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Denver, Colorado has a total of 161 drug rehab listing(s) containing information on alcohol rehab centers, addiction treatment centers, drug treatment programs, and rehabilitation clinics within the city. Contact us if you have a facility in Denver, Colorado and would like to share it in our directory. Additional information about specific Denver listings is available by phoning our toll free rehab helpline at 866-720-3784.

Denver, Colorado, is home to approximately half a million people. It is found in Denver County and is around seven miles outside of Arvada and six miles outside of Lakewood. During the 1990s, the population of Denver grew by approximately 19%, which is significantly lower than many other major cities in the country. Today, the city continues to experience very slow growth, at less than 1% per year. As a major city, it has a significant drug and alcohol problem. A positive correlation has been demonstrated to exist between substance abuse and violent and property crime. Law enforcement statistics show that levels of both types of crime are higher in Denver than in the rest of the state.


Statistics on Substance Abuse in Denver, CO


Denver has a strong focus on prevention and intervention when it comes to the substance abuse problem. As a result, officials have commissioned a number of reports to understand the problem with gateway drugs, which include tobacco, alcohol, and eventually cannabis, particularly among young people. They also aimed to find out whether there was a correlation between educational attainment and substance abuse. What these reports found in terms of tobacco was that:


  • 2.8% of those with ages over 18 and without a high school diploma used smokeless tobacco. This dropped to 2.2% for those over the age of 26.
  • 4.6% of those who completed high school but did not go to college used smokeless tobacco.
  • 2.5% of college graduates used smokeless tobacco.
  • 6% of those with some college education used smokeless tobacco.


Concerned about the fact that the statistics have indicated that those who attend college are more likely to turn to smokeless tobacco, Denver officials have put a number of programs in place together with various educational establishments to warn students about the dangers of tobacco use. It is hoped that this type of intervention will prevent greater problems in the future.


The city authorities also commissioned a study into the levels of underage drinking and the links to substance abuse. This found that:


  • 17.4% of underage drinkers would also consume another illicit substance within two hours of having a drink. This compared to 4.6% of those over the age of 21.
  • Most young people who drank alcohol and used another illicit substance, would use cannabis, as reported by 16.5% of all underage drinkers.


Cannabis is a proven gateway drug, and many people who eventually seek treatment in a detox and rehab facility have admitted that they initially started with cannabis. This is of significant concern for Denver officials, therefore, and they are currently working on implementing new prevention programs.


Finally, the city looked at the average age at which people aged between 12 and 49 first started using substances. They found that it was:


  • 15.9 for inhalants
  • 17.8 for cannabis
  • 21.2 for painkillers
  • 24.4 for tranquilizers


As such, the city authorities are working closely with young people, community organizations, parents, and schools to warn about the dangers of inhalant abuse, and its potential future addiction implications, in particular.

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Drug Facts

  • From 1920- 1933, the illegal trade of Alcohol was a booming industry in the U.S., causing higher rates of crime than before.
  • Dual Diagnosis treatment is specially designed for those suffering from an addiction as well as an underlying mental health issue.
  • The United States produces on average 300 tons of barbiturates per year.
  • Ecstasy can stay in one's system for 1-5 days.
  • Because of the tweaker's unpredictability, there have been reports that they can react violently, which can lead to involvement in domestic disputes, spur-of-the-moment crimes, or motor vehicle accidents.
  • 37% of people claim that the U.S. is losing ground in the war on prescription drug abuse.
  • Nicknames for Alprazolam include Alprax, Kalma, Nu-Alpraz, and Tranax.
  • Test subjects who were given cocaine and Ritalin could not tell the difference.
  • Nitrous oxide is a medical gas that is referred to as "laughing gas" among users.
  • Alcohol poisoning deaths are most common among ages 35-64 years old.
  • In treatment, the drug abuser is taught to break old patterns of behavior, action and thinking. All While learning new skills for avoiding drug use and criminal behavior.
  • Other names of ecstasy include Eckies, E, XTC, pills, pingers, bikkies, flippers, and molly.
  • The number of people receiving treatment for addiction to painkillers and sedatives has doubled since 2002.
  • The intense high a heroin user seeks lasts only a few minutes.
  • Dilaudid is 8 times more potent than morphine.
  • Oxycontin is know on the street as the hillbilly heroin.
  • Of the 500 metric tons of methamphetamine produced, only 4 tons is legally produced for legal medical use.
  • Brain changes that occur over time with drug use challenge an addicted person's self-control and interfere with their ability to resist intense urges to take drugs.
  • 45% of people who use heroin were also addicted to prescription opioid painkillers.

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