Substance Use Disorders & Mental Health

Intensive Outpatient Services

Comprehensive Individual Care

At Valiant Living near Denver in Centennial, Colorado, we provide recovery housing and treatment services for men 28 and older in a safe, supportive environment. We recognize the need for a productive and meaningful transition period and our goal is to guide patients as they transition back into their daily lives and build on their success in primary treatment. With a recovery-oriented environment that emphasizes behavioral accountability, community and peer support, relapse prevention and more, men can maintain their sobriety while honing the skills they’ve learned to overcome the obstacles of independent living.

Substance Use Disorders

Substance Use DisordersWhen many people envision drug or alcohol addiction, they often picture a wayward, haggard individual who is strung out and desperate. While there certainly are some who fit this stereotype, in reality, addiction affects people from varied backgrounds, professions, education levels and economic classes. Those struggling with substance use are often your friends, neighbors, co-workers and even family members. They do their best to keep it together, but addiction constantly threatens to dismantle the life they’ve built for themselves and when it does, it’s hard to know where to turn.

At Valiant Living, you can turn to us. We’re a treatment center dedicated to helping men from all walks of life heal from addiction and achieve lasting sobriety. We understand that although addiction takes many forms, the harm it does and the need for professional remains the same once it sets in. We strive to be a safe landing place that provides the comfort, security and support to guide patients as they navigate the challenges of recovery and discover their reasons for pursuing a life free of drugs or alcohol. We provide a productive transitional period after primary treatment and address a variety of substances, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Opioids
  • Prescription drugs
  • MDMA/Ecstasy/Molly
  • DXM/Cough syrup

To ensure a therapeutic and comprehensive experience, we offer a variety of individualized treatment programs, from enhanced recovery housing and sober living to detox and intensive outpatient. We utilize a systems approach that focuses not only on the individual struggling with substance use but their families and partners as well. Addiction has a resounding effect that is felt by the whole family, undermining relationships, destroying trust and sabotaging healthy communication. We help patients and their loved ones navigate the difficulties of recovery and repair broken bonds so everyone can move forward together. A patient’s family is often their most important support system throughout the process and having them involved improves treatment outcomes and empowers them to develop strategies to help their loved one without enabling them.

Mental Health

Mental Health TreatmentMental health and substance use are closely related — more than half of all individuals seeking treatment for addiction also have a mental health disorder. Those struggling with untreated psychiatric disorders will often self-medicate to alleviate their symptoms or bury traumatic experiences, but this only provides temporary relief. Symptoms often worsen beneath the fog of drugs or alcohol and exacerbate mental health concerns, beginning an unstable and chaotic cycle that moves patients further away from wholeness and healing. In some cases, substance use may trigger the onset of new or latent mental health disorders such as schizophrenia, anxiety and depression.

When substance use and mental health disorders occur together, it’s known as a dual diagnosis. Unfortunately, those with a dual diagnosis still face barriers that make them less likely to seek treatment for either disorder. Social stigmas, lack of access to adequate care and financial limitations prevent many from getting the help they need despite rising awareness of the importance of integrated treatment. Individuals with a dual diagnosis need comprehensive care that encompasses their physical, mental and emotional needs to ensure meaningful progress in recovery that promotes long-term sobriety. If mental health disorders are overlooked or not addressed, their symptoms will be waiting for them after treatment and may trigger a relapse. Some of the mental health disorders we treat include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Avoidant personality disorder
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

At Valiant Living, we help patients stabilize their mental health so they can focus on healing from addiction with an integrated approach that treats both disorders simultaneously. By blending effective psychotherapies and traditional treatment approaches, we help each patient discover how their mental health plays a role in their addiction so they can address it head-on and begin to heal with purpose and direction.

Process Addictions

Process AddictionsAddiction is most commonly associated with drugs or alcohol, but it has become increasingly clear over the years that certain behaviors can also become problematic and addictive. Because addiction begins by activating the reward pathways in the brain, other behaviors that trigger pleasure and reward can produce a similar rush of euphoria and well-being. Known as process addictions, individuals can develop habit-forming and addictive tendencies toward behaviors such as:

  • Eating
  • Gambling
  • Sex
  • Video gaming
  • Shopping
  • Pornography

The mechanisms that drive these behaviors are similar to those involved in substance abuse. Engaging in certain behaviors is enjoyable and elicits a pleasure response in the brain, similar to the rush felt by consuming drugs or alcohol. It’s an experience the brain wants to repeat, leading to cravings and even withdrawal symptoms. Much like substance abuse, process addictions can become extremely problematic and disrupt an individual’s life, putting their health, well-being, finances and relationships at risk. At Valiant Living, we help patients identify and manage their process addictions with comprehensive, personalized care that focuses on the lifestyle factors and issues surrounding their maladaptive behaviors. With an emphasis on sustainable, lasting change, we help move patients forward in recovery so they can lead the successful, happy lives they deserve.

Comprehensive and Integrated Care

Comprehensive and Integrated CareOur evidence-based therapeutic model addresses substance use disorders and process addictions with the understanding that mental health concerns like depression and anxiety can play a key role. Concurrent issues are managed with a vast offering of integrated treatments and group therapies focused on specific parts of the whole person in an effort to understand the interactions and help patients move into full recovery. To ensure men with varied needs thrive in recovery, we offer different levels of care, including:

  • Recovery housing for men 28 and older
  • Intensive outpatient services (IOP)
  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
  • Enhanced outpatient treatment (EOP)
  • Medically-supervised detox
  • Transitional services
  • Trauma-focused care
  • Dual diagnosis treatment
  • Relapse prevention

Our facility is staffed on a 24/7 basis and offers both private and semi-private rooms to balance comfort and community. At Valiant Living, we understand that maintaining a stable, recovery-oriented environment after the first few months of primary treatment is crucial to the long-term success of clients as they navigate independent life without drugs or alcohol. Recovery housing, outpatient treatment and sober living help men practice the coping skills and lifestyle management techniques they’ve learned in a supportive atmosphere so they’re better equipped to handle the stressors, triggers and influences they’ll encounter as they transition back into their daily lives.

Contact Valiant Living

If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse, mental health disorders or process addictions and needs a supportive environment as they transition back to independent living, Valiant Living near Denver in Centennial, Colorado, can help. Our treatment programs are geared towards men 28 and older and address the full scope of their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social needs. Contact or call us at 303-816-3571 to learn more about our programs and get started today.

For the first time in a long time I feel hope and have peace… Through the program, I have received encouragement, support and above all a plan for recovery!!

Steven

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