It can be overwhelming to choose between the number of inpatient and outpatient treatment programs available in Colorado. Luckily, treatment programs list reviews, ratings, testimonials, and other useful information online to help you make a decision. Some CO reviews also include virtual tours and pictures of the treatment facility or offer the option of visiting the facility prior to entering, which can be extremely helpful in deciding on a treatment center.
Many studies show high rates of illicit drug and alcohol use among Colorado adults and teens, pointing to a possible need for increased treatment and prevention.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2013-2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Colorado ranked in the top 10 states for use of marijuana, cocaine, non-medical use of opioids, and alcohol.3
Colorado has 369 outpatient treatment programs, 51 residential programs, and 11 hospital inpatient programs. 96% accept cash or self-payment, 49% accept private health insurance, 24% accept Medicare, and 55% accept Medicaid. Seventy-three percent offer a sliding scale fee.2
The cost of drug rehab in Colorado will be determined by a range of factors including length of stay, amenities offered, staff to patient ratio, location, type of treatment, and any personal requests you may have (e.g. private rooms or childcare).
If you find a program that you like but it is outside your budget, you have a number of options to come up with the funds. For example, you could take out a personal loan, apply for a credit card, or ask friends and family for financial assistance.
No matter how high the cost of treatment seems, the cost of continued drug or alcohol abuse is much higher. Taking the time and energy to invest in your health and wellbeing is important not only for yourself, but to all of those around you.
The goal of treatment is to help you become mentally and physically stronger. People with significantly severe opioid, alcohol, benzodiazepine, and some other forms of sedative dependencies may need to first go through medical detoxification. During detox, you will be monitored closely for signs of seizures, stroke, or other serious withdrawal symptoms. After detox, you will transition a program such as a short or long term residential program, hospital inpatient program, opioid treatment program, or outpatient program.
There is no obligation to enter treatment and you can opt out at any time.