Substance misuse in the state of Colorado, just as in nearly every area of the country, has increased to epidemic levels. The most commonly abused drugs in Colorado are cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, opioids, heroin and alcohol. Each one of these drugs has left both patients and their families devastated. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has stated that even after the recent legalization of marijuana for recreational use, the incidents involving other drugs have not abated.

Over the past decades, the number of deaths that have resulted from both drug and alcohol overdose has increased across the state of Colorado. The city of Durango has also seen a marked increase as well. Whether this increase can be attributed to legal substances such as alcohol, marijuana or prescription medications or through the use of illicit drugs such as heroin, methamphetamine or cocaine, experts do not agree. What is agreed upon, however, is that something must be done to help those who are facing substance use disorder.

Durango, Colorado patients and their families can find help to address their substance abuse. The good news is that there is hope and there are a number of resources and agencies that are available to help patients and their families. These resources and agencies exist to help those who are addicted to drugs, alcohol or both. Each one listed here is committed to giving aid to patients and their loved ones that is both compassionate and respectful.

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers in Durango, Colorado

Once you have decided to seek help for your drug and/or alcohol addiction, the next step is to find a treatment facility in Durango. Which facility you choose depends on what addictions you are seeking treatment for. Not all facilities address the same types of substance misuse and recovery. Fortunately, there are a number of treatment programs available to patients and their families in and around Durango so that you can find the one that is right for you.

Residential Treatment Programs

In a residential treatment program, patients are usually monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These facilities have a high success rate for those who are seeking addiction treatment. Most residential treatment programs will offer stays from 30, 60, 90 or more days. Many are state-sponsored, while others are privately funded. Residential treatment programs usually come after complete detoxification from drugs and/or alcohol.

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP)

Also known as “dayhab”, PHP is a step down from residential treatment programs but is more involved than the typical outpatient program. Clients in partial hospitalization normally meet for treatment and therapy sessions during the day and return home at night.

Outpatient Treatment Programs

Outpatient programs offer a choice for patients so that they may either stay at a sober living home or in their own homes. If a patient chooses to stay in their own home for outpatient treatment, they must have a positive support system as well as a safe living environment. The more positive the environment, the greater the chance for success with sobriety.

The key to determining which will work best for you is to be honest with yourself about what your needs are. It may very well be that one or more treatment options will need to be undertaken to recover completely.

Our Closest Facility:
The Recovery Village Palmer Lake
443 S. Hwy 105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133
(719) 602-0914

Detox Centers

In Durango, Colorado, there are several different choices of treatment centers for substance misuse. When attempting to discover which one will best meet your needs, take a look at both state and branded treatment centers that are available. Of all of the detox centers available in Durango, each one offers different services and options. It’s extremely important to choose the best option that treats your form of addiction. The best choice of detox center will not only get you through the detoxification process, but will also be there to make sure you are able to work towards living a life free of drug or alcohol abuse.

A center’s website will generally list the available programs and treatment options available. Also listed will be what insurance is taken and the different lengths of treatment available. All of these can help you to determine what will work best for you in your addiction treatment and recovery. No matter which detox center you choose, it is important to know that help is available to you.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Finding a recovery group is essential. Patients are often reassured in the knowledge that they are not alone and that there are indeed other people out there who have been in their shoes. This sense of having others around with shared experiences can make all the difference.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

One of the most well-known groups for those wishing to continue with their sobriety is Alcoholics Anonymous. AA has been instrumental in helping to change the lives of millions of people who have become addicted to alcohol. Those who have undergone treatment for alcohol abuse and have undergone treatment at an outpatient facility will find AA meetings to be an important part of their recovery process. Below is a listing of all AA meetings in Durango, Colorado.

Meetings Near Durango, Colorado

Durango Central Group
Cornerstone Building
3473 N Main
Durango, CO 81301

Monday Night Men’s Group
First Presbyterian Church
1159 E 3rd Avenue
Durango, CO 81301

Durango Young People’s Group
Durango Joe’s Coffee
732 E. College Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Just as Alcoholics Anonymous is there to help those with alcohol addictions, Narcotics Anonymous serves those who are addicted to narcotics. Narcotics Anonymous can be of great help to those patients who have already undergone detoxification and have also gone through treatment through a residential treatment center. Like AA, Narcotics Anonymous offers a 12-step program that can help those recovering from their addictions. Meetings are held in Durango, Colorado and around the country and can help patients recovering from narcotics addictions to stay clean. Below is a listing of NA meetings in the Durango area.

Meetings Near Durango, Colorado

NA Meeting
Durango Joe’s Coffee
732 E. College Drive
Durango, CO 81301

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery is a group similar to both Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. SMART Recovery holds regular meetings to assist those in recovery for substance misuse, either drugs or alcohol. The way that SMART Recovery differs is that rather than using a 12-step program, it makes use of a 4-point system. Unfortunately, there are no SMART Recovery meetings within a 50-mile radius of Durango. However, online meetings are available.

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are organizations supporting family, friends and loved ones of those in recovery for alcohol or drug addiction. Families, friends and loved ones of those who are facing the challenges of substance use disorder can find it very stressful. Those who are in the immediate sphere of someone in recovery can feel stress on a physical, emotional and even spiritual level. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are both organizations with can offer support to these people. Below is a list of Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings that are held within the Durango, Colorado area.

Meetings Near Durango, Colorado

First Presbyterian Church
1159 E. 3rd Avenue
Durango, CO 81303

Durango Joe’s Coffee
732 E. College Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Christ the King Lutheran Church
495 Florida Road
Durango, CO 81301

Addiction Resources in Nearby Cities

If you are seeking treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction in Durango, Colorado, there are nearby cities that provide treatment. If you are interested in taking that first step towards recovery, you may need to look to these surrounding cities.

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The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers.

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