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Residential Treatment Center in Boulder, Colorado

The Lodge will be accepting clients Spring 2018

The Lodge at Northstar is a gated, private, luxury lodge only an hours drive from Denver that provides individualized residential addiction treatment for men and women over the age of 18. Because we treat just 15 clients at a time, we’re able to provide those seeking residential treatment with the life-changing opportunity to experience personalized care in a close-knit, supportive environment.

Our 6,500 square foot luxury lodge sits on 53 acres and is surrounded by acres of national forest and rugged terrain. Located 18 miles northwest of Boulder, our secluded, tranquil setting and natural backdrop is the perfect environment for self-reflection and healing.

Admissions at The Lodge at Northstar

Our individualized approach begins before a client walks through our doors. We take a great deal of care during our admissions process, as we want to be sure each client will truly benefit from staying at the Lodge.

  • Admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Clients must be deemed “medically appropriate” for treatment, as determined in Northstar’s sole discretion.
  • All admissions must be pre-scheduled. Please call 303-558-6400 if you are interested in admission.
  • We perform a pre-admission assessment on each prospective client prior to an admissions decision being made.

Residents are required to commit to a minimum 28-day length stay. In some instances, a 14-day stay will be considered if the client has completed residential treatment within the immediately preceding 6 months.

Traditional & Recreational Treatment Programs

Clients who stay at The Lodge at Northstar experience the best of traditional treatment methods and holistic, experiential therapies. We know that traditional forms of therapy we rely on are rooted in evidence, but research also shows the astounding benefits of experiential, recreational activities. The added element of recreation helps to combat depression and anxiety, bolstering recovery as a result. Residents engage in some form of physical activity each day.

Therapy Programs:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Group therapy
  • Relapse prevention workshops

Holistic Therapy Programs:

  • Mindfulness training
  • Life skills training
  • Acupuncture
  • Meditation

Recreational Therapy Programs:

  • On site gym and yoga studio
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Rock climbing
  • Trail running
  • Equine-assisted therapy

Our People

We take individualized care very seriously, and it starts with our team. At The Lodge at Northstar, we pride ourselves on our high staff to client ratio. We are staffed by an extremely talented group of highly trained professionals who strive to provide our clients with the best level of care imaginable.

There are up to five staff members on duty at any given time. Our full-time clinical director’s sole focus is on our clients and our medical director meets with each client for 1 hour every week and is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re also staffed by a team of several masters-level, licensed clinicians who specialize in substance abuse, as well as several technicians who are working toward their substance abuse counseling licenses.

Assistance Planning for Aftercare

Aftercare planning is crucial to ensuring a client’s continued care and success upon discharging from residential treatment. A typical aftercare plan includes sober living arrangements and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) in the client’s home area.

Should a client desire to remain in Boulder for aftercare, NorthStar Transitions offers a 12-week intensive outpatient program and works with several local sober living homes where clients can reside while engaged in IOP.

Recover & Reside at Northstar

Having a safe, supportive environment can make all the difference on an individual’s road to recovery. We’re close to Boulder and Denver, but secluded enough for residents to focus entirely on recovery and healing.

We want our residents to feel comfortable here, and our mountaintop lodge is cozy, welcoming and warm. At Northstar, you’ll find:

  • Gorgeous mountain views
  • Spacious common areas
  • Gourmet kitchen stocked with fresh produce
  • Chef-prepared meals
  • Onsite gym and yoga studio
  • An expansive patio with a grill, hammocks and a fire pit
  • Chauffeured transportation to and from off-site appointments and meetings

Healing Starts Today

If you or someone you love is ready for recovery, don’t wait. The Lodge at Northstar can help you continue on your journey to recovery. To learn more about our residential drug and alcohol treatment services, call us 24/7 at 303-558-6400.