CeDAR offers a beautiful, lush campus designed to invite healthy activity and a connection with nature. As part of the University of Colorado Hospital, 24-hour security is provided for the entire campus to keep patients safe. Over 300 days of sunshine, stunning fall colors, and the occasional blanket of snow make the CeDAR campus picturesque year round. Colorado is a wonderful place to recover from addiction and get healthy. Denver, in particular, has more than 2,000 recovery meetings each week.
CeDAR is in-network with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna insurance.
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The Assessment and Detox Unit (ADU) is 20-bed building designated exclusively for detox prior to Residential Treatment at CeDAR. Nursing staff and physicians will assess your history, monitor withdrawal and treat your detox symptoms in the ADU.
The nursing station is located in the middle of the building between the women’s and men’s wings. You’ll be assisted by medical staff who are available 24-hours a day. We want you to have a safe, comfortable detox before moving over to residential treatment.
If during 60 to 120-Residential Extended Care you experience discomfort, we’ll bring you to the ADU for an assessment. Since CeDAR is part of the University of Colorado Hospital, we handle any major medical issues directly at the hospital. You are in the safest place if something should happen.
Women and men are housed in separate 20-bed buildings – Cottage A and Cottage B – during 30-Day Intensive Residential Treatment. Both buildings are equally equipped with each shared room having a private bathroom, two beds, two night stands, two closets and two desks. Each cottage is staffed 24-hours a day by CeDAR’s Behavioral Health team, providing both security and guidance.
For more information on how our transgender patients are housed please call us directly.
Counselors have their offices in the cottages. This allows you to meet privately with your designated counselor within the comfort of your residential environment. Medications are also dispensed directly at the cottages.
Each building has two wings with a common area and staff front desk in between. All access is governed by CeDAR staff. The common area has snacks and seating for you to relax and interact with other people on the recovery journey.
Movement and proper care of your body are vital steps along the road to long-term recovery. The CeDAR Fitness Center is staffed by Exercise Physiologists and Nutritionists to help you develop a plan for physical wellness. These are not personal trainers. They are trained physiologists who specialize in addiction treatment.
We measure your exercise fingerprint with a proprietary testing methodology from the University of Colorado called CRA-Testing (Cellular Respiration Analytics). You’ll learn how your body is currently performing and develop a plan to improve your physical condition using simple equipment.
This isn’t a CrossFit gym, or a personal trainer trying to push you past your limits. Quite the opposite. You’ll get a science-based strategy that supports your overall recovery. This is the only treatment program in the nation to use CRA-Testing. You’ll be able to take your movement plan and work with it anywhere.
Many people who enter CeDAR Residential Treatment have nutritional issues. Addiction may have taken priority over your need for proper eating habits. With this in mind, CeDAR’s dining hall is equipped to make fresh meals and includes a salad bar with fresh fruit.
You are served breakfast, lunch, and dinner on a regular schedule in the Dining Hall and you’ll have access to healthy snacks throughout the day.
In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with a nutrition consultant to discuss any special considerations or support regarding your diet. CeDAR’s dining hall staff can accommodate food restrictions or allergies with advance notice. Over time, you’ll get to know the dining hall staff who prepares meals with care and serves you with pride.
Housing for 60 to 120-Day Residential Extended Care in the Colonel’s Row, just north of the main CeDAR campus. These historical duplex houses have been updated and remodeled to accommodate 14 people per house – seven per side. Each side has a full kitchen, living room, dining room, two bathrooms, and 3-4 bedrooms that are shared.
This is where your transition from 30-Day Intensive Residential Treatment occurs. You’ll work with your housemates to grocery shop, cook meals, keep your house clean, and help each other build recovery-oriented relationships. You’ll start going to outside meetings to become familiar with Denver’s recovery community.
Colone’s Row is tobacco-free, just like the main campus. 24-hour security is provided with a head count each night to ensure everyone’s safety. You can enjoy the lawn areas and barbeque with your housemates. All CeDAR groups, medications, and individual sessions will take place on the main CeDAR campus, which is less than a one-block walk from Colonel’s Row.