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The Drug Problem in Colorado


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Colorado Drug Rehab Data:

Drug abuse statistics rank Colorado the highest in all categories of drug use/abuse. Here is a short overview of the need for drug rehab in Colorado:

According to the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse for 1999 and 2000, Colorado is in the highest ranking of all states in terms of all indicators that are assessed. These are items like: "Average Annual Rates of First Use of Marijuana among Youths Aged 12 to 17" or "Percentages Reporting Past Month Use of Any Illicit Drug among Persons Aged 12 or Older" and other similar categories. Colorado is the only state that is consistently in the highest percentage ranking on 21 of the of the 23 categories that describe the severity of substance abuse, addiction, drug dependency and other similar markers, by states. Colorado citizens need to be aware of how the beauty of Colorado is being overshowed by the Colorado drug problem. Colorado Drug Rehab has years of data related to the drug rehab and alcohol treatment field in Colorado and, over the past twenty years, the use of drugs has increased and the availability to drug treatment has declined.

There were 31,095 drug rehab and addiction treatment center admissions in 2003 in Colorado, however, due to the high relapse rate of many of the Colorado drug rehab/addiction treatment centers, most families are searching for something that works. (Some people have asked Colorado Drug Rehab the difference between "drug rehab" and "addiction treatment". Actually, these terms are interchangeable. Attention should be focused on the real difference in what types of drug rehab or addiction treatment are being provided and whether it is outpatient treatment, short-term residential treatment or long-term residential treatment, intensive outpatient, boot-camp rehab program, therapeutic communities, Christian based rehab, etc, and what is available in Colorado and elsewhere.)

According to Pamela White from the Colorado Springs Independent, issued October 27, 2012, in the United States, "Colorado ranks first per capita in marijuana use, second in severity of substance abuse problems and 49th on money being spent on alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs. Colorado is one of only nine states where over half of those in prison for drug charges are there for possession and Colorado is one of only three states that refuses to allow Medicaid funds to be used for drug treatment. 'We are at the bottom of the bottom' says Christie Donner, State Coordinator of Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, out of Boulder, Colorado. There are three bills introduced to the legislature this year, 2012, that would better conditions related to illicit drugs, but any of them would have trouble getting past the conservative Governor's signature." Ms. White goes on to quote ADAD, the alcohol and drug abuse division of the health department and the state's Single State Agency as saything that only 20% of those who need treatment in Colorado have the wherewithal to get it. Colorado Drug Rehab is written by the pastNew Mexico Single State Agency Directorwhod understands the challenges of a state that has a severe drug problem, but politically won't confront it. Other western states, including New Mexico are more progressive than is Colorado in confronting and addressing their alcohol and other drug rehab and prevention needs. Those Coloradans reading this material should be ashamed of our present scene and fight to get the politicians that stop treatment and care for addicted persons out of office!

This is where Colorado Drug Rehab can help. Colorado has a high incidence of addiction to alcohol, cocaine, crystal meth, and crack, but the there is only one drug rehab in Colorado that treat these problems with a success above 70%. With the opening of the new Biophysical drug rehab facility, families in and around Colorado have access to effective treatment. For some it is better to do drug rehab away from their home state, but now families in Colorado can tour a biophysical drug rehab program and get a better understanding of how they differ from other modalities of treatment in Colorado and why this type of drug rehab is successful!

More Drug Problems in Colorado

Colorado statistics show that an estimated 348,000 individuals had an alcohol abuse or dependence problem in the 2005, while an estimated 126,000 individuals had an illicit drug abuse, dependence, or addiction problem. Studies in Colorado also shows that an estimated 334,000 individuals in Colorado needed alcohol rehab treatment but were unable to find an alcohol rehab in 2005 and another estimated 119,000 individuals were in need of drug addiction treatment but could not find a drug rehab available for their particular need, usually the ability to pay for an alcohol or other drug rehab or treatment center.

In the ten years from 1995 to 2005, drug rehab admissions in Colorado have gone from 54,161 to 76,197. Of the 76,197, over 50,000 indicated that they were seeking treatment for alcohol only. This figure is many times over valued since treatment admissions are leary of admiting that they have a drug addiction since they feel that it could hurt them later if it were to be revealed. It is hard to believe that 2/3s of the treatment admissions were for alcoholism alone since it is very difficult to find alcoholics that are not also doing other drugs. 6,856 admissions admitted to having an alcohol problem with a secondary drug problem.

The primary drug market areas in Colorado are in the Front Range counties. Denver, the Colorado's capital and largest city, is a primary regional distribution center for methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and MDMA. Wholesale distributors in Denver, Colorado supply midlevel and retail distributors with these drugs in virtually all cities in Colorado, as well as cities in several other states. Colorado Springs, south of Denver, is a regional distribution center for a variety of illicit drugs, principally methamphetamine, cocaine, and MDMA. Greeley, 45 minutes north of Denver, is a significant regional distribution center for methamphetamine and cocaine distributed in Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming, and other west central states. Boulder, Colorado, also north of Denver, is a distribution center for marijuana distributed throughout the west central region of the country and is a primary national distribution center for psilocybin. (Courtesy of NDIC)

Those who graduate from Colorado drug rehab centers with the idea that they have a disease that could destroy them at any moment are obviously not as capable to confront the other challenges of life that are necessary to be in control of their lives and be successful. Disease model programs educate their clients in the idea that alcohol and other drug addiction is a "disease of relapse", which is to say that the can expect to have relapses in drug addiction or uncontrollable drug use, and continued struggles staying away from alcohol and other drugs, even though the addict is well aware of the devastating consequences of using again. The fear of what alcohol and drug use will do to the addict, isn't going to keep them from using drugs. Alcoholics and drug addicts have tried and failed to control their use of drugs in the past. Re-labeling the problem as a disease and a "disease of relapse" is a misdirection of the responsibility... it should be the responsibility of the drug rehab center to "cure" the disease and not redefine failure. If a program handles the physical and emotional reasons a person is compelled to take alcohol and other drugs, then a person that was a drug addict can have control of his urges and his life. Drug addiction is too costly to all of us and we should not accept any excuses by a drug rehab center for not handling the problem and making the life changes that are needed to guarantee success upon graduation and for the rest of their lives.

The Rocky Mountain News reported in December, 2007 the following message, which shows that our society is giving up on drug rehab and treatment. Mostly because there are so many ineffective drug rehab and drug treatment centers graduating people whose drug cases are no handled and they are leaving drug treatment with the ideas that they will always be addicted. When society feels it can't help in a humane way, the following is the result:

"People in Denver, Colorado are more likely to go to prison for drug offenses than residents in almost all other urban areas of the country, according to a study made public today."

About 147 of every 100,000 Denver, Colorado residents served time for drugs in 2002, according to the study by the nonprofit Justice Policy Institute, which studies alternatives to imprisonment. The 2002 data was the most recent and complete available, the group said.

That placed Denver, Colorado 12th out of the 198 most populous counties nationwide - higher than New York, Los Angeles and Detroit. The highest were the counties that include Bakersfield, Calif.; Atlantic City, N.J.; and New Orleans.

The study found that black residents across the country - including in Denver and the metro area - go to prison for drugs at a much higher rate than whites, though the group says studies have shown the rate of actual drug use is similar across racial lines."

Illicit drug trade into Colorado is coming from Mexico, usually directly through New Mexico, but the I-70 corridor is also major drug trafficking line from the West Coast. Most of the cocaine, crack, marijuana, heroin and methamphetamine trade is coming via Mexico, however, there is ample evidence that major west cost cities are providing much of the methamphetamine to Colorado, again through the I-70 corridor coming in from the West and usually stopping in Denver, Colorado.

Everyone is now aware of the border gang problems along El Paso's border and in Arizona, but what isn't talked about is their connecting gangs in Denver and other other major cities in Colorado that are distribution centers for drugs throughout Colorado.

Colorado has a reputation for tourist and young skiers and others that are ripe for many of the drugs being sold by these cartels. Club drugs are a major drug problem in Denver and Boulder Colorado, and even though this has been a drug problem for at least the last ten years, the rehab and treatment requirements to meet the need for Club drug addiction is still very inadequate. Fort Collins, Colorado is still the only city in Colorado that has a biophysical drug treatment rehab center, which is the modality of treatment needed for any of these psychoactive and fat soluble drugs.

As you read through this site, you will find thorough information on all of the drugs of abuse in Colorado and links to help you better understand the problems that are being confronted with the liberal marijuana drug laws in Colorado. If you have read this far into this webstie, you are more interested in the truth about the drug rehab problem and solution in Colorado, in which case, we invite you to read further, but if you are trying to find specific drug or drug rehab data, rather than spending too much time perusing this site, it would be faster to call the Colorado Drug Rehab Helpline and talk to one of our Master Level Drug Counselors who have extensive research and academic backgrounds as well as being licensed and certified counselors.

The Solution

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 drug or alcohol addiction problem that you are addressing, should you be looking for an Outpatient, In-patient, Residential Treatment Center, Long term or Short term treatment, Christian-based rehab, or biophysical rehaband what modality of treatment is the most effective and what are the cost related to these forms of treatment or rehab?

Colorado Drug Rehab counselors do not subscribe to the disease model which believes that "once an addict, always an addict"! Most drug rehab and drug treatment centers subscribe to the idea that addiction is a chronic and progressive disease; meaning that there is no cure and that a person is continually getting sicker throughout his life, even if he isn't using alcohol or other drugs. With a message like this, it is no wonder so few get well.

Our staff has reviewed over 150 drug rehab residential programs, on site, and out of those reviewed, we only refer to 13 programs that have proven successful outcomes. These program have the clinical technology or skills to do the rehabilitation work that creates strong and purposeful graduates, who have the wherewithal to live life free of alcohol and other drugs. When looking for a drug rehabilitation center or drug treatment center in Colorado, it is smart to talk to one of our counselors that has over 30 years experience in drug rehabilitation and drug treatment in Colorado and Southwest.

Biophysical drug treatment programs routinely get over 70% of their graduates free of addiction for the rest of their lives. So, is addiction really a life-long disease, or is it a justification for ineffective treatment modalities? A Biophysical drug treatment program opened in March, 2007 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Colorado Drug Rehab's mission is to refer you to the best possible drug rehab center that can end addiction and repair broken lives and shattered moral codes. Colorado Drug Rehab will refer you to drug-free rehab center that employ natural methods to handle addiction in Colorado or neighboring states. Outcome studies have proven that programs that use pharmaceuticals are the least effective treatment for addiction. Human beings have the ability to confront their problems and make life go right, if given the correct clinical treatment and a belief that they are bigger than their problems.

Call 1-888.781.7060 and speak to a Colorado Drug Rehab NATIONALLY CERTIFIED COUNSELORS to assess what programs will best address your addiction or that of your loved one and find a long-term Colorado drug rehab for you or your loved one.

If you only have 14 days to get well, then you really do need to talk to our counselors to see how that can happen and what you can expect from that type of treatment. Colorado Drug Rehab has referrals to the best short-term treatment programs, but please talk to your counselors and get the truth of what you can expect from these program and what you will need to understand and do once you have completed a two-week or thirty day drug rehab treatment program.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), youth binge and heavy drinking rates were on the increase for 12 to 17 years old, respectively. 41% of young adults aged 18 to 25 had experience binge drinking, while heavy drinking was reported up by 14.5 percent in that age range.

An estimated 7.2 percent of 16 or 17 year olds, 16.7 percent of 18 to 20 year olds, and 26.1 percent of 21 to 25 year olds reported driving under the influence of alcohol in the past year. Among college students alone, more than 2 million drove after drinking in the past year.

Roughly 1,700 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes. Nearly 100,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape, and another 1.3 million students are injured unintentionally or through acts of assault by other students, as reported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)...CONFRONT THE PROBLEM...WE ALL MUST DO SOMETHING EVERYDAY TO BETTER OUR CONDITIONS....IT'S UP TO YOU, but your are not alone...we are here to HELP! Learn more about alcohol and alcohol addiction as it applies to Colorado at the following links...Alcohol, Facts and Lies, Binge Drinking, and Alcohol and Women.

State Funded Programs

If you are looking for a State-Funded Program, you can call our counselors to get candid description of all Colorado state funded programs or you can contact your Single State Agency for Substance Abuse to get the names of those programs closest to you and to see if you qualify for a free rehab program. The Single State Agency for alcohol and drug rehab in Colorado is The Alcohol and Drug Abuse/Division of the Behavioral Health, which is part of the Colorado department of Human Services. Their website can be found by Clicking HERE, or you can call Colorado Drug Rehab's Helpline at 888.781.7060 and talk to "Mac" who is a past Director of a Single State Agency for alcohol and drug rehab and treatment and he can personally guide you through the maze of how to get into a drug treatment or rehab program that is funded by the State of Colorado.

You must be a resident to the US and Colorado and be able to document that you are without financial resources to pay for your alcohol or drug treatment and rehab to qualify for a State Funded Program. If you are a resident of Colorado, and don't have health insurance for drug rehab or treatment and you are needing a rehab facility, please call us or go to the link above and get help as soon as you can. Unfortunately, the funding for state-funded alcohol and drug treatment and rehab center isn't ample to meet the need of those requesting rehab, so there is always a waiting list to get into one of these rehab centers.

However, if you are withdrawaling from drugs, call us and we will determine whether you need immediate medical attention or not.

If you are looking for buprenorphine (Suboxone®) treatment and can't afford a private certified physician, it is our understanding that Colorado DOES NOT have any state funded Suboxone® treatment. To learn more about buprenorphine, the chemical name for Suboxone®, go the Colorado Drug's buprenorphine page... Click Here

Why Should I Take the Time to Read Through the Colorado Drug Rehab Web site?

• First of all, someone has to find this site to get this information, and that can be a chore in itself, with so many sites on the web dealing with drug rehab, alcohol rehabs and drug and alcohol detox. But, you are here and you have found the definitive site on alcohol and drug rehab in Colorado, so take the time to continue reading. If you don't have the time.. call 888.781.7060 and ask to speak to one of the professional courselors and they will take whatever time is necessary to answer your questions and find you the most appropriate Colorado drug rehabilition center.

Review of Websites on this subject proves the statement that about 25% of the information on the web is truthful. But even if you find accurate information, is it what you were looking for to help with your individual problem and how do you know what is accurate information?

• Secondly, you can trust the accuracy of this site. The information is compiled by a researcher that has reviewed over 150 drug rehabs and detox centers, on site, held a faculty position at a state medical school, has 30+ years of experience, and KNOWS WHAT WORKS AND DOESN'T WORK!! We are dedicated to helping you or a loved one end addiction forever!

The telephone help that you receie is a FREE SERVICE! Nowhere else on the web can you get information from such a broad researdh base. Most telephone rehab counselors are positive about their programs because it worked for them personally, but that isn't insurance that it will be effective in your case. Colorado Drug Rehabs bases their information on years of research as well as personal experience.

Contact Colorado Drug Rehab, helps you make decisions on a drug rehab treatment center as well as helping your get the best alcohol and drug assessments and evaluations. We are Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors that have reviewed over 150 rehab centers, on site, and performed more than 500 alcohol and drug assessments and evaluations, and can share our experiences and help you find the best program or get a fair and honest alcohol or drug assessment to help you with legal issues or help you find what level of treatment or rehab is most appropriate!