FAQs

Yes. CeDAR is continually working with insurance companies to contract to be “in Network” for our services.  If we are not contracted we will work with an insurance company if the patient has “Out-of-Network” benefits. Like many chemical dependency treatment programs, what insurance deems “medically necessary” and what our medical professionals deem clinically necessary are often not aligned.  As with all insurance companies, whether in or out-of-network, there will be out of pocket expenses for treatment.  Out of pocket expenses will include co-payment, co-insurance, deductible, and uncovered-out of pocket costs. Since insurance will seldom pay for the entire treatment episode, patients will be responsible for any balance. How much payment is required at the time of admission is dependent upon the above variables.  Call now to talk to our admissions specialists. We can help estimate how much it will cost to make this life changing experience a reality.

The number of services CeDAR offers is beyond anyone else in the area. We seek to treat the whole person by providing services like Medical Detox, Addiction Certified Nursing, Medication Assisted Treatment, Fitness & Nutrition, Addiction Chaplains, Family Therapy, Creative Therapy, Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, and Integration in the UCHealth System to provide 24-hour medical care. Our physicians and clinicians work closely to develop individualized plans for all patients and to provide the best diagnosis and treatment available. This most expert clinical team is supplemented with a team of Recovery Care Management specialists who will help patients plan a successful transition into a life of developing recovery.

Yes, CeDAR specializes in the treatment of complex cases. Many of our patients have additional diagnoses in addition to substance use disorders.

The care provided by CeDAR is research and evidence based. There is a wealth of literature supporting the use of medications to help people initiate and sustain abstinence and ongoing recovery. In many cases, a patient’s ongoing medication assistance is necessary to allow the highest chance for a fulfilling life.

Our addiction specific physicians and nurses have a range of options to make sure that every patient’s detox is safe and as pain free as possible.

Yes. Unfortunately we are treating more THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol, the principal psychoactive constituent (or cannabinoid) of cannabis) use disorders than prior to the change in society’s perception of marijuana. It is a misperception that marijuana isn’t addictive and in fact the potency of today’s marijuana and other forms of THC not only makes it more addictive, but more harmful in other ways. There has been a noticeable increase in psychosis associated with heavy cannabis use as well as cyclic vomiting and other GI problems. Today’s marijuana can be addictive and harmful. It is not a benign substance.

Yes. While there are some exceptions, our standard requirement is for the patient to be on no higher than a daily dose of 40mgs or less.

Yes. While benzodiazepine withdrawal is potentially life threatening, we are able to handle most patients’ detoxification from benzodiazepines and other sedatives.

Fortunately, CeDAR is integrated with the University of Colorado Hospital, one of the highest rated academic medical centers in the nation. For patients who need a higher level of care than CeDAR can provide, we are able to admit patients directly to the University of Colorado Hospital across the street as needed.