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Adult Intensive Residential Treatment

Program Overview
The adult intensive residential treatment service offers individualized care to clients who are 18 years of age or older.  Its purpose is to provide treatment to individuals whose substance use and / or co-occurring mental illness has resulted in disruption of their emotional, mental, physical or socioeconomic functioning.  This program is designed for those clients whose treatment in a less restrictive setting would be unlikely to result in changes in attitude and motivation sufficient to maintain abstinence from alcohol and other drugs. Its focus is on stabilization and preparing for ongoing treatment in a lower level of care. The program is limited to those individuals who do not need a locked environment and who do not have a physical, emotional, or psychiatric impairment which would require the availability of 24-hour medical staff.


Program Services
Individual, group and family therapy, recovery planning, psychiatric stabilization and medication management, recreational activities, educational groups, positive social support, 12-step meetings, and case management for linkage and referral into on-going treatment services.



Admission Criteria
• The individual must be age 18 or older;
• The individual must have a substance abuse and/or co-occurring mental health problem;

• The individual must be free of psychiatric symptoms that place them at high risk to harm themselves or others.


People Most Able to Benefit from This Program
• Individuals who are unable to maintain abstinence between outpatient sessions;

• Individuals who have untreated psychiatric illnesses with substance abuse or dependence but who do not require 24-hour medical care;

• Individuals who are unlikely to benefit from outpatient treatment due to their environment, including violence, drug use, and no support for recovery;
• Pregnant women who are at high risk to relapse.


Expected Length of Stay
This program offers flexible lengths of stay ranging from one to four weeks.


Hours of Operation
24 hours per day throughout the year.


Thornton, Colorado.


Each year Arapahoe House provides services to many persons with significant clinical needs. Arapahoe House has a priority on serving persons with the greatest clinical needs. Persons with certain individual circumstances are given service access priority. They include: pregnant women, injection drug users, women and their dependent children, and  persons who are on involuntary commitment status.


For referral or admission to any of our programs, please contact the Information and Access Team 303.657.3700 or [email protected].  Phone lines are open Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

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