The Opiate Addiction Treatment program at Denver Health provides opioid/narcotic replacement therapy utilizing methadone and Suboxone (buprenorphine) for patients meeting specific criteria for admission.
Methadone is an FDA-approved medication used to prevent withdrawal symptoms in people who are addicted to opiate drugs such as heroin, morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone and fentanyl.
An individual drug addiction treatment plan is developed with your physician and counselors to facilitate successful treatment. Patients in the program receive a high level of professional support to remain free from opioids and other illicit drugs. In some cases, clients may suffer from anxiety, depression or other conditions, which may complicate treatment. Our psychiatrists are available to treat these conditions to provide the best chance of success.
All clients are also enrolled in our substance use disorder services where they receive individual and group therapy. Each patient's progress is closely monitored and the patient is asked to attend group or individual sessions to receive closer supervision.
Treatment at Denver Health for opiate and narcotic dependence includes:
- Individual and group counseling
- Random urine tests
- Individual relapse prevention plans
- Case management
As patients progress through their opiate and narcotic addiction treatment, they may earn take-home doses of opiate replacement medication rather than having to visit our methadone clinic. Patients may be discharged after achieving abstinence and medically supervised detoxification from methadone.
We accept many insurance carriers, including Medicaid, as well as private pay clients.
Hours of Operation
- Walk-in intakes for specialty therapy at Outpatient Behavioral Health Services: M-F, present before 5:30 a.m.
- Specialty therapy and clinical services at Outpatient Behavioral Health Services: M-F, 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Specialty dosing at Outpatient Behavioral Health Services: M-F, 5:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Sat-Sun, 6 - 9 a.m.
For Health Care Professionals
For health care professionals only – for methadone verification access, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call 303-602-7221.