List of Free Addiction Treatment Resources in Colorado, United States

How to Start Your Search for Free Treatment Resources and Programs

Given the large variety of information on the internet, it's difficult to sort through what applies to you and your specific treatment needs. The best way to start your search for free treatment resources and programs is by checking out the information below. 

State-Funded Programs

State-funded programs are a great option for someone who cannot financially afford to enroll in private programs. The Colorado Department of Human Services oversees publicly funded programs based on mental health services for people who live in Colorado and are suffering from mental health and substance abuse disorders. The Colorado Department of Human Services provides Colorado Crisis Services. The Colorado Crisis Services provides support and counseling for you or your loved one in their time of need. The phone number you can call to talk to someone is 1-844-493-8255. You can also text “TALK” to 38255. The website also provides behavioral health help with many resources that can help with a mental health or substance use issue.  

Local Meetings

Local meetings can be a significant source of support for someone working to overcome an addiction. In Colorado, there are tons of local meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous and many other 12-step programs. 
You can find resources to locate a comprehensive list of local meetings below. 

Find Support Locally

The Colorado Department of Human Services provides a plethora of mental health and substance abuse resources for people who are living in Colorado and are suffering from alcohol or drug addiction. By clicking on the link above you will be directed to the Behavioral Health Adult Programs and Services page. Once there, you can click on Substance Use Prevention to go to their Substance Use Prevention and Early Intervention page. This website provides a list of the various services you can attend. It has information on prevention programs, early intervention programs, prevention resources, and contact information that will provide help with finding services near you. You can also click on the Substance Abuse Emergency/ Involuntary Commitment link to visit the Alcohol and Drug Emergency Commitment/ Alcohol and Drug Involuntary Commitment page. 

Local AA Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) is a 12-step program for men and women who have a drinking problem, supporting each other to overcome their addiction. You can find a comprehensive list of local A.A. meetings through visiting A.A. Near You. If you scroll down the page, you can click on Colorado. The Colorado link will redirect you to a fresh page with a list of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Colorado and their contact information. 

Local NA Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.) is a 12-step program designed to help people who are addicted to narcotic drugs stop using drugs and find fresh ways of living. By visiting Colorado NA you will be redirected to the local Colorado N.A. page. This website provides information about different N.A. meetings all over the state of Colorado. 
There are also virtual N.A. meetings. Click on the link provided and then click on “To Find a Meeting Click Here.” The link will redirect you to a list of virtual N.A. meetings, their time, date, and a link to access the meetings.

Faith-Based Meetings

Faith-based meetings in Colorado help those who are struggling with their addiction find relief while supporting and strengthening their faith. 
Below are some faith-based meetings in Colorado: 

Celebrate Recovery

This faith-based addiction recovery program is a Christ centered 12 step recovery program for individuals suffering from alcohol and substance abuse. It is a safe place to find community and freedom from issues that are controlling your life. 
To find a location near you in Colorado clink on the link above and then click on the How Do I Find A Celebrate Recovery link. You will be sent to a page where you will then “click here” where it says find a Celebrate Recovery group near you. You will then be sent to a page where you can put in your location and find programs near you.  
There are tons of locations all across Colorado.

Other Options/Paid Options

One of the biggest factors that causes people not to receive treatment in Colorado is the inability to afford or not knowing how to pay for treatment. Below lists a few ways to help you pay for your addiction treatment. 

-Scholarships

Some facilities offer scholarships or even grants that will partially or fully cover the cost of your treatment. One thing you can do is contact the treatment program you wish to attend to see if they offer any scholarships or grants you can apply for. 
Below are two funding options to help you pay for your treatment:
10,000 Beds is a scholarship that is geared towards awarding 250 addiction treatment scholarships each year to individuals who need addiction treatment. You can apply for this scholarship by clicking on the link above. 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides funding opportunities and grants to help people afford their substance abuse treatment. You can apply for one of these grants by following the prompts in the link above. 

-Insurance

Private Insurance is one way to pay for addiction programs. Insurance companies are legally required to pay for insurance to help cover addiction treatment. Depending on the insurance you have, you may attend treatment at a very low cost to yourself.  
There are a couple of federally funded options to help you fund your addiction treatment. These include government health insurance and the Veterans Administration. Below is a list of government health insurance options and the Veterans Administration form of insurance known as Tricare. 
Medicare is a federally funded form of health insurance for people over 65 and or under 65 but have certain disabilities. Medicare is affordable health insurance that offers various plan options to best fit your needs. To check your eligibility and apply, click on the link provided above. The website will prompt you on how to get started with Medicare.
Medicaid is a state and federally funded form of health insurance for people who are pregnant, disabled, or low income. Participants pay little to nothing for coverage. To check your eligibility and apply, click on the website provided above. 
Tricare is health insurance for military members and their families. Tricare covers substance use disorder treatments and is a great option for members of the military and their families to seek treatment for their addictions. 

-Loans

Not all insurance policies will cover all the treatment services needed for a person to recover from their addiction. One option is to take out a loan to help pay for addiction recovery. A home equity loan is a loan that uses your home as collateral. These are considered low-risk and have favorable interest rates. 
Private loans are sometimes catered specifically to those seeking finance for addiction treatment. These private companies offer affordable rates that take into account a person's treatment needs and recovery timelines. 
Personal loans are another option. Personal loans are taken directly from a person’s bank account and are based on their credit history and other assets.

12-Step programs and non-religious

Secular Alcoholics Anonymous is like the 12 step A.A. program but without the Christian aspect to it. It is an agnostic version of the traditional A.A. program. You can click on the link above and enter your location to see a list of local Secular A.A. programs near you. 
Cocaine Anonymous is a 12-step program for individuals wishing to overcome their cocaine addiction. Follow the prompts on the website to find local C.A. meetings near you.
Online Cocaine Anonymous meetings are another option for someone who cannot attend a physical meeting or likes the convenience of the meetings being online. If you click on the link provided, it will take you to the website where you can find a list of the online meetings. If you prefer to attend email meetings or even voice meetings, they have those available for you as well.
Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA) is a 12-step program to help people manage their dual diagnosis. The goal is to help those who are experiencing dual illnesses. This program is for people who are chemically dependent and suffering from emotional or psychiatric illness. It helps them recover from both their substance abuse and emotional or psychiatric illness by focusing on relapse prevention and improving their quality of life. 
Smart Recovery is an alternative to 12-step programs. This program uses cognitive therapy to change behaviors that trigger substance abuse. Click on the link above to find a program in your area. 

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. CoDA uses 12 Steps and 12 Traditions are their principles for guidelines to develop honest and healthy relationships. This meeting supports those who are suffering from addiction and codependency. To find a meeting in Colorado, click on the link above, and follow the prompts. 

Friends and family

Al-Anon is a group for family and friends of alcoholics to help them recover from the effects of living with a loved one who has a drinking problem. Click on the link provided and enter your location. The link will take you to a list of local Al-Anon meetings near you.
Nar-anon is a meeting for friends and family of addicts and recovering addicts. If you click on the link provided, it will take you to their website where you can type in your location and it will populate local Nar-anon meetings. 
Families Anonymous is a 12 step fellowship program for the family and friends of individuals with drug or alcohol issues. To find a location near you, click on the link provided and follow the prompts. 

Recovery Advice When Money Is Scarce

Even if you are low on money, recovering from your drug addiction should be a priority. A lot of the 12-step programs that you can attend to aid in your recovery are volunteer lead and should be free. Many health insurance policies will cover some of your addiction treatment because the Affordable Care Act (ACA) lists addiction as one of the 10 essential health benefits that are required to be covered similarly to other medical and surgical needs. Also, friends and family can be a source to borrow money from if you are having difficulty getting a loan or insurance is not covering enough. It can be very difficult for your friend or family member to watch you struggle with your addiction. As a result, they might help you pay for addiction treatment. 

Online Self-Help Forums

Smart Recovery Online (SROL) is an online community that offers daily online meetings, message boards, and a 24/7 live chat to help people overcome addiction. You can see a list of online meetings and register to attend them by clicking on the link above and following the prompts.
Self Recovery is a private online addiction recovery program. This is a great option for those who have hectic schedules, family obligations, tight budgets, and fear judgment from others. This program enables the user to explore the causes of their addiction. You can enroll in their classes by clicking on the link above and following the prompts. 
Life Process Program is an online recovery service for drug and alcohol addiction. The program is an alternative to AA and other 12-step programs. It is self-paced and puts you in control of your recovery. This program is broken down into 8 online modules that contain video files, reading materials, and exercises relevant to that module. You can register for this program by clicking on the link above and following the prompts. 

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