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1st Alliance Treatment Services - Colorado Boulevard

1st Alliance Treatment Services - Colorado Boulevard

  • Denver, CO
  • Drug Detox
  • Outpatient

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1st Alliance Treatment Services - Colorado Boulevard is an addiction treatment facility located in Denver, Colorado. Founded in 1993 (if applicable), this center offers comprehensive services to individuals suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction, opioid addiction, and dual diagnosis. The facility is dedicated to helping individuals overcome their addictions and achieve lasting recovery. They accept private health insurance and are affiliated with Recovery Monitoring Solutions. Their experienced staff are committed to providing high-quality care and support to the individuals who seek treatment at their center.

The treatment services offered at 1st Alliance Treatment Services - Colorado Boulevard cater to a range of needs and levels of care. They provide aftercare support, detoxification services for a safe withdrawal process, and various levels of care including intensive outpatient and outpatient programs. The center utilizes evidence-based treatment methods and practices that address the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of addiction. Their approach includes individualized treatment plans, counseling sessions, group therapy, relapse prevention techniques, and education on addiction management. With a focus on comprehensive support and tailored treatments, 1st Alliance Treatment Services aims to guide individuals towards long-term sobriety and overall well-being.

  • 3 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 6 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 13 Therapies & Programs
  • Multiple Locations

Conditions and Issues Treated

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment in Denver, CO

Treatment for opioid addiction is best made with the help of medical professionals who are experienced in dealing with these types of drugs. This treatment can involve medications, exercise, behavioral therapy, and counseling sessions. It is important to note that the effectiveness of treatments for opioid addiction vary, so it is vital to research which treatment options are suitable for each individual.

Many people who struggle with opioid addiction need to attend specific programs like methadone , Suboxone or Vivitrol clinics.

These types of programs will provide the patient with legal, prescription medications that can help them overcome their cravings for illegal opioids like heroin or fentanyl . If the patient has a chronic condition like Hepatitis C, they must undergo treatment before they can begin taking these medications.

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment at 1st Alliance Treatment Services - Colorado Boulevard

Individuals who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol often have one or more co-occurring mental health disorders. Addressing both the addiction and the mental health problems at facilities like 1st Alliance Treatment Services - Colorado Boulevard can be very beneficial for these individuals.

Common mental health conditions that often co-occur with addiction include:

  • Anxiety Disorders – People with drug and alcohol problems often suffer from anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.
  • Depression – One of the most common mental illnesses co-occurring with addiction is major depressive disorder.
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – Many people with drug and alcohol problems also suffer from ADHD.
  • Bipolar Disorder – People with bipolar disorder are more likely to suffer from drug and alcohol problems than the general population, and vice versa.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Detox is the stage of recovery where the drugs or alcohol are entirely removed from your body. There are two different ways to detox, with medications and without. For many drugs and alcohol, the acute phase of detox can be completed in a number of days.

An intensive outpatient treatment program, or IOP, is set up for those struggling with an addiction to begin the recovery process. However, the patient will not live at the facility during treatment.

IOP involves patients coming in and out of a medical office building regularly to receive therapy and other services while continuing their life outside of these visits.

IOP is a step up from drug detoxification or alcohol detox. However, it’s still considered a phase of recovery rather than the ultimate goal. There are many rehabs and treatment facilities available to patients in need of IOP.

Outpatient treatment can be considered the lowest intensity level of addiction treatment in Denver, CO. It is ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. 1st Alliance Treatment Services - Colorado Boulevard peer group support, 12-step programs, and individual counseling are likely to be involved.

Aftercare support is vital to those who have completed a drug or alcohol treatment program. This support comes in individual and family counseling, treatment of psychiatric and other medical conditions, and medications to reduce cravings. It helps recovering addicts adjust to normal day-to-day activities and can last for a year or longer.

The majority of drug and alcohol addicts who receive aftercare treatment do not relapse. It is estimated that without aftercare, the relapse rate will be between 70 to 90 percent for most people. Aftercare is the final stage in addiction recovery, but it will also help maintain sobriety if relapse does occur.

Therapies & Programs

Individual therapy is ideal for addicts who want to focus on themselves. It can also be helpful for those whose withdrawal symptoms are exacerbated by the presence of other people.

Benefits of individual therapy are:

  • Access to a personalized treatment plan that focuses on the individual needs of the addict
  • More privacy during treatment sessions
  • Better personal development through introspection
  • Increased self-awareness regarding addictive tendencies in order to avoid relapse
  • Greater potential for a long-term recovery plan
  • Receiving professional advice and detox assistance from medical staff

This is when a group of people in various stages of recovery meet up and discuss their experiences, triggers, successes, failures, and even alternative therapies! Unlike support groups where everyone already knows each other, group therapy is conducted along side outpatient or inpatient treatment at 1st Alliance Treatment Services - Colorado Boulevard.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is used by drug treatment centers across the United States to help drug addicts become sober. DBT is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that combines traditional behavioral treatments with elements from DBT, including dialectics, distress tolerance, and interlocking issues. Some of the negative behaviors associated with addiction, such as impulsivity and mood swings, are addressed in DBT, while others like craving and isolation are not. It is commonly used to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) along with substance abuse disorders.

The four DBT modules are mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance:

  • Mindfulness helps recovering addicts learn to identify and experience their emotions while realizing that they are not permanent.
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness includes assertiveness, asking for what you need, and saying no while improving communication skills.
  • Distress Tolerance has recovering addicts learn how to tolerate distress at the moment and avoid resorting to substance abuse.
  • Emotion Regulation is used to identify, express and change emotions.

CBT is a psychotherapy approach and method. [ws-nap-name] people to examine how their thoughts, including habitual harmful and inaccurate thinking, affect their actions. CBT is based on the idea that rigid, inflexible thinking leads to poor stress management, which leads to emotional distress.

Similarly, CBT helps people identify and change negative behaviors. It makes you question your perceptions and ask if they are realistic. CBT asks people to examine their behaviors and emotional responses and how they affect their lives. CBT aims to change people’s thinking and behavior to lead a more balanced and healthy life.

Moreover, CBT has been shown to reduce anxiety disorders, depression, and symptoms associated with harmful thoughts or actions.

Patient Experience

Creative Arts

Creative Arts Therapy is one of the most effective types of therapy used in addiction recovery at 1st Alliance Treatment Services - Colorado Boulevard. The use of art, music, dance, and other creative pursuits stimulate neurogenesis (the growth of new brain cells) which helps increase memory, focus, problem-solving abilities, and self-awareness. It also increases motivation to make changes in one’s life and reduces stress and anxiety, allowing addicts to combat triggers more effectively.

Creative Arts Therapy helps drug users increase their self-awareness. A major factor in addiction is avoidance of emotions, which can be challenging to identify or express. Creative arts therapy helps raise awareness of feelings. It also allows addicts to explore themselves and their relationships with others more deeply, which can help them break the patterns of addictive behavior that have developed.

Experiential Therapy at 1st Alliance Treatment Services - Colorado Boulevard

Experiential Therapy is a type of therapy that involves activity to recreate situations that may have caused trauma or negative emotions. Experiential therapy at 1st Alliance Treatment Services - Colorado Boulevard in Denver, CO can involve acting, props, arts and crafts, animal care or other tools that may be effective. This therapy is done on an individual basis and can help revisit and heal from past traumas. Trust between the therapist and individual is important for success. Experiential therapy can help you more closely become you and move through life positively and authentically.

Payment Options

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    • Gender
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    • Age
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    • Modality
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    Recovery Monitoring Solutions

    Helpful reference information for 1st Alliance Treatment Services - Colorado Boulevard, a drug treatment center in Colorado located at: 2425 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO, 80222, including phone numbers, official website, and more. Listed briefly is an overview of Levels of Care, Therapies Offered, Issues Treated, and accepted forms of Payment Methods.

    Listed October 26, 2021

    Updated June 24, 2024

    Denver, Colorado Addiction and Treatment

    The Centennial State has slipped to a ranking of 12th in the country for drug abuse. Each year around 24% of the state's population uses illegal drugs while nearly 5% of its population abuses alcohol. Substance-related deaths in Colorado were responsible for 15.12% between 2008 and 2017. Fortunately, Colorado drug and alcohol addiction treatment are available to help a person overcome addiction.

    Denver's outdoor allure and vibrant arts scene foster an ideal healing environment. Yet, drug overdoses grip the city—over 2,500 Coloradans died in 2021, with fentanyl-involved deaths in Denver County surging 40% in 2023.

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