NorthStar Transitions - Denver
Drug Rehab Center in Denver, Colorado
NorthStar Transitions - Denver is an addiction treatment facility in Denver, CO that provides comprehensive treatment for substance abuse and addiction, including specialized programs and therapies, and accepts private health insurance.
About This Colorado Facility
NorthStar Transitions - Denver is an addiction treatment facility located in Denver, CO. They specialize in providing comprehensive treatment for those struggling with substance abuse and addiction, including alcohol and opioid abuse, dual diagnosis, eating disorders, and mental health issues. NorthStar Transitions - Denver offers a wide range of services to give individuals the best chance for recovery, from aftercare support to residential care. They also provide specialized programs including detoxification, drug rehabilitation programs, dual-diagnosis treatment and intervention services.
NorthStar Transitions - Denver is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), and is licensed by the state of Colorado. In addition, their facility accepts private health insurance. NorthStar Transitions - Denver provides individuals with the tools and support they need to achieve successful recovery, as well as access to resources for long-term aftercare and follow-up. They provide a variety of evidence-based programs and therapies to help individuals on their path to recovery, offering inpatient, intensive outpatient, partial-hospitalization, and sober-living/half-way housing levels of care. For those looking for an added layer of support, they also offer affiliated aftercare programs in the community.
Conditions and Issues Treated
Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment at NorthStar Transitions - Denver
Substance Abuse Treatment is important when getting sober, as it helps addicts learn the skills they need to live a clean life. There are many different kinds of recovery treatment, including medication-assisted therapy, behavioral therapeutic approaches and self-help groups, as well as counseling.
Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment in Denver, CO
Opioid abuse has become a national epidemic in the last decade. The US has one of the world’s highest rates of opioid use and abuse, as well as opioid-related deaths. Opioids are classified as Schedule II-IV controlled substances in the US due to their high potential for abuse.
Oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone, and fentanyl are the most common Opioids and are commonly prescribed to treat pain. Tolerance to opioids develops over time, making life difficult, if not impossible, without them. Opioid users often obtain the drugs illegally. They can be drug dealers, friends, or family members who do not have valid prescriptions.
The desire for a more intense high than prescription opioids can quickly lead to heroin use. Heroin users are more prone to illness and death due to the high risk of overdose.
Many opioid addicts who seek treatment believe that the only way to overcome their addiction is through medical detox and long-term drug addiction rehab. To help patients wean off their addiction and reduce the risk of overdose, medication-assisted therapy (MAT) involves prescribing a replacement opioid. Doctors use MAT in conjunction with other anti-craving medications to help patients maintain recovery. Due to the high risk of relapse, MAT is often combined with individual and group counseling and social support programs.
When addiction and psychiatric issues co-occur, the addict’s recovery is more successful when both conditions are treated. A dual diagnosis refers to a condition in which the patient is diagnosed with two health issues: addiction and bipolar disorder. The most common therapies are psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, spiritual counseling, 12-step programs, and medication management.
Levels of Care Offered at NorthStar Transitions - Denver
This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Intervention, Outpatient, Partial-Hospitalization, Residential, Sober-Living / Half-Way, with additional therapies available as listed below.
The detoxification process typically includes some combination of the following: medical supervision, medication to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms, drug testing to monitor progress, and counseling.
Tackling the physical symptoms of withdrawal is essential to ensure that an individual can focus on the psychological aspects of the addiction without focusing on the physical pain that comes with withdrawal.
Withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable, even life-threatening, so carefully managing the detox process is extremely important. In many cases, more advanced pharmaceutical interventions are used to treat more severe withdrawal symptoms. Medication might help alleviate discomfort associated with detox, including nausea and headaches.
Inpatient Treatment Program
Inpatient treatment centers offer a safe, secure, and often medically supervised environment for drug or alcohol-addicted individuals. Many of these facilities are equipped to provide detoxification, treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders, and aftercare programs. The patient typically spends 28 to 30 days at the facility and will receive extensive drug counseling.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Intensive outpatient treatment is a form of addiction care that allows patients to continue living at home while undergoing treatment. This type of care is appropriate for patients who have been treated in residential treatment programs. Intensive outpatient programs include regular visits to the facility providing therapy, and patients gradually return to their routine life. IOP benefits most when patients have a supportive family member or friend to help them recover.
The first step to getting into an intensive outpatient program is to attend a detoxification facility. Detoxification facilities are designed to remove substances from the body safely. The patient will attend sessions designed to help them understand their addiction and its impact on their lives. While in an intensive outpatient program, therapy sessions are scheduled three to five times per week, with the patient attending no more than two sessions in one day.
Denver, CO Outpatient Program
An outpatient treatment program is set up to help with alcohol or drug addiction or a co-occurring disorder. The patient must attend the facility for their therapy and other programs but can return home each night.
The frequency of mandatory attendance decreases after much of NorthStar Transitions - Denver‘s program is complete.
Outpatient treatment is a recovery approach that allows recovering addicts to live at home while getting rehab for addiction
An outpatient can include day treatments which include attending group sessions one hour per week. A person living in an outpatient environment may be allowed the opportunity to work full time if they choose to and continue studies without interruption from drugs/alcohol.
Outpatient treatment is an option for people who want to maintain their careers and families. Outpatients live at home but attend treatment such as individual counseling, group counseling, or twelve-step meetings during the day.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)Partial hospitalization programs offer another level of addiction treatment in Denver, CO. This is a type of addiction treatment where you will spend a great deal of time at the treatment facility but do not spend the night. It may involve as much as 10-12 hours a day at the treatment center, before going home to spend the night. Family or work commitments may make attending inpatient treatment impossible but may allow for PHP.
PHP is another way to receive a significant amount of treatment while decreasing the time commitment and cost. It involves counseling, group meetings, peer interaction, and many of the same benefits of inpatient treatment. This can be a good option for stepping down from inpatient treatment in anticipation of a fully independent life.
Sober Living Homes are used in drug rehab to help former addicts maintain sobriety. The residents are provided with a safe and supportive environment to learn how to live a sober life. They also provide them with opportunities for exercise, many of which encourage learning coping mechanisms that will be helpful later on.
Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient’s individual requirements.
Interventionism is a technique used to help an addict get clean and sober. The process begins with the addict’s family, friends, and co-workers gathering together to confront the addict about their addiction. This kind of treatment aims to get the addict in touch with their feelings about their addiction. They are encouraged to speak honestly about their drug use, as well as how it’s making them feel. Most addicts come to understand that their loved ones are only trying to help them.
Aftercare support is vital to the success of someone in drug or alcohol treatment. It involves assisting with entering a sober living home, getting career counseling or educational assistance and even getting the individual lined up with programs like AA and NA. This support helps recovering addicts readjust to normal day-to-day activities and maintain sobriety.
When a person is in drug or alcohol treatment, they have to increase their focus on themselves. They need to learn how to recognize the triggers that cause them to relapse and learn the habits that would benefit them if they were to be sober. This is all part of the growth in recovery, and aftercare is essential to that process.
Therapies & Programs
At NorthStar Transitions - Denver , to learn from past mistakes and improve one’s situation, the recovering person meets individually with a therapist. The counselor or therapist will address addiction causes, triggers, mental issues, dual diagnosis, and aftercare plans during this time. This is a very intense and challenging process. Some clients find it easier to open up to someone other than family or friends who understand their struggles with addiction.
Family Counseling + Therapy
Family therapy is a crucial part of drug treatment and getting sober. It is one of the most effective ways to help addicts stay on the path to long-term sobriety. An addict’s family can play a vital part in helping them to avoid relapse. They can spot the warning signs and help them get back on track.
In group therapy, recovering addicts meet with a therapist and other people in recovery. Some groups are closed, meaning only people who share the same addiction or problem can attend. Others are open to anyone who wants to stop using drugs or drinking alcohol. Group therapy sessions typically focus on one topic each week or month so that recovering addicts can discuss issues they face daily.
Trauma therapy allows people to face and learn from past traumas.
Many people suffer childhood traumas that lead to adult addiction. During treatment at NorthStar Transitions - Denver [/type], you can move forward in your recovery and reclaim your sober future! Trauma is a common cause of psychological disorders like Addiction Disorder. It’s common in Addictive Disorders patients because traumatized people have strong emotions or thoughts that lead to addictive behaviors.
Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT) offers benefits to addicts in a wide range of situations. This type of therapy helps individuals better understand their emotions and how to manage them in a healthy way.
Individuals who have used addiction treatment services have found this type of therapy beneficial in the following ways:
- Helps individuals identify, understand and manage their emotions in a healthier way
- Assists addicts in developing coping skills to help avoid relapse
- Encourages increased tolerance and less judgmental thinking
- REBT combines cognitive and emotive techniques to help individuals overcome harmful, self-defeating behaviors.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) helps people get sober by changing how they experience emotions. During the treatment, the patient is asked to recall specific memories that relate to their addictions; they do this while following a moving object with their eyes or tapping their hands or feet. This process helps the patient work through their emotions by separating the memory from the distress they feel about it.
The 12-step program is designed for people who suffer from addiction. It helps addicts to recover and live a normal life. This program is used in almost all substance abuse treatments. The 12 steps include:
- Admitting the problem.
- Focusing on the recovery process.
- Making amends with others.
- Believing in a higher power.
In this program, peers help each other to achieve the goal of abstinence. The founders of Alcoholics anonymous initially developed the 12-step program. According to its successful results, it is used as a part of other substance abuse treatments. The program provides cognitive restructuring to an individual to change negative thoughts, which leads to long-term benefits.
Contingency Management (CM) is one of many forms of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It helps people get sober/clean by rewarding them for sobriety or potentially just staying clean. Contingency management has been around in some form since the late ’60s but didn’t start getting used until the late ’80s and early ’90s.
The first time it was used, research indicated that people who received rewards for not using drugs stayed in treatment longer and had much better outcomes than those who didn’t get rewarded. Rewards can come in many forms, like getting paid $10-$15 per drug-free urine sample or even just getting extra points towards earning something as simple as extra phone privileges. Rewards can also be more complicated, such as points towards housing or a place to live rent-free for a month if an individual stays clean for six months.
Research has shown how important it is to have contingencies in place for those who leave treatment or relapse to ensure that the individual doesn’t end up back in therapy. Research has shown that when people are not given any reward system upon leaving treatment, they relapse much more often than those who use some contingency management (CM).
Nutrition therapy has been used to help drug addicts for decades. Many early reports on addiction treatment indicate that some patients recovered from the “satisfying power of food”. For years, this phenomenon has been utilized as a treatment modality in eating disorders for adults, adolescents, and children.
Specific nutrients have been identified that influence neurotransmitters associated with reward pathways of the brain. Studies have shown that carbohydrate loading with complex carbohydrates to elevate serotonin levels was effective in treating bulimia nervosa. This approach prompted researchers to explore the use of this type of nutritional intervention in other disorders.
Drug and alcohol addiction can lead to a breakdown in life skills. Learning certain life skills can help those who are struggling with addiction. Life skills training at NorthStar Transitions - Denver in Denver, CO teaches patients skills such as time management, budgeting, and social abilities to improve their quality of life and prevent relapse.
An addict’s life skills are maladaptive, meaning they are counterproductive. An addict may have learned poor time management skills growing up, have a hard time budgeting money, or be socially awkward. An addict’s poor life skills can lead to relapse and the inability to achieve long-term sobriety. Life skills training teaches patients effective coping mechanisms, which can help them live a clean and sober life.
Experiential Therapy at NorthStar Transitions - Denver
Experiential Therapy is a different way of thinking about addiction treatment. It uses physical activities to help work through troubling emotions, memories, and trauma that are sources of psychological issues like addiction.
Experiential Therapy can be an effective option for those who have struggled with past traumas or challenges associated with life decisions such as drug use. The non-traditional approach helps people deal more effectively with these struggles. It also allows them to gain new perspectives on their behavior patterns by recreating experiences in healthy ways rather than continuing old habits that may no longer serve them.
Equine Therapy at NorthStar Transitions - Denver in Colorado
The therapy uses horses to treat addicts in a variety of ways. The most common use of this therapy is to teach the addict how to communicate, connect and work with the horse. It takes a lot of trust on both sides for this to work. The addict must be able to trust the horse, and the horse needs to trust the addict.
The addicts are taught how to establish a bond with the horse and to establish trust between them. Often addicts who have been victims of abuse or suffered from other significant issues, such as the loss of a loved one, use this therapy to learn how to be in control and build their self-confidence.
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Denver, Colorado Addiction Information
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.
Drug addiction in Denver, Colorado, is quite serious. In 2012, there were 974 drug overdose fatalities in the area, which has likely only gone up in recent years. The city has an estimated 34,000 marijuana users reporting past-month usage in 2016. The most common drugs abused are methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana. Some popular treatment options include inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, and detoxification programs.
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