Westminster Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

The charming Denver suburb of Westminster, Colorado offers a picturesque setting with a variety of housing choices, great schools and spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. However, as lovely as this suburban community is, its residents aren’t immune from the struggles associated with drug abuse or alcohol addiction.

There’s an opioid epidemic seizing the entire United States, and Colorado is not exempt from its deadly grip. The number of Coloradoans who have died because of an opioid overdose has increased dramatically over the years. However, prescription opioids aren’t the only problem here. In fact, Colorado stands alone as the only state in the country with heavy consumption of marijuanacocaine, non-medical opioids and alcohol.

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The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake Drug & Alcohol Rehab
443 S. Hwy 105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133
(719) 602-0914

Finding Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Westminster, Colorado

Westminster, Colorado Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Centers

While about 22.5 million Americans misuse illicit drugs or alcohol, only a small number of those people receive treatment. Yet, studies have shown such treatment, followed by regular attendance at 12-step or other fellowship meetings, can result in long-term sobriety for many patients. To be effective, treatment should address the unique problems of the individual, who may have other health problems in addition to the addiction. Treating the whole patient is the best solution. To determine the best course, talk about your options with an expert.

Residential Treatment Programs

When you’re ready to take the first steps toward sobriety, a residential treatment program often is the ideal way to treat the whole patient and all his or her health needs. Residential treatment is a full-time immersive experience in which the patient’s medical, psychological and behavioral needs receive care, as the patient receives constant monitoring. It’s most effective when treatment is at least three months long, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and it may last as long as 27 months. Treatment may include medications that ease the patient off the illicit drugs or help with other problems such as anxiety or depression. Behavioral or motivational therapy, as well as family or marriage therapy, may be in an individual or group setting. Other medical needs such as malnutrition resulting from the addiction will also receive care, and the patient undergoes monitoring to help lessen the chances of a relapse.

Partial Hospitalization Programs

For some patients, partial hospitalization may be a more cost-effective or time-conscious solution. Instead of living full-time at the treatment facility, the patient goes to treatment for six or more hours a day to receive similar drug counseling, medical attention and cognitive or behavioral therapy to what he or she would encounter during full hospitalization. It costs less since the patient isn’t living at the facility, and it allows some time for school or work. If the patient has good support at home that encourages sobriety, this can be an effective option.

Outpatient Treatment Programs

In a third treatment consideration, patients live in their homes, with time for work or school, and have regularly scheduled medical and counseling sessions for drug or alcohol rehabilitation. Cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as individual and group sessions and strategies (both medical and psychological) for staying sober are a part of outpatient treatment as well. For patients who have support to monitor them for misuse, and who need the flexibility and a less costly approach, outpatient treatment can be the ideal choice.

Whichever treatment course is best for the individual patient, it can be the start to a new, healthier life of sobriety, especially when followed up by recovery meetings. If you’re ready to make the first brave step toward a life free from misuse, know that your journey may begin with detoxification for drugs or alcohol. Reach out to a rehab center to learn more.

Detox Centers

There are several drug detox centers in Westminster, but the most appropriate for you may in fact be elsewhere, perhaps at a national facility. Detox will include medically supervised withdrawal, which is different for each drug and can be physically as well as emotionally taxing. Patients should not attempt detox without medical supervision. In addition to cravings, symptoms might include fatigue, insomnia and anxiety, nausea and sweating, increased heart rate and blood pressure and the tremors (DTs) for which alcohol withdrawal is famous. During detox, medical professionals may prescribe drugs to ease symptoms, supervise your vital signs and offer therapy to help with psychological changes brought on by stopping the drugs or alcohol. Herbal teas and broth may help with dehydration, and the patient’s nutrition receives care with vitamins and minerals. Once detoxification is complete, the patient moves on to a more complete treatment program with the goal of continued abstinence.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Addiction is a very lonely disease, and attending recovery meetings offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with others who have gone through their own journeys. Sharing experiences and wisdom in a group setting helps balance self-destructive thought processes and often offers the support you need to maintain your sobriety in your aftercare.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has been helping people recover from alcoholism since 1939. This apolitical, multiracial fellowship offers its iconic 12-step program, and membership is open to anyone who is ready to begin overcoming his or her drinking problem. The Denver Chapter hosts AA meetings throughout the area, including:

7267 N. Lowell Blvd. (upstairs)
Westminster, CO 80030

St. Martha’s Episcopal Church
4001 W. 76th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80030

1865 S. Pearl St.
Denver, CO 80210

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Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

The only requirement if you want to join Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is that you have the desire to stop using drugs. This nonprofit fellowship of men and women is comprised of recovering addicts. The program’s foundation is on 12 principles: honesty, hope, faith, courage, integrity, willingness, humility, brotherly love, justice, perseverance, spirituality and service. Members attend regular meetings. Local NA meetings occur across the Westminster and Denver metropolitan area in locations such as the following:

Free At Last
3585 W. 76th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80030

Just Can’t Miss It
6750 Carr St.
Arvada, CO 80004

Never Alone at Noon
10451 Huron St.
Northglenn, CO 80234

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SMART Recovery Meetings

Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) is a different kind of recovery program because of its four-point design to help support motivation, manage cravings and encourage positive behaviors and living a healthy life. Additionally, while most other recovery programs offer group meetings only, this four-point program includes options for in-person meetings, online meetings, getting support through an online message room and a chat room with tons of information about the SMART program and long-term recovery support. Local meetings occur throughout the region, including:

Global Goods and Coffee Shop
5613 Olde Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80002

5280 Wadsworth Bypass
Arvada, CO 80002

1693 Quentin St.
Aurora, CO 80045

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Both Al-Anon and Nar-Anon help people who care about someone suffering from addiction or alcoholism. These programs help you process the range of natural emotions that most people experience even if you’ve ended your relationship with the addict in your life. If you have a friend, boss, acquaintance, child, parent or spouse struggling with addiction, attending one or more of these meetings can help you get the coping skills you need. Local meeting locations include:

St. Anthony North Hospital
2551 W. 84th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031

Free At Last
3585 W. 76th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80030

Whether you find an alcohol or drug rehab center in Westminster, CO or you take advantage of helpful regional resources, you don’t have to struggle alone. If you’re suffering with a drug or alcohol problem, there are many options for Colorado drug rehab, both in Westminster and in nearby cities. Whether you choose treatment in Westminster or somewhere else, remember that help is only a phone call away.

Addiction Resources in Nearby Colorado Cities

For those who are seeking alcohol and drug treatment facilities outside of Westminster, Colorado, there are also many drug rehab resources across the state of Colorado: