Recovery Month – substance use treatment resources in Colorado

National Recovery Month is recognized every September to increase awareness and understanding of substance use and mental health disorders, and celebrate those in recovery.

9Health partnered with the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health for a Facebook Live to bring together several experts from recovery organizations across Colorado.

We talked with several experts including Michele Ryan, Regional Outreach Specialist for Colorado Behavioral Health Group, LLC, Marc Condojani, Director of Adult Treatment and Recovery at the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health, Taylor Wright, Senior Outreach Coordinator for Oxford House of Colorado, Kimberly King, State Opioid Response Grant-Peer Navigator with Mind Springs Health, Osvaldo Cabral, Director of Integrated Services at New Health Services, and 9Health Expert Dr. Payal Kohli.

Substance use treatment resources:

Find peer groups and a sober active community through The Phoenix: https://thephoenix.org/ 

Behavioral Health Group is a network of outpatient opioid treatment and recovery centers in the US: https://bhgrecovery.com/

Oxford House provides drug-free homes for those in recovery: https://www.oxfordhouse.org/userfiles/file/

Lift the Label works to remove labels and stigma that prevent those with opioid addiction from seeking effective treatment: https://liftthelabel.org/

The Recovery Cards Project was created by Lift the Label. Send messages of encouragement, compassion, and gratitude to celebrate recovery: https://recoverycardsproject.com/

If you or someone you know needs mental health support, call Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-8255 or text “talk” to 38255 for free, confidential 24/7 support. All calls are connected to a mental health professional who will provide immediate support and resources. You can also chat online through the Colorado Crisis Services website.

9Health has free, anonymous, online mental health screenings. You can click here to be screened for anxiety and depression and be connected to free virtual help.

If you have a mental health or general health question you can also talk to a medical professional through our 9Health Neighbors Program by calling 303-698-4455, ext. 2005. Leave a message and a 9Health Medical Volunteer will call you back within 24 hours.

9Health is a 501c-3 community non-profit empowering people to put health in their own hands by providing tools such as preventive health screenings, evidence-based, objective health education and eTools and resources for every day in your health journey.