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Accreditations for Our Boulder, CO Treatment Program

Licensure and Accreditation matters. Addiction is a serious health condition and needs to be treated by licensed, competent and ethical professionals. In healthcare an organization should be judged by the quality of the services being delivered, the safety of the environment in which the service is delivered and the positive outcomes obtained for each client treated. To this end, NorthStar Transitions is licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Behavioral Health and accredited by the Joint Commission on Healthcare Organizations. In order to obtain these licenses and accreditations, NorthStar Transitions has undergone rigorous onsite surveys, chart audits and inspections to ensure compliance with the highest standard of care in the addiction treatment industry. NorthStar Transitons has an active quality improvement plan in place to consistently improve the quality and effectiveness of addiction treatment services being delivered to clients. The end result is a treatment program that is accountable, committed to excellence and dedicated to improving client outcomes.

Core Values

  • clinical excellenceClinical Excellence
  • quality improvementQuality Improvement
  • ethical praticesEthical Practices
  • patient safetyPatient Safety



NorthStar Transitions treatment center is licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Behavioral Health. NorthStar Transitions LLC is currently licensed for the following levels of care as promulgated by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM):

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) Waived Medical Laboratory

NorthStar Transitions is a CLIA waived medical laboratory under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services. As such, NorthStar Transitions is able to conduct tests of limited medical complexity in office such as urine drug screens and breathalyzer testing.

Accreditations and Affiliations

JCAHO rehab

Joint Commission

NorthStar Transitions is accredited by the Joint Commission. Only a small handful of behavioral healthcare and substance abuse treatment centers are accredited by the Joint Commission. Joint Commission accreditation is only granted after a rigorous onsite survey is conducted and an organization is found to comply with an extensive set of standards set forth for patient safety, environment of care, clinical services delivery, quality improvement, leadership and other measures. Joint Commission accreditation is the “gold standard” and indicates to prospective clients that NorthStar Transitions has adopted the rigorous standards set forth by the Joint Commission and is dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care.


National Association of Addiction
Treatment Providers

NorthStar Transitions is a member in good standing with the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP). As a member in good standing of NAATP, NorthStar Transitions has agreed to abide by the NAATP code of ethics which can be found here