing Starts Today

At NorthStar Transitions, we know how drug and alcohol use can negatively affect your life. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, we can help. Reach out today to find the support you need to achieve and maintain lifelong sobriety. You can get in touch by calling us at 866-407-2240 or completing our online contact form.

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