About Our Professionals Treatment Program

Professionals are encouraged to work hard and play harder, but this mindset often leads to a toxic juggling act when it comes to balancing your career and personal well-being. It can also cause you to stretch yourself too thin, which might encourage the use of drugs or alcohol in an attempt to keep up and cope with the demands of a rigorous, busy lifestyle.

At NorthStar Transitions in Boulder, Colorado, we understand the unique challenges faced by individuals who work in a stressful or fast-paced environment. Our Professionals Track is where healing meets success, designed exclusively for working professionals and business owners like you. This program offers a confidential and tailored approach to overcoming substance use while seamlessly integrating with your demanding lifestyle. With our compassionate team of experts and evidence-based approaches, we're dedicated to helping you achieve lasting recovery and find the support needed to reclaim control of your life.

Benefits of Boulder Treatment for Working Professionals

Drug or alcohol addiction can have a devastating impact on every facet of a person’s commitments and professional life. Created specifically for professionals, NorthStar’s evening intensive outpatient program (IOP) incorporates a range of unique benefits.

Scheduling flexibility

The demands of employment, home life and recovery can be daunting. At NorthStar, we provide evening therapy sessions tailored around your full-time schedule. Our Professionals Track is offered Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Work-life balance

Our skilled clinicians and support staff provide the mentoring you need to achieve the delicate balance between work, family commitments and thriving relationships.

Group, individual and family therapy

Weekly IOP schedules include nine hours of group therapy, one hour of individual therapy, and bi-weekly family counseling. Guests also have access to a board-certified addiction psychiatrist and physician’s assistants.

Clinical excellence

NorthStar Transitions is licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Behavioral Health and accredited by the Joint Commission on Healthcare Organizations. Dedicated to improving client outcomes, our experienced therapists, case managers and clinicians understand the unique needs of working professionals.

NorthStar Transitions’ outpatient Professionals Program also takes into account licensure stipulations, career demands and personal goals. For men and women concerned about the stigma of their chemical dependency, we offer a focused, confidential refuge where guests can dedicate themselves to the challenges of mind, body and spirit healing.

"I strongly recommend NorthStar Transitions Boulder drug rehab program to anyone with a loved one or family member in need of a Boulder substance abuse rehab program. NorthStar Transition’s Boulder drug rehab staff is very professional and discreet. I was very impressed with their ability to customize their program for my family member and the continuity of care they provided was I think really critical to helping my family be successful."

- Ross M.


Individuals on the Professionals Track at NorthStar Transitions will undergo a thorough assessment at the beginning of treatment to identify the core concerns and challenges they face. Each client is unique, so our experienced team will customize your addiction treatment plan to meet your specific needs. We utilize a multidisciplinary approach and flexible, evidence-based modalities to help professionals achieve lasting recovery, such as:

We also recognize the importance of post-treatment assessments, sobriety monitoring and reporting requirements, so we provide ongoing drug and alcohol testing to help you stay accountable and on track with your recovery. During your treatment, we’ll work with licensing boards, employers and referring organizations to ensure that you meet the established conditions for returning to work and establish an aftercare plan. Our goal is to help you get sober and maintain your health as you successfully transition back into your career.


While anyone who has a stressful, fast-paced career might turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with the pressure, a multi-year survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has identified certain professions that are more likely to develop a substance use disorder. The latest report, published in 2015, indicated the industries with the highest reported rates (over 10%) of substance use disorders:

Other industries on the list included healthcare, public administration, finance, transportation, and real estate, among others. The reason that some professions are at a higher risk of substance use vary, but most experts agree that the following factors play a role:

If you, a colleague, or someone you love is a professional struggling with substance use, we can help. We understand the unique challenges faced by individuals with demanding jobs who want to get sober, so we’ve developed a specialized program that helps you navigate these obstacles and develop the healthy coping skills you need to achieve lasting recovery.


At NorthStar Transitions, the team of dedicated experts involved in our Professionals Program includes accomplished and licensed individuals with years of experience in helping people overcome substance use and transition back into a healthy, sober lifestyle.

  • Medical and clinical directors: Our medical and clinical directors play a crucial role in ensuring that clients receive the highest quality of care possible. They provide oversight, develop personalized treatment plans, and collaborate with the clinical team to meet the unique needs of each individual and guide them toward lasting recovery.
  • Outpatient clinical therapists: Our robust team of licensed clinical therapists and counselors is adept at addressing the needs of professionals in recovery. They facilitate individual and group therapy sessions to help individuals uncover the root of their substance use, develop new coping skills, and identify the parts of their life that need adjusting so they can return to work healthy and sober.
  • Support staff: Our skilled support staff provides mentoring alongside our licensed outpatient therapists and counselors to help clients achieve the ideal balance between work, family, and relationships to maintain a happy and fulfilling life.

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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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