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Drug & Alcohol Rehab for Teens & Young Adults in Colorado

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.

2015 and 2017 Drug and Alcohol use statistics in Colorado

What to look for when choosing a drug and alcohol rehab in Colorado

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:

  • Licensing & Accreditation
    In the state of Colorado, treatment programs are licensed by the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), and accredited by the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is an independent organization that bases accreditation on the ability to demonstrate quality, results, and value.The Office of Behavioral Health is a state-run organization that provides licensing to agencies that office treatment for substance use disorders.Organizations that have a license from OBH must undergo regular inspections and follow the rules and guidelines laid out in the Code of Colorado Regulations. Sandstone Care is a licensed and accredited substance use care provider.
  • Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders
    Many people who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction also have a co-occurring mental health disorder like depression or anxiety.For clients who have a co-occurring disorder, or dual diagnoses, it is important that the treatment provided addresses the person as a whole.
  • Qualified & Credentialed Treatment Team
    There are nationally recognized standards for professionals who provide care for people with substance use disorders.It’s important that the treatment program you choose has a multidisciplinary team that has the proper credentials, so that quality care can be provided

    • Therapist
    • Psychiatrist
    • Medical Doctor
    • Nursing Staff
    • Addiction Counselor
    • Psychologist
  • Use of Evidence-Based Practices
    Evidence-Based Practices are therapeutic modalities that have been proven to work through scientific research. Some of these practices are utilized by Sandstone Care, and include:

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
    • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
    • Mindfulness
    • Experiential Therapy
    • Family Systems Therapy
  • Medical Detox
    Medical detox can be provided in a hospital setting before entering a treatment program, but it is preferable to seek services in a facility that specializes in detox. Sandstone Care’s Colorado Springs Detox Center and Virginia Detox Center is staffed by registered nurses, behavioral health technicians, certified addiction counselors, a therapist, and a psychiatrist.By completing detox in a facility that has trained mental health staff on-site, our clients have 24/7 support and are able to start the rehabilitation process while finishing their detox.
  • Length of Program
    Every treatment center differs with the length of their programs, but it’s good to have an estimate of how long a program is before making a commitment.At Sandstone Care, we treat our clients individually, assessing their needs day by day. Because of this, we cannot give a definitive answer about how long someone will be in our program.We can, however, conduct an in-person assessment and estimate how long would be best for you to stay, and what level of care would be the most beneficial for you.

Local Colorado Resources


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’s Colorado Drug & Alcohol Resource Centers

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!

Immediate Help for Drug & Alcohol Addiction in Colorado

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger because of drugs, alcohol, or an incident due to substance use, call 911 immediately.

Immediate help infographic in Colorado

Drug & Alcohol Recovery Groups in Colorado

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.

SMART Recovery

An abstinence-based, non-profit organization with a sensible self-help program for people having problems with substance use & addiction.

Narcotics Anonymous

A nonprofit fellowship or society of people for whom drugs have become a major problem.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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.

Refuge Recovery

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.

The Phoenix

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.

Spark the Change Colorado 

A trusted resource, strategist and partner that works to bring together individuals and groups who want to give back, with organizations and causes who are working to make the most impact.

Young People in Recovery

YPR is a national recovery support service organization made up of chapters focused on peer-to-peer services for young people in, or seeking recovery.

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Let’s Take the Next Steps Together

We understand taking the first step is difficult. There is no shame or guilt in asking for help or more information. We are here to support you in any way we can.