Littleton Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Substance abuse is a growing problem in Littleton, Colorado, and throughout Arapahoe County. According to a recent article in the Littleton Independent, countywide deaths caused by an overdose of prescription opioid drugs grew from 11 in 2010 to 60 in 2015. Heroin overdose deaths increased from four to 12 in the same period.

The results of such abuse can be seen throughout Colorado, too. Statewide, there were 227 opioid prescription overdose deaths in 2010 and 329 in 2015; heroin overdose deaths numbered 46 in 2010, but grew to 160 in 2015.

Many facilities in Littleton and adjacent communities are at work to curb the substance-abuse epidemic that leads to these deaths. Local support groups exist for addicts and their family members, too. These groups focus on those with opioid and other drug dependencies, including alcohol addiction. The common goal for all is to help you recover. Please read on to locate help for you and your family in Littleton. Whether you need group support, detox or long-term care, it is all available in your community.

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers in Littleton, Colorado

Littleton’s proximity to Denver and other large suburbs means all levels of treatment are accessible. Ensure you receive the best care by researching options for the varying types of treatment programs. Ask yourself what you need to recover and then take advantage of the programs that are best for you.

  • Short-term Drug & Alcohol Centers: These centers provide treatment, in general, for 28 days or less. This may not be long enough for someone who suffers from a long-term addiction. Patients who choose this option should monitor their progress to see if they would benefit from another treatment level.
  • Dual-Diagnosis Drug Rehabilitation Centers: These facilities are designed for patients who suffer simultaneously from two types of addiction, one to drugs and one to alcohol. When selecting a program, look for facilities that employ more than one type of therapy. Cognitive-behavior therapy and behavior management are key in making progress.
  • Outpatient Treatment Programs: These programs are designed for patients whose abuse is best described as moderate. Patients’ daily lives and commitments can continue as they receive help.
  • Long-term Drug Rehabilitation Facilities: A long-term recovery program typically lasts 60-90 days and occurs in an inpatient or residential setting. These facilities allow for an individualized approach, are substance-free and provide a supportive atmosphere.

A recovering patient has many options for seeking treatment for alcohol and/or drug addiction. An effective way to focus on healing involves removing yourself from daily stresses and relapse triggers. A nationally branded treatment center like The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake offers the private treatment you will need to focus on healing.

The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake

443 S. Hwy 105
Palmer Lake, CO 80133
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  Distance: 39.6 miles
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Detox Centers

The first step in any recovery is detox, and Littleton offers several options for detox. The withdrawal symptoms depend on the substance abused and how long it has been abused. While it typically takes three days to a week to complete, detox can be a longer process.

What do you do after detox? How do you stop repeating the cycle that caused you to abuse drugs or alcohol? Consider entering a long-term program for the best chance to make a clean break. If remaining close to home seems a hindrance to your success, consider looking at national treatment centers. These centers have a full array of services to support you and they place you in a new environment away from factors that spur relapses.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Finding a recovery program that works for you is a crucial part of your aftercare. Once you have completed a rehabilitation program, your recovery journey is not over. Read on for more information about recovery meetings and support groups near you.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Once you have completed detox and either an outpatient or inpatient recovery program, find a supportive environment that will allow you to continue to thrive. Alcoholics Anonymous is a proven program that has helped millions of sufferers. It is a 12-step, spiritual program designed to provide you with the tools necessary to live a happy and useful life. The meetings allow you to be among people who understand and support you. Each AA group has its own strengths and qualities. Some cater to specific populations, such as women or Spanish speakers. A few of the AA meetings available in Littleton are listed below.

Meetings Near Littleton, Colorado

  • AA Meetings
    Where: 7964 S. Depew
    Littleton, CO 80123
  • AA Meeting
    Where: 8131 S. Pierce Street
    Littleton, CO 80128
  • AA Meeting
    Where: 6673 W. Chatfield Ave.
    Littleton, CO 80128

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous follows the same approach as AA. It is a 12-step, spiritual-based program that provides support to those who have completed detox and inpatient or outpatient programs. Experts do not moderate meetings; rather, NA is a support system where substance abusers help each other through shared experiences. Here are some of the NA meetings available in Littleton.

Meetings Near Littleton, Colorado

  • NA Meeting
    Where: 191 East Orchard Road
    Littleton, CO 80121
  • NA Meeting
    Where: 3601 South Sherman Street
    Englewood, CO 80113
  • NA Meeting
    Where: 3500 South Logan Street
    Englewood, CO 80113

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery is a science-based approach to gaining control over substance abuse. It provides tools and techniques to help addicts maintain a successful recovery as they focus on four points: building and maintaining motivation; coping with urges; managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors; and living a balanced life. The program changes to keep pace with new scientific data, and it is supportive of medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

Meetings Near Littleton, Colorado

  • SMART Recovery
    Where: 7017 South Clinton Street
    Greenwood Village, CO 80112
  • SMART Recovery
    Where: 490 Wests Colfax Avenue
    Denver, CO 80204

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Two organizations that make substance recovery easier for family members and friends are Al-Anon and Nar-Anon. Meetings offer support to those who experience recovery from the outside looking in. It is heart-wrenching and traumatic to watch a loved one experience substance misuse. These organizations bring together people who also are deeply affected by the continuing process of recovery. Being the loved one of an alcoholic or a drug addict can be very emotionally exhausting, and it is important to find support. Available meetings for these groups are listed below.

Meetings Near Littleton, Colorado

  • Al-Anon
    Where: 6673 W. Chatfield Ave
    Littleton, CO 80128
  • Nar-Anon
    Where: 200 W. Plaza Dr.
    Suite #200
    Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
  • Al-Anon
    Where: 3601 W. Belleview Ave.
    Littleton, CO 80123

With so many options for treatment, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. We know the weight of this struggle. Call us, we’re here to help.


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Addiction Resources in Nearby Cities

Littleton has the advantage of being part of the Metro Denver area, which has a population of more than 3 million. The area has been ahead of the national population growth every decade since the 1930s, according to Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation. With numbers come resources. There are many additional drug-rehabilitation resources in surrounding cities.

Local Communities Served

  • 80110
  • 80121
  • 80123
  • 80129
  • 80165
  • 80120
  • 80122
  • 80128
  • 80160
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