Mental Health & Substance Use Treatment

It can be confusing to find mental health and substance use treatment (called behavioral health) on your own. You can search using a searchable database like Colorado LADDERS, listed below.

You can also call trained navigators who will help you over the phone. If you have Medicaid insurance, we recommend you start by calling the Medicaid support program for the county where you live. The operator will connect you to behavioral health care that is covered by Medicaid. You can also call the navigators with Colorado Crisis Services or go into one of their walk-in centers to get help finding a provider.

A third way to find behavioral health care is through Colorado’s Managed Service Organizations (AspenPointe Health Network, Mental Health Partners, Signal Behavioral Health Network, and West Slope Casa). The organization you use is determined by the county where you live. Scroll down the list of resources below and click on the button titled Colorado’s Managed Service Organizations.

Also listed below, you’ll also find other types of support groups and resources for mental health and substance use treatment. Experts recommend you reach out for help before you’re in a crisis or considering using again.

Health & Treatment Help

Advocates for Recovery Colorado

Statewide

Advocates for Recovery Colorado is a grassroots peer-run organization to help people recover from a substance use disorder. They host All Recovery meetings in the Denver metro area. These meetings are not a 12-step model. They welcome all pathways, cross talk is encouraged, and they're there for solutions--not war stories. You can call them to find an All Recovery meeting as well as support groups throughout the state. Check out their Facebook page for information on meetings, as well!

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Al Anon & Alateen

Statewide

Al Anon and Alateen meetings provide support for parents and friends of people with substance use disorders at no cost. Al Anon is for adults; Alateen is specifically for young people affected by someone else’s drinking.

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Statewide

Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Pueblo

Denver Area Central Committee of Alcohol Anonymous provides a statewide list of AA office and phone numbers. Click on the website. Locations include Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, and Pueblo.

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Celebrate Recovery

Statewide

Celebrate Recovery is a faith-based "Christ-centered" recovery program. Celebrate Recovery meetings are held throughout Colorado. Click on their website, then click on CR Groups.

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CO Wellness Recovery

Statewide

CO Wellness Recovery is a website that provides some help finding resources and providers for mental health care and substance use treatment. Click on the website, then you'll see several choices. The website has information on what to expect from treatment and resources for family members and friends.

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Cocaine Anonymous of Colorado

Statewide

Cocaine Anonymous Colorado is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances. There are no dues or fees for membership. Click on the website, then click on Find a Meeting.

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Colorado Crisis Services Help Line

statewide

Statewide

Colorado Crisis Services provides a help line for calls about depression, recovery, concerns about family or friends, substance abuse, grief, loss, suicidal thoughts, PTSD, drugs and alcohol, bullying, stress, anxiety, homelessness, disability and more. You don’t have to be in crisis to get help. Operators can also help you connect to help with mental health counseling and substance use treatment.

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Colorado Crisis Services Walk-in Clinics

Statewide

Aurora, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley, Littleton, Montrose, Pueblo, Wheat Ridge

Almost all Crisis Service Walk-in Centers are open 24/7 and provide confidential crisis support. No one is turned away based on their inabilty to pay. You'll get in-person support, information, and referrals. Centers are located in Aurora, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley, Littleton, Montrose, Pueblo, and Wheat Ridge. Click on the website for addresses and hours.

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Colorado LADDERS

Statewide

Colorado LADDERS is a database you can use to search for a mental health or substance use provider. Click on the website, then enter your city and zip code. You'll get a long list with this search, so the next step is to use the filters on the left side of the page to narrow down what you need.

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Colorado Marijuana Anonymous

Statewide

Colorado Marijuana Anonymous provides support for people who are recovering from a marijuana substance use disorder. There are no dues or fees, and the organization is not affiliated with a church or other organization. Click on their website, then click on Meetings for their statewide list of meetings.

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Colorado Narcotics Anonymous

Statewide

Colorado Narcotics Anonymous says if you’re new to NA and wondering where to start, you should attend a meeting as soon as possible. There you’ll be able to ask questions and explore your relationship with drugs, and decide for yourself if you need to seek an active program of recovery from drug addiction. Click on the website, then click on Find a Meeting Near You. Scroll down to the bottom of the home page for a list of phone numbers you can call under Talk to an Addict.

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Colorado’s Managed Service Organizations

Denver Metro

Colorado's Managed Service Organizations (MSO) is a network of four organizations that provide behavioral health treatment (mental health and substance use treatment) throughout Colorado. They include AspenPointe Health Network, Mental Health Partners, Signal Behavioral Health Network, and West Slope Casa. Click on the website link, then find the organization for the county where you live. Click on the name of that organization and you'll be directed to their website, where you'll find locations, appointment information, and phone numbers.

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Crystal Meth Anonymous

Statewide

Crystal Meth Anonymous is a spport organization for people who want to stop using meth. Meetings are held throughout Colorado under different titles such Voices of Recovery, Life After Crystal, etc. Click on their website, then click on CMA Meetings.

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Harm Reduction Action Center

231 East Colfax, Denver CO 80203

Denver Metro

Denver

Harm Reduction Action Center works to reduce harm for people who inject drugs. Your identity is kept anonymous. Syringe access available M-F: 9-11am. They also provide testing for HIV, hep C, and STD’s, health education and community referrals, and overdose prevention with access to Naloxone. They also provide mail collection for people who don't have an address.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Colorado helpline

Statewide

National Alliance on Mental Illness Colorado provides free classes about mental illness, support groups for people with mental illness and their families, answers to questions about mental illness and the criminal justice system, and more. The NAMI Colorado HelpLine is a free service that provides information and support to people living with a mental health condition, family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. Call the helpline or email them at [email protected]

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Young People in Recovery (YPR)

Statewide

Young People in Recovery is a national organization that supports young people in recovery from a substance use disorder. They have chapters in Adams, Arapahoe, Canon City, Denver, and Durango. Click on their website, then click on Chapters and Find a Chapter.

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