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Colorado
6 Minute Read | Published Oct 12 2023 | Updated Nov 28 2023

Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, Mental Health, and Treatment in Colorado

Colorado Summary:

In Colorado, the rate of marijuana and cocaine use, alcohol consumption and binge drinking are far higher than the national average. Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2014, which may account for more people using cannabis across the state. The consumption of opioid painkillers for nonmedical reasons in Colorado is also higher than most other states in the nation.

While heavy use of drugs and alcohol is a major concern, the state of Colorado does provide a wide variety of options for residents in need of treatment for substance abuse and/or co-occurring mental health issues. The beauty of the Colorado landscape offers patients the opportunity to undergo recovery in a secluded, relaxed environment surrounded by nature. Colorado also has a number of payment-assisted rehab facilities in major metropolitan areas like Denver and Colorado Springs. 

Quick Colorado statistics:

  • Colorado state population: 5.5 million

  • Over a quarter of a million people in Colorado need treatment for a severe mental illness

  • Approximately 11% of people in Colorado age 12 and over admit to using illicit drugs

  • Colorado ranks high among other states for its heavy use of alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and prescription painkillers

Alcoholism in Colorado

Compared to other states in the U.S., Colorado has higher rates of alcohol consumption and higher rates of binge drinking among adults aged 18-25. While the binge drinking rate is due in part to college-age young adults, Colorado also sees high rates of binge drinking among the state’s Latino population. 

Colorado has a few luxury rehab centers and a number of payment-assisted facilities for alcohol abuse and addiction treatment. Located on a secluded property outside of Colorado Springs, The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake specializes in treatment for alcoholism in addition to substance abuse. Its luxury accommodations include an outdoor recreational area, walking trails, and a fitness center offering yoga classes. The Recovery Village has both an inpatient and outpatient program and aftercare support, which involves making a plan for recovery when transitioning out of rehab. 

Arapahoe House - New Directions for Families is a payment-assisted facility located in the Denver suburb of Littleton that provides treatment for alcoholism. Arapahoe House’s clinic‑based outpatient program has 11 locations and 20 quality services for adults, youths and families, making it the largest provider of substance abuse treatment in Colorado. This nonprofit facility is open to women and accepts Medicaid and other health insurance plans. 

Drug Abuse in Colorado

Colorado ranks high among states nationwide when it comes to the heavy use of marijuana, alcohol, cocaine and using opioid painkillers for nonmedical reasons. In recent years, Colorado became one of a handful of states that legalized the sale of recreational marijuana. Outside of alcohol, marijuana is the primary drug abused statewide. 

In addition to offering treatment for alcoholism, The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake near Colorado Springs also provides care and support for substance abuse and drug addiction. Known as one of the best luxury treatment facilities in the state, Recovery Village provides medically-assisted detox, including Methadone Maintenance Treatment or ORT (Opiate Replacement Therapy) for patients addicted to opioids like heroin, codeine, Oxycontin, and Percocet, among others. The facility provides separate housing for men and women and is open to adults and young adults.

For those seeking a payment-assisted rehab center, Centennial Mental Health Center specializes in substance abuse treatment and is geared towards individuals age 11 and older. Located in Fort Morgan in northeast Colorado, Centennial Mental Health Center provides individual therapy, group therapy, a women’s substance abuse group, DUI education and a special group for substance-abusing pregnant women. The facility accepts Medicaid, Medicare and has other low-cost treatment financing options.

Mental Health in Colorado

Every year in Colorado, about 260,000 adults and children need treatment for a severe mental illness, which includes major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and serious emotional disturbances. Colorado’s suicide rate is the sixth highest in the nation. 

In Colorado, there are both luxury treatment centers in secluded parts of the state, as well as payment-assisted facilities for those suffering from a mental illness or co-occurring substance abuse and mental health problems.

As mentioned above, The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake (outside of Colorado Springs) is a luxury facility that treats those with drug abuse issues and alcoholism in conjunction with a mental health disorder. The Recovery Village helps patients who are dealing with issues like depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder, amongs. 

While luxury facilities that specialize in mental illness treatment are limited in Colorado, there are an array of payment-assisted centers across the state. AspenPointe is a mental health treatment center located in the small community of Bailey, southwest of Denver. The facility offers a variety of therapy modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Therapy, Group Therapy, Nutrition Therapy and Creative Arts Therapy. Creative Arts Therapy can help patients in recovery express thoughts or feelings in a different way outside of traditional therapy. 

Does Medicaid cover rehab for alcoholism and alcohol abuse in Colorado?

In Colorado, there are many rehab facilities and treatment centers that accept Medicaid and other health insurance plans as a form of payment. Due in part to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance providers must cover the basic treatment of drug and alcohol dependence recovery. This mandate includes Medicaid, which residents can qualify for by meeting certain requirements like earning less than 133% of the federal income poverty level. 

One such rehab center that accepts Medicaid is the ARTS University of Colorado Health Center - Parkside Clinic in Denver. This public rehab facility focuses on providing treatment for addiction, drug abuse and addiction. The Parkside Clinic offers a number of services to residents in the greater Denver metropolitan area, including a medication-assisted treatment program and dedicated resources for women and those involved in the criminal justice system who are seeking treatment for substance abuse.

What types of rehab centers are there in Colorado?

Colorado has many different types of rehab centers and substance abuse treatment facilities located throughout the state. These include 30-, 60- or 90-day medically-assisted detox or inpatient rehab centers in big cities like Denver and Colorado Springs, as well as state-financed outpatient treatment programs in smaller communities in both western and southwest Colorado. Even for those in need of a payment-assisted rehab facility, the natural beauty of many parts of the state provides a calming and serene environment for treatment.

One option for those seeking an affordable rehab center in a secluded area is Harmony Foundation in Estes Park (located north of Boulder). Situated in the Rocky Mountains on a 43-acre campus, Harmony is a state-of-the-art nonprofit facility that focuses on a holistic approach to addiction recovery. Harmony Foundation is known as one of the longest-running and most successful substance abuse treatment centers in the world.

Colorado: Looking Ahead 

Due to the legalization of recreational marijuana in 2012, Colorado has seen many changes to its drug and alcohol laws. The state has now established a “too high to drive” impairment level for drivers who test over a certain THC limit in their bloodstream. Colorado is also known for its heavy enforcement of drunk driving laws.

On the mental health side, Colorado is taking steps to provide greater care and access for mental health patients and those at risk for suicide. In November of 2016, voters rejected a “ColoradoCare” amendment, which would have established a single-payer health care system in the state. While this law did not pass, it’s clear that state legislatures are actively working to increase funding for mental health care in Colorado through several planned initiatives. 

Regardless of new laws that may impact health care in Colorado in the future, there are many resources for those seeking help for substance abuse or mental health problems. Colorado has some of the best rehab facilities that provide top-level treatment for recovery, even for those with financial need.

Treatment Centers And Meetings in Colorado

Treatment Centers
Substance Abuse Colorado Family Counseling
1101 Village Road, Carbondale, Colorado, 81623
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse Colorado Family Counseling
111 3rd Street, Rifle, Colorado, 81650
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Mental Health Solvista Health 111 Vesta Road
111 Vesta Road, Salida, Colorado, 81201
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Substance Abuse Alcohol Counseling and Guidance Services
1136 East Stuart Street, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80525
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse North Range Behavioral Health - Fort Lupton Office
145 1st Street, Fort Lupton, Colorado, 80621
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Mental Health Denver Springs Changes
16830 Northgate Drive, Parker, Colorado, 80134
Partial hospitalization program
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Mental Health Your Wellness Journey - Your Wellness Journey Center
1780 South Bellaire Street, Denver, Colorado, 80222
Outpatient Treatment
Medicaid and Medicare accepted
Substance Abuse Alternative Behaviors Counseling
1949 Wadsworth Boulevard, Denver, Colorado, 80214
Outpatient Treatment
Medicaid and Self-payment options
Substance Abuse 1st Priority Institute Better Living
420 East 58th Avenue, Denver, Colorado, 80216
Outpatient Treatment
Medicaid and Medicare accepted
Substance Abuse Southern CO Comprehensive Court Services
200 West B Street, Pueblo, Colorado, 81003
Outpatient Treatment
Medicaid and Self-payment options
Substance Abuse Yampa Valley Psychotherapists
2045 West Victory Way, Craig, Colorado, 81625
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse Advantage Treatment Center
219 East Railroad Avenue, Fort Morgan, Colorado, 80701
Outpatient Treatment
Medicaid and Self-payment options
Substance Abuse Healing Lifes Pains
2515 California Street, Denver, Colorado, 80205
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse Denver Recovery Group
2531 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80910
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Substance Abuse Alix McMurray Therapeutic Counseling
302 North 3rd Street, Sterling, Colorado, 80751
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse Hope Grief Loss and Substance Abuse
315 State Avenue, Alamosa, Colorado, 81101
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Substance Abuse Monument Counseling Center
325 Second Street, Monument, Colorado, 80132
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Substance Abuse Recovery Abuse Prevention
3404 Green Mountain Drive, Livermore, Colorado, 80536
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse Yampa River Counseling
458 Ranney Street, Craig, Colorado, 81625
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Substance Abuse Office of Dr. Jamie Pollock MD
509 Colorado Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado, 81004
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Substance Abuse Williams Counseling
5808 South Rapp Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse Beyond Education Supportive Treatment (BEST)
5830 West 38th Avenue, Denver, Colorado, 80212
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse North Range Behavioral Health - Carbon Valley Office
5901 Majestic Street, Longmont, Colorado, 80504
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Substance Abuse Park Hill Counseling
6500 East Stapleton South Drive, Denver, Colorado, 80216
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse A New Image Counseling Services
6500 Stapleton Drive South, Denver, Colorado, 80216
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse A New Image Counseling Services
76 South Main Street, Brighton, Colorado, 80601
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse Routt County Alcohol Council
810 Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 80487
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse Ascension Counseling and Transformation
811 Main Street, Alamosa, Colorado, 81101
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse A and D Counseling
8300 Alcott Street, Westminster, Colorado, 80031
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse Groups Recover Together
88 Inverness Circle, Englewood, Colorado, 80112
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Mental Health Achieve Whole Recovery
1115 Elkton Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80907
Outpatient Detox and Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Substance Abuse A and D Counseling
11275 East Mississippi Avenue, Aurora, Colorado, 80011
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse A Good Life Counseling
3540 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80918
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse Key to Life Counseling Center
14241 East 4th Avenue, Aurora, Colorado, 80011
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Mental Health AllHealth Network
10350 Dransfeldt Road, Parker, Colorado, 80134
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Mental Health AllHealth Network - Briarwood
13111 East Briarwood Avenue, Englewood, Colorado, 80112
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Substance Abuse AllHealth Network
155 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, Colorado, 80112
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Mental Health AllHealth Network - Highlands Ranch
200 Plaza Drive, Littleton, Colorado, 80129
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Mental Health AllHealth Network - West Davies Avenue
61 West Davies Avenue North, Littleton, Colorado, 80120
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Substance Abuse AllHealth Network
831 South Perry Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, 80104
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Mental Health AllHealth Network - Parker Crown Point
9235 Crown Crest Boulevard, Parker, Colorado, 80138
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Substance Abuse Alpha Center
1170 Colorado Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado, 81501
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Substance Abuse Alpine Springs Counseling
1530 Railroad Ave, Rifle, Colorado, 81650
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse Alpine Springs Counseling PC
319 14th Street, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, 81601
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse Alternatives and Beliefs and Choices Counseling Center
1826 East Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80909
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse Amos Counseling Center
1131 21St Street, Grand Junction, Colorado, 81501
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Substance Abuse A New Hope Counseling
3470 Briargate Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80920
Outpatient Treatment
Medicaid and Self-payment options
Substance Abuse A New Perspective Counseling Centers
1004 McHugh Street, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse A New Perspective Counseling Centers
2017 West Eisenhower Boulevard, Loveland, Colorado, 80537
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Mental Health All Points North Lodge
2205 Cordillera Way, Edwards, Colorado, 81632
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options

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