Addiction Treatment Program Tracks
30 Day Program
60 Day Program
90 Day Program
ENVIRONMENT OF CARE
Peaks Recovery Centers’ residential addiction treatment center for adult women fosters a culture of recovery in a peer-driven, communal setting. Peaks’ provides the 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.
Addiction Therapy We Offer
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on the modification of dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts by exposing negative or irrational beliefs that commonly accompany an addicted person’s justification for the maladaptive behaviors associated with drug and alcohol addiction. CBT aims to assess whether these harmful thoughts depict reality and, if they don’t, employ strategies to…
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) provides therapeutic skills in four key areas: Mindfullness Distress Emotion Regulation Interpersonal Effectiveness Though this treatment modality was first developed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder it is also used to treat: addiction, PTSD, and more…
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is generally utilized as a short term therapeutic intervention and is one of the most common evidenced based approaches used to evoke change. The clinician encourages patients to discuss their need for change and reasons for change and the clinician then reflects back the patient’s reasoning and motivation for change so that the patient can hear the appropriateness of their reasoning…
EMDR Trauma Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a nontraditional therapy—like CBT, DBT, etc.—that uses a patient’s own rapid, rhythmic eye movements to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorders, eating disorders, addictions, and anxiety with the primary goal being to weaken the negative emotions associated with disturbing memories that might otherwise create a debilitating response.
Somatic Experience (SE)
Somatic Experience (SE) is among the newest evidenced based approaches for treating PTSD and other trauma related disorders. SE focuses on the restoring of the central nervous system back to equilibrium to give the individual a greater sense of safety. The idea being that someone suffering from PTSD and trauma will experience sustained healing when the nervous system regains equilibrium.
Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT)
Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT) is a common cognitive behavioral therapy approach that is designed to teach individuals who are trying to maintain changes in their behavior how to anticipate and cope with the problem of relapse. As the saying goes, the relapse happens prior to the actual use of drugs or alcohol. RPT seeks to address the reality of the relapse before it happens.
Women's Rehab Elements
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 Residential 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 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. If you are participating in our residential extended care programming we provide transport to the grocery store where you will shop for your own meal items on a budget and cook your on food in the extended care group home. If moving around is difficult for you we can have the food delivered. Transportation for all offsite activities is provided; including transportation to look for a local job by our Client Care Advocates.
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
The greatest predictor of longterm recovery is time. The science of nueroplasticity must be considered when thinking about outcomes. Patients often rationalize their recovery journey and believe they’ve “got it.” The physiological and psychological symptoms after 90 days of recovery time are greatly reduced and the patient begins to feel well. Unfortunately, there is no present brain scan technique that can assure that the brain has actually adjusted to treatment. New neural-pathways are not created overnight and 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 reduce our natural flight response toward drugs and alcohol. Ongoing and continued care, whether that be in a sober living home or ongoing ambulatory treatment setting, must be considered. Peaks Case Management team works with you or your loved one to find the most effective after care programming.