Drug Rehabs in Fort Collins, CO

Fort Collins is a large city in northern Colorado with a population about 150,000 people. Although Fort Collins is considered one of the best places to live in America, the city has become a destination for drug traffickers and many residents are living with the painful burdens of drug addiction. Fortunately, there is hope for recovery in Fort Collins.

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    Methamphetamine Abuse and Trafficking in Fort Collins, Colorado

    Methamphetamine is a rising threat to the people of Fort Collins. In 2017, methamphetamine overdoses caused more deaths in Colorado than overdoses on heroin. Additionally, the number of people who are seeking treatment for methamphetamine abuse at addiction recovery centers in Fort Collins and Colorado has risen significantly in the past five years. The number of people who have been arrested in Fort Collins for possession of methamphetamine has also increased in the last decade.

    Drug traffickers in Fort Collins fuel the devastating effects which methamphetamine inflicts on health and public safety by moving the drug into the city from Denver. Most of the supply of methamphetamine which pervades Fort Collins is manufactured in Mexico. Law enforcement has been working to protect the residents of Fort Collins from methamphetamine traffickers and their dangerous product. In 2017, the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force arrested the members of a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy, many of whom operated in Larimer County.

    Fort Collins and the Opioid Epidemic

    Since 1999, over 3,000 Colorado residents have lost their lives to an opioid overdose, and the number of deaths caused by opioids has been increasing every year throughout the state. In 2016, 536 people died in Colorado after suffering an overdose on at least one opioid, often either heroin or a synthetic painkiller. Opioids killed at least 500 more people in Colorado in both 2017 and in 2018. Although methamphetamine has surpassed opioids as the deadliest drug in Colorado, the opioid epidemic is still a major problem for the state and for Fort Collins. The growing prevalence of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, has contributed greatly to the epidemic in Colorado, although many Coloradoans are still dying from overdoses on prescription opioids which they obtain legally as medication.

    Drug traffickers in Colorado move large supplies of heroin from Denver to Fort Collins every year, and a person could purchase a dose of heroin in Fort Collins for only about $10. The number of fatal heroin overdoses is rising in Fort Collins because the drug is less expensive than opioid painkillers, even those which are sold illegally.

    Marijuana in Fort Collins

    In Colorado, adults who are at least 21 years old may legally use marijuana for medical and recreational purposes. As in the rest of the state, it is illegal in Fort Collins to drive under the influence of marijuana. The city government of Fort Collins has also enacted local regulations on the cannabis industry. The city government has the right to grant licenses to marijuana dispensaries. There are city ordinances which prohibit Fort Collins residents who want to grow marijuana in their homes from selling the marijuana, growing it in buildings with shared walls (such as apartments or townhouses), or possessing more than six mature cannabis plants.

    Marijuana legalization in Colorado has given law enforcement greater time and resources to control more dangerous drugs, especially illegal opioids and methamphetamine. Although marijuana is legal in Fort Collins, the drug is not necessarily safe. Habitual marijuana use can have negative physical and psychological consequences and may cause someone to experiment with more intense and addictive drugs.

    Finding Help in Fort Collins

    Substance abuse and drug addiction are debilitating and life-threatening conditions. If you or someone you know is trying to overcome addiction in Fort Collins, contact a dedicated treatment provider today.  Recovery from addiction is difficult, but anyone can achieve freedom from drug abuse with support from family, friends and medical professionals.

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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.

      NameLocationPhone
      Off the Wall Area Narcotics AnonymousP.O. Box 270075
      Fort Collins, CO 80527-0075
      970-282-8079

      College Programs

      CSU Health and Medical Center

      Colorado State University-Fort Collins

      A wide range of medical, counseling, and health education and prevention services are the types of facilities provided to all enrolled CSU students nevertheless of their insurance coverage by the new home of the CSU Student Health Network. All the community members, also CSU faculty and staff will be provided services by UCHealth, Associates in Family Medicine, Poudre Infusion Therapy, and Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center. Family medicine, a public walk-in clinic with extended weekday and weekend hours, low-dose digital X-ray imaging, occupational health and rehabilitation services, sports medicine, infusion services, and nutrition counseling, tips, and classes are all the services which comes under Community services. A forefront research and educational outreach in partnership with CSU academic programs are provided by Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging to help older adults stay a healthy and a long life

      151 West Lake Street
      Fort Collins, CO 80524

      Student Services

      IBMC College

      The mission of the Student Services department at IBMC College is to help you, our students. As the heart of our institution, our main purpose is to help the students accomplish their goals and aide them with your struggles, big or small. In need of personal or academic guidance, Student Services provides you with the information and resources you need to make your experience at IBMC College as rewarding as possible.

      3842 S. Mason St.
      Fort Collins, CO 80525

      UNC Counseling Center

      University of Northern Colorado

      The Counseling Center Senior Staff is comprised of licensed psychologists and licensed professional counselors who particularize in working with the college population. The Center also offers psychiatric services at a reasonable price. As students face both academic and personal issues while being at the University, personal issues become extreme and may coincide with school performance and personal happiness. Our Center provides a place for students to come up with the issues or concerns that are important to them. Staff members provide presentations on campus that include topics related to healthy relationships, dealing with stress, and self care.

      501 20th St
      Greeley, CO 80639

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