Aspen Drug Rehab Treatment Centers

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Aspen, like the other resort communities in Colorado, has a high incidence and prevalence of alcohol and other drug abuse and addiction within a major part of the population. Colorado Drug Rehab has worked with many prevention programs addressing this problem by making the public more aware of the problem and trying to replace activities, like the "Bar-Crawl" with drug-free activities. Colorado Drug Rehab has been active in working with prevention coalitions to minimize the lure of alcohol and other drugs as a part of the recreational activist in these communities. Colorado Drug Rehab has found that alcohol is, by far, the most accessible and abused drug in the area, with marijuana and cocaine also being readily available.

There have been fewer resources for prevention and research into the drug abuse incidenced and prevalence in the Aspen Colorado area, but there are many indicators that show that things haven't gotten much better over the years. A 1997 study concluded that the number one health problem in Roaring Fork Valley as alcohol abuse.

Recently a young woman died in Aspen from alcohol poisoning and cocaine toxicity. Two weeks after that case a middle-aged man from Basalt died from heart failure after he used cocaine. Emergency Room doctors from Aspen Valley Hospital and law enforcement from Pitkin County say that there is ample anecodotal evidence to demonstrate that drug abuse is still as severe a problem as it ever has been in Pitkin County. The coroner estimates that half of the trauma cases such as murders, suicides, injuries from car accidents and other similar events are alcohol and drug related problems.

In the mid-90s, Aspen along with many communities in Colorado had monies from federal government to help study the local problems and to create substance abuse prevention projects that could confront these issues. The Director of was the principal investigator on two of these grants, one in the San Luis Valley and the other bordered to the Aspen project and cover Eagle County. These projects had a significant impact on the awareness level in the communities, but after the funding was exhausted, the efforts were as well.

The Solution

As mention on the home page, drug rehab that addresses the individual through a biophysical approach is the most successful method. While the right program may not be in Aspen, Colorado Drug Rehab has the intention is to refer you to the best possible drug rehab center that can help handle the problem once and for all. We will refer you to Colorado drug rehab centers or centers in other states that are drug-free; most being longer-term drug-free programs since those will have the best overall outcomes. The purpose of talking to a counselor at Colorado Drug Rehab is to help you understand the truth about drugs and addiction and what different rehab centers provide to handle the problem. Once you have this data, you will be able to do the right thing to put addiction behind you.

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

Please fill out this short information form so that we can assist you to find a good rehabilitation facility with a high success rate. Colorado Drug Rehab is knowledgeable in drug rehab methods and can help you with your individual situation.


Attending Alcoholics Annoymous, or Alanon, or their counterparts, Narcotics Annoymous (NA) or Naronon is one way

to keep the inspiration needed to help you to continue reaching for your goals.

You can find NA meetings in Aspen at the following places or CLICK HERE to find NA meetings anywhere in the U.S.

Name of Meeting
Aspen Group 405 Castle Creek Road 6:30 PM To: 7:30 PM Monday
Learn to Live 77 Meadowood Rd Aspen Chapel 6:30 PM To: 7:30 PM Tuesday
Basic Text Study 200 E. Bleeker Street Community Church 6:00 PM To: 7:30 PM Friday
Learn to Live 77 Meadowood Rd Aspen Chapel 7:00 PM To: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Methodist Church 385 South 2nd Street
Carbondale, CO 81623-2109
7:00 PM To: 8:00 PM Wednesday
First Babtist Church 219 Mountain View Drive
Leadville, CO 80461
8:30 PM Wednesday
Saint George's Episcopal Church 200 West 4th Street
Leadville, CO 80461
7:00PM Thursday
First Babtist Church 219 Mountain View Drive
Leadville, CO 80461
7:30PM Saturday


Alcohol and Drug Rehab Program in Aspen, Glenwood Springs and


Programs listed below are NOT APPROVED by Colorado Drug Rehab, therefore it is important to get individual consulting by calling.... 888.781.7060

Colorado West Regional Mental Hlth Ctr Aspen Counseling Center,405 Castle Creek Road, Suite 9, Aspen, CO 81611 (970) 920-5555

Jaywalker Lodge 811 Main Court, Carbondale, CO 81623 Jaywalker Lodge provides relapse treatment and transitional living programs for adult men seeking freedom from drug and alcohol addiction in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. 12 Step Based Treatment.

Youth Recovery at Valley View Hospital-based inpatient program.

Midwestern Colorado Mental Health Center Midwestern Colorado Mental Health Center is a private, non-profit corporation that provides mental health and substance abuse services to the residents of Western Colorado.

Springs Counseling Center...DUI Client Only...695 Buggy Circle
Carbondale, CO 81623 (970) 945-7858

Cliinics and programs that provide alcohol and drug rehab/ treatment in the Western Region of Colorado are welcome to contact Colorado Drug Rehab at 888.781.7060 to be listed as a resource on this site.

Colorado Drug Situation

Cocaine is considered a significant drug threat to Colorado. Powder cocaine is readily available throughout the State and crack cocaine is available in urban population areas. Many drug rehab centers contend that a person using cocaine doesn't need residential care, but treatment outcomes have proven that long-term residential care is many times more successful than outpatient or having no drug rehab. Cocaine is the drug most often associated with violent crime in the State. Cocaine is generally sold in ounce and pound quantities in Colorado. Crack use is declining but remains available in the larger metropolitan areas of Colorado.

Club drugs, which are mostly synthetic substances, are increasing in availability and use in Colorado. LSD in liquid form is readily available in the metropolitan areas of Colorado. During 2001, 34% of those surveyed in Colorado reported lifetime usage of MDMA. 4.5% of those surveyed reported usage of MDMA within the past 30 days. The average user age was 17.3, and the average age of first time use was 15.9 years.

Heroin - The most common types of heroin available in Colorado are Mexican black tar heroin and brown powdered heroin. New heroin users in Colorado are often young adults who smoke or snort the drug rather than inject it. This is due to a misconception that this practice is safer and less likely to lead to addiction.

Marijuana This is the latest on Medical Marijuana in Aspen:

Aspenites hoping to smoke their way to relieving pain or other symptoms of various ailments may soon be in luck, as a group of locals reportedly is working on setting up a medical marijuana outlet in Aspen.

Aspen attorney Lauren Maytin, a defense attorney who has worked with the Colorado office of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, confirmed Tuesday that she has been acting on behalf of an unidentified group of locals who want to open up a dispensary here.

The dispensary would conform to Colorado medical marijuana laws, she said. She has been contacting local officials to determine their feelings about the proposal.

Colorado voters in 2000 passed Amendment 20 to the state constitution. It authorizes individuals to use pot “to lessen the debilitating symptoms of a number of serious medical illnesses,” according to the website

The law permits an authorized patient to possess up to 2 ounces of “a usable form of marijuana” or “no more than six marijuana plants, with three or fewer being mature, flowering plants that are producing a usable form of marijuana,” according to the amendment.

The law also allows for dispensaries, under the general classification of “caregiver,” and there are several operating around Colorado, including on the Western Slope, Maytin said.

She declined to name the individuals she is representing, or to give the location of a potential retail storefront where the dispensary might ultimately open up.

But she said she has talked with Sheriff Bob Braudis and with Police Chief Richard Pryor — though only briefly — to learn their thinking about the project, “so that those who want to open up a dispensary can do so in harmony with the rules of state and local governments.”

Maytin will meet again with Pryor on May 12, and she also plans to contact City Attorney John Worcester and City Clerk Kathryn Koch to begin the process of getting a business license.

Worcester, asked if there are any city laws that might interfere with the plan, said simply, “I don’t know. I’m not versed in this area of the law. It hasn’t come up before.”

Braudis, who has well-known negative views of the efficacy of U.S. drug policies, said he feels “that if it’s legal and appropriately managed, the medicinal properties of cannabis will become more easily acquired by patients in the upper Roaring Fork Valley.”

He added, “I have no problem with an appropriately operated dispensary of marijuana.”

Pryor, who like Worcester has not researched the subject, also said that if it is in keeping with the law, he would not have a problem with a dispensary in Aspen.

Maytin, while declining to even say how many are in the group she is representing, did said that, “in general, people who open dispensaries are people who have been listed as a caregiver for marijuana patients.”

The regional agent in charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Jim Schrant, said that his agency has a formal policy of not commenting about medical marijuana dispensaries or state laws legalizing the use of marijuana. He pointed out that such dispensaries are licensed by the state Department of Public Health and the Environment, which is where he refers all calls on the subject.

Regarding reports that DEA agents had been called off medical marijuana dispensaries in California by President Obama, and a question about how that might affect Colorado, Schrant also had no comment.

According to the CDPHE website, eight Pitkin County residents are on the state’s registry of medical marijuana patients. The statewide total of applications for a medical marijuana certificate since the program began in 2001 is 7,385, most of whom were men at the average age of 32, the website reports.

From the Aspen Times, 04-22-2009

Methamphetamine is a primary drug threat to Colorado. Crystal methamphetamine, also known as glass in Colorado, is becoming increasingly available throughout the State and has tested as high as 90% pure. Purity levels for methamphetamine vary in Colorado.

Prescription Drugs - The diversion and abuse of OxyContin (oxycodone) is a significant problem in Colorado. Hydrocodone (Vicodin) and Darvocet are the most commonly abused controlled substances.

What is K2? K2. Spice. Colorado Chronic. Black Mamba. Fake Weed. Genie. Voodoo. Zohai. FIYA. Blaze. RedXDawn. A dose by any of these names is, well .... no one's quite sure, actually. This stuff isn't regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and there's no standards applied to its production. Anything could be in there.

Think before you use: On March 4, Newsweek ran an article called "Fake-Pot Panic" that mocked "breathless news reports" across the nation about a newish, little-understood, and mostly legal drug that's often known by the brand name K2.

"Maybe you even caught a Missouri detective's panicked prediction that K2 is 'going to end up killing somebody,'" the article chided. "As far as we know, though, it hasn't. Why is it suddenly getting all this attention?"

Three months later, David Rozga, an Iowa 18-year-old, smoked K2, became delusional and anxious, and shot himself to death. Colorado Springs Independent, Thu, 22 Jul 2010

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

Treatment Options in Aspen, Colorado. (These, and other, programs are available in Aurora, Colorado, but Drug-Rehab- Colorado does not endorse or recommend these centers, but offers these listing to help you explore other options). Call 888.781.7060 and speak to a Licensed Professional Counselor about these and other programs:

Colorado West Regional Mental Health Center, Aspen, Colorado

We have given you a brief description of some of the rehab services in Aspen, Colorado. Our largest benefit comes from helping individual assess the extent of their problem and recommending and referring them to appropriate alcohol and drug rehab centers in Aspen, Colorado or elsewhere in Colorado. It is definitely worth your while to call us and let us determine the severity of your problem and explain to you what are the most effective cures for your specific alcohol or drug abuse or addiciton issue.

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!




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