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:
  • Peaceful Solutions
    710 11th Avenue Greeley CO., 80632
  • Recovery Systems PC
    304 South 8th Street Colorado Springs CO., 80905
  • Mind Springs Health
    515 28 3/4 Road Grand Junction Colorado, 81501
  • InnerBalance Health Center
    1414 West 28th Street Loveland Colorado, 80538
  • Colorado Health Network Inc
    2490 West 26th Avenue Denver CO., 80211
  • Alternatives Homes for Youth
    1110 M Street Greeley CO., 80631
  • Outpatient Clinic Craig
    439 Breeze Street Craig Colorado, 81625
  • Stout Street Foundation
    7251 East 49th Avenue Commerce City Colorado, 80022
  • Community Reach Center
    1850 East Egbert Street Brighton CO., 80601
  • Southeast Health Group
    711 Barnes Avenue La Junta CO., 81050
  • Behavioral Treatment Services
    1225 Ken Pratt Boulevard Longmont Colorado, 80501
  • Midwestern Colorado Mental Health Ctr
    605 Miami Street Montrose Colorado, 81401
  • Parker Valley Hope
    22422 East Main Street Parker CO., 80134
  • Mount St. Vincent Home
    4159 Lowell Boulevard Denver CO., 80211
  • Dove Counseling Inc
    9450 Huron Street Denver Colorado, 80260
  • 1st Choice Counseling LLC
    2616 West Colorado Avenue Colorado Springs Colorado, 80904
  • Alpar Human Development Services
    1330 Leyden Street Denver CO., 80220
  • Axis Health System
    1125 Three Springs Boulevard Durango CO., 81301
  • Ascension Counseling and
    811 Main Street Alamosa Colorado, 81101
  • VA Eastern Colorado HCS Denver VAMC
    4776 Eagleridge Circle Pueblo Colorado, 81008
  • Center for Change
    8020 Federal Boulevard Westminster CO., 80031
  • Turning Point Center for Youth and
    614 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO., 80524
  • Luna Counseling LLP
    191 Agate Avenue Granby Colorado, 80446
  • A Window of Hope Counseling
    324 East Railroad Fort Morgan Colorado, 80701
  • Mind Springs Health
    480 East Agate Avenue Granby CO., 80446
  • Grand Junction VAMC
    2121 North Avenue Grand Junction CO., 81501
  • Mind Springs Health
    796 Megan Avenue Rifle Colorado, 81650
  • Jireh Counseling Center
    14231 East 4th Avenue Aurora Colorado, 80011
  • Centennial Mental Health Center Inc
    118 West 3rd Street Julesburg CO., 80737
  • Mind Springs Health
    350 Mckinley Street Walden CO., 80480
  • Mental Health Partners
    899 U.S. Highway 287 Broomfield Colorado, 80020
  • Mind Springs Health
    360 Peak One Drive Frisco Colorado, 80443
  • Acacia Counseling Inc
    1600 Downing Street Denver CO., 80218
  • AspenPointe
    460 County Road 43A Bailey CO., 80421
  • Sandstone Care
    7555 East Hampden Ave Denver Colorado, 80231
  • San Luis Valley
    8745 County Road 9 South Alamosa Colorado, 81101
  • Action Substance Abuse Recovery
    14901 East Hampden Avenue Aurora CO., 80014
  • Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network
    10350 Dransfeldt Road Parker CO., 80134
  • Independence House North Side
    4300 Kalamath Street Denver Colorado, 80211
  • Adult Adolescent Alcohol Treatment
    726 Colorado Avenue Grand Junction Colorado, 81501
  • Center for Child and Family Psychology
    2155 South Race Street Denver CO., 80208
  • University of Colorado Denver ARTS
    1330 South Potomac Street Aurora CO., 80012
  • Community Reach Center
    3031 West 76th Avenue Westminster Colorado, 80030
  • Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center
    2217 Champa Street Denver Colorado, 80205


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