Colorado Drug Rehab - Colorado Drug Treatment Centers
The Road to Recovery Begins with a Call...
For years Mac, the Director of Colorado Drug Rehab, lived in Crestone, Colorado and
took this road home. That pensive drive to his home is part of his love of Colorado
and it people. Talk to Mac with no obligations and he will help you solve your
treatment or alcohol/drug assessment problem.
Colorado Drug Rehab Help Line
This site is written by a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor with 40 years of experience in the alcohol
and drug field. He has reviewed over 150 alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers. The purpose of this
website is to educate the reader on the most effective types of alcohol and drug rehab centers
available, explain why they are effective, and to give you information on the many drugs of abuse in
Colorado. Our 40 years of experience in this field allow you an apportunity to talk to educated,
Licensed and experienced counselors.
OUR MISSION: To help everyone that is suffering from alcohol or drug abuse or
addiction and their loved ones to find solutions, using our education, experience and
dedication to help in all areas of addiction from prevention to treatment to aftercare.
OUR PLEDGE: To help you find reliable solutions to your addiction problems.
When you call our help line, you will talk to someone who is a Licensed Alcohol and
Drug Counselor with over 40 years experience in the field of drug rehab and who
knows all the modalities of drug treatment centers. We will help you find what types
of programs fit you the best. Our counselors have both personal and professional
experience We have personally surveyed over 150 drug and alcohol treatment centers
including Colorado drug rehab centers and was the director of three long term drug
rehabilitation residential centers. Our director is now retired, but he has not lost his mission
to find help for those that are ready to confront and end their addictions.
• Need an Alcohol and Drug Treatment that Works?
• Need to End Your Addiction to Alcohol and Other Drugs?
• Talk to a Retired Expert in the Rehab Field (40 Yrs. Experience)
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• Ending Addiction Starts with finding the right drug rehab center.
• Call the Colorado Drug Rehab Helpline 888.781.7060
COLORADO DRUG REHAB'S HELP-LINE ...These are some of the topics covered in our site.
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Take the time to call or write to US. We have the FACTS.....and We CARE! Have you been to
alcohol and drug rehab(s) and you are still suffering... Were you told that addiction is a lifelong
disease? Colorado Drug Rehab will show you the TRUTH!
Alcohol and Drug Rehab - Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Have You Been Told "Once an Addict, Always an Addict"? In our professional opinion, that is
False Data and keeps many imprisoned their entire lives. There are alcohol and drug rehab
programs that can help you completely overcome your addiction and stop carrying the label
To get that product, it takes the right or most appropriate form of treatment and finding the most
effective drug rehab centers within that model. Some of these centers are in Colorado but there
are also very effective drug rehab centers outside the state.
This site is written as a public service from the experience of a retired leader in the
treatment field that also had a family member that was addicted to alcohol and drugs
and needed good drug rehabilitation. In the failed attempts to find effective
treatment, I came to realize that there are very few rehab programs that are effective
and you cannot depend on their promises and published outcomes.
The RIGHT Drug Rehab Center will create fundamental changes in a person and give them the
ability to handle adversity and conflict without having cravings or resorting to substance abuse
or pharmaceutical drugs (psychiatric medications). These rehab centers teach a person to live
their lives in an analytical and rational manner, without becoming overly involved emotionally
and without getting caved-in by one's mistakes.
It is more than just teaching a person how to operate in life successfully, a good drug rehab
center will help them find the underlying reasons why they have irrational feelings and emotions
that cause them to be defeated in spite of your best efforts and intentions. If you continue to have
these unwanted emotional responses in life, the only way that you can feel better is to be
numbed by alcohol or other drugs. If you don't get the underlying problems handled, you will
feel that you have a chronic disease or addiction.
Over 90% of the treatment programs believe that addiction is a chronic and progressive disease.
All curable problems were believed to be chronic and progressive at one time and then an
answer or cure was found. This concept of addiction being a chronic and progressive disease is
responsible for making so many alcoholics and other addicted persons give in to their cravings,
feel hopelessly discouraged and have endless excuses for their relapses. They are told by most
drug rehab centers that relapse is part of the "disease" and it is easy for them to believe that they
are one of the misfortune people that has this "disease"
It is time for the alcohol and drug rehab field to evolve and
take responsibility for its failures and to not just assign their
losses to: “It's all part of the Disease...”, or using the
excuse that: “He hasn’t yet hit 'bottom' hard enough”...
Addicts are most likely not insane and only an insane person would continue to destroy themselves for a few hours of
escape, followed by withdrawals, hang-overs and regrets. Most of the alcohol and drug treatment field believes in
profits over people and has perpetuated a moral crime against those who need help by offering programs that are
knowingly getting less than 10% success and, knowing that, they use multiple excuses rather than change.
If this is your first attempt at recovery or maybe you have been carrying many losses with you to this point, we assure
you that we will give you answers that will make positive changes in your life and end your addiction. Whether you go to
one of our recommended centers or use some of our courses, books or supplements, you will see outcomes that
make our services incredibly valuable. It is important that you get the truth about addiction and get rid of t he false
information that has been taught to so many.
Thanks for reading this far.
People want quick sound-bytes making It hard to get anyone to read this website, but since
you must have gotten this far, I promise you that you will find the TRUTH about addiction in
this site and find real solutions. KEEP READING!
Here are some of the major actions you can take:
There are two things that you can do immediately that will make positive changes
without much expense?
1. We have many drug rehab centers that operate under the idea that addiction is curable and they have the outcomes to prove that philosophy is accurate.
2. We offer correspondence courses that teach you the TRUTH about addiction and help you with your issues or teach you how to help someone else. These course have been evaluated over time and have proven to be effective… Call us to learn more.
3. It is obvious that alcoholism and drug addiction deplete the brain of its neuro-chemicals,
which leaves the person depress and/or anxious, and keeps them from having the ability to
control their thoughts and actions, and that leads to relapses and emotional ups and downs.
Curing addiction is not a quick process and even though these solutions have helped many to be stronger and happier, we are not saying that anything other than a thorough, long-term, alcohol and drug rehab center can completely solve the problem. We have over 40 years of experience in finding solutions for all types of addiction. Every person's addiction is somewhat unique to their own lives and only a thorough investigation with correct solutions can handle all of the elements that make up one's addictive lives.
We Can Help You SOLVE YOUR ADDICITON PROBLEM
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This is the only Colorado Drug Rehab site that is written and governed by Licensed
and Certified Counselors with Professional Degrees and Master's or above Academic
Take the time, NOW, to call our counselors and confront your addiction.
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Why Should I Call 1- 888.781.7060?
Call to speak to a professional that can help with an assessment of your drug addiction or addiction potential and your alcohol or drug treatment needs..There are no other websites where you can talk to a licensed counselor free of charge about finding a solution to your addiction issues. (We do not offer telephone counseling, but we will do an analysis of your situation and give you solutions.)
Call because you are looking for the most effective inpatient, residential or outpatient treatment and you don't want to search without some knowledge and guidance from people that know the drug rehab field.
Many people do three or more rehabs before they find a solution and too many times that is only a partial solution. This shouldn't be the case... find the alcohol and drug rehab programs, both outpatient and inpatient/residential alcohol and drug rehab that work!
Call to be connected to support groups, like AA , NA and Alanon, in your Colorado communities to help you stay alcohol and drug free. Some AA, NA and Alanon meetings are listed under the individual city pages.
Call with any alcohol and drug rehab questions.. but don't say NO to calling... it's easyand you will FEEL BETTER!
Call if you were cited for a DUI or DWI and you need an Alcohol and Drug Assessment or
CALL NOW...Say NO to Addiction, Say YES to a Better Life!
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Call Colorado Drug Rehab for any concerns related to Alcohol and Drug Rehab or
Treatment Services in Colorado or Western U.S.
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Our Master's Degreed, and above, level staff have reviewed over 150 alcohol and drug rehab and
treatment programs...we know the drug rehab programs that work and the drug rehab centers
you should avoid! 150+ alcohol and drug rehab and treatment programs have been reviewed with
a minimum two-day site visit. Our Director is a Senior Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and
Supervisor..ask for Mac.
When you call our help-line, you will talk to a professional that has been a certified and/or licensed
counselor for over 35 years. In that time he was a director or three residential alcohol and drug rehab
programs and a State Director of Substance Abuse services. He has been a faculty member at the
medical school in Colorado, but most importantly, he had addiction in his family and through his
experiences with four different drug rehabs, he found out the TRUTH about drug rehab in America. His
research includes the on-site review of over 150 alcohol and drug treatment centers, as well as
performing outcome studies to document the effectiveness of a center's work.
He will tell you that there isn't a more competitive and unethical area of medical services in our society
than the alcohol and drug rehab field. Addicts have very little political power and for that reason and
others, this is a field that hasn't gotten the outside scrutiny that most medical services receive and
therefore, many programs operate on myths about addiction that keep rehab centers making huge
profits but not rehabilitating and saving lives.
According to Pamela White from the Colorado Springs Independent, issued October 27, 2012,
in the United States, "Colorado ranks first per capita in marijuana use, second in severity of
substance abuse problems and 49th on money being spent on alcohol and drug
rehabilitation programs. Colorado is one of only nine states where over half of those in
prison for drug charges are there for possession and Colorado is one of only three states
that refuses to allow Medicaid funds to be used for drug treatment."
The only way that we are going to have a civil society that is free of drug-related crime is to
demand change. Presently, Colorado is the Bottom-of-the-Bottom when it comes to services
for substance abuse. We are ashamed and it is costing us, in many ways, dearly every day.
Learn from our 40 years in this field by reading this site and contact us if you want to make a
The pages within this website have information on every aspect of addiction. There are
pages about every drug of abuse and others that address the different types of drug rehab
available in Colorado and surrounding areas. Most of our messages on this homepage are
directed at having the reader call to talk to our counselors. We do this because most people
that are addicted to alcohol and other drugs do not have the patients to read through these
pages. It is our desire to help everyone that needs services, so feel free to call and let your
licensed counselors examine your alcohol or drug case, or that of a loved one, and lead you
to viable resources that will solve your addiction problem.
Below are some of the most common drugs of abuse.
Each topic is expanded through its links.
Marijuana use and abuse among all age groups in Colorado ranks in the highest percentiles of any state. Marijuana is readily available in multi-pound quantities throughout Colorado. The highly potent form of marijuana known as "BC Bud" is also easily obtainable, although significantly more expensive. BC Bud is smuggled into Colorado from British Columbia, Canada, to Washington and Oregon. The sale of this potent and expensive form of Marijuana speaks to the affluence of the youth in Colorado as much as it is an indicator of lax enforcement of possession laws and a poorly developed drug prevention strategy in Colorado. There are many that believe that marijuana use is not a problem and justify it by comparing it to alcohol use. There is some room for comparison, but the effects of long-term marijuana use can cause lethargy and slowing of mental acuity. Find out more about marijuana at: http://www.drug-rehab-colorado.com/Marijuana.php or this government sponsored site: http://www.nida.nih.gov/infofacts/marijuana.html
We have added a new page looking at the state of Colorado's influence on other states as of March 02, 2015. Find it at this page: The Consequences of Legalized Marijuana
On June 1, 2001, Colorado passed legislation that allows for the use and possession of small amounts of marijuana for sick and dying patients. This has led Colorado to be one of the leading states in the development and sale of medical marijuana. All but a very few counties in Colorado have dispensaries selling medical marijuana. Parents in Colorado report that their minor children are defending their use of marijuana by claiming that they need it as medication.
The Denver Post reports on 06/04/09: "Coloradans say they are doing less hard drinking than they did in the past few years but say they are more likely to smoke pot", according to a two-year federal assessment to be released today.
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health found Colorado was the only state to log a decrease in those who think they are at risk to binge- drink since the last study completed in 2006, from 29.8 percent in the previous study to 25.8 percent in the most recent.
Meanwhile, Colorado is one of seven states that noted "significant" increases in teens and adults who say they are more likely to smoke pot at least once a month than those who participated in the last government survey.
Cocaine is a significant drug threat to Colorado. Powdered cocaine is readily available throughout Colorado, and crack cocaine is available in urban population centers, like Denver and Colorado Springs in particular. Mexican criminal groups transport wholesale quantities of powdered cocaine into Colorado in private or rental vehicles and distribute the drug at the wholesale level. Retail distributors in Colorado typically convert powdered cocaine into crack on an as-needed basis and sell the drug at open-air markets or from crack houses. The I-70 corridor that transects Colorado from Kansas to Utah, is one of the main drug trafficking thoroughfares transporting cocaine from Mexico up to Colorado and then to the East Coast and West Coast.
The percentage of Colorado residents who report having abused cocaine in the past year is higher than the percentage nationwide. According to the 1999 and 2000 NHSDA, 2.5 percent of Colorado residents age 12 and over reported having abused cocaine in the year prior to the survey compared with 1.6 percent nationwide. Find more specific cocaine information at: http://www.drug-rehab-colorado.com/Cocaine.php or at this government sponsored site: http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/drugfact/cocaine/index.html
Methamphetamine, or Crystal Meth, poses the most serious drug abuse problem in the West Central Region of the US, which includes Colorado, largely because of high addiction rates and the abundance of low-cost ice methamphetamine supplied by Mexican traffickers. According to treatment data, amphetamine-related admissions (including those for methamphetamine) to publicly funded treatment facilities in the West Central Region increased significantly in recent years, which includes Colorado.
Methamphetamine is a primary drug threat to Colorado. Crystal methamphetamine, also known as glass in Colorado, is becoming increasingly available throughout the State and has tested as high as 90% pure. Purity levels for methamphetamine vary in Colorado. s
Colorado Drug Rehab has more comprehensive information about the drugs listed above on other pages of this website that are dedicated to the specific drugs. The Crystal Meth site, http://www.drug-rehab-colorado.com/CrystalMeth.php has been valuable to many "Ice" users because of its comprehensive overview and the inclusion of solutions to the crystal meth problem, such as hyperbaric medicine to heal the damage to the brain tissue.
Heroin - The most common types of heroin available in Colorado are Mexican black tar heroin and brown powdered heroin. New heroin users in Colorado are often young adults who smoke or snort the drug rather than inject it. This is due to a misconception that this practice is safer and less likely to lead to physical addiction. Cheese heroin (a black tar heroin/diphenhydramine mixture) has been widely developed in the Dallas, Texas area, with 22 deaths in Dallas County since 2005. There are no current reports of widespread cheese heroin abuse outside the Dallas area; however, in March the Boulder County, Colorado, Drug Task Force reported that novice heroin abusers were crushing over-the-counter pain relief tablets containing acetaminophen and diphenhydramine, mixing them into black tar heroin, and snorting the mixture. Find more thorough information at: http://www.drug-rehab-colorado.com/Heroin.php or at this government sponsored site: http://www.nida.nih.gov/infofacts/heroin.html
Club Drugs, which are mostly synthetic substances, are increasing in availability and use in Colorado. LSD, in liquid form, is readily available in the metropolitan areas of Colorado. During 2001, 34% of those surveyed in Colorado reported lifetime usage of MDMA (the date-rape drug). 4.5% of those surveyed reported usage of MDMA within the past 30 days. The average user age was 17.3, and the average age of first time use was 15.9 years. Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), Rohypnol, ketamine, as well as MDMA (ecstasy) and even methamphetamine are drugs that are categorized as Club Drugs. Find extensive information at this government site: http://www.clubdrugs.org/
Prescription Drugs - The diversion and abuse of OxyContin (oxycodone) is a significant problem in Colorado. Hydrocodone (Vicodin) and Darvocet are the most commonly abused controlled substances in Colorado. OxyContin is readily available on the streets of most cities in Colorado as well as an epidemic of over-prescribing by physicians. Xanax is very addictive and is another drug of abuse from doctors and on the streets of Colorado. You can read more about the dangers of Xanax at: http://www.drug-rehab-colorado.com/xanax_rehab.php Find thorough data about prescription drug abuse at this government site: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/prescriptiondrugabuse.html
Interventions. We get many calls from frustrated parents that know that they have a loved one with an addiction problem, but they feel that there is nothing that they can do to get him/her into drug rehab. We understand this problem better than most. We have done interventions for many years and, even though we have outgrown the ability to relate well to young drug addicts, we still provide these services for those over 40. To learn more about interventions, go to this LINK.