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Substance abuse remains a serious and pervasive problem in the United States. A Center for Disease Control report released in early 2017 showed that overdose deaths have risen dramatically in the 21st century: the number of deaths from drug overdoses has nearly tripled between the years 1999 and 2015. Heroin and other opioids—including prescription painkillers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and Fentanyl—accounted for about half of these deaths. Heroin-related overdoses accounted for nearly 25 percent of overdose deaths in 2015, a rate three times higher than in 2010.
Drug overdose can be fatal. If you suspect someone is experiencing an overdose, call 911 immediately. Do NOT be afraid to seek help. If you do not have access to a phone contact Colorado Poison Center for online assistance.
In Colorado, the opioid epidemic is hit the hardest in the southern counties. In the worst areas, more than 20 per 100,000 deaths are drug-related, some of the highest in the country. In addition to opioids, substance abuse related to methamphetamine and alcohol is rampant among felony drug offenders in Montrose, according to the Coalition for a Drug Free Montrose County.
If you or a loved one is suffering with substance use disorder and seeking recovery, there are a number of resources within Montrose, Colorado—including inpatient and outpatient treatment centers, clinics, therapists and group meetings. This guide outlines resources on the path to recovery.
What’s the best recovery program for you? Depending on your individual situation, you might choose an inpatient or outpatient program, a center close to home or, for those seeking more privacy, treatment facilities that exist outside of your home environment. Montrose has two to three outpatient treatment centers within city limits and a variety of others in the surrounding region. These centers may or may not offer services based on age, gender and other factors.
A residential treatment program offers 24/7 monitoring for patients. A fresh start in a controlled environment may be the most beneficial. When a patient begins a residential treatment program, typically, they have already been through detox. The real beginning of recovery starts in this program.
A partial hospitalization program (PHP) offers a little more freedom and flexibility than a full residential treatment program. Clients in partial hospitalization normally meet for treatment and therapy sessions during the day and return home at night. In some Before acceptance into a PHP, patients have typically finished the detox process.
Patients who have access to a safe and supportive environment in which they will be able to stay sober may benefit from an outpatient treatment program. Typically, in this program, patients are able to attend classes, counseling, etc. during the day and return home at night.
In the best and worst case scenarios, there are advantages in pursuing treatment with a center that has a national network and reputation. The level of care is high, the staff is well trained and experienced and in many cases they are able to claim higher success rates when it comes to completing the program and directing clients to resources and post-treatment recovery plans. The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake, half a day’s drive from Montrose and 30 minutes north of Colorado Springs, is one of these centers, providing residential treatment that includes medical detox and therapy.
Outside of hospitals, at this time, there are no detox facilities in the immediate Montrose area. Inpatient and residential programs can better offer patients the compassionate and focused care they need to deal with withdrawal symptoms and other difficulties that arise in taking the first steps to kick an addiction.
Detox is only one part of a successful recovery plan. It’s important to do as much research as possible to ensure your recovery center offers a comprehensive, holistic blend of therapies that address the patient’s needs on a long-term, not just immediate, basis. While doctors and clinics may be able to treat acute symptoms for patients that arrive in bad shape, survivors of drug addiction require more than a Band-Aid or hand-holder. When seeking recovery options, it’s best to search for an environment that employs experts on every level of drug addiction recovery. This is another reason why consulting with a reliable, national brand of recovery centers can provide you and your loved ones with peace of mind.
Drug addiction and substance use disorder is a chronic affliction. Even after a successful drug detox and rehabilitation experience, you will need support. That’s where recovery meetings can help.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is one of the oldest and most well-known recovery groups in the nation, providing post-detox, lifelong support for alcoholics as well as other addicts for whom alcohol—a legally obtained readily available substance—presents a threat to their recovery. After inpatient or outpatient treatment, AA meetings provide substantial group therapy support through a 12-step program, and encourage humility, honesty and self-empowerment. Below is a list of AA meetings in Montrose, CO.
Meetings Near Montrose, Colorado
897 Palmer Street
Narcotics Anonymous (NA), in the tradition of AA, provides post-detox, lifelong support for narcotics users. After inpatient or outpatient treatment, NA meetings provide substantial group therapy support through a 12-step program. Below is a list of NA meetings in Montrose, Colorado.
19 South Park Avenue
Unlike Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) is not a 12-step program. It’s an alternative “4-Point Program” helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors including: alcoholism, drug abuse, substance abuse, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction and addiction to other substances and activities.
510 South 2nd Street
Montrose, CO 81401
605 Miami Road
Montrose, CO 81401
Both Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are resources for families and loved ones of those suffering from addiction. In many cases, these meetings are tailored by age or by some other individual associations of participants. It can be hard for those who don’t struggle with substance use disorders to understand how to support their loved ones, and it is often not possible for those in recovery to be able to communicate their needs and the psychological and physical stressors they experience. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings are a place where those who want to support someone in recovery—and also those who are suffering negative repercussions of dealing with a loved one’s addiction—can come together to share resources and coping strategies.
2057 South Townsend
Montrose, CO 81235
1840 E. Niagara Rd.
Montrose, CO 81401
There are limited resources in Montrose, Colorado. It might be prudent for those seeking treatment, if able, to travel outside of their immediate city and look for options in the nearby area.
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