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Residential Treatment Center in Boulder, Colorado

NorthStar Transitions’s residential program provides an opportunity for our clients to stabilize and acclimate themselves to a new lifestyle without substances on board. Our clients are overseen by licensed mental health and substance abuse counselors, as well as a board-certified addiction psychiatrist and a physician’s assistant to monitor and administer medications. Our structured, skills-based programming and high staff to client ratio allows up to provide those seeking residential treatment with the life-changing opportunity to experience personalized care in a close-knit, supportive environment.

Located on the south end of Boulder, we are conveniently located while providing a natural backdrop as the perfect environment for self-reflection and healing.

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Admissions at Northstar Transitions

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 with us.

  • Admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Clients must be deemed “medically appropriate” for treatment, as determined by 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 join the Northstar Transitions community experience the best of traditional treatment methods and holistic, experiential therapies. We know that the traditional forms of therapy we rely on are rooted in evidence, but research also shows the astounding benefits of experiential, recreational activities as they relate to addiction recovery. The added element of recreation helps to combat depression and anxiety, bolstering recovery as a result. Northstar 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:

  • Gym workouts
  • Yoga classes
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Rock climbing
  • Trail running
  • Equine-assisted therapy

Our People

We are committed to providing our residents with the highest level of individualized care possible, which starts with our team. At Northstar Transitions, we pride ourselves on our high staff to client ratio. We are staffed by an incredibly 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

Residing in a safe, supportive environment can make all the difference on an individual’s journey to recovery. We want our residents to feel comfortable here, and our treatment center is cozy, welcoming and warm. At Northstar, you’ll find:

  • Cozy common areas.
  • Gourmet kitchen stocked with fresh produce.
  • Chef-prepared meals.
  • 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 any longer. Northstar Transitions can help you embark on your journey to healing. To learn more about our residential drug and alcohol treatment services, call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 303-558-6400.