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The STEP Program at Denver Health

Dr. Collins with Patient

The Denver Health STEP (Substance Abuse Treatment Education & Prevention) Program helps adolescents or young adults (ages 11-24) who are suffering from drug abuse or other mental health programs such as anxiety, depression or ADHD.

The 16-week outpatient STEP program includes:
  • A comprehensive evaluation conducted by a therapist and board-certified child and addiction psychiatrist
  • Motivational interviewing to encourage change in adolescents who are not initially interested in stopping their substance use
  • Individual cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Family sessions
  • Prizes for clean urine drug screens
  • Integrated treatment for co-occurring psychiatric disorders
  • Medication-assisted treatment, as needed
  • Plan for continued sober living
We accept most insurance carriers.

For substance use help for teens and young adults, view our Resources & Education page.  

STEP Research

STEP also conducts clinical research that may result in effective, new treatments for adolescents with substance abuse problems. Find out more about STEP research projects.

Mental Health Services
(303) 602-HELP (4357)

Emergency Mental Health Services
(303) 602-7221