Outpatient Behavioral Health Services offers Community Addictions Rehabilitation and Evaluation Services (CARES) for treatment of drug and alcohol substance use disorders. Patients are required to complete a comprehensive substance abuse evaluation and may be referred for treatment through the drug courts or probation, by Denver CARES, health care providers, or by self-referral.
Denver CARES Detox: Community Addictions Rehabilitation and Evaluation Services
Denver CARES is a 100-bed, non-medical, clinically managed treatment facility. Our mission is to provide a safe withdrawal management for individuals suffering from inebriation and to provide assessment, education, motivational counseling and residential treatment.
Denver CARES operates 24/7 with a staff of registered nurses, behavioral health technicians, addiction counselors and licensed mental health clinicians.
Treatment Program & Services
Emergency Service Patrol
Denver CARES operates an emergency service patrol (ESP), which picks up individuals suffering from inebriation throughout the city of Denver and safely transports them to CARES. The ESP responds to police requests, community calls, Denver Health Emergency Department requests and also regularly travels established routes. The ESP responds to more than 10,000 calls annually.
Withdrawal Management Services
Denver CARES provides non-medical, withdrawal management from alcohol and drugs in a clean and safe environment. All clients are provided sleeping accommodations and well-balanced meals during their stays. Licensed mental health clinicians and certified addiction counselors provide initial education and counseling regarding addiction and recovery, and treatment referrals are provided to all clients.
Denver CARES provides transitional residential rehab treatment for substance-dependent men and women. Length of stay varies from 45 to 90 days. Services include individual and group counseling, alcohol and drug education, relapse prevention, life skills training, access to 12-step support group meetings and referrals to ongoing social services. Clients completing residential treatment are referred to outpatient and aftercare services.