Our program is not punitive. It is voluntary and safe.
Social services will only remove a child if they have reason to believe there is a risk of abuse or neglect. If you are in treatment, you are showing that you are trying to make a better life for yourself and your children.
If you are not already in the system, you cannot be reported to child protective services for voluntarily participating in treatment or leaving treatment. A treatment provider will only communicate with child protective services if your children are at risk of being abused or neglected, or if you already have a caseworker and have other children in your home.
There are child care resources available through certain treatment providers. Some have on-site child care, some have arrangements with local child care providers, and some will help you cover the cost of child care.
If you are receiving inpatient, or residential, treatment, your children may be able to come with you. If you are in outpatient treatment, you may be able to bring your children to the program or group, or child care may be available. Be sure to ask your treatment provider about child care options.
In Colorado, most “inpatient” treatment is called “residential” treatment, meaning that you live at the place where you are receiving support and treatment. This type of care is best for someone who would not be able to stop using if they were living at home. “Outpatient” treatment means you continue living at home, and is more common than residential treatment. Depending on the amount of care you need to stop using, your treatment could take one or two hours a week or last for multiple hours a day, each day of the week.
Yes. Many treatment providers can help with transportation services and cost. Be sure to ask for more information.
All of the patients and counselors in women-only treatment programs are women. At a co-ed facility, you would be in a women-only group most of the time, but men may join the groups for some topics. In co-ed facilities, you may also see and interact with men during meals and recreation time.
Colorado’s publicly funded women's treatment programs accept Medicaid. If you are not on Medicaid, these programs offer flexible payment plans and a sliding scale to make sure the cost of treatment is never a barrier between you and your health.
Pregnant women who are eligible for Health First Colorado/Medicaid can get treatment covered for free through the Special Connections program.
Yes. Your treatment program is not part of either system, but your counselors and providers can help with advocacy and support for you and your children.
You will never be kicked out of treatment if you are sincere about getting support. Relapses and struggles are a sign of your addiction illness. Treatment is about finding a path to successfully overcome an addiction. That process may take several tries. If needed, your treatment may change to help you move forward. Our treatment providers are here to listen and provide unbiased support to meet you wherever you are in your journey to change and to strengthen your family.
You get to decide. Your family can be involved in your treatment as long as you are comfortable with their participation.
It’s up to you how much information you share with your friends and family. Your treatment provider will protect your privacy and not share information about your treatment with anyone without your consent.