Understanding Substance Use Disorder
Substance use disorder is a progressive illness, and if left untreated it can be life-threatening. Admitting there is a problem and reaching out for help is the first step, but it is not easy. Asking for help is an individual choice, and for some, acknowledging the problem is the hardest part.
North Range Behavioral Health offers a range of proven approaches and treatments for all ages that can treat substance use disorders. We offer Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), intensive outpatient treatment, withdrawal management services, residential treatment, supportive housing, recovery homes, and more. Support is rooted in respecting personal dignity, reducing shame, and infusing hope in recovery.
The road to recovery has twists and turns. Once a person admits there is a problem and decides to seek treatment, new challenges often present themselves which can make the road to recovery feel overwhelming and challenging in and of itself. It is natural to experience ups and downs as well as successes and setbacks while healing. Committing to recovery is a process, but treatment works and it is possible to find hope, rebuild a life, and overcome the illness.
Withdrawal Management Support
We know big changes have to begin with hope. Our withdrawal management support program, also known as Island Grove or detox, has a proud history of helping Weld County residents find hope and recovery from substance use disorder. Our short-term stabilization facility is a safe, affordable, and local alternative to a hospital stay, which means you can begin crisis stabilization or withdrawal management treatment while remaining close to home. During the withdrawal process, clients receive safe monitoring of their withdrawal symptoms, as well as onsite counseling.
Upon completing treatment, North Range clients have access to a continuum of care that reaches beyond what you can find elsewhere in Colorado. From residential, to intensive outpatient, to individual and group outpatient support, there is a place for everyone in the North Range network.
If you or someone you know needs support with withdrawal management, contact us or call 970.313.1173.
Understanding North Range Crisis Stabilization Services
Medication Assisted Treatment
The path to recovery is not a straight line, nor is it the same for each person. Our Medication Assisted Treatment, or MAT, offers the use of medication to help relieve cravings in combination with counseling and behavioral therapy so clients can work towards recovery.
MAT helps people engage in a meaningful recovery path while providing affordable treatment for substance use disorder. By reducing one’s dependency on alcohol or opiates, MAT paves the way for better family stability, the ability to work and go to school, and healthier pregnancies. In addition to a less painful withdrawal process and fewer drug cravings, clients can see a reduction in criminal activity, risk of overdose, and disease transmission.
Deciding to begin the North Range Medication Assisted Treatment program means taking a significant step in a journey toward a healthier life. Managing and treating a substance use disorder isn’t easy and, in most cases, cannot be done alone. We believe in the ability to recover and are here to support along the way. Our philosophy is to pair services and support systems to aid in the recovery process, resulting in sustained sobriety, stronger coping skills, and positive relationships.
If you or someone you know would like to get connected to the MAT program, contact us or call 970.347.1332.
True North Intensive Services
Sometimes taking care of our mental health requires time to focus more intensely on ourselves, but not everyone affected by addiction needs inpatient hospital care. Operating out of the Hazel Chick Center in downtown Greeley, our intensive support programs provide varying levels of intentional and effective support to help people overcome substance abuse and compounding mental health issues and get back to life.
- Intensive Outpatient Services offer morning and afternoon tracks with support levels that increase or decrease, based on individual needs.
- Transitional Residential Treatment helps people focus on moving toward community living and employment.
- Intensive Residential Treatment is a 24/7 staff-supported sober living treatment option that focuses on life skills, relapse prevention, healthy relationships, and behavior change.
- Recovery Services provide relapse prevention support for clients who are successful in recovery.
The journey of recovery looks different for everyone. True North is here to help.
For more information, contact us or call 970.313.1184.
Wings Intensive Addiction Services
Women experience unique barriers to accessing recovery support. This intensive family-centered treatment facility serves pregnant women and women with children, ages 0-5 and helps women recover from substance use disorder and promote family health and self-sufficiency.
Working closely with Family Connects, an early childhood suite of programs, Wings weaves substance use disorder, adult mental health treatment, and infant early childhood mental health services together under one roof.
As a mother receives treatment for her behavioral health needs, her child is safely down the hall, simultaneously engaging in activities designed to raise and strengthen the child’s protective factors.
Staff at Wings understand appropriate parenting approaches and model interventions to help moms with children’s behaviors. Mothers are supported to strive for their highest potential through exposure to a healthy offering of embedded services that include:
- Case management
- Communication/assertiveness classes
- Employment preparation
- Health and prenatal care
- Life skills classes
- Mindfulness classes to manage stress and parenting
- Parenting skills groups
- Primary pediatric care for children
- Relationship building workshops
- Whole-family, two-generational approaches
For more information, contact us or call 970.350.5332.
North Range offers transitional and ongoing staff-supported recovery-living communities for men, women, and their families who are reintegrating to community life during recovery. Support can focus on life skills, healthy relationships, behavior change, relapse prevention, and moving toward community living and employment. Residents are actively involved in outpatient treatment at North Range and have opportunities to participate in a variety of group and recreational therapies to enhance recovery.
For more information, contact us or call 970.313.1184.
In the heart of downtown Greeley stands an oasis of recovery support known as the Frontier House. This innovative community-based program follows the Clubhouse Model of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and is considered a model program in Colorado. Frontier House is founded on the commitment and belief that individuals with mental illness can and will actively engage in a recovery process given the opportunity to do so.
Membership to the clubhouse is open to anyone over 18 with a diagnosis of mental illness or substance use disorder.
In many cases, the desire to take drugs or use alcohol is only part of the equation, as a person’s mental health challenges are usually an underlying issue. Healing from substance use disorder includes talking through challenges with a professional, gaining coping skills for life’s stressors, and understanding our triggers, emotions, feelings, and psychological, social, and spiritual needs in order to obtain recovery.
Our counselors are here to help manage challenges that may come while recovering from substance use disorder. To learn more about counseling services at our Adult Outpatient Program (AOP) or The Counseling Centers at North Range, contact us, or call 970.347.2120.
Adolescents and Substance Use Disorder
The changes that occur between puberty and the mid-20s create a period of intense learning about who we are and who we want to be. When adolescents experiment with alcohol and other drugs, it can quickly heat up and boil over into a bigger problem.
Our professional mental health supports can help to cool things down for adolescents; helping them become solidly rooted and better able to withstand life’s storms without the misuse of substances.
At North Range Behavioral Health, we use evidence-based, strengths-based treatments that center on supporting young people in their decision-making rather than lecturing them or using scare tactics. Our comprehensive services can help transform unhealthy coping behaviors into healthy self-expression, critical reflection, and social skills that will benefit them for years to come.
If an adolescent in your life is struggling with substance use disorder or exhibiting behavior that indicates things might be heating up, it’s okay to ask for help. Our highly skilled professionals help families create protective factors that encourage young people to develop skills to make good decisions for a healthy transition into adulthood.
Recovery within the Justice System
We know that strong relationships between behavioral health providers, human services agencies, and the justice system support healing in our communities. That’s why North Range Behavioral Health takes a collaborative and strengths-based approach in dealing with the mental health and substance abuse challenges which so often impact those involved with the legal system. Through these relationships, we hope to create higher levels of public safety, individual responsibility, and quality of life for participants and their families all while closing the revolving door of the justice system, reducing criminal recidivism and relapse behavior, and strengthening recovery rates.
We can help individuals who must:
- Address the issues that cause involvement with law enforcement - Probation Departments, City and County Courts, Diversion Programs, and Child Welfare Programs, and more.
- Complete a court order to engage in a behavioral healthcare treatment plan through probation, parole, or other entities within the justice system.
- Enroll in DUI treatment education.
Our collaborations provide various mental health and substance use disorder supports that reduce crime and create the higher levels of public safety, individual responsibility, and quality of life for participants and their families.
Building mentally well communities leads to safe communities. We proudly partner with the following agencies to integrate mental wellness within the justice system:
- Weld County Sheriff’s Office
- Weld County Courts
- Weld County Probation
- Weld County Behavioral Interventions
To learn more about referral processes, or how agencies can collaborate with North Range, contact us or call 970.347.2120.