Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Colorado
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Colorado has seen a serious surge in substance abuse over the past 15 years. It’s the only state that’s a major consumer of four different substances of abuse: marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, and pain relievers used non-medically. A dozen of Colorado’s counties rank among the highest in the nation for drug death rates.
Colorado — Major Substance Abuse Meets Harm Reduction
Despite the problems brought on by Colorado’s legalization of marijuana, this progressive legislation has opened the door for other harm reduction policies: access to clean syringes, naloxone training and distribution programs, and a 911 Good Samaritan law to protect anyone overdosing or reporting an overdose. The state is a pioneer of drug policy reform.
Because of this, Colorado’s treatment programs are improving and its recovery communities are constantly strengthening. There’s a quality rehab in Colorado that can help you or your loved one build a new life—free from substances. We’re here to help as you make a decision. Call us anytime: 1-866-317-7050.
- More than 450,000 people in Colorado are dependent upon or abusing substances each year.
- Of the people in the state who need treatment for alcohol abuse, around 11% receive it. For drug abuse, almost 16% of the people who need treatment receive it.
- Alcohol was overwhelmingly the most common primary substance of abuse in 2015, for more than 65% of treatment admissions that year.
- After alcohol, amphetamines was the primary substance of abuse for almost 12% of treatment admissions, followed by heroin, and then marijuana.
- An average of 35 people in Colorado die each month due to unintentional prescription drug overdoses.
Getting Clean and Sober in Colorado
There are some important standard services that should be offered at most facilities in Colorado:
- Screenings for substance abuse issues
- Intervention services
- Both individual and group counseling
- Relapse-prevention work and anger management
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Discharge planning
Colorado’s Recovery Support
- The Colorado Department of Human Services has an Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) that serves as the state’s behavioral health authority. The OBH is responsible for developing policies, coordinating services, monitoring programs, and overseeing the public behavioral health system.
- The Colorado OBH works with regional Managed Service Organizations to provide substance use treatment services to individuals throughout the state with low income and no insurance coverage. These organizations contract with local providers to deliver care to those in need.
- The OBH helps to sponsor the No DUI Website, created by the Persistent Drunk Driver (PDD) Committee to combat Colorado’s serious DUI problem. The site is an educational resource about impaired driving and behaviors that may lead to or indicate substance abuse.
- The Harm Reduction Action Center is an organization committed to reducing the harms associated with drug use, working closely with lawmakers, healthcare providers, law enforcement, and Colorado’s communities. The group provides services to curb the spread of infectious diseases due to dirty syringes, and to prevent accidental overdoses.
- Rise Above Colorado is a drug abuse prevention group that empowers teens in the state to lead a life free of drug abuse. The organization educates teens about the risks of substance abuse and how to make healthy choices.