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Addiction Treatment Programs Overview

NorthStar Transitions is a licensed and Joint Commission accredited drug and alcohol rehab center in the Boulder-Denver Colorado Metro Area. NorthStar Transitions works with male and female clients 18 and older suffering from addiction and substance use disorders.

Levels of Care

NorthStar Transitions offers a full continuum of care from inpatient (residential) treatment through outpatient treatment. Most clients remain in the NorthStar Transitions continuum of care for 6-9 months.

Residential Treatment

NorthStar Transitions offers residential (inpatient) drug and alcohol treatment for men and women in gender separated programs. The men’s residential location is 45 minutes north west of Boulder near Ward, CO, and the women’s residential location is centrally located to Boulder, CO. Each residential treatment location has under 15 beds and provides a smaller and more intimate experience overseen by a licensed mental health and substance abuse counselor and board-certified addiction psychiatrist. The residential level of care has a variable length of stay from 7-30 days based on medical necessity. The purpose of residential treatment is stabilization and addressing underlying causes that contributed to the substance abuse.

Day Treatment

Following residential treatment, patients can enroll in partial hospitalization or “day treatment.” Day treatment maintains the intensity of groups, individual therapy and psychiatry of residential treatment but clients are able to spend in the night in their own homes or in a sober living home. Day treatment typically lasts for 1-4 weeks.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

The next step in the continuum of care is intensive outpatient (IOP). At IOP level of care patients are re-engaging with work and/or school and continuing to attend group 3 days per week for 3 hours per group. Patients may continue seeing their individual therapist and psychiatrist as needed at IOP level of care. Intensive outpatient clients may live in their own home or in a sober living home. IOP typically lasts from 6-12 weeks.

Outpatient Care

The Outpatient level of care requires the smallest time commitment and is appropriate for clients who are secure in their recovery and working on maintenance of their recovery, provided only as a step down from one of our other levels of care. At the outpatient level of care, clients see their individual therapist, family therapist and psychiatrist as needed.

If you or a loved one are in need of drug and alcohol treatment in the Denver-Boulder Metro Area please verify your insurance HERE and an admissions representative will be in touch with you within 24 business hours.