NEWS OF SUBSTANCE: Check out our Colorado substance abuse and mental health quarterly newsletter connecting the community with our nonprofit.
The need for treatment is overwhelming. Three in 10 Coloradans need help for a substance use or mental health disorder and an accidental overdose occurs in our state every nine hours and 24 minutes. The abuse of opioids (heroin and prescription painkillers) has reached epidemic levels.
We want to break the cycle of addiction in more families and help more individuals improve their lives.
How will we meet this need? By investing in treatment programs that provide the deepest therapeutic impact - residential treatment, outpatient services and medication assisted treatment. In this issue of News of Substance you'll learn where Arapahoe House is heading - but we can't get there without you.
Residential Programs are Meeting Needs in Fresh Ways
Edwardo* is a 16 year old who received treatment and attended school at StepWise - our residential program for adolescents - this winter. Edwardo came to StepWise because his use of heroin led to run-ins with the law, little interest in attending school, and quickly deteriorating physical and mental health.
Click for more
Opening Doors to Outpatient Services
Arapahoe House's patient access center receives about 175 phone calls each day. The caller - a distressed parent, a concerned doctor, or an individual in crisis - dials 303-657-3700 and is greeted by a caring and skilled patient access specialist. Arapahoe House's access specialists take pride in meeting callers where they are and connecting them to the right resources.
Click for details
Medication Assisted Treatment Increases Effectiveness of Therapy
Therapists report that patients are often so distracted by substance cravings that they struggle to be fully present in therapy. Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is a widely recommended, evidence-based practice that can help.
Click to learn more
Join us for CoBiz Financial Biz Bash with Country Superstar Entertainers Big & Rich on April 20
We recently sat down with Lyne Andrich, EVP and CFO, CoBiz for an exclusive on the event.
Q: Selecting the Biz Bash beneficiaries is a competitive process. What stood out about Arapahoe House?
A: You had a plan. More than that, it was clear Biz Bash dollars could truly make a difference to meet a specific need and make a real impact for the children and families served through the New Directions for Families program. We could also see that Arapahoe House serves such a critical need in our community. Many of us - whether we realize it or not - have a connection to someone who is or has suffered from substance abuse.
Click here for the full interview
Paving the Way to Sobriety from Prescription Drug Addiction
Heroin and Prescription Drug Crisis: What You Need to Know About Opioids
Denver Broncos Super Bowl Champion Rod Smith Scores Big for Arapahoe House
VIDEO: Colorado's Opioid Crisis
A New Location for Arapahoe House North Metro Clinic
A Strong Start in School
Top Five Fun Facts about Our Children’s Learning Center
A New Vision for Arapahoe House
Check out the Latest Arapahoe House Events
Vivitrol Reviews: The Silver Bullet for My Addiction
Vivitrol Providers - Medication Assisted Treatment
Family Storytellers Edition
The History of Arapahoe House
Remembering Peg's Legacy
Q & A with President and CEO, Art Schut About the Future of Treatment
The Hortons' Journey
Sold Out Arapahoe House Luncheon with David Feherty Raises Most Money in Event’s History
How Can I Explain My Passion for Arapahoe House to Others?
What You Need to Know About Current Drug Trends
Five Ways the Affordable Care Act will Affect Arapahoe House
Parity: Our New Favorite Word
Alcohol Addiction Stories: When Health Insurance Pays for Treatment
More on Colorado's Medicaid Expansion
A Closer Look at Detox
A Day in the Life of a Detox Staffer
DUI Success Stories: From Thinking to Doing to Living
Aurora Triage Project Saving Community Thousands of Dollars
DUI Admissions to Arapahoe House Detox Facilities Involving Marijuana Nearly Double Since Legalization
Arapahoe House’s Sold-Out Golf Tournament Increases Revenue by 24 Percent
A Glimpse into Relapse
Alcoholism Recovery Stories: In These Rooms
How the Bad Things That Happen to Us May Increase Our Chances for Addiction
Back by Popular Demand, Dr. Drew Champions the Mission of Arapahoe House and Helps Raise More than $230,000
Meet Our New Board Members
Addiction Stories: Filling the Hole in My Soul
4th Annual Arapahoe House Luncheon with Emmy Award‑Winning Actress Meredith Baxter
Arapahoe House Honors Jefferson Center for Mental Health at 12th Annual Community Partner Luncheon
How to Talk to Your Kids About Colorado Marijuana Legalization
Alcoholism Stories: A Smartphone and Sobriety
Arapahoe House Raises More Than $58,000 at Sold-Out Annual Golf Tournament
Prescription Drug Abuse Stories: My Prescription Drug Nightmare
Top 10 Things You Should Know About Alcohol for July 4
Q & A: Mental Health and Substance Abuse
With Support from the Alcohol Industry, Arapahoe House Holds its Highest Grossing Luncheon Yet
A Guide to Colorado Treatment Services for Your Loved One
Wellness Integrates Into Residential Treatment
Five-Time Emmy, Tony Award-Winning Actor John Larroquette to Headline Arapahoe House Fall Fundraiser
How Do I Know if I Have a Problem with Alcohol?
Arapahoe House Sells Out 12th Annual Golf Tournament, Raises $63,000
Sobriety Stories: Serious About Sobriety
Arapahoe House Kicks off Public Phase of Capital Campaign with Grants from The Anschutz Foundation and Daniels Fund
The New Designer Drug: Bath Salts
A Closer Look at Driving Under the Influence
Art Reaching Kids
John Larroquette Helps Raise $200,000 for Community Addiction Treatment Services
Arapahoe House Heroin Admissions More Than Triple in Past Five Years
True Philanthropy: 2012 Ruston Award Given to James and Kathy Crapo
Drug Addiction Recovery Stories: Empowering Others as a Peer Mentor
Arapahoe House Welcomes New CEO