Resources

University of Colorado Boulder Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services

Center for Community, Room S440
(303) 492-6766
http://counseling.colorado.edu
Services include up to six confidential counseling sessions and unlimited group therapy sessions. All services are free and confidential to all CU students.
Matthew Tomatz, MA, LPC, CACIII, Substance Abuse Program Coordinator

Wardenburg Health Center

(303) 492-5101
http://www.colorado.edu/healthcenter/

Psychological Health and Psychiatry Clinic

Wardenburg Health Center, 1st Floor
http://www.colorado.edu/healthcenter/services/php
(303) 492-5654
Contact Steve Bentley, LCSW, CACIII, Substance Abuse Coordinator

CU Collegiate Recovery Center (CUCRC)

The CUCRC provides support for students in recovery from alcohol or drug use and other addictive behaviors.  It is open to all who seek to live substance-free, and to those who are supportive of the recovery community. http://www.colorado.edu/recoverycenter/

Oasis

A community of students seeking meaningful connections through a sober lifestyle. Join to make friends, enjoy substance-free social events, gain support, and to impact the community in meaningful ways. Community circle meetings every Friday from 3-4:00 PM in the UMC Rm 102.
http://bit.ly/CUOasis

CU Activities

A great way to address substance abuse is to get involved in or attend fun and interesting happenings.  By doing so you can develop a needed sense of belonging. There are many events and recreational opportunities offered on the CU Boulder campus. Be sure to explore your options for being part of the campus community here.  http://inthemix.colorado.edu/

Phone List of emergency numbers

Helpful Handouts

Take a brief online Alcohol Abuse Screen – Click here and select "Alcohol" from the right drop-down menu:
http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/login.asp?keyword=cu-boulder

Local Services

  • A 24-hour alcohol and/or substance abuse crisis line for Boulder County Residents provides support, education, and crisis intervention. No charge. 303.441.1281
  • Boulder County Public Health provides inpatient detoxification, outpatient counseling, and general services for those individuals with alcohol or substance abuse issues. Addiction Recovery Center (ARC) Valmont, 3180 Airport Road, Boulder. 303.441.1275.
  • Phoenix Multi-Sport is a publicly supported non-profit organization whose mission is to build and maintain an active community for individuals who are recovering from alcohol and substance abuse and those who choose to live a sober life. They hold weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual activities such as biking, climbing, hiking, spinning, yoga, mountaineering, multi-day extended trips, and international expeditions. They are located at 4645 North Broadway, Unit C4, Boulder. 303.440.0547.

National Organizations and Research Centers

Recovery Resources

  • The Partnership for a Drug-Free America created Life After to give a voice to the struggle with addiction and to celebrate the thousands of stories of hope and recovery that we know are out there. Through real stories from real people, they can help shine a light on the realities of substance abuse. They can also provide an honest look at the challenges of recovery from addiction, while showing that life after drugs is, indeed, possible.
  • Recovery World is dedicated to bringing you the best recovery, self-help, and healthy shopping on the web. They offer free online meeting rooms, recovery-based cartoons, and news in the recovery world.
  • Treatment Facility Locator is a powerful tool that helps you search more than 11,000 alcohol and drug abuse/addiction treatment facilities and programs, and more than 8,000 mental health treatment facilities and programs.
  • Treatment-Centers.net is a community based public-benefit website devoted to helping individuals and families find help for addiction and dual diagnosis. Their site aims to provide a platform for people to learn and share about addictions and co-occurring disorders, and serve as a trustworthy resource for information about addiction and addiction treatment centers.  They provide free drug and alcohol assessments, and have a toll-free helpline staffed by professional counselors 24/7. 
  • Women for Sobriety, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions.
  • SMART Recovery helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors including alcoholism, drug abuse and substance abuse. Their efforts are based on scientific knowledge and evolve as scientific knowledge evolves. They largely view addictive behavior more as a complex maladaptive behavior than as a disease.
  • Rational Recovery has a combined mission: (1) to disseminate information on independent recovery from addiction through planned, permanent abstinence, (2) to make self-recovery a viable option to all addicted people everywhere, and (3) to make informed consent to addiction treatment and recovery group participation available to all addicted people.
  • LinkingCare.org is a referral resource providing easy statewide access to information and services for substance use prevention, treatment and recovery in Colorado.
  • Get help if you want to quit smoking: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/ and https://colorado.quitlogix.org/
  • The Fix is an online resource for all things recovery: news stories, culture, forums, and more.  Check it out!  

12-step Programs

  • Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Boulder County AA can be reached at 303.447.8201.
  • Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. They meet regularly to help each other stay clean. They are not interested in what or how much you used, but only in what you want to do about your problem and how they can help. Boulder County NA can be reached at 303.412.2884.
  • Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction. Colorado’s chapter of MA can be reached at 303.607.7516.
  • Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery. They are concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual drug addicts who turn to their Fellowship for help. Colorado’s chapter of CA can be reached at 303.421.5120
  • Al-Anon (and Alateen for younger members) has been offering strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers. No matter what relationship you have with an alcoholic, whether they are still drinking or not, all who have been affected by someone else’s drinking can find solutions that lead to serenity in the Al-Anon/Alateen fellowship.
  • Nar-Anon is for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation due to the addiction problem of someone close to them. Nar-Anon members share their experiences, strength, and hope at weekly meetings. 
  • INTHEROOMS is the world's largest social recovery network offering online 12-step meetings.

Harm Reduction Sites

  • Moderation Management is a recovery program and national support group network for people who have made the decision to reduce their drinking and make other lifestyle changes.
  • The Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC) is a national advocacy and capacity-building organization that promotes the health and dignity of individuals and communities impacted through drug use. HRC advances policies and programs that help people address the adverse effects of drug use including overdose, HIV, hepatitis C, addiction, and incarceration.
  • The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) Network is the nation’s leading organization working to end the war on drugs. They envision new drug policies based on science, compassion, health and human rights and a just society in which the fears, prejudices and punitive prohibitions of today are no more.