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Just about every illicit drug as well as alcohol and diverted pharmaceuticals are abused in the state of Colorado. Because of this, many addicted individuals suffer dire consequences including health, legal and social consequences and lose their lives to addiction each year. The consequences of addiction go far beyond those which the drug user experiences, and addiction leaves many innocent victims in its path including children, spouses and other loved ones and friends. To help put an end to the destruction that drug and alcohol addiction causes, individuals must get help at an effective drug rehab program in the state. If someone won't get help on their own, it is sometimes necessary for friends and family to intervene and persuade them to get the help they need.

If you have a friend or loved one who is addicted to drugs, you know the daily toll it takes on everyone involved. It is unfortunate that many others get pulled into the addict's cycle of behavior, some even taking on rolls as enablers which can become all consuming and the unhealthiest relationship one can possibly be a part of. There is a way out of it, and those affected must come together and do everything possible to not only get the addicted individual in drug rehab but also put the pieces of their own life back together. In fact, it is sometimes necessary for family members and other loved ones to take part in treatment themselves to repair any emotional or psychological damage that may have occurred in their lives. This can sometimes takes place in the form of counseling with the addict, or even personal one on one counseling with a professional treatment counselor or addiction therapist.

One proven and effective method of convincing someone to enter drug rehab, after prior attempts have failed, is to hold a drug intervention with the help of a professional interventionist. Professional interventionists can educate intervention participants and help guide them through the intervention process so that it is a success. Intervention participants will confront the addict and let them know how their addiction has affected their life and their relationship, and any other truths which will hit home for the addict. The ultimate goal is to offer the addict an effective solution to the problem, drug rehab, as a means of putting an end to this destruction and personal decay. Most will accept this help, and if they don't it can put others who are affected back in a position of power of the situation as they will be forced to enforce ultimatums if the individual doesn't go to drug rehab. These ultimatums are sometimes just enough pressure to persuade someone to go to drug rehab, and should be enforced at all costs and in the best interests of everyone involved.

Whether the individual decides to go to treatment on their own or a drug intervention has been a success, their first stop will be drug detox. During detox, they will almost always experience physical symptoms which may be uncomfortable and even sometimes painful. They will also experience intense cravings for their drug or drugs of choice, an important reason to be in a drug rehab setting with no access to drugs to cut down on the chances of relapse. Treatment professionals will ensure that detox is as comfortable as possible, while working in coordination with medical professionals to ensure it is a safe detox. For example, detoxing from alcohol can be particularly dangerous and even life threatening and no one who has become physically dependent to alcohol should ever try and quit on their own. Benzodiazepines, a type of prescription drug, are another example of drugs which should only be abstained from under medical supervision.

Once drug detox is complete and most of the physical symptoms of addiction are at bay, the individual can then focus on getting through intense counseling and taking part in other therapeutic methods of treatment to become fully rehabilitated. It is not uncommon for individuals to have cravings even after detox is complete, but in a therapeutic setting such as a drug rehab not only will they have no access to drugs but they will have the care and support needed to remain abstinent. Because treatment setting is one of the most important aspects of treatment, the drug rehab process works best when conducted in an inpatient or residential setting where the individual can take part in treatment without distraction from things which could stunt their progress. It is important that the individuals retains their gains and successes in treatment and is given every opportunity to do so.

Another important factor to consider is length of treatment. For example, some drug rehab programs may only provide treatment for a couple of days or weeks, which is not even going to help an individual through most of the physical challenges they will have to overcome. Many more emotional and psychological challenges are under the surface which must be revealed and addressed thoroughly if the individual is to be truly rehabilitated and be able to make a fresh start. This is why the most successful drug rehab programs in Colorado are those which not only provide a therapeutic and stable treatment environment, but one's which require a stay of at least 90 days and even up to a year in some cases. This will ensure that the individual is not just abstinent but at a stable point physically, mentally and emotionally and ready for the real world.

If you or someone you know in Colorado is struggling with addiction, take the time to discover what treatment options are available in the state by speaking with a professional drug treatment counselor. Get any concerns resolved and any questions answered, and even receive guidance on holding an intervention as needed to help persuade someone you care about to make the right choice of treatment over drugs or alcohol. Don't let addiction take its toll on you or anyone else you care about, especially when the answers and solutions are available in Colorado and at your fingertips.

Treatment Listings in Colorado:
  • Broadway Counseling Services LLC
    3671 South Huron Street Englewood CO., 80110
  • Monument Counseling Center
    325 Second Street Monument CO., 80132
  • Beyond Education Supportive Treatment
    5800 West 38th Avenue Denver Colorado, 80212
  • Poudre Valley Hospital Mountain Crest
    4601 Corbett Drive Fort Collins Colorado, 80528
  • Strides LLC
    2993 South Peoria Street Aurora CO., 80014
  • New Hope Counseling Center
    142 6th Street Frederick CO., 80530
  • Colorado Counseling Inc
    50 King Road Eagle Colorado, 81631
  • Axis Health System
    691 East Empire Street Cortez Colorado, 81321
  • Center for Recovery Inc
    2121 South Oneida Street Denver CO., 80224
  • Choices in Living Counseling Center
    2200 South Federal Boulevard Denver CO., 80219
  • Aurora Center for Treatment Ltd
    4343 South Buckley Road Aurora Colorado, 80015
  • Axis Health System Inc
    691 East Empire Cortez Colorado, 81321
  • Dove Counseling Inc
    9450 Huron Street Denver CO., 80260
  • Midwestern Colorado MH Ctr for
    710 North Taylor Street Gunnison CO., 81230
  • San Luis Valley
    402 4th Street Monte Vista Colorado, 81144
  • Parker Froyd and Associates
    1391 Carr Street Denver Colorado, 80214
  • 1st Alliance Treatment Services LLC
    619 Wilcox Street Castle Rock CO., 80104
  • Insight Services PLLC
    212 East Monument Street Colorado Springs CO., 80903
  • VA Eastern Colorado HCS Denver VAMC
    3141 Centennial Boulevard Colorado Springs Colorado, 80907
  • Southeast Mental Health Services
    711 Barnes Avenue La Junta Colorado, 81050
  • Center for Change
    6990 West 38th Avenue Wheat Ridge CO., 80033
  • Healing Lifes Pains
    2515 California Street Denver CO., 80205
  • Eagle Counseling Services Inc
    7131 Irving Street Westminster Colorado, 80030
  • Eagle Counseling Services Inc
    1690 South Federal Boulevard Denver Colorado, 80219
  • AspenPointe
    295 5th Street Fairplay CO., 80440
  • Colorado West Regional Mental Hlth Ctr
    796 Megan Way Rifle CO., 81650
  • Mile High Council on Alcoholism and
    655 Broadway Compass Bank Building Denver Colorado, 80203
  • Aspen Counseling and Education Center
    321 West Henrietta Avenue Woodland Park Colorado, 80866
  • Alcohol Behavior Information
    15200 East Girard Avenue Aurora CO., 80014
  • Jefferson Center for Mental Health
    28577 Buffalo Road Evergreen CO., 80439
  • Community Reach Center Inc
    8931 Huron Street Denver Colorado, 80260
  • Centura Health Physician Group
    2312 North Nevada Avenue Colorado Springs Colorado, 80903
  • San Luis Valley
    409 Trinchera Street San Luis CO., 81152
  • Centennial Mental Health Center Inc
    625 West Platte Avenue Fort Morgan CO., 80701
  • Addiction Treatment Outpatient Servs
    2755 South Locust Street Denver Colorado, 80222
  • Centennial Mental Health Center Inc
    1251 Circle Drive Burlington Colorado, 80807
  • Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network
    155 Inverness Drive West Englewood CO., 80112
  • Routt County Alcohol Council
    810 Lincoln Avenue Steamboat Springs CO., 80477
  • Mental Health Center of Denver
    1455 Beeler Street Aurora Colorado, 80010
  • Correctional Psychology Associates
    3840 York Street Denver Colorado, 80205
  • About an Alternative Counseling Servs
    3009 West Colorado Avenue Colorado Springs CO., 80904
  • AspenPointe
    300 West Lake Avenue Woodland Park CO., 80866
  • Jefferson Center for Mental Health
    7878 Wadsworth Boulevard Arvada Colorado, 80003
  • North Range Behavioral Health
    2930 11th Avenue Evans Colorado, 80620
  • Southern Peaks RTC
    700 Four Mile Parkway Canon City CO., 81212
  • Ideas Directed at Eliminating Abuse
    14311 East 4th Avenue Aurora CO., 80011
  • Choices in Living Counseling Center
    60 Garden Center Broomfield Colorado, 80020
  • Midwestern Colorado Mental Health Ctr
    710 North Taylor Street Gunnison Colorado, 81230
  • Colorado Counseling Inc
    345 6th Street Meeker CO., 81641
  • Porter Adventist Hospital
    2525 South Downing Street Denver CO., 80210
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