Substance abuse can take many forms—alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, prescription drugs, illegal drugs and over-the-counter medications all present a risk for addiction and abuse. A psychological addiction is when a person believes they can’t get through the day without using. A physical addiction is when the body’s chemistry gets used to the presence of the substance and craves it when it’s not there. If you or someone you love has become psychologically or physically addicted to substances, Community Reach Center can help.
Substance addiction has the potential to ruin relationships, careers and finances. It can also cause legal problems and incarceration. At the extreme, loss of life can result from an overdose or accident. In Colorado, alcohol is the most frequently abused substance, followed by marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines and opioids. Oftentimes, when people have an undiagnosed mental illness, such as depression or anxiety, they turn to substances to mask the symptoms, and make the pain go away temporarily.
Community Reach Center takes an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to substance abuse treatment that combines medication assisted treatment, psychological, and outpatient services to address the needs of clients and their families. Outpatient treatment is available at any of the Center's outpatient offices, located in Brighton, Commerce City, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster.
We believe that recovery is possible. Our integrated treatment addresses mental health and substance use conditions simultaneously, resulting in reduced substance use, improved psychiatric symptoms and functioning, decreased hospitalization, increased employment stability and improved quality of life.
A care team is assembled based on each client's individual needs and may include any or all of the following: certified addictions counselor, case manager, addictions technician, counselor, physician/psychiatrist, nurse, vocational counselor, housing specialist or criminal justice specialist. Qualified counselors with knowledge of the interplay between mental health and substance abuse meet regularly with consumers and offer practical assistance with daily needs and living skills. They support the client's individual path to recovery and sobriety.
Are you ready to take the next step? Community Reach Center provides counseling and therapy for those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction in Adams County and the Denver area. Please contact (303) 853-3500 for more information.