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About an Alternative - Manitou Springs in Manitou Springs, CO

Manitou Springs offers a wide range of substance abuse, opioid addiction, and alcoholism treatments with evidence-based therapies and a multi-level approach to reach individuals who are struggling with addiction on an individualized basis.

About an Alternative - Manitou Springs Overview

Manitou Springs provides comprehensive substance abuse, opioid addiction, and alcoholism treatments for those in need of life-transforming care. Their multi-level approach to treatment offers a variety of options, from residential drug rehab to intensive outpatient options, to better serve individuals who are struggling from addiction. During their individualized treatment plans, clients may participate in evidence-based therapies such as group therapy, cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT), family therapy, trauma therapy, couples therapy, individual therapy, life skills training, motivational interviewing, and rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT).

The treatment center is accredited by SAMHSA and holds a state license, while also accepting most major types of private health insurance. They are dedicated to providing comprehensive and long-term care to those struggling with addiction, providing them with the resources they need to make lasting changes in their lives. Those in need of help can seek support from caring professionals, and access the treatments they need to make a full recovery.

  • 2+ Accreditations
  • SAMHSA Listed
  • 3 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 4 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 11 Therapies & Programs

Accreditations

State License

SAMHSA

Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment at About an Alternative - Manitou Springs

Rehabilitation, Medication, and Therapy – a combination of all three is most effective.

The most successful treatments for drug dependence or abuse have been those that include education and counseling and medication such as methadone or buprenorphine. The right drug abuse treatments need counseling, psychotherapy, and detoxification or medications to help with withdrawal symptoms.

Substance abuse can take many different forms, including the overuse or misuse of prescription drugs, unprescribed drugs, alcohol addiction, and drug addiction.

A combination of treatments is often needed to treat drug abuse issues effectively. In the case of drug abuse, there is no easy answer or one-size-fits-all cure.

While some drug addictions can be treated with counseling and support groups, many drug abusers also need medication to help them overcome their addiction. In other cases, drug abuse can lead to a medical problem and require medical treatment.

Treatment for drug addiction typically combines counseling and psychotherapy with medication and behavioral therapies. In some rare cases, hospitalization may also be required. All different treatments combined are the best way to help someone addicted to drugs, alcohol, or other substances.

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment in Manitou Springs, 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.

Levels of Care

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

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 Manitou Springs, CO. It is ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. About an Alternative - Manitou Springs 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

Couples therapy is a treatment method used to help couples in which at least one member of the couple has a drug addiction. Couples therapy can be used whether the addicted partner is using drugs or in recovery. An additional benefit of couples therapy is that it can help make other types of treatment, such as 12-step programs, more effective.

Family therapy can help you and your family deal with old issues that may trigger substance abuse. The idea behind family therapy for drug addiction is that you are never fully healed from substance abuse until you’ve healed your relationship with your family, too. To get sober, you need to find a different way to cope with the pain in your life.

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 About an Alternative - Manitou Springs.

Trauma therapy is a clinical process that helps individuals deal with mental stress often caused by traumatic events. The therapist helps the person identify, understand and work through the problem. This is done with the help of talking about it in group or one-on-one counseling sessions.

Therapists use relaxation, role-playing, art, and music to help the person open up about what is bothering them. Some examples include:

  • Talking about the traumatic event and how it affected them.
  • Helping those who have PTSD to deal with their nightmares and recurring memories.
  • Working with individuals to resolve the issues triggering the stress, whether seeing someone who reminds them of what happened or feeling helpless.

The individual is also encouraged to help others that are struggling with similar problems. This often helps them feel empowered and gives them hope.

Trauma therapy is not for everyone; it is usually reserved for people who have recently experienced a traumatic event and struggle to get over it. It is generally done for children, teenage victims of sexual assault, and war veterans.

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.

The results of Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy treatment are clear. It seeks to help you in the short term rather than being lifelong treatment. Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy addresses the root issue of an individual’s emotional distress. It is proven effective with substance use disorders, which can help break a spiral of negative thinking. A drug rehab center that uses REBT is more likely to be successful. It creates lasting changes in a patient’s behavior, and this can improve your quality of life.

Those struggling with addiction can benefit from learning certain life skills. It is not as simple as quitting drinking or taking drugs and thinking that the hard part is over. Being sober means living a whole new way of life. Many recovering addicts have found that they need to develop talents like time management, organization, communication skills, socialization skills, and self-esteem to make their life in sobriety work, About an Alternative - Manitou Springs is here to help with that.

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    Location & Contact

    About an Alternative - Manitou Springs Location and Directions
    Address
    3100 North Academy Boulevard
    Manitou Springs, CO 80829

    Phone Number
    (719) 572-1844

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    About an Alternative - Manitou Springs Location and Directions
    Location

    3100 North Academy Boulevard
    Manitou Springs, CO 80829
    (719) 572-1844

    Accepting

    Gender Female, Male

    Age Adults (20+), Children (0-12), Teenagers

    Modality Couples, Family, Group, Individuals

    Listed October 25, 2021

    Updated June 24, 2024

    Manitou Springs, 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.

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