Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment - Denver Colorado
Considering Drug And Alcohol Addiction Treatment In Denver?
Denver has become a destination for drug and alcohol addiction treatment and rehabilitation. The rocky mountains provide a beautiful backdrop for recovery among a sprawling, beautiful city. However, there are many considerations that should be made when choosing a drug and alcohol treatment center in Colorado for yourself or your loved one.
Denver Treatment Not Known For Providing Gender Specific Care
A primary reason for not considering Denver’s network of drug and alcohol addiction treatment and rehabilitation programs is due-to-the-fact-that most providers are not gender specific. Men and women use drugs and alcohol differently and enter addiction treatment for different reasons to deal with substance abuse, trauma, mental health issues, etc. Providing a safe therapeutic environment is critical when an individual expresses their raw emotions in a group therapy session. Men and women are less likely to share their experiences in a multi gender setting. Eliminating distractions of the opposite sex can have a major impact on long-term treatment success as well as your wallet.
Since most addiction treatment programs in Denver offer coed services, the probability of intimate relationships forming within treatment is escalated. Working on self in treatment is already a difficult task. Most people entering a drug and alcohol addiction treatment program are already ambivalent about being in treatment. And ambivalence leads individuals to seek feel-good settings that justify their being in treatment. These settings include, mountain towns, warm beautiful beaches, and, yes, programs where they can interact with the opposite sex.
Commonly, the person addicted to drugs and alcohol is in search of instant gratification, similar-to the gratifying features that drugs and alcohol provides them. Drugs, especially heroin and methamphetamine provide up-to 14-15 times the natural, feel good dopamine levels that the human body can produce naturally. When drugs are removed, the next highest dopamine-kick any individual can experience naturally is through intimacy with a partner.
Studies show that the average attention space for any common individual ranges from 8 seconds to just under 20 minutes, no matter how focused we are on the task at hand. In a group setting where coed services are provided, it naturally follows that the level of participation and attention of the individual decreases when feelings of intimacy toward another person arise. Instead of focusing on getting well, they become focused on how to become intimate with the person across the room.
Imagine that you are prepared to pay $7500 for OOP fees associated with your insurance policy or that you are financially prepared to pay a treatment program’s cash rate of $12k per month. And let’s say that your son or daughter has been successful in their treatment program for three months of treatment. Meanwhile, he or she has been developing an intimate relationship during their programming. Coed programs do not tolerate intimate interactions and, as a result, they will kick your son or daughter out of treatment. Now what?
The reality is that gender specific programming matters for drug and alcohol addiction treatment and rehabilitation. If you are local to Denver and feel that your recovery capital would be best spent in a program that prioritizes gender specific care, Peaks Recovery Centers can help. All of our group therapy, living environments, and outside services prioritize the elimination of the above distractions. Leaving Denver for drug and alcohol addiction treatment and rehabilitation goes above and beyond gender considerations. Read more about how Peaks Recovery Center can make a difference for your loved one by reading below.
Increase Boundaries By Leaving Denver For Addiction Treatment
Setting a boundary with a loved one is always easier said than done. All the time, we hear parents say that they have boundaries between them and their loved ones. The reality though is that boundaries are difficult to establish. Maybe your boundary is, “when you use drugs and alcohol, you cannot live at my home.”
If there is nowhere else for your loved one to turn, however, and if your home is truly not an option, the streets become the option. For many people, this is understandably a difficult reality to accept. We get it. That’s your daughter, your son, your sweetheart, your baby girl/ boy, who is now living helplessly on the streets as-a-result-of their addiction. Questions such as, how are they surviving, what are they doing to pay for drugs, how long can they survive in this weather, etc. start to creep into your psyche. And without question, no matter the boundary, these thoughts pull on the heart-strings of any family member or friend.
Saving them, however, cannot be your responsibility. Whether they are doing drugs in your home or on the street, they are still doing drugs and you become the enabler. Drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs outside of Denver can provide a safe living environment and give you as a family member the space needed to work on your boundaries.
For example, if you choose a drug treatment program in Lakewood, Colorado and you live in Denver, Colorado, your son or daughter is already familiar with the area. All drug and alcohol addiction treatment and rehab programs in Denver are “at will” programs, meaning your son or daughter can leave at any time. Even if your boundaries are strong, your loved one knows the area, knows people immediately available to them to score drugs, and can leave treatment and begin using immediately. Having a safe distance between the addiction treatment center and your home town can have a huge impact on the decision to leave treatment or not.
For those seeking drug and alcohol addiction treatment and rehab in Denver, Peaks Recovery Centers can better support families and their desired boundaries that promote your loved one’s continued stay in treatment. When you get a call from your loved one at our facility and they have a desire to leave treatment you are empowered.
Many clients are ambivalent about treatment and it takes time for them to process the reality that drugs and alcohol are no longer going to play a significant role in their lives. This can create anxiety and tension within the individual and can lead to them not wanting to do the work necessary to avoid going back to old habits. It is always easier to do the easy thing, which for those suffering from addiction is using drugs and alcohol instead of engaging with the realities of the world such as school, work, relationships, family, etc.
The distance between Colorado Springs and Denver provides a safe space between family members and the individual participating in drug and alcohol addiction treatment. If family members hold the boundary and refuse to pick-up their loved one who is in a state of ambivalence, their propensity to leave treatment drops significantly. The many contacts they may have near them in Denver are not likely to travel the distance between cities to pick someone up who has no money to help secure drugs. We also have a 60-day cellphone ban and will not allow your loved one to make these calls within our treatment setting.
Many families want to be close to their loved ones and know that they are safe. And though Colorado Springs deceases proximity between family members, it can increase the potential for healthy boundaries by pursuing drug and alcohol addiction treatment and rehab south of Denver. Having distance between you and your loved ones can also lower the long-term costs of treatment because they are less likely to leave on emotional-whims.
To learn more about how Peaks Recovery Center can increase outcomes for those seeking drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Denver, continue reading below.
Sober Living In Denver
We get a lot of calls while family members are actively housing their son or daughter during his or her active addiction. Most of the time, these sons and daughters have not been able to hold a job, participate in school, or build healthy relationships with individuals outside the home as-a-result-of their substance use disorder and underlying mental health issues. Naturally, tension begins to build between family members.
The transition from adolescents to adulthood is certainly arbitrary, but a defining moment in that transition is the adolescent’s independence from mom and dad. The freedom that follows for both parties is a sacred moment. Of course, mom and dad will always be ‘mom and dad,’ but their role shifts from parental to friendship. Son and daughter will always be ‘son and daughter,’ but their role shifts to friendship as well.
However, when son or daughter are again living under the roof of mom and dad during active addiction, the roles reverse back to parents telling son or daughter what to do again. This reversal of freedom immediately creates tension between family members making home an unsafe place for both parties. Therefore, the goal after a drug and alcohol addiction treatment program in Colorado should never be to have your loved one return home.
Sober living is often an ideal next step for individuals leaving drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Colorado. Sober living in Denver can greatly empower men and women in recovery by providing a continuum of alcohol and drug free places to live while emphasizing accountability and stability. Sober living in Denver provides a safe, sobriety first approach to help individuals get back on their feet.
Though many people can benefit from sober living in Denver, the costs might not always be reasonable. Sober living homes in Denver can range from "00 per month to as high as 500 per month. For most young adults, these costs are unrealistic and extends the likelihood of continued financial support from the family. And though families play a crucial role in getting their loved ones back on their feet, the inevitable goal for families is financial independence from their loved one.
Throughout addiction episodes, individuals do everything they can to fuel their alcohol and drug addiction. Often times, family members become the victims and in the process have valuable items stolen and pawned away, checks get stolen and cashed without permission, debit and credit cards go missing, food goes missing, and families are generally providing housing for the individual as well. Creating financial independence can reduce the strain on an already strained relationship and empower the recovering individual to implement essential life skills.
At Peaks Recovery Center we ensure that every individual finishes our program with a post treatment plan, specifically a plan that does not involve going back to live with mom and dad; a plan that increases autonomy for the individual; a plan that empowers the individual to get back on their own two feet financially; a plan for continued care; and a plan that frees family members from the tension of managing each other’s lives.
As a requirement to participate in our sober living environment in Colorado Springs, each client will already have a job upon leaving treatment. Every client is required to participate in ongoing, outpatient clinical care at Peaks Recovery Services for continued counseling and accountability. If these two requirements are satisfied, the client’s rent starts at 50 per month. In month two his or her rent goes to 00 with rent capping off in month three at 50/ month. This gives every client the opportunity to smoothly transition back into the real world setting. Clients are allowed to continue living at our sober living so long as all the above requirements continue to be met.
And, when your son or daughter leaves our sobriety housing, you as a family member can rest assured that your loved on has a firm foundation for long-term recovery.