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Detoxification Services

Program Overview

Arapahoe House operates three adult social-model detoxification programs in Adams, Arapahoe, and Jefferson Counties. The Aurora Emergency Treatment Unit contains 29 licensed beds. The Wheat Ridge facility in Jefferson County, Detox West, holds 39 licensed beds. Serving Adams County, the Detox North facility in Commerce City contains 28 licensed beds.


The primary goals of these programs are to monitor clients through a safe withdrawal from alcohol and drugs; in addition these programs aim to motivate clients to seek further appropriate treatment. If the client is interested in further treatment, the staff will work with them to help facilitate linkage to ongoing care.


Admission Criteria
• The individual must be 18 years or older;
• The individual must be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or in withdrawal;
• The individual must not require medical care including medical detoxification;
• The individual must be ambulatory and able to provide for their own personal care;
• The individual should not be physically violent.

Expected length of stay
Clients are discharged when no withdrawal symptoms are present and the blood alcohol level is at .000. Generally detoxification extends from 12 hours to 3 days.  Clients motivated for further treatment may stay longer in order to facilitate linkage to ongoing care or to create an aftercare plan. 


Contact information
Admissions can occur 24 hrs a day/7 days a week.  A courtesy call prior to arrival to the receiving unit to provide background information on the referring individual is helpful.


Detox West
4643 Wadsworth
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
303.412. 3751


Detox North
7373 Birch
Commerce City, CO   80022


Aurora Emergency Treatment Unit

1290 Potomac
Aurora, CO 80012


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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