Substance abuse is a broad term covering people who have addictions to alcohol and/or drugs. These addictions can greatly impact an individual’s life and can be life threatening. Find out more about each type of abuse including symptoms and resources in the blue bars below.
Click here to take a brief online survey to assess if you have a problem with alcohol.
* Symptoms of alcohol addiction may include:
People who are addicted to drugs, either legal or illegal, are not able to control their drug use and may continue to do so even if the drug causes harm. Drug addictions are serious and can be life-threatening. Addictions can cause cravings and many people need additional support and resources to enable them to be successful in their quit attempt.
* Symptoms of drug addiction may include:
Auraria Campus Recovery Community: Students are welcome to an all-inclusive recovery community that values all pathways to recovery and good living. Through “All Recovery” meetings, prosocial events, and health & wellness, we are building a network on campus and recovering as a community.
Please contact the group with questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
MSU Denver's Counseling Center’s Substance Use Group: “A Group With Real Substance”- This group will provide a safe space for persons to discuss, explore, and process in a safe environment issues surrounding the difficulties with substance abuse. You can gain great benefits from working with other peers dealing with and managing substance abuse issues. 303-615-9988
Emergencies and Safety
Crisis and Recovery Center | 4643 Wadsworth Blvd. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 | 303-432-5525
offers walk-in detox services, crisis intervention services, and connection with outpatient substance use and mental health treatment
Local AA Meeting Locations and Support Resources
Valley Hope Denver/Parker 1-800-544-5101
Offers residential and outpatient treatment
*Offers detox and residential treatment 303-436-6000
*Best for patients with no insurance
Offers detox, inpatient and outpatient treatment 303-467-4080
Offers detox, inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment 720-848-3000
Substance Intense Outpatient Treatment 303-778-2541