Denver Community Addiction Rehabilitation and Evaluation Services (CARES) provides short-term and residential treatment for individuals with substance use disorders. Denver CARES has provided a safe and humane withdrawal management for individuals suffering from substance use disorders in the City and County of Denver for nearly five decades.
Denver CARES Services
Our mission is to provide a safe and humane withdrawal management experience for individuals suffering from substance use disorders. Denver CARES currently treats all substance use disorders, but specifically offers medication management pathways for alcohol, opioid, and methamphetamine use disorders. Clinical staff provide assessment, education, motivational counseling, treatment planning, and referrals to the next appropriate level of care. Upon admission, clients are required to complete a comprehensive evaluation and may be referred to Denver CARES for treatment through the courts or probation, Emergency Service Patrol (ESP), health care providers, law enforcement, or by self-referral.
Denver CARES operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a clinical staff of registered nurses, behavioral health technicians, addiction counselors and licensed mental health clinicians. Denver CARES also works closely with the Denver Health Paramedic Division, Emergency Department, and Psychiatric Emergency Services to ensure clients are triaged to a higher level of care if applicable.