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The state of Colorado features a variety of gorgeous and amazing things. Snow-capped mountains, dense forests, and beautiful blue skies are all things you can look forward to if you’re visiting or living in Colorful Colorado. Despite the beauty that this state has to offer, Colorado also faces a severe drug and alcohol abuse problem.
In 2015, over 35,000 residents of the state of Colorado sought treatment for alcohol dependence, with another 51,000 seeking treatment for other substance use disorders. According to a study conducted by the Colorado Health Institute, the overdose rates in Colorado have risen in every single county in the state, and doubled in Arapahoe county.
Statistics like these can be difficult to read, but despite the disheartening information above, Colorado offers many therapeutic and community resources for those struggling with substance abuse, as well as their families.
Making the decision to seek out substance abuse services is a big step – but choosing a treatment center can be an overwhelming and difficult process. At Sandstone Care, we believe that treatment must be individualized in order to best meet the needs of our clients and set them up for success.
Some things to look for when seeking out a treatment center include:
Aurora is a large suburb of Denver that features gorgeous mountain views and vast diversity among its residents.
Boulder is located at the foothills of the Rockies and home to University of Colorado.
Broomfield is a suburb of Boulder and is home to culture, art, and families.
Denver is the capital of Colorado.
Castle Rock has a growing population and popular place to live in Colorado.
Located in Arapahoe County, Centennial is one of the best places to live in Colorado.
El Paso County has the highest overdose rates in the state.
Englewood is an ever growing suburb of Colorado.
Fort Collins was founded as a military outpost in 1864. Today it’s known for it’s cycling and Old Town Center.
Fountain is a small rural front range suburb of Colorado Springs.
Grand Junction is located West of the Rockies and is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream with mountain biking, cycling, hiking and climbing.
Greeley is located in Weld County, and is known for its beef and dairy production.
Lakewood is 10 miles from Denver and a beautiful place to raise a family.
Littleton, with its many historical sites, parks, and gardens, is a suburb of the ever-growing Metropolitan Denver Area.
Longmont, near Boulder is a great place to raise a family.
Loveland is home to the Valentine Re-Mailing Program.
Parker is a suburb of Denver.
Pueblo, which is home to a wide variety of people, historical landmarks, and nature, is located approximately fifty miles south of Colorado Springs.
Wheat Ridge was once a stopping point for travelers during the Gold Rush and maintains its agricultural roots to this day.
Sandstone Care provides age-specific treatment that is designed to meet the needs of teens, young adults, and their families. Our goal is to help them overcome challenges relating to substance use, addiction, and mental health conditions. We strive to provide the motivation, tools, steps, and community that will produce lasting outcomes. Click here to view our Colorado locations!
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger because of drugs, alcohol, or an incident due to substance use, call 911 immediately.
Colorado offers hundreds of recovery-based meetings all over the state. These peer-led groups offer support to individuals in recovery, and promote sober, healthy lives.
An abstinence-based, non-profit organization with a sensible self-help program for people having problems with substance use & addiction.
A nonprofit fellowship or society of people for whom drugs have become a major problem.
An international, self-supporting fellowship of people who have or had a drinking problem. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.
A nonprofit organization grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for a path to freedom from addiction.
An abstinence-based network of individuals seeking to live in recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs.
A free, sober, active community that is available to individuals who have suffered from addiction and to those who choose a sober life. Open to anyone with 48 hours of sobriety.