Alcoholism Counseling Boulder CO

To complicate the situation, when alcohol is reintroduced to an alcoholic body, the same physiological reactions reoccur. This means that when an alcoholic drinks again, it is only a matter of time before old behaviors, patterns, and dependencies emerge. Because of this, there is no way for an alcoholic to successfully limit or control his drinking.

Community Justice Serv of Boulder Cnty
1777 6th Street,
Boulder, CO80306
(303) 441-3690
www.bouldercounty.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(303) 441-3808

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment

Specializing in Men, DUI/DWI offenders

Boulder County is home to nearly 300,000 residents and includes some of the most diverse, natural landscapes and sustainable development along the Front Range. From visionary open space, land use and sustainability policies to forward-thinking public services programs, our county government helps foster a vibrant, healthy and active community. In keeping with this vision statement, Boulder County's leaders have developed the following guiding values:
Guiding Values:

We are a caring county government that values and respects diversity and builds on the strengths of individual employees, the organization and the community.
We are a safe, healthy and environmentally responsible county. Our stewardship honors our past and sustains and improves the quality of life for present and future generations.
We value and provide opportunities for citizens to actively participate in partnerships that enhance and enrich government services.
We are motivated, progressive and visionary. We continually challenge ourselves to improve services by being innovative, collaborative and creative.
We are valued and well trained. We use our experience, knowledge and a team approach to provide excellent service with openness, responsiveness, efficiency and accountability.
We work with passion, integrity and a positive attitude, in a supportive, fun environment. We are proud of our accomplishments and celebrate the achievements of our goals.
Boulder County Public Health
Addiction Recovery Center
529 Coffman Street, Suite 200,
Longmont, CO80501
(303) 678-6166
www.bouldercountyarc.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(303) 441-1275

Hotline Phone Numbers: (303) 441-1281

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Access to Recovery

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Boulder County is home to nearly 300,000 residents and includes some of the most diverse, natural landscapes and sustainable development along the Front Range. From visionary open space, land use and sustainability policies to forward-thinking public services programs, our county government helps foster a vibrant, healthy and active community.
Boulder County Public Health
Addiction Recovery Center Valmont
3180 Airport Road,
Boulder, CO80301
(303) 441-1281
www.bouldercounty.org/health/behavhlth/index.htm

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Halfway house

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Boulder County is home to nearly 300,000 residents and includes some of the most diverse, natural landscapes and sustainable development along the Front Range. From visionary open space, land use and sustainability policies to forward-thinking public services programs, our county government helps foster a vibrant, healthy and active community. In keeping with this vision statement, Boulder County's leaders have developed the following guiding values:
Guiding Values:

We are a caring county government that values and respects diversity and builds on the strengths of individual employees, the organization and the community.
We are a safe, healthy and environmentally responsible county. Our stewardship honors our past and sustains and improves the quality of life for present and future generations.
We value and provide opportunities for citizens to actively participate in partnerships that enhance and enrich government services.
We are motivated, progressive and visionary. We continually challenge ourselves to improve services by being innovative, collaborative and creative.
We are valued and well trained. We use our experience, knowledge and a team approach to provide excellent service with openness, responsiveness, efficiency and accountability.
We work with passion, integrity and a positive attitude, in a supportive, fun environment. We are proud of our accomplishments and celebrate the achievements of our goals.
Boulder County Public Health
Addiction Recovery Center Broadway
3470 Broadway,
Boulder, CO80304
(303) 441-1275
www.bouldercountyhealth.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Access to Recovery

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Boulder County is home to nearly 300,000 residents and includes some of the most diverse, natural landscapes and sustainable development along the Front Range. From visionary open space, land use and sustainability policies to forward-thinking public services programs, our county government helps foster a vibrant, healthy and active community.
Center for Change
703 3rd Avenue,
Longmont, CO80501
(303) 772-3382
www.center-for-change.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Access to Recovery

Languages: Spanish

Specializing in Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Center for Change offers a wide continuum of evidence-based services in English and Spanish for criminal justice clients ranging from weekly contacts (group or individual) to up to 8 hours per week of enhanced services. We cater to clients who have received DUIs, clients that are on probation, parole or TASC for non-DUI related charges, and clients that are seeking to change their addictive behavior.

Center for Change uses a harm reduction approach to relapse and recidivism prevention. Treatment is based on the integration of four evidence-based practices – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Relapse Prevention and Social Network Enhancement.

Our staff have been working in the criminal justice field for over 10 years and are dedicated to serving this population. We are passionate about helping people change and as such are committed to keeping up with the latest research while not losing sight of the most important factor that drives change – a positive working relationship.

Who We Are

We are Master’s level psychotherapists with specific training in addictions and criminal justice issues.
We are committed to providing effective psychotherapeutic services that enhance motivation for change and reduce recidivism.
We are trained in evidence-based practices such as Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as experientially-based methodologies such as Gestalt and Hakomi.
We are committed to constantly improving our own skills as psychotherapists through supervision and training.

What We Do

We engage clients on a personal level to increase their investment in change.
We challenge our clients to examine their behavior by exploring their beliefs, efficacy, thoughts and emotions.
We enhance the treatment manuals we use by including material that develops the clients’ discrepancies about their behavior.
We explore change with clients allowing space for all sides of the ambivalence.
We help clients increase their awareness of difficult impasses and blocks.
We support clients in developing their self-efficacy for change, providing skills or knowledge when needed.
We work with issues that may underlie a client’s addiction, such as trauma, anxiety or depression in a group or individual format.
To reinforce the material and receive feedback from the group, our clients write about what they learned in group and how they will benefit from what they learned at the end of every group.
We keep in close contact with our referral sources to actively coordinate care.

Center for Change
6279 West 38th Avenue, Suite 2,
Wheat Ridge, CO80033
(303) 422-4126
www.centerforchange-co.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid

Specializing in Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Center For Change, LLC is an ADAD licensed agency which provides structured education and therapeutic contact prescribed by statute and regulation in an outpatient setting for persons convicted of driving with ability impaired (DWAI) or driving under the influence (DUI). We also provide anger management and relapse prevention groups. Individual psychotherapy is offered also.
If you are looking for a treatment agency that treats clients with respect and dignity as a person rather than just another case, then we are the agency you are looking for. We can offer you services based on your needs to fully comply with all court orders and DMV requirements.
Counseling Services of Longmont Inc
1129 Francis Street,
Longmont, CO80501
(303) 772-3853
www.CounselingColorado.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(303) 665-9044, (800) 665-9044

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

Specializing in DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Our Mission:
Is to provide tools that will empower individuals to make choices, which will positively impact their livelihoods, their loved ones and their community.
Our Passion:
To teach men and women how to use their personal power without aggression, violence or self-abuse.
Ideas Directed at Eliminating Abuse
(IDEA) Sago Center
9150 North Washington Street, Suite B,
Thornton, CO80229
(303) 996-9966
www.ideacares.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Access to Recovery

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

Specializing in DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Vision
Ideas Directed at Eliminating Abuse will positively impact families and enhance the lives of generations to come.
Mission
To guide individuals and families in addressing behaviors which impede healthy lifestyles and create generational cycles of substance abuse and family violence.
Values
We have a high quality therapeutic team that is responsive to the diverse communities in which we operate.
We value being a trusted source of behavioral health care in our communities.
We value empowering our clients to develop and follow through on compelling treatment plans.
We value meeting the needs of referring agents and collaborating in case management.
History
IDEA began in Denver in December of 1995 and expanded to Aurora in 2000, Brighton in 2003 and Thornton in 2007. For over fifteen years IDEA has provided linguistically and culturally appropriate counseling, education, and referral services to the communities we serve. IDEA advocates and provides activities, services, and Evidence Based Practices to prevent and eliminate all forms of abuse. IDEA specializes in populations that are disproportionally represented in the judicial system by offering services anchored in culturally appropriate content.
Boulder Clinic
1317 Spruce Street,
Boulder, CO80302
(303) 245-0123
www.bhgrecovery.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

Who We Are

Behavioral Health Group (BHG) is a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services. Our treatment centers provide pharmacotherapeutic maintenance and detoxification services in a conventional outpatient setting. With 29 locations in Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas, BHG provides a critical service to thousands of individuals and their communities across the country.
Mission

BHG's mission is to be the best-in-class network of opioid treatment facilities by producing superior patient outcomes. We accomplish this goal by providing each person who enters our programs with a medically based treatment experience in accordance with our governing bodies. Our treatment rehabilitates those aspects of the person which are suffering; builds upon the strengths of that person; protects that person’s rights to privacy, respect and dignity; and assists in the development of a better quality of life. In doing so, we improve the lives and communities of those we touch and serve, and we build a strong company that serves its patients and communities over the long term.

Alcoholism: You Cannot Get Rid of It

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You Cannot Get Rid of It

Tamber Hepner

Friday, September 14, 2007 First of all, alcoholism is a disease and you CANNOT you cannot "get rid" of it. It is a physical addiction brought on by a physiological allergy. Once the physiological triggers are set in place, the alcoholics body will always to some extent crave alcohol. Biologically, it actually takes two years for the body to begin expelling alcohol at the cellular level, and another eight to ten years for the body to be completely rid of any traces of alcohol in the system. Don't be fooled, just because it is undetected in a blood sample after a day or so doesn't mean it's still not there.

To complicate the situation, when alcohol is reintroduced to an alcoholic body, the same physiological reactions reoccur. This means that when an alcoholic drinks again, it is only a matter of time before old behaviors, patterns, and dependencies emerge. Because of this, there is no way for an alcoholic to successfully limit or control his drinking.

What makes this disease difficult to understand, and often misinterpreted, is that alcoholism is a disease which effects the brain and body simultaneously - unlike cancer, which effects particular parts of the body and can then lead to brain malfunction, or schizophrenia, which begins in the brain and can take on somatic (bodily) characteristics. It may be comparable to behavioral diseases such as anorexia, kleptomania, or self-mutilation. One might ask "Why doesn't that person just eat?" or "Why can't that person just not steal things?" but it's far more complicated than that. For alcoholism, it is a physical addiction paired with a mental obsession for alcohol. Even after the physical addiction subsides, the alcoholic must always keep tabs on the mental obsession. Alcoholism is often thought to be a disease cured by willpower, simply because the catalyst for the disease must be consumed, but this is simply not true.

Alcoholism is NOT a disease cured by right thinking, nor is the act of drinking by an alcoholic done so solely to relieve tensions or worries. Imagine an alcoholic who is aware that his life is in shambles because of his drinking, who has sworn off drinking forever, who knows exactly the shape of his health and the jeopardy drinking has brought his health into, and still cannot stop. It is miserable, painful, and uncontrollable by the alcoholic - and very very common. There is no fleeting moments of pleasure any longer for someone who has full blown alcoholism. It is more of a necessity, a dependency. The brain is often so inundated with negative behavior patterns, chemical dependency, and delusion that life is no longer lived within reality, but an altered idea of reality centered around the next drink.

What we need to understand about this disease is that even though it's not curable, it IS treatable. Treatment must consist of a daily regimen, carried out in a lifelong fashion, to continue to abstain fro...

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