A Full Continuum of Care for Adult Women 18+
Our Colorado Rehab can lead you or your loved one to a stable and deliverable recovery from addiction. Each step is a pillar in helping build a solid foundation to a path of long-term success.
Peaks Recovery is medically staffed by a primary care physician, a psychiatrist, and around the clock nursing. The medical team acumen provides the safest medical detox in the state of Colorado. Unlike most drug and alcohol detox programs, our medical team is not contracted and is onsite throughout the day to ensure your safety and comfort.Learn More
Peaks Recovery is licensed to provide both inpatient rehab and residential rehab for drugs and alcohol addiction services to adults of all ages. For the duration of programming clients are housed in beautiful gender separate housing providing a nurturing environment that promotes personal well being and recovery. Our inpatient treatment program is located in Colorado Springs, CO.Learn More
Maintaining a life of recovery from drugs and alcohol requires ongoing support and after care planning. Our clinical and case management team work together to ensure you or your loved one find the aftercare resources that work for you. One year of recovery time after drug and alcohol treatment reduces the chance for relapse by 50%.Learn More
The Early Recovery stage is vital, and we’ll make sure you get the best possible start.
HOW WOMEN EXPERIENCE ADDICTION
Women can be driven to use substances for a range of reasons, including:
Domestic violence or physical, sexual and verbal abuse
Chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia, or migraines
Low self-esteem, loneliness, fatigue
Mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks
Divorce, or custody battle, or death of loved one
Women are more likely to use substances:
In smaller amounts in less time before the become addicted In relation to co-occuring disorders Due to a female’s higher drive of cravings Have a higher chance of relapseAddictions We Treat
BENEFITS OF WOMEN ONLY TREATMENT
At Peaks Recovery Centers, men and women are treated at two completely separate facilities and properties.
Specialized women-only treatment offers advantages such as:
Focus on women addiction experience - Safe discussions of women-specific issues
Fewer distractions - Full immersion into healing
Peer to peer connection - Relationship building and a sense of accountability
More openness - A safe & comfortable environment
Team Effort - Each woman works with a team of:
Licensed and Master Level Clinicians
Licensed Mental Health Professionals
Licensed Nursing Team On-site
Psychiatric & Primary Care
If you or a loved one needs an Inpatient Rehab Program, reach out for help today.
Inpatient Treatment & Mental Health
Drug and alcohol addictions are commonly linked to mental health disorders. Treatment for co-occurring disorders involves a process of ongoing change in which the individual receives intensive treatment for both the addiction and the underlying mental health disorder. Peaks’ drug and alcohol rehab caters to the different clinical and medical symptoms and behaviors men and women experience, making us a complete Dual Diagnosis treatment facility.
Untreated PTSD and trauma can leave women feeling unsafe. A sense of safety and belonging can be found in drugs and alcohol, but this is not sustainable.Learn More
Manic episodes related to bi-polar disorder are difficult to treat due to the grandiosity/ euphoria people experience with this mental health disorder.Learn More
One in four women will require treatment for depression at some time, compared with only one in ten men. A focused treatment plan for women matters in the delivering of care.Learn More
Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. Women are twice as likely to experience anxiety disorders as men and can be a disabling disorder.Learn More
ENVIRONMENT OF CARE
Peaks Recovery Centers’ inpatient rehab facility for adult women fosters a culture of recovery in a peer-driven, communal setting. Peaks’ provides a safe and comfortable place for our male clients to reconnect and transform.
All living environments are staffed 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year by a variety of professionals: behavioral health techs, house managers, medical staff, and clinical staff depending on the home and level of care authorized.
CPR & AED Certified
All housing staff are CPR/ AED certified and are required to participate in Colorado Addiction Counseling courses or Peer Recovery Coach training.
An on-call therapist is available to clients away from the counseling center 24/7 as the client steps down in their treatment intensity.
Beautiful, Licensed Residential Housing
Our program is spread across 12.5 acres with three licensed homes exceeding 5k sq ft in size that provides space and comfort for our patients.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Women's Rehab Elements
Length of Stay
Our inpatient programming is designed for the Early Recovery Stage and can accommodate a length of stay from 30 - 60 days. We focus on the patient’s readiness to change, ambivalence about changing, substance use disorder, and co-occuring disorders. More time may be needed to fully immerse into daily life without drugs and alcohol, that is why Peaks Recovery has developed an Aftercare Team (Case Management) to accommodate the individuals next step towards long-term recovery. This might include outpatient services, sober-living, or an ongoing ambulatory treatment setting. Peaks Recovery Centers in the first step into long term recovery, and we will make sure you get the best possible start.
All women will participate in a thorough one-on-one assessment following the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) dimensional guidelines: 1) Acute Intoxication/ Withdrawal Potential; 2) Biomedical Conditions and Complications; 3) Emotional, Behavioral, or Cognitive Complications and Conditions; 4) Readiness to Change; 5) Relapse, Continued Use, or Continued Problem Potential; and 6) Recovery/ Living Environment.
Peaks Recovery has a small, intimate detox setting designed to treat acute physiological and psychological withdrawal symptoms associated with frequent and prolonged alcohol and/ or drug use. Before participation into our High Intensity Clinically Managed and Clinically Monitored Inpatient Addiction Rehab programming, Peaks will also address ambivalence about the individual’s readiness to change. Our detox setting provides a medically safe and nurturing space to heal where you can begin to consider extended care treatment options through Peaks’ programming or whether or not returning to community based, ambulatory services is right for you. The data is clear: detox is not enough and we desire for your to be cognizant of that as you consider treatment options. All detox locations in the state of Colorado are coed. Peaks Recovery is, however, the only addiction treatment program offering gender specific treatment to both men and women. Our separate campuses provide an intimate and nurturing experience for women to share their recovery journey together in. If longer treatment is indicated for you or your loved one, Peaks offers 30, 60, and 90 day options for treatment to suit your needs.
Evidence-Based Individual Therapy
As a part of our initial 30 day programming each patient receives at least two individualized therapy sessions per week outside of group hours. Our women’s program has a ratio of one primary therapist assigned to no more than five patients. All morning group therapy sessions are delivered by you or your loved one’s primary therapist to create an ongoing rapport with each patient as treatment progresses. Each therapist is licensed to treat addiction and nurture most co-occurring mental health disorders.
Did you know insurance companies designate the frequency and length of group therapy sessions? Depending on patient acuity, a patient will participate in group therapy between 15-30 hours a week. Peaks’ offers intimate morning group services delivered by the patient’s primary therapist to groups made up of only women! This supports faster rapport building between the patient, the patient’s peers, and their therapist while also giving your loved one’s therapist greater insights into the patient’s addiction and/ or co-occurring disorders. The more insights the therapist has, the greater impact he or she can have on your well being!
Mental Health Treatment
Our gender specific treatment programming for women is staffed by trained and licensed medical and clinical professionals ready treat co-occurring mental health disorders. Addiction can cause mental health symptoms to arise such as psychosis, anxiety, depression, mania, and more. Alternatively, mental health disorders can lead to an increase in frequency of alcohol and drug use. Having a licensed therapist who can both recognize and treat the primary disorder is important when treating addiction and mental health. All patients receive ongoing psychiatric care by our Chief Medical Officer to support our clinical team in addressing your loved one’s primary disorders.
Trauma Programming Specifically For Women
Author Pia Melody defines trauma as, “less than nurturing caregiving.” Childhood trauma is therefore the origin of developmental immaturity—though trauma can take place at any given moment of a person’s life. Women are far more likely to have significant trauma experiences compared to their male counterparts in both their adolescent and adult lives. Trauma can be either physical or emotional and is experienced as pain. Our natural human response is to move away from pain and toward a less debilitating state. Frequent and ongoing alcohol use is the flight toward safety as a response. The goal of trauma treatment is to reduce the pain experienced by past traumatic events and to build resilience toward the natural flight response.
Recreational therapy utilizes recreational activities such as walking, running, yoga, CrossFit, playing the guitar, or even camping as therapeutic interventions. Depending on the level of care authorized by your insurance company and/ or if this type of therapy is approved by the onsite doctors, Peaks will guide and encourage recreational activities such as going to in-house yoga sessions, going on hikes in the mountains, and as often to the gym as you desire as an ancillary service. And we welcome your musical passion if you desire to bring an instrument as well. Recreational therapy promotes both physical and psychological wellbeing.
Life Skills Development
When women are addicted to powerful illicit drugs such as heroin or meth makes it difficult to maintain their daily responsibilities. Addiction affects people in all age demographics and walks-of-life, and life skill interventions provide adult women of all ages insights into how to apply for college, maintain employment, change careers, and more. Whatever your life skill platform looks like, Peaks Recovery explores life beyond treatment with each patient—we’ll even support you in securing employment prior to leaving our program throughout the surrounding Colorado Springs if you desire to stay in the area after treatment! Our small, intimate setting gives you or your loved one the time and space to secure a foundation for early recovery in the comfort of our beautiful women’s home.
Unique Approaches to Different Age Groups
Did you know that young adults between the ages of 18-26 are the greatest predictor of poor outcomes in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) studies? MAT studies, particularly opioid studies, suggest that why people begin to use drugs and alcohol in the first place really matters in relation to outcomes. Young adults are typically using drugs to get high—especially in the case of opioids—and adults of the older age groups typically get hooked on opioids due to a prescription they were put on. Adults older than 35 tend to do really well in the MAT studies by comparison. Young adults are also less affluent than their older peers and experience greater obstacles for getting back on their feet. Recognizing the differences between age groups allows us to treat the individual without sacrificing alternative approaches to treatment.
Food and Transportation
For detox and residential inpatient programming, all food is provided by our onsite chef. Morning food includes a continental breakfast and snacks and lunch and dinner are served hot for all participants. Water, snacks, and juices are provided throughout the day. Transportation is limited to offsite medical/ nutritional appointments if needed during inpatient programming.
Trauma is experienced as pain. Our natural response is to run from pain toward a place of safety, but what happens when the trauma is experienced at home? Where do you go? In households where traumatic events have occurred, patients do not tend to stop loving the abusers, they tend to stop loving themselves. The above narrative is equally true when someone is constantly bullied at school. Helping the family become whole again and create a safe place for conversations and interactions is paramount in recovery. The gift of family therapy is allowing family members to communicate their wants, needs, and boundaries in a way that is not shameful toward the ones they wish to communicate with.
Aftercare Case Management
Peaks Recovery Centers program is most effective as the primary stabilization, from there it our duty for you and your loved one to make sure they get the aftercare program suitable for their needs. Our Case Management seeks to preserve family recovery capital and insurance benefits. Our ultimate goal is to create a runway that will ensure a safe and successful transition to next step levels of care. Ongoing and continued care may involve a sober living home or ongoing ambulatory treatment setting, and needs to be considered. Peaks Case Management team works with you or your loved one to find the most effective after care programming. When you or a loved one is in the care of Peaks, they are family. Our support doesn’t end when you are discharged, we are invested in their long term success.
The greatest predictor of longterm recovery is time. That may seem nuanced to the reader, but the science of nueroplasticity must be considered. Patients often rationalize their recovery journey and believe they’ve “got it.” The physiological and psychological symptoms after 30-90 days of recovery time are greatly reduced and the patient begins to feel well. However, due to limitations surrounding brain scanning techniques, we cannot be sure how much the brain has actually adjusted to the treatment. Peaks cannot stress this point enough: one year, two years, or more of recovery time can only be achieved in safe and nurturing environments that allows time for the brain to heal and create new neural-pathways whose natural flight response in tough situations is not toward drugs and alcohol.