people in circle talkingBeginning substance abuse recovery may feel unattainable, but treatment at CeDAR helps place addiction recovery within your reach. At CeDAR, we structure our extended residential drug treatment programs to promote mental, physical, social, and spiritual health. We know that every person takes their own path in recovering from this disease. Some people need more time than others in the process. Our extended residential care program offers up to 60 additional days of addiction treatment.

The Threat of Overdose After Addiction Treatment

Most people know that active addiction is dangerous and can be deadly. However, some people are surprised to learn that extended periods of abstinence can actually increase the chances of experiencing a life-threatening overdose if the person relapses. The longer we avoid using a particular substance, the more our tolerance goes down. Using the same amount of drugs or alcohol that you used before attending treatment can shock your system and cause an overdose.

So, what can we do about it? Addiction is a disease that takes time to develop. And recovery is the same way. The brain doesn’t automatically start transmitting feel-good hormones in response to feel-good situations; that takes time. While many people who complete treatment are excited for the future and ready to achieve their goals, jumping back into regular life too quickly can cause difficulties in the long run. While no approach to addiction recovery is relapse-proof, we know that people with treatment-resistant substance use disorder tend to be more successful with gradual changes rather than trying to do everything all at once. In addition to our extended inpatient recovery program, we also offer the following resources to help people stay connected and centered during their recovery:

  • Psychotherapy and process groups
  • Psychiatric care when needed
  • Fitness and wellness center
  • Medical appointments and drug testing
  • On- and off-campus 12-step meetings
  • CeDAR’s addiction recovery podcast
  • Alumni support, events, and updates

Long-Term Addiction Recovery and
Psychiatric Assistance

People who come to CeDAR for inpatient addiction treatment may also struggle with mental health concerns related to substance use. During our extended residential addiction treatment program, you will continue to address these issues with your treatment team. Together, you can build coping strategies for dealing with co-occurring mental health conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • Major depression
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Unhealed trauma
  • Pervasive insomnia

A Denver Outpatient Rehab Is the Next Step

Once you have completed inpatient treatment, CeDAR’s outpatient programs are an excellent resource to help you continue your recovery in a less structured setting. We offer a few options for outpatient and telehealth psychiatry appointments, including:

  • Intensive Outpatient services (Telehealth or in person 12-week curriculum/day or evening with MAT available)
  • Partial hospitalization (In person addiction treatment with MAT available)
  • Alumni support Zoom meetings every Thursday & Saturday at 7 p.m.