Arapahoe House to Close Detox Centers

Arapahoe House is as committed as ever to breaking the cycle of addiction in families and helping individuals improve their lives.


With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Arapahoe House is now operating in a complex, challenging health care environment. With addiction now more prevalent than cancer, there is an overwhelming need for substance abuse treatment in Colorado.


As a nonprofit health care organization, we have an obligation to identify and provide the most effective forms of treatment, and to make purposeful choices about our resources in order to provide high quality treatment to the greatest number of individuals and families in our community.


Like many health care organizations, we are confronted with difficult choices.


Over the last several years, Arapahoe House has significantly subsidized our detox program. We are not adequately reimbursed for the cost of this valuable public safety service and can no longer sustain the gap in funding. We are working as hard as we can to fill the gap – yet, regardless of that outcome, we will be closing all detox services on June 30, 2017 at the latest. Detox is one of 20 services we provide to the metro Denver community.


This change will allow us to invest more in treatment programs that provide deeper therapeutic and life changing impact. Click here to read more about how we will meet the vast need for addiction treatment in Colorado.



  • Community Reach Center, a mental health services provider and for Adams County and north metro Denver, is now operating our detox location in Commerce City.
  • Aurora Mental Health Center, a nonprofit community mental health organization, will assume operations of our detox location in Aurora in May.


If you have any questions, please contact Kate Osmundson, director of communications: or 303.412.3640