1. How long will I have to wait to get into outpatient treatment?
Arapahoe House will get you into an outpatient treatment program as soon as possible. If you have to wait to get into treatment, you may participate in our electronic therapy services (E-TREAT) until you are able to start. Please contact our Information and Access Team at 303.657.3700 or e-mail [email protected]. Phone lines are open Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
2. How long does treatment last?
Your personal treatment will depend on several things, including what level of treatment you and your counselor feel is best for you and what is recommended by the professional referring you (e.g., physician, nurse practitioner, social worker, attorney, judge, etc.). When you meet with a counselor for your first appointment they will talk with you about how long your treatment may last.
3. Will I have to be in group therapy or can I have individual therapy?
Most treatment is provided in a group setting, but, individual, couples, and family therapy are available. You can talk about this with your counselor when the two of you meet to talk about what you want to achieve while you are in treatment.
4. Where do I go for treatment?
Outpatient treatment is offered at our locations in Denver, Lakewood, Aurora, Thornton, Wheat Ridge, and Commerce City. Arapahoe House staff will work with you to help you get into services at a location that is convenient for you.
5. How much will it cost?
Arapahoe House offers financial assistance and scholarships determined by your ability to pay for services. Financial assistance often results in reduced fees. Arapahoe House also accepts insurance and Medicaid. Staff will talk with you about this at your first appointment.
6. Will I have to do urine or breathalyzer tests?
Abstinence monitoring is a tool used with clients to help support their work to stop using substances. Often, clients who are referred by the legal system or the Department of Human Services will be required to participate in some form of monitoring.
7. Who will you talk to about my treatment?
From your first contact with Arapahoe House, your privacy is protected by federal laws regarding confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse patients and their records. In general, Arapahoe House may not disclose any information about you to anyone, including the fact that you have contacted us, without your written consent. In general, these laws strictly limit access to any information regarding seeking and/or obtaining treatment. There are some very restricted situations when we may be obligated to share information about you.
These restricted situations include that limited information may be disclosed without your written consent in the following scenarios: to medical personnel treating you in a medical emergency that renders you unable to respond for yourself; you committing a crime at an Arapahoe House facility or against Arapahoe House staff; special court orders issued only under the federal confidentiality law; and the need prevent clear and immediate harm to you. These exceptions will all be clearly explained to you at your first appointment, so you can make informed choices regarding your treatment.