Drug Rehabs in Denver, CO

Denver, Colorado, is well-known for having legalized Marijuana. That doesn't mean its residents cant still develop dependencies on the substance, and illicit drugs also pose a threat; treatment centers that can help with drug and/or alcohol addictions are nearby.

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Drug And Alcohol Addiction In Denver, Colorado

Colorado, known for snow-capped mountains and hot springs, is also known for the legalization of Marijuana. Although Marijuana is frequently used, more and more Denver residents have increasingly abused alcohol and drugs like Heroin, Benzodiazepines, and Methamphetamines. Reports reveal Colorado suffers one of the United States’ worst drug problems, with Colorado having had “the third-most serious drug problems of any state.”

Though young males have historically consumed the majority of drugs like Opioids, one analysis showed 7% of women in Colorado with substance use disorders were pregnant. The drug of greatest concern in the Denver area has been Heroin in recent years, due to the frequency of its use and the many dangers associated with the drug.

Denver Benzodiazepine use (drugs like Xanax and Valium) remain a cause of concern, as thousands of Denver residents have prescriptions. Death rates related to Benzo use have skyrocketed since the turn of the millennium.

Denver And Marijuana Addiction

Legal Marijuana use in Denver is one of the most well-known facts about Denver. Despite Marijuana’s legal status in the city, there are many negative consequences from its use.

Marijuana is often mixed with alcohol and Opioids, creating a unique addiction pattern in some Denver natives. Although most people who use Marijuana are not addicted, an estimated 9% have been. Denver residents who struggle with mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety are at risk of Marijuana addiction and abuse. People who abuse Marijuana also run the risk of it being laced with other drugs.

Rising Rates Of Opioid Use Denver

Opioids, like Methadone and Codeine, are widely consumed in Denver, and rates of use have continued to rise. Denver’s Opioid use has increased by 933% over a 14-year timespan. Since 2005, drug overdose deaths have outnumbered deaths involving car accidents.

Common factors behind fatal Opioid overdoses in Denver include:

  • The quality of Opioids being taken
  • Other drugs mixed in with Opioids, such as Meth and Fentanyl
  • Relapses after a lengthy period of sobriety (especially relapses after returning from jail)

Fortunately, some people suffering with substance use disorders are getting treated. However, there are still many people suffering with addiction who are not getting the treatment they need.

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Government Programs

Find local government programs that promote sober living and will help you find peace in your day to day life.

Name Location Phone
Colorado Narcotics Anonymous P.O. Box 1437
Denver, CO 80201
Mile High Area Service Committee of Narcotics Anonymous P. O. Box 140100
Edgewater, CO 80214-0100
Boulder Area of Narcotics Anonymous 3700 Baseline Rd.
Boulder, Co 80303

College Programs

The CU Denver Student and Community Counseling Center

University of Colorado Denver

900 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

Harm Reduction Group-Student and Community Counseling Center

Metropolitan State University of Denver

900 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

Counseling and Personal Development

Regis University

3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80221-1099

Counseling Services

University of Denver

2240 E Buchtel Blvd
3N, Denver, CO 80210

Health & Counseling Services

Johnson & Wales University-Denver

1800 Pontiac Street Denver
CO 80220

Counseling Services

Adventist University of Health Sciences

950 E. Harvard Ave. Suite B80 Denver
CO 80210

Counseling Services

Platt College-Aurora

3100 S. Parker Rd. Aurora
CO 80014

Counseling Center

Colorado School of Mines

1770 Elm Street
Golden, CO 80401

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

University of Colorado Boulder

1900 Wardenburg Drive
Boulder, CO 80309

AA and NA Meetings in Denver

Name Address Fellowship Hours
Denver Area Central Committee of Alcoholics Anonymous 2926 Zuni St. #202, Denver 80211 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Westminster Rocky Mountain Presbyterian Church, 4097 Main St. Westminster, CO 80031 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Monday: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
BRIGHTON Ambulance Building, 1750 Egbert St. Brighton, CO 80601 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Monday: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Thursday: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boulder County AA 5401 Western Ave. Suite D. Boulder, Colorado 80301 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
WELCOME HOME GROUP 5375 Western Ave, Boulder, CO 80301 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Monday: 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

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