ABOUT STOUT STREET FOUNDATION
For over 40 years, Stout Street Foundation has treated thousands of people and continues to treat approximately 300 individuals each year. Located near Denver, Colo., the facility is host to both short and long-term residential treatment for individuals struggling with substance abuse issues. Stout Street offers a two- to three-year program and a one-month intensive treatment for adult men and women.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The short-term recovery program lasts 28-30 days, and utilizes a cognitive-behavioral approach to psychotherapy through both one-on-one sessions and group therapy.
The long-term treatment program is open to individuals interested in a vocational recovery program for as long as they need, and at most up to three years. Stout Street Foundation operates under the mission that many rehabilitation programs are too short to achieve long-lasting sobriety. Thus, this long-term treatment route is encouraged, whereby each resident – in addition to partaking in residential therapies – is employed. Employment ranges from helping with administrative tasks within the foundation to working with off-site partner companies. Each residents’ training and job skills are assessed upon entrance into the program.
Along with this vocational training, treatment plans will be customized with a counselor and generally include educational classes and one-on-one individual counseling.
Aside from a ten-minute phone call, residents are not permitted to receive phone calls, mail, or visitation during the first 90 days. After one month, children can visit their parents.
Stout Street Foundation staffs aftercare and family counselors in addition to social workers. The five individuals polled to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave a high average of 4.8-star rating.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Information about accommodations at Stout Street isn’t available on the facility’s website, but alumni and loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com to date produced five five-star ratings, one four-star rating, and one-three star rating for this category. Additionally, five individuals who reported on the facility’s cleanliness gave it an average of 4.4 total stars. The few photos available show a small garden, swimming pool, and a shared room.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com gave positive responses to the facility. When asked if they would recommend Stout Street Foundation, the two respondents polled on this metric both gave ratings of five out of fives stars. All three gave perfect ratings for treatment effectiveness.
In general, the program’s vocational aspect earned praise. Alum Michael reported to Best-rehabs.com, “Stout Street helped me address the issues that caused my use and develop healthy habits to give me a solid foundation for recovery. I would recommend the program and refer regularly from the agency I work at currently.” Another anonymous alum similarly commented, “You learn peple skills, and how not to be selfish, and to give back.” However, this alum also felt that there were “not enough apprenticeship positions for job Training skills.”
Reviews on third-party sites add further positive responses. On Google, 29 reviewers to date gave the facility an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars. In a representative review, LeAnne wrote, “This place helped me save my life […] I was looking at a 4yr – 12yr prison sentence after 12yrs of addiction […] Yes, it confronts the crap out of you & it’s not for everyone, but I was determined to grab onto sobriety with both hands.” Other reviewers praised the support network of other clients, tools learned to foster lasting recovery, and the supportive and compassionate staff.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Family and friends praised Stout Street overall, giving high ratings of four and five out of five stars for the staff’s level of training and experience, affordability, accommodations, and counseling options. When asked if they would recommend the facility, both loved ones polled on this metric to date offered perfect ratings of five out of five stars.
One anonymous loved one wrote “Hard to get into” when questioned about the facility’s weaknesses. However, she also commented that the program “Helped [her] niece when other facilities could not.” A parent of a former client responded to the question about facility weaknesses with the answer, “Don’t believe there are any,” and wrote that Stout Street helped her daughter “learn how to work on past trauma and establish tools to be successful in the community.”
Stout Street doesn’t list costs online, but all three individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com on affordability gave perfect five-star ratings. Its website does note acceptance of many types of insurance. Additionally, the facility’spage suggests Access to Recovery Vouchers (ATR) are accepted and that sliding fee scales are available.