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Contact Colorado Drug Rehab, 888.781.7060, before you make a decision on a drug rehab center. Talk to a Counselor that has reviewed over 150 centers, on site, and can share his experiences and help you find the best program.

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Alcohol and Drug Detox is the first step in getting your life back. Let us guide you in the proper, painless detox.

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There are so many OPINIONS, and they are usually only a person's point of view, on what alcohol and drug rehab treatment modality is the best. Those who have handled their addiction with a particular type of treatment will be overly enthusiastic about their types of treatment and they may be less than professional in addressing what other types of treatment have to offer.

Drug Rehab Colorado has been providing this internet service for about six years. In the beginning we were one of the only sites available to educate people about addiction and its treatments. Today there are literally thousands of sites that are acting like experts and making definitive comments as though there were professionals, with years of experience, backing these comments.

This isn't the case. We know of no other site that is written and backed by Master's Level leaders in the alcohol and drug rehab field other than our site.

It has been very difficult to convince parents and other loved ones as to what our experience and education has taught us over 35 years in this field. Anyone that is reading this page to find out what is the best form of treatment for their addicted loved one is going to find the truth here, but if they continue to research, they will be led into multiple confusions that will conflict with the information found on this site.

Ultimately, you have to put your faith in someone’s opinions and we suggest that you weigh that decision on two important criteria:  First, does the composer of the article have an education and experience in Addiction Rehab outside of being a recovering addict?  Even if you are reading the comments of an educated and seasoned professional, the person should be licensed by the state of his/her residence and nationally certified.  State licensing requires a level of education and ethics that is very important in terms of whether you can trust one’s opinions or not.  Certification can be meaningful, but we have found many organizations that are certifying any applicant that can fill out an application and pay the yearly fees. 

Secondly, follow up your research by these professionals with a call, asking them for more evidence that what they are saying on their website is factual and can be substantiated by others, especially those parents and others that have followed their advice previously and have been thankful for the help because the advice saved a life and ended the trauma of addiction in their family. 

If you are looking for a treatment program for a loved one, then you are already in a stressed and even frantic place that makes it very difficult to know what is real and will help and what is merely an opinion based on a minimal amount of experience and education and, perhaps, motived by referral fees and/or other financial compensations.  Many times these inexperienced comments are well intended, but you can’t take a chance at this point, you need the best analytical data you can obtain from which to make your decisions. 

Please look over these brief comments about the different type or modalities of treatment and recognize that the writer has a two-year-masters degree in this field and has been a leader in the treatment field reviewing and certifying over 150 programs around the world and being the director of three treatment centers in his career. 

Promoting effective treatment hasn’t been easy because there are so many “sales-types” that can persuade loved-ones in directions that are counter to the evidence.  Try your best to be rational and do your do diligence to find the truth.  Don’t let unsubstantiated opinions sway you.  Don’t be led by those who want to play on your fears. 

“Mac” was a leader in the field for fifteen years before I found a modality of treatment that was effective.  Fortunately, that modality of treatment has grown from a small twenty-bed facility to one of the largest treatment programs in America and there are thirteen others that have branched off of that original program, using the same type of effective treatment, so today, it is much easier for you to save the life of your beloved addict.  Remember to call and talk to “Mac” about his experience and let his years of practice and his genuine desire to help others prosper become a guiding-light in your quest to do your best. 

This is one of the reasons that finding an effective treatment program is very difficult. Read from the pages below and you will have a better understanding of what is available and who you should trust... Ultimately, if you do your homework, trust your knowledge and instincts. Alcohol and drug treatment is a modality of rehabilitation that is still very young and was founded on what was the most expedient and profitable. This field is still dominated by those original programs.

Colorado Drug Rehab has pages that describe all of the types of alcohol and drug treatment that is available.

12-Step Recovery Programs.

Please notice that we referred to these programs as "Recovery Programs" and not "treatment programs". This was intentional since these programs are based on the 12-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and it's Big Book, which is the bible of their philosophy and the guidebook to their principals of how to handle addiction problems. These programs believe that addiction is a chronic (meaning it last forever) and progressive (meaning that is progresses or get worse with time) disease. Their goal is to help an addict accept the "fact" that "once an addict, always an addict" and that he can come to a place where he is in "recovery", much like a diabetic handles his illness, but he will never be recovered or well. Read more about these programs at this page: 12-Step Programs.

Therapeutic Communities or TC's

In the 1960s, while many were finding out how difficult it was to get off of the drugs that were so prevalent, a group in California developed a type of behavior modification program that was very authoritarian and lasted one to two years. This original program, Sinanon, was later closed down by the state, but others used this model to develop programs that have become a favorite with the criminal justice system. Read more at this page: Therapeutic Communities

Methadone Detox and Methadone Maintenance

In the early 70s, America was facing a drug treatment crisis with heroin addicts being a major problem in most metropolitan centers. Without any effective drug treatment available and with strong profit motivation, methadone was introduced to the FDA as a viable solution. Methadone was first used to help someone step-down on his opiate intake by substituting methadone in place of illicit opiates. When these patients continued to relapse, it was decided that some people need to stay on methadone forever or at least for many years, so they created Methadone Maintenance. Read more at Methadone.

Long-term Biophysical Treatment

Biophysical treatment methods get the residue of the drugs out of the body. Through research, it has been found that the human body will store a residue, called a metabolite of the drug, in the dormant fat tissue of the body for many years after drug use/abuse. When a person stops using drugs, this residue of the fat-soluble drugs begins to be released back into the blood stream which causes cravings, anxiety, and depression in the addict who may be trying desperately to stop the cravings and curtail his use. This statement is taken from the page on Biophysical Treatment that can be reached by Clicking Here.

To learn more, read the dedicated page on Biophysical Alcohol and Drug Treatment and call Mac, who is the licensed profressional referrenced above and he has over twenty years of detailed experience in evaluating this modality of treatment. He is biased, but in his words, "I will always be on the side of treatment that works and support the best. It saved my loved ones life and I have seen what it has done for thousands of others. I have yet to find a program that comes close this modality's success, but if I do, I will change my bias."

Suboxone® or Buprenorphine

About eight years ago, the United States legalized the sale of buprenorphine as a substitute replacement medication for opiate addiction. The methadone industry fought the bill that would allow this drug, which has been used in Europe for many years, to used as methadone is used to help with withdrawals and as a replacement therapy. There are many advantages to buprenorphine and any one that is thinking of going to a NTP (Narcotic Treatment Program) or methadone clinic should read about buprenorphine before they ever decide to take methadone. Colorado Drug Rehab never recommends methadone as a choice when there are options. Learn more at this page: buprenorphine.php

Faith-Baed Treatment in Colorado

Many people are drawn to faith-based or Christian drug rehab over the traditional treatment. Usually this is because the family of the addict are religious and feel that a drug rehab with a faith orientation would be better than the usual 12-step recovery porgrams, even though the 12-step drug recovery does rely on its followers to accept a "higher power", it shies away from the use of God in its approach since many addicts have a negative history with guilt and other problems in accepting the idea that God can be an answer to their addiction problems. You can learn more at this page: faith_based_treatment.php

Medical Model Drug Rehab

Those drug rehabs that are categorized as medical model programs are generally thought of as treatment programs that have physicians making the clinical decisions about one's treatment and many times use other drugs to replace the cravings for the addict's drug of choice. Methadone Clinics would be an example of a medical model program as well as many of the drug treatment programs that are housed in traditional medical/surgical hospitals. Learn more at this page: medical_model.php

Here are some of the alcohol and drug addiction treatment programs that are available in Colorado, however, the real expertise will come when you call 888.781.7060 and speak to a Masters level counselor with over 30 years experience seeing the effects of these different rehab programs:

What to Look for in Picking Alcohol and Drug Rehab or Treatment Program

One of the only similarity in choosing a drug and alcohol rehab as compared to picking a treatment for any other serious disease, like cancer or heart disease, in that both of these fields offer the consumer many choices.

However, the difference in choosing a traditional medical program and looking for alcohol and drug rehab or addiction rehab, lies in:

(1) An established level of professional training and clinical expertise

(2) A treatment-wide acceptance of what constitutes alcohol and drug treatment

(3) A predictability of success

What Is Drug Addiction Treatment?

In answering this question, it is important to define our terms. The alcohol and drug rehab and treatment field tends to use the term, “treatment” and “rehab”, interchangeably.  

To “treat” a problem or a disease, one is managing the application of remedies, such as medicines or counseling to change the condition of that problem.

Rehab, on the other hand, is short for rehabilitation and refers to applying the necessary remedies to bring someone back to an earlier, and healthier, state of being.  This is usually used for a collective number of treatments that need to be applied to restore that earlier healthy state.

Therefore, addiction treatment is the application of therapies to alleviate the consequences of compulsive and chronic alcohol or other drug use/abuse.  Many times the addict that is being treated has never been totally successful in handling his life prior to addiction, so it is naive to have the idea of rehabilitating someone that would fit that description back to a earlier level of function in their lives.

Addiction treatment involves therapies that will reduce and make up for the damage that addiction has had on the individual, but to end one’s treatment at that point has shown that the treated addict doesn’t have the life-skills to keep himself from resorting back to addictive alcohol and other drug use. 

Quality addiction treatment involves the elimination of those problems, physiological, emotional and social, that have arisen from the abuse of alcohol and other drugs.  Once that is accomplished, the person being treated needs to be assessed for their ability to be successful in their social environment.  Once any developmental deficits have been identified, rehabilitative measures need to be part of the remainder of addiction treatment.

There are different addiction treatment approaches or philosophies as well as different environments in which these therapies are delivered. 

The most intense and successful treatment is residential addiction treatment.  This refers to treatment program where the addict stays in residence 24/7 for a period of time necessary to handle the extent of one’s problems.  The ideal scene would always be residential addiction treatment for a length of time that is based on the needs of the individual and how quickly he recovers, referred to as open-ended residential addiction treatment. 

There is a gradient scale of treatment from open-ended residential treatment to outpatient addiction treatment. 

As mentioned above, there are different treatment modalities and some are much more successful than others, so the idea that “longer is better” should not be the deciding principal when choosing addiction treatment.  What is important is having the appropriate amount of time in an undisturbed environment, with the most correct therapies to create the desired outcome.  Anything less usually means the continuation of destructive behaviors, multiple relapses, the threat of more severe illnesses or death and starting over from a beginning that may be further removed from a successful outcome than the original addiction treatment. 

How Affective is Drug Addiction Treatment?

Anyone that has need drug addiction treatment or has had a love one or family member with this need has asked a variation of this question. 

The general public has been led to believe that addiction treatment is marginally affective, since there has been a public awareness effort to establish addiction as a chronic and progressive disease.  Chronic meaning that it persist for a long time or is constantly recurring and a progressive disease is one that gets worse in time.   Diabetes would be an example of a common chronic a progressive disease. 

Upon close examination, drug addiction doesn’t neatly fit either of these medical categories, but in light of years and literally millions of failures in drug addiction treatment, giving it these qualitative descriptions fits what the most of the addiction and lay public have witnessed. 

About fifty years ago, poliomyelitis (polio) was a chronic, progressive and many times deadly disease, but after the discoveries by Jonas Salk of a polio vaccine, the label is no longer appropriate since it has nearly been alleviated in Western society.

Therefore, it is important when looking at different drug addiction treatments to realize that some modalities of treatment can substantiate the idea that addiction is a chronic and progressive disease,

However, there are others that will content that it isn’t a disease at all.  These programs tend to concentrate more on building physical and emotional strength so that a person can better accept personal responsibility for his addiction. 

If you compare what could be classified as “disease model” addiction treatment to a “behavioral-change model” you will find that the outcomes of the behavioral based programs exceed those that give responsibility to something outside of the individual. 

In assessing affectedness of addiction treatment, it is difficult to say that a program that ends addiction for three months is affective since the research shows that those persons that resume addictive drug use after treatment do so in a more reckless fashion than before treatment.  Effectiveness must to judged over a period long enough to determine if the person was rehabilitated to a point that they could pursue their life endeavors without being hampered by their past addiction.

Most parents and loved ones will say:  “I just want their boy back.”  Unfortunately, the damage done by addiction has made it hard to recover that innocent boy, but an affective drug treatment program can bring the essence of that person back to the family and from that point forward, the person will thrive on being in charge of his life and being a benefit to those who are involved in his life.

Affective drug treatment programs are available, but strangely enough, they aren’t the most profitable or prevalent, so it is important to know what constitutes an affective treatment program. 

 

What is needed in an ideal or complete alcohol and drug treatment program...Click Here for Comprehensive treatment.

Most hospitals that are treating cancer or heart disease are employing clinical skills and techniques that are founded in research and have clinical protocols that are similar and proven to be successful and are pretty closely followed by everyone. Alcohol and drug treatment centers haven't reached that level of understanding and scientific scrutiny and therefore leave it up to the consumer to wade through all of the testimonials on the internet about why everyone favors their own particular program. In fact, many intake counselors will fabricate lies about other addiction rehab programs in an attempt to sway you towards their program.

Alcohol and drug treatment program modalities, or types, are based on whatever management "feels" is successful, and is usually the type of addiction treatment program that the staff have attended as their personal addiction treatment. That may sound absurd, but in reviewing over 150 programs in Colorado and throughout the U.S. and Europe, it is the rule, rather than the exception. Routinely, whatever was successful in helping the owners or mangers of the program in their recovery from addiction, will be the emphasis in the clinical style that they will be using. That is one reason why you find addiction rehab programs where you can complete their regime in 21 days and others that require a year or more. The alcohol and drug rehab field has yet to establish an addiction treatment program model of success in Colorado or elsewhere that is followed by all.

In our research, there are some addiction rehabilitation programs in Colorado that others should be imitating, but they have their own vested interest for repeating the same failed measures over and over... (Doing the same thing and expecting a different result is the drug treatment cliche for the definition of insanity... What is it when you create that definition and then do it yourself... a higher level of crazy?...hoping to keep some lightness and humor in a very serious subject.)

Naturally, most people think that the longer a program takes, the better its outcomes, but that isn't necessarily the case. Many times the year-long programs get about the same, shameful, lack of success as the 21-30 day programs.

So, which ones are the best programs and how do you choose which programs have the best success in handling your problem or that of someone you love?

You enlist the help of trained and experienced, third party specialist who can guide you through your treatment options carefully explaining the pros and cons of each and documenting recovery rate statistics. However, the internet does not guarantee that you are necessarily talking with someone that really is a trusted and trained professional that has the education and experience to actually be an "expert" in this field. In fact, you may be talking with someone who knows very little about the comparative analysis of different modalities of treatment or the qualities and problems of individual rehab centers.

If you call our Colorado hotline, 1-888.781.7060, you will be talking to a professional with a Master's Degree and PhD training in the alcohol and drug rehab field, someone that has over 30 years of experience as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and has reviewed over 150 rehab program on site in Colorado and elsewhere.

Many of the other sites on the web have "counselors" that have attended rehab and are speaking from their experience. That information is important, as well, but it isn't a legitimate comparative analysis of the different programs. It is an opinion. They may be "certified drug counselors", which is also important, but certification indicates that the person has two to three years of experience in the field and was able to pass an exam regarding his knowledge in the field. This could be valuable information and we are not saying that you shouldn't get as much data as possible, but keep in mind that there are many level of advice given on the web and the more education and experience that the telephone counselor has, naturally, the more reliable is the information and guidance.

In calling other web site, we have found that the above information is accurate, but there are also people who profess to be knowledgeable and educated, but we were able to discern that their data was inaccurate and it would be more truthful if they said that they were salesmen and not alcohol and drug rehab professionals. We Guarantee that you will be Speaking with a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Professional with education above a Master's Degree, who knows the alcohol and drug rehab scene in Colorado and throughout the US.

How do I know if I have an addiction or just like to drink and do drugs?

If you are asking yourself this question, then you should first go to the Colorado Drug Rehab link on addiction...Click Here....

After reading about the definition of addiction and the process of how one becomes addicted, and you feel that you don't fit into these categories of addiction, call the Master's level counselors at Colorado Drug Rehab and let them help you do a thorough alcohol and drug assessment. It is all strictly confidential and FREE!

CALL 888.781.7060 for your free alcohol and drug assessment and treatment evaluation. Doing the Right Actions will set you Free.

Is Location an Important Consideration in Selecting an Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs?

Drug and alcohol addiction involves habitual routines and contacts for its support. This is why it is so important to create Drug Free Zones around schools and other areas where youth congregate. Drug or alcohol addiction is not just drug and alcohol use, it revolves around people and things in their immediate environment which help to trigger the addictive behavior. The abusers location & routines of drug and alcohol use further trigger drug and alcohol use.

Therefore, most knowledgeable counselors and researchers will tell you that removing the addict or alcoholic from his comfortable surrounding plays an important role in ensuring that his attention will be focused on rehabilitation and not how his "friends" pick him up or deliver drugs to him in while he is in treatment.

Does this mean that I have to leave Colorado?

Not necessarily... luckily, Colorado has effective alcohol and drug treatment, but it will depend on the personality of the addict or alcoholic and the level of trust one can have on his determination to get well. Drug connections are very regional and if you have been getting high in Denver, then Being in Colorado Springs may be far enough away from those re-stimulating influences.

Since nearly all alcoholics and drug addicts want to stop using, they will be the first to tell you that they would like to go somewhere out of their familiar area to find help. If they are wanting to stay near their home, then they are probably hedging their bets in case the treatment isn't giving them what they are expecting on an immediate basis.

Also, Colorado Drug Rehab reviewed over 150 centers throughout Colorado the US and, unfortunately, there aren't that many that are actually effective and worth your serious consideration...therefore, many times it will be necessary, but also beneficial, for the family to help the alcohol or addict leave their geographical area to seek effective alcohol and drug treatment.

How do 12-step support groups fit into residential drug treatment?

There is confusion in the alcohol and drug treatment arena when it comes to 12-step based treatment centers.  The Big Book, which is the “bible” of the 12-step philosophy clearly states that their support group philosophy should not be institutionalized.  It is meant, in their words, to be a program where one drunk is helping another drunk stay sober.  By the term “drunk”, they are not meaning someone that is inebriated, but this term is used to describe their sober members in an attempt to keep them aware that they are only one drink away from being literally drunk. 

The 12-steps are tools that aid recovering people in communicating about their problems.  It establishes a set of principals that are accomplished on a gradient from the easy beginnings to more demanding principals at the end. 

Therefore, from their own definition, they are not treatment.  However, as mentioned in earlier answers, the 12-steps were incorporated in the beginnings of alcohol and drug treatment because there weren’t any other ideas among the mental health and addiction professionals as to what might be better.  Treatment programs evolved into a hybrid of mental health counseling and self-help support. 

These practices could lead to success if they weren’t time limited by the program.  The founders of Alcoholics Anonymous knew that their 12-steps could bring someone sobriety if they wanted to work their program, but they never thought that this could be done in as little as 30 days.  Using this 12-step approach, an addict can’t get the necessary changes he needs in 180 days, but less 30. 

Therefore, the strict answer to this question is that these practices are not treatment and do not fit into the ideas of effective treatment.  The confusion lies in the fact that most treatment programs are employing these practices and calling it treatment. 

Self-help, whether it is using the 12-steps or other principals is an important part of the continuum of care for addiction in our society, but it should be for those who cannot attend a residential treatment program or for those who have finished residential treatment. 

The programs that have the highest success rates are those that have specific practices that are applied during treatment that have been proven to reverse the consequences of addictive alcohol and drug use and the behaviors that accompany addiction.  Programs that rid the body of the toxic effects of alcohol and other drugs during the detox portion of their program will have fewer negative collateral effects from these drugs not being cleansed from the body.  This is a specific therapeutic practice that has a repeatable outcome and needs to be applied within the constraints of a residential treatment program.  This isn’t something that a support group can do for each other and therefore, is a component that would need to be part of a treatment program.  This would also include the repair of other physical consequences of alcohol and drug abuse. 

From this example, you can see that 12-sept and other support group activities can’t strictly be called treatment. 

Major Types of Alcohol and Drug Rehab or Drug Treatment Programs:

Across Colorado and the United States there are five main modalities or types of alcohol and other drug rehab or drug treatment programs. The drug rehab and/or alcohol and drug treatment centers that are evaluated by Colorado Drug Rehab Programs reflect these national trends in the types of drug rehab or treatment programs offered.

The majority of the residential treatment programs are based on the 12-step approach, however, all five of these following modalities are represented in the state of Colorado. With Colorado leading the nation in the incidence and prevalence of drug abuse and addiction. Colorado ranks first in more of the negative top categories of drug use than any other state, making it imperative that someone establish a Biophysical program within Colorado. In March, 2007, in Fort Collins, Colorado, the first Biophysical drug rehab program began accepting clients. A month later, nearly all of the 28 beds had been filled, obviously this spoke to a need for this Biophysical drug rehab center to expand it capacity to 60 beds. Even at this new capacity, the center has a waiting list for new clients. Only through effective alcohol and drug rehab or effective residential drug treatment can we begin to have a positive impact on society's downward spiral of addiction.

1. Biophysical Drug Rehab

Click on this page to read more about the biophysical model of alcohol and drug treatment in Colorado. These programs are Long-term treatment and take approximately three to four months, or longer to complete, but they are, by far and away, the most successful on many outcome indicators, including ending ones addiction to alcohol and other drugs and living a productive life. Learn More.. Click Here...

2. Drug Rehab using behavioral modification

Aversion therapy is the process where a person may be shocked or in some way made uncomfortable whenever he repeats an unwanted habit, like addiction. Programs in Colorado and elsewhere that follow this line of reasoning have poor outcomes. Learn more..Click Here.

3. Drug rehab using a 12-step approach

This method of recovery is employed by Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous,Cocaine Anonymous and many other Anonymous groups. To read more about the 12-step modality of alcohol treatment and drug rehab in Colorado... Click Here

4. Christian or Religious based treatment

Many parents call Colorado Drug Rehab seeking a good Christian or Faith-based alcohol and drug rehab because they have had too many disappointments and failures with the more accepted models of treatment. Colorado has Faith-Based drug treatment. Learn more.. Click Here

5. Medical Model alcohol and drug treatment

The medical model hasn't proven to be an effective therapeutic approach in overcoming addiction problems. Since most alcoholic and addicts are medicating themselves via their addictions, this model hasn't had the success that the medical establishment would like you to believe. To learn more Click Here

Long-term Drug Rehab Programs: There are rehab programs that don't show their strength by their outcomes, but are busy discrediting all of the other rehab programs. Sometimes it takes common sence to prevail. Long-term alcohol and drug rehabilitation has better outcomes than a treatment center that is doing the same treatment but only has 28 days to treat their patients. Certainly it takes more than 28 days to handle addiction, but the common wisdom that the longer the alcohol and drug treatment program keeps the addict or alcoholic, the better the outcomes. This has limited validity, but more importantly, is what are they doing while they are in long term rehab? To Learn More...Click Here

• The Most Important Data You can Have Regarding Treatment for Addictions or Unwanted Emotional Feelings:

Those professionals that have been in the forefront of effective alcohol and drug programs have contended for years that many programs that use "Mental Health" testing and diagnosis to determine that addicts have a "chemical imbalance" and should, therefore, be placed on psychiatric medications are now, finally, getting support from real science and the media. The outcomes of these "rehab centers" has always been poor and even worse than no treatment, but it have been hard to combat the idea that it is a "chemical imballance" that is causing the problem.

Everyone should read the Newsweek article from 2/24/2010: "The Depressing News About Antidepressants" showing that "Studies suggest that the popular drugs are no more effective than a placebo. In fact, they may be worse". http://www.newsweek.com/id/232781

This article emphasizes that only drug-free programs can reclaim someone's life that has been addicted to alcohol or other drugs.

What cost can one expect to attend an addiction treatment program?

This is a broad question with many answers, since there are programs of all prices across the U.S.  The adage that “you get what you pay for” doesn’t necessarily apply to alcohol and drug rehab.  Certainly there is some relationship between cost and quality, but there are examples on both ends of the price spectrum, with very expensive rehab programs that aren’t as good as some free programs, while some lower priced programs are quite good.  Price, of course, is relative to one’s ability to pay and what other support can be found from health insurance and medical loans.

Many people are astonished when they hear that a long-term program, lasting up to six months, cost $30,000, which is at the lower end of program prices for a long-term program.  If you think about what it cost to stay at Motel 6 for 180 days, you are looking at an average of $8-10,000 and that is just for a room, and you consider the therapy, other expenses and the fact that it is saving one’s life, $30,000 is a quite reasonable.

In canvassing the price of alcohol and drug residential treatment across the United States, you will find that 30-day treatment programs range from no-cost, for those that get their funding from the state or other resources, to over $2,000/day for programs that cater to celebrities and others of wealth.  

In considering the value for the money spent on treatment, one should pay closer attention to the documented outcomes of the program and when you find a center that has outstanding outcomes, then one needs to consider how much is spent if you don’t get into the program and recover from addiction. 

It isn’t uncommon to find people addicted to opiates having multiple relapse and, likewise, multiple treatment episodes.  There are many residential treatment programs that believe that the addict has a chronic and progressive disease and relapse if part of that disease.  Actually, if you examine the different types of treatment modalities, you will find that there are treatment modalities that don’t believe in this disease model because they have over 70% of their graduates living the rest of their lives without drug cravings and periodic relapses. 

When it comes to cost, these programs are by far the most economically reasonable, even if they may cost up to $30,000 for the fee for service.

With the tremendous cost of drug use, in personal and emotional health, legal entanglements and dollars, treatment should be seen as an investment and, as much as possible, the cost of a quality rehab shouldn’t be a limiting factor.

Treatment Centers in Colorado

Colorado Drug Rehab has counselors that have over 30 years experience in helping resolve addiction problems by referring to effect alcohol and drug rehab treatment programs throught Colorado and Western United States.

For a list of treatment facilities in Colorado, CLICK HERE