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New Choices: Medical Detoxification, Substance Abuse, and Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Adults

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New Choices

The New Choices substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment programs at Cedar Springs Hospital specialize in improving the quality of life for those who are struggling with substance abuse, as well as those experiencing a co-occurring mental health issue, such as bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress (PTS). The program is held at our facility located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Treatment includes: medical detoxification (if necessary); inpatient substance abuse treatment; and inpatient dual diagnosis treatment.

Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

The inpatient substance abuse treatment program provides an intensive therapeutic environment in which patients can take the first steps toward lasting change. Individual, group, and family sessions are coupled with psycho-educational programming, 12 Step model of recovery, and SMART Recovery. Licensed therapists who are specialists in addictions, trauma, and mental health work with skilled nurses who provide treatment under the direction of qualified psychiatrists.

Treatment Includes: Psychiatric care; medication and diagnostic evaluation; family education and support; virtual-reality-assisted Cue therapy; individual, group and family therapy; and individual case management.

Inpatient Dual Diagnosis Treatment

The Dual Diagnosis Substance Abuse Program specializes in the treatment of co-occurring psychiatric and substance abuse challenges, using a combination of therapies intended to address the patient from a holistic perspective. Treatment includes education on the disease concept of substance abuse, Cognitive Behavioral Skill Building and therapy, Anger and Domestic Violence Management, marital and family counseling, and leisure/life skills. Relapse prevention and support group participation round out the program. The program is designed for an average length of stay ranging from 21-28 days, but the length of stay is tailored to the individual.

Treatment Includes: Cognitive Processing Therapy; medication and education; Acceptance and Commitment therapy; Equine-Assisted Therapy; Virtual-Reality-Assisted Cue Therapy; Anger and Domestic Violence Management; trauma work; recreational and physical fitness; and individual case management.

Medical Detoxification Treatment

The medical detoxification treatment emphasizes the importance of adequate rest and good nutrition as the first step toward a healthy lifestyle change. Qualified psychiatrists, nurses and mental health technicians assist the patient in the withdrawal process as symptoms are medically monitored and medications are managed.

Criteria for Admission

  • Must meet DSM 5 criteria for psychoactive substance dependence
  • Emotional status such that the individual is able to function in his/her usual environment
  • Living environment supportive of change
  • Must sign an abstinence contract
  • Submit to random drug screens

Cedar Springs Hospital offers the following funding options:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Great West Healthcare
  • TRICARE®
  • Most other insurance plans (Please note: Medicaid does not cover substance abuse treatment services; Medicare only covers medical detoxification.)

Learn more about What To Expect during treatment in the New Choices Program.