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Located in El Paso County, CO, Fountain is a small rural front range suburb of Colorado Springs. Along with Secruity and Wakefeild, Fountain completes the Fountain Valley Community. The community boasts wonderful views of Pikes Peak and the rolling foothills, as well as numerous parks and trails. Despite its natural beauty, and like many small American cities, there are still many in the area who struggle with addiction.
El Paso County currently has the highest drug overdose rates in the state, with nearly 150 lives being lost in 2016. The majority of drug overdose deaths (more than six out of ten) involve an opioid.
Across the board, El Paso County has seen a dramatic increase in the use of all substances, with Fentanyl becoming more and more common. While Fentanyl can be abused on its own in the form of pill, patch, or injection, it is more commonly found mixed with or used to "cut" other, less lethal substances such as heroin, oxycodone, and other prescription drugs.
The Fountain Valley is part of a statewide effort that seeks to promote healthy youth development, improve outcomes, and reduce problem behaviors among youth through achieving the following objectives:
CHP exists to improve the health of the Pikes Peak region by creating a consistent space for idea generation and exploration, offering connections, business services, and as appropriate, seeks funding to bring forward the best ideas with potential for strengthening the health of the region.
The Right Program: A detailed interview and assessment process with a clinical professional. Look for an organization that assesses physical and mental health, as well as qualifications for your loved one’s specific needs. Make sure the organization you’re considering has skilled experience with the the drawbacks your loved on is facing. If the organization isn’t right for your substance abuse treatment, ask if they have referrals for a more appropriate fit.
Professional Team: Look for a licensed, experienced organization that focuses on a team-oriented approach, working together to support each client and their family. Find a team that includes individual and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, psychiatrists, and dietitians. A highly credentialed team taking a holistic approach to care is critical to achieving successful outcomes from substance abuse and addiction treatments.
Safety: An organization that focuses on participant safety, both physical and emotional. Many people will discover through the treatment process that abstinence from all substances is the best choice for them. Through this journey, it is important to support participants in staying safe and reducing harm. Find a support system you trust to aid your substance abuse and addiction treatment.
Mental Health and Trauma Training: drug abuse and addiction generally co-occur with a mental health or trauma experience. It is important that a treatment program has the ability to treat not only substance abuse but also underlying mental health concerns and trauma. Ideally, a program would have a psychiatrist on staff, and staff trained in trauma-informed care. A good support system believes recovery and healing are two sides of the same coin, and both are necessary for long-lasting success.
An Individualized Program: an organization that tailors the experience to the individual and their unique needs. Find a team that sees you or your loved one as a person and creates a support program based on what is needed. True change from substance abuse and addiction treatment comes from authentic connection and genuine investment.
Strengths Based: An approach that focuses on what is working and nurtures those activities, patterns, and behaviors to encourage health and vibrancy.
Evidence-Based Care: an organization that draws on research and time-tested practices for the best possible outcome. Research or ask about the therapy methods they use in addition treatment.
Family Oriented: Any large life challenge always affects and is impacted by the surrounding system. Find an organization that supports and integrates the whole family. No one walks the road to recovery alone.
As you begin the process of searching for the best treatment program for yourself or a loved on, there are a lot of factors to consider. You don't need to travel out of state to get high quality treatment as there are great options locally in Colorado. Determining what level of care is necessary can be extremely overwhelming. Talking to a knowledgeable treatment and mental health professional can help assess your needs, and guide you to resources that would be best for you.
Here are the levels of care that Sandstone Care offers near Fountain:
Colorado Springs Detox Center offers a two weeks program which includes vigilant medical supervision and treatment as clients complete a safe detox from drugs and alcohol. Clients are invited to participate in a comprehensive clinical programming that addresses triggers, coping skills, mental health conditions, and relapse prevention.
Cascade Canyon Teen Residential is a 30-60 day residential treatment program for teens ages 13-17. The program is designed specifically for teens who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.
Our holistic day treatment program is a highly structured level of care that offers a robust 35 hours of weekly programming for young adults ages 18-30, and teens ages 13-17. Through the use of a variety of therapeutic methods, they are able to stabilize, begin to understand their addiction and mental health struggles, and heal from them. We strive to help teens and young adults become more like the person they want to be, without using substances to get there.
The goal of our comprehensive IOP program is to help teens ages 13-17 and young adults ages 18-30 address substance use and addiction along with any underlying co-occurring mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression. Treatment takes place after work and after school. This program also have a strong focus on developing good social, academic, and vocational habits, and incorporates family therapy into the program.
The same as our in-person IOP, and ideal for those who live too far from a center, have transportation or health issues that make in-person treatment challenging. Our online program offers 10+ hours of live treatment and has a specific program for teens and young adults.
Sandstone Care's sober living homes are a place where young adults can find support, structure, and community early on in the recovery process. These homes are staffed 24/7 with trained addiction professionals who support the clients in the house by helping them to develop a sustainable, balanced, and independent lifestyle. Clients living in our sober living homes must be participating in one of our levels of care.
Many substance abuse and mental health treatment providers in El Paso County and the surrounding areas accept insurance, and may be in network with your plan. If you have questions about what would be best for you, or would like to verify your insurance, call (303) 501-5804 to speak with a Sandstone Care treatment professional.
Our Colorado Springs Detox Center, and our Colorado Springs outpatient center are short drives from Fountain. Our outpatient center serves teens and young adults who are struggling with mental health and substance abuse through our Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization, and After School programs. This is also where our clinical assessments and parent support groups take place.
In addition to seeking out support from addiction professionals, having a network of people that will build you up as you continue your sobriety is very important. Organizations like 12 Step Programs and SMART Recovery provide meetings that build up sober individuals and help to create a supportive community.
El Paso County Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting List
El Paso County Narcotics Anonymous Meeting List
Colorado Refuge Recovery Meeting List
Refuge Recovery Online Meetings
SMART Recovery Meeting List
SMART Recovery Online Meetings
El Paso County Al-Anon Meeting List
Sandstone Care Parent Support Group