ABOUT SOBRIETY HOUSE
Sobriety House is one of the oldest treatment providers for those suffering from substance abuse issues in Colorado. Located in Denver, Sobriety House provides a 28-day, intensive residential program, a longer transitional residential program, and outpatient-based programs for adults. Sobriety House does not provide medical detoxification on-site, though medication-assisted therapy (MAT) may be available to minimize the discomfort of withdrawal. The treatment provider also operates multiple sober living facilities in the greater Denver area.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To identify the severity of the addiction and determine an appropriate level of care, clients first undergo an initial assessment with an admission coordinator. Sobriety House highly encourages clients to transition through a comprehensive continuum of care, starting with the 28-day residential program.
During initial residential phase of treatment, clients attend four group sessions from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. After daily programming, clients either attend an evening 12-step meeting or receive individual counseling. The four weeks of the residential program are devoted to four specific elements of recovery: sobriety maintenance, stress management, assertiveness training, and feelings awareness. Along with core programming, clients participate in yoga sessions and recreational activities. Clients also receive ongoing medication monitoring and regular toxicology screenings.
After the initial 28-day residential program, clients are encouraged to enroll into the transitional residential program. The length of the transitional program varies but typically lasts between 30 and 120 days. Clients continue to attend 12-step meetings, receive individual counseling, and participating in group therapy sessions; however, residents also obtain full-time employment during this phase of treatment.
If clients obtain a minimum of 30 days of sobriety, they may transition into one of Sobriety House’s sober living facilities. Although residents are no longer considered in treatment, residents must remain sober and adhere to house rules. Residents may also be encouraged to enroll into one of Sobriety House’s outpatient programs. Currently, Sobriety House only operates a men’s sober living facility, though a women’s-only residence, Stepping Stone, is available to women enrolled in a residential program.
According to the facility’s website, Sobriety Home programs are facilitated by master’s level or state-certified substance abuse counselors. Many counselors, administrators and support staff are also in recovery.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Sobriety House is comprised of six facilities in the greater Denver area. The treatment provider’s main campus features three gender-specific Victorian homes that house men and women in separate residences. Although most residents share rooms, private rooms may be available. The facility also operates a sober living apartment complex and a men’s-only halfway house called the Phoenix House. In two reviews submitted to Best-rehabs.com the accommodations scored an average of four out of five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Alum Earnest, the sole alum to provide feedback for Sobriety House, Inc. at the time of this writing, gave perfect five-star ratings for both individual and group counseling, the treatment staff’s level of experience and training, and the facility’s staff support. “I have been sober since leaving the program. The program taught me that there was another way of life that included Prayer and Meditation” Earnest wrote.
On the facility’s Facebook page, which Sobriety House can manage, 291 reviewers awarded the facility an average rating of 4.3 out of five stars. On Google, however, six reviewers gave the facility a more lukewarm average rating of 3.7 out of five stars.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The sole review from a loved one Best-rehabs.com has received at this time was negative. Sherri wrote that although the facility is “local and easy for family members to get to,” she added that “proper counciling [is] not available.” When asked if she would recommend the facility, Sherri gave just one out of five stars.
The cost of the 28-day residential program is $5,280, while the transitional program is $2,000 per month. The sober living facilities cost $650 per month. The only insurance provider that Sobriety House accepts is Kaiser Permanente. Medicaid is accepted for outpatient-based programs only.