Colorado Drug Rehab....Support for Boulder, Colorado
Throughout the country there are millions of people that are using support groups and communication to connect with other caring people and to broaden their lives through positive help and support. This page gives you information on resources to connect you with those services in the Boulder, Colorado area. (Emergency/public support numbers are also listed.) if you know of other services that should be added to this page, please contact us so that we will have the most comprehensive list of supportive alcohol and other drug services for the residents of Boulder, Colorado.
FOR THOSE THAT NEED ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS IN BOULDER COUNTY, THE BEST RESOURCE IS LINK TO THIS WEBSITE: http://www.bouldercountyaa.org/
Alanon meetings in Boulder and Boulder County have been a strong support system for years...Colorado Drug Rehab can arrange for someone to call you and help by introducing you to a Alanon Group.
IF you need a ride to an Alanon Meeting Call 877-888-4802 and it will be our pleasure to make those arrangements for you.
Alanon Meetings in the Boulder
*Definition: AL-ANON IS a worldwide fellowship that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether or not the alcoholic seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem. Members give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange of experience, strength, and hope. Sharing of similar problems binds individuals and groups together in a bond that is protected by a policy of anonymity.
Boulder Community Hospital Medical Pavilion 1155 Alpine Avenue Gene Wilson Conference Room (in basement)...Childcare provided
Sunday at 9:00 am
Sunday Pizzazz AFG
Boulder Community Hospital Medical Pavilion 1155 Alpine Avenue Gene Wilson Conference Room (in basement) Childcare provided
Monday at 1:30 pm
Serenity Boulder AFG
First Congregational Church 1128 Pine Street Go upstairs between buildings. Enter on NW side
Monday at 7:30pm
Table Mesa AFG
Mount Calvary Lutheran Church 3485 Stanford Court Near South Broadway & Table Mesa Drive Church Basement-Use Outside Back Entrance
Tuesday at 1:30 pm
PALS- People Accepting Love & Serenity AFG Unity Church - Irene German room (basement) 2855 Folsom
Tuesday at 7 pm
How Al-Anon Works
Boulder Center for Sports Medicine 311 Mapleton Avenue – Columbine Room Go to north side of building from 4th & Maxwell. Use unmarked back door on lower west end (right of awning).
Wednesday at Noon
Experience, Strength & Hope AFG
Boulder Friends Meetinghouse 1825 Upland Ave. From Iris, go N on 19th St. Left on Upland Ave. Meetinghouse is on the right
Thursday at 12:00 noon
Thursday Noon PALS AFG
Unity Church - Irene German room (basement) 2855 Folsom
Thursday at 6:15 pm
Paths to Recovery AFG
Trinity Lutheran Church 2200 Broadway (near Pine) Fellowship Hall in basement Studying Steps and Traditions from Paths to Recovery Starts over with Step 1 each January and July
Thursday at 7:30 pm
Boulder Thursday AFG
Trinity Lutheran Church 2200 Broadway (near Pine) Fellowship Hall in basement
Friday at 12:00 noon
Friday Noon PALS AFG
Unity Church - Irene German room (basement) 2855 Folsom
Friday at 5:30 pm
Recovery Road AFG/ac*
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 3700 Baseline *Orientation toward adult children of alcoholics
Saturday at 8:30 pm
Family Matters AFG
First Baptist Church 1237 Pine (near Broadway) Use ramp to doorway on northwest side Meeting room is in basement Childcare provided
Sunday at 6:00pm
Regal Square Community Center 255 S. Regal St. North Building Community Room Optional Potluck after the meeting.
Tuesday at 7 pm
Courage to Change AFG
Christ the Servant Lutheran Church 506 Via Appia – Pre-K Classroom
Friday at 12:00 noon
One Day At A Time AFG
Christ the Servant Lutheran Church 506 Via Appia – Pre-K Classroom
Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters Worldwide: 1-888-425-2666
AFG Denver Service Center Metro Area Meetings: (303) 321-8788
AFG Foothills Service Northern Colorado Meetings: (970) 224-7020
AFG Pikes Peak Center Colo. Spgs../Pueblo Meetings: (719) 632-0063
AFG Western Slope Service Grand Jct. Area Meetings: 1-888-966-1662
Al-Anon is not allied with any outside entities. This list is intended as a guide if outside assistance is needed.
Boulder County Services Emergency: 911
Boulder County Sheriff (303) 441-4444 (Serves 26 towns as Regional Communication Center)
Non-emergency Police Boulder (303) 441-3333 Broomfield (303) 438-6400 Lafayette (303) 665-5571
Longmont Police (303) 651-8501
Louisville Police (303) 666-6565
Nederland Town Marshall (303) 258-3250
Boulder County AA: (303) 447-8201 (after 7:00 PM- 7:00 AM Hotline --- 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Message or Person)
Longmont Triangle Club: (303) 651-9807 (10:00 AM to 10:00 PM)
New Beginnings: (303) 684-9173
Narcotics Anonymous: Help Line (303) 832-3784
Addiction Recovery Center (ARC) -Boulder (303) 441-1275 After Hours (303) 441-1281
Boulder Community Hospital Emergency (N Broadway & Balsam) (303) 440-2037 (insurance generally needed)
Boulder Community Hospital Emergency (Arapahoe & Foothills Parkway) (720) 854-7600 (insurance generally needed)
Longmont United Hospital (303) 651-5111 (insurance generally needed)
Centennial Peaks Hospital – Louisville (303) 673-9990 (insurance generally needed)
Treatment Centers: Call 877-888-4802
Suicide Prevention Hotline Numbers: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) for voice.. 1-800-799-4TTY (1-800-799-4889) for Deaf
Safehouse 24-Hour Crisis Line (303) 444-2424/Bilingual (303) 673-9000
Safehouse of Boulder County (303) 449-8623 (for Battered Women & Their Children)
Colorado Safe Haven Project – Broomfield (303) 410-2859
Safe Shelter of St Vrain Valley - Longmont (303) 772-4422 (for Abused Women & Their Children)
Rape Crisis Hotline, Boulder County: (303) 443-7300
Child Abuse & Neglect, Boulder County (303) 441-1240
Boulder County Victim Assistance (303) 438-6429
Emergency Family Assistance Boulder (303) 442-3042 Lafayette (303) 665-8064 Longmont (303) 651-2388
Volunteer Connection – Boulder (303) 444-4904/Longmont (303) 772-5772 (access to 30 nonprofit agencies)
Boulder County Mental Health24-HourCrisisLine (303)447-1665
Child Crisis Line (303) 413-6388
9-Line Counseling for Teens 1-800-999-9999 (Counseling available in English and Spanish)
National Victim Center 1-800-394-2255 (Counseling/legal services for juveniles & adults)
Drug Rehab In Colorado:
Drug Addiction is a serious problem and anyone in Boulder wanting to stop or that has a loved one that needs to stop should call Colorado Drug Rehab at 877-888-4802.
1. Biophysical Drug Rehab
Biophysical treatment methods get the residue of the drugs out of the body. Through research, it has been found that the human body will store a residue, called a metabolite of the drug, in the dromat fat tissue for 5 – 7 years after drug use/abuse. When a person stops using drugs, this residue of the fat-soluable drugs begins to be released back into the blood stream which causes cravings, anxiety, and depression in the addict who may be trying desparately to curtail his use.
This can go on for literally years and is the major reason why many programs claim that addiction is a life-long disease. As these toxins are released back into the blood stream, it causes the struggling drug affected person to experience some of the original drug effect and causes depression and mental health problems that lead many to see advice from psychiatrist who will then perscribe a psychiatric medication, which leads to more toxins in the body to add to the emotional rollercoaster that most recovering people experience daily.
Drugs like heroin, oxycontin, cocaine, and meth are more powerful than the natural chemicals the brain produces to be happy, so these "flash-back" type experiences overpower ones natural chemistry. It takes at least a year for this natural chemical balance to be restored and most "recoverying" addicts cannot take the anxiety and depression they are causing for any length of time without relapsing back to otheir drug of choice or drug of availability.
The Biophysical method uses a purification technology in conjunction with vitamins and minerals to release these toxic residues stored in fat tissue, back into the blood stream where they are then forced out of the body, leaving the person free of this contamination and free of the cravings, anxiety or depression caused by the side effects of these drugs. This enables a return to a natural chemical balance, which is wjy these types of programs don't subscribe to the addige, "Once and Addict, Always and Addict". This type of drug rehabilitation center uses a social educational model to restore ethics and build life-skills to ensure their graduates are drug free and productive members of society. Drug Rehab Programs with this method are having a success rate of over 78%. This is why Biophysical drug treatment centers are the most highly recommended and fastest growning form of treatment.
In March, 2007 a Biophysical Colorado Drug Rehab residental program opened in Fort Collins, Colorado. Call 1-877-888-4802 to find out more!
2. Drug Rehab using behavioral modification
Behavioral Modification gained popularity in the 1970's and is based on the Pavlovian idea that man is an animal and changes actions based on stimulus and response. It was popular during these early years for teachers to have bags of M&M's to reward children for proper responses. In drug treatment, the Therapeutic Community model was developed, which uses reiducule and shamming tatics rather than M&M's in an attempt to change thinking and behavior. These program are popular with criminal justice populations and have demonstrated less than a 10% long-term success rate. As long as the person is in the original group and has gained some privledges for being a "perfect client", the compliance is high, but for those that need support to make changes, it can be devistating and leads to many clients exiting the programs early to maintain some personal power and dignity.
3. Drug rehab using a 12-step approach... Click here for more data
This method of recovery is employed by Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous,Cocaine Anonymous and many other Anonymous groups.
The originators of Alcoholics Anonymousof (A.A.) looked long and hard for something, anything, that would work to save alcoholics from self-destruction, anything to break the cycle of addiction. In the 1930's alcoholics were thought of as the retrobates of society and were usually institutionalized in psychiatric centers as being insane and given horendous treatment, which, of course, didn't solve the addiction. So, the original work of the two founders of the 12-step approach are to be commended for reclassifing the problem, but, unfortunately, in the process, they removed all of the personal responsibility by making addiction a disease.
There are many positive aspects of the 12-step approach in that it gets addicts into communication about their lives and their addiction and that is far better than the isolation that they were experiencing. However, it falls short of the truth about addiction and actually relables the problem to fit their philosophy and doesn't actually treat the addiction, but supports addicts with the idea that there is no cure, but by belonging to a like-minded group, one can stay off of alcohol and other drugs and survive at a higher level.
This recovery method was never intended to be institutionalized into a treatment modality, but when insurance programs in the 1970's began to pay for up to 30 days of addiction treatment, many progams oped througout the US and huge profits were actualized for their owners. Soon the insurance companies looked at the lack of ongoing success and have since drastically reduce their support of any form of addiction treatment. These 30-day, 12-step programs do not pretend to graduate their patients free of relapse, but contend that addiction is a disease of relapse and that will continue throughout ones life. They believe that addiction is a chronic and progressive disease, meaning that is last forever and gets worse even when one isn't drinking or using. Less than 10% of their graduates stay clean long enough to rebuild their lives.
4. Christian or Religious based treatment
Many families soon become frustrated with behavior modification and 12-step treatment approaches, and for good reason, and turn to religious programs for an answer. These program usually don't profess to doing treatment, but are structured to bring fundimental religious beliefs into the void of spiritual feelings seen in all addicts. To develop the moral/ethics and spiriual support in anyone suffering from addiction is an important component of any program, but in itself, it has proven to be insufficient in graduating a higher than 5-10% success.
As you my have noticed, other than the Biophysical approach, all other modalities of treatment are only successful at a miminal level of 10% or less. This correlates with the fact that about 10% of the addict population will recover from their problems without any clinical interventions whatsoever, so in looking at these forms of treatment, you might find that it satisfies some part of your common sense that addicts may need some of these measures, like religion, but effective treatment of this problem is either comprehensive and successful or it depends totally on the strengths of the individual to be a success.
All program, other than biophysical programs, depend on their graduates to live within the newly acquired philosophy and to limit their contacts and associations to others that follow those ideals and ideas. This is not very realistic and, therefore you can see that very few remove themselves from addiction at a level that one should expect of a center that is treating a problem of any magnitude.
Drug of Abuse in Boulder, Colorado
Cocaine is considered a significant drug threat to Colorado. Powder cocaine is readily available throughout the State and crack cocaine is available in urban population areas. Cocaine is the drug most often associated with violent crime in the State. Cocaine is generally sold in ounce and pound quantities in Colorado. Crack use is declining but remains available in the larger metropolitan areas of Colorado.
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. 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.
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.
Marijuana is readily available in multi-pound quantities throughout Colorado . A highly potent form of marijuana, called "BC Bud," is also easily obtainable.
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.
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.
Colorado Drug Rehab is a free service that will help you find a drug rehab for any alcohol or drug addiction problem you or a loved one may be having. It is easy to confuse the different terms used in this field, describing the different types of drug rehab centers, drug rehabilitation centers, and substance abuse treatment programs. For the problem that you are addressing, should you be looking for an Outpatient, In-patient, Residential Treatment Center, Long term or Short term treatment and what modality of treatment is the most effective and what are the cost related to these forms of treatment or rehab?
Treatment Options in Boulder, Colorado. (These, and other programs are available in Boulder, Colorado, but Drug-Rehab-Colorado does not endorse or recommend these programs, but offers these listing to help you explore options). Call 877-888-4802 and speak to a Licensed Professional Counselor to understand the differences in drug rehab programs:
Boulder Alcohol Education Center Alcohol Treatment Cente,r Boulder, 1525 Spruce Street
Boulder Clinic Inc Alcohol Rehabilitation Program Boulder, Colorado CO
Boulder Community Hospital Drug Treatment Program Boulder. http://www.bch.org/behavioral-health/drug-alcohol-programs.aspx
Discovery Counseling Center Inc Alcohol Treatment Center Boulder. 2040 30th St. Boulder, 303.449.4121.
JSAT Center for Change Alcohol Rehabilitation Program Boulder, Colorado CO, 2450 Central Ave, Boulder.
Mental Health Center of Boulder County Alcohol Rehabilitation Program Boulder, Colorado CO http://www.mhcbc.org/
Personal Growth Services Drug Abuse Treatment Boulder, Colorado CO, 2305 Canyon, Boulder. 303.442.7220.
Rangeview Counseling Center Drug Rehab Center Boulder, Colorado CO http://www.rangeviewcounselingcenter.com/
SAGE Institute Alcohol Treatment Center Boulder, Colorado CO http://www.sagetraining.com/