Unlike most alcohol abuse treatment programs, GO SOBER features a medication-assisted treatment program that works to restore the brain’s ability to produce dopamine and experience reward. Utilizing an evidence-based approach to addiction treatment, GO SOBER’s primary objective is to reset those reward receptors that have been damaged by alcohol abuse and then educate patients on healthier means of generating reward responses. This process requires patients to address diet and lifestyle habits, as facilitated by GO SOBER life coaching, exercise and nutrition courses.
ABOUT GO SOBER
Go Sober of Longmont, Colo., is one of Colorado’sand provides outpatient-based programs for clients seeking treatment for alcoholism. The facility takes a unique approach to treatment, blending medication-based treatments with cognitive therapy, to support the lifestyle change that must accompany rehabilitation. Medication-assisted detox is available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment lasts for eight weeks, with 40 hours each week of programming. Treatment is designed for adults and seniors and, includes 25 hours of on-site participation. The program includes medically-assisted detox to help clients withstand withdrawal symptoms and begin the recovery process.
In addition to physician-supervised medication-assisted management, the Go Sober program includes outpatient support in the form of individual counseling, as well as offerings like movement therapy, stress management, and a lifestyle change program that addresses diet and exercise. Go Sober is not a 12-step program, though it encourages community-based participation for clients that want to go.
Education plays an important role in beginning the treatment process. Free consultations are available at the facility and can be scheduled online. Clients can complete the consultation to determine their individual treatment needs and to enroll in the program.
Go Sober’s treatment process focuses on addressing the biological aspect of alcohol addiction. Many of the medical treatments are designed to address the changes in the body caused by addiction, such as repairing neurotransmitter function and adjusting reactions to alcohol. By doing so, Go Sober tries to retrain clients to no longer need alcohol through adjusting and restoring brain function.
Transitional support is also available to help clients transition out of organized treatment facilities. These services focus on establishing a sober living lifestyle based on the lessons learned in the treatment program. Services reinforce sober living skills like coping skills and holding clients accountable. As much asprovide transitional support in some form.
In addition to the facility’s director, Go Sober employs a treatment coordinator and lifestyle coach, a medical director, and licensed addiction counselors. The staff-to-client ratio is 8:1. The founder, Greg Hoffman, is a member of Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA), the National Association of Alcohol and Drugs Addiction Counselors (NAADAC), and the Colorado Association of Addiction Professionals (CAAP).
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, Best-rehabs.com has received seven alumni reviews for Go Sober. Five reviews were positive and two reviews were negative.
Positive reviewers praised the treatment effectiveness and the holistic focus. Alumni also appreciated the staff members. One alum wrote that the “staff is very supportive” and another wrote: “When this treatment was combined with the counseling one finds through any rehab program, the program changed my life for the better.”
Negative reviewers wrote how the “program is awful”. Another indicated that the facility didn’t return their call.
On Facebook, the facility earned one four out of five-star review and one five out of five-star review to date.  In the only review with written feedback, alum Bryan wrote: “This program was different,” before describing his success with long-term sobriety.
WHAT LOVED ONES SAY
The single loved one who provided feedback for Go Sober gave negative feedback. The loved one, Julie, was unhappy with the level of family involvement, writing: “You don’t know what is going on during the program or after the program.” She also criticized the lack of an aftercare program and the short duration of treatment. “Logic defies how one can think an 8 week program can change a 20 year addiction. Some sort of fairly routine follow up needs to be in place for any program to be effective,” she added.
Information regarding the payment methods and pricing structure for Go Sober is not available at the time of this writing.