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752 17th Avenue, Suite 100
Longmont, Colorado 80501

Services

  • Residential Neighborhood

Facility Highlights

Blood chemistry review

Readiness to change assessment

Holistic approach

Philosophy

Unlike most alcohol abuse treatment programs, GO SOBER features a medication-assisted treatment program that works to restore the brain's ability to produce dopamine and experience reward. Utilizing an evidence-based approach to addiction treatment, GO SOBER's primary objective is to reset those reward receptors that have been damaged by alcohol abuse and then educate patients on healthier means of generating reward responses. This process requires patients to address diet and lifestyle habits, as facilitated by GO SOBER life coaching, exercise and nutrition courses.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

Greg Hoffman
Director

Greg started GO SOBER in March of 2011 for people who’ve decided to quit drinking but continue struggling with cravings or daily thoughts about that next drink. He continues refining the treatment model based on client experiences and emerging medical, pharmacological and behavioral science. Before GO SOBER, he held senior management positions at various technology manufacturing firms. His contribution and passion have always been establishing effective business models to deliver needed goods and services with alcohol treatment being his most recent. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Washington, a M.B.A from the University of San Diego and three U.S. patents. GO SOBER resulted from his frustration with existing treatment programs’ failure to address the true, neuro-physiological cause for repeat, unwanted drinking even in motivated individuals with the sincere desire to quit.

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Dr. Steve Zakany
Medical Director

Dr. Zakany is board certified in both Family Medicine and Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. He is a member of the Lumenis Accredited Doctor's Network, the American Academy of Family Practice, the Colorado Academy of Family Practice and the Colorado Medical Society. Dr. Zakany serves as an official trainer for Bridge Therapy treatments for physicians in the Rocky Mountain region. He has practiced medicine in Neptune Beach Florida and Heidelberg, Germany prior to coming to Colorado in 1999. Dr. Zakany received his M.D. from the University of South Florida and B. S. degree in Chemistry is from Florida Atlantic University.

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5.0
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GoSober was the only program that made sense to me. Admitting your problem is a cliche, but it is truly the first step; however, along with that first step - as hard as it is in your state of mind during the struggle - is the process of determining how to dig your way out of the mess you have created in your own life and most importantly within your brain/mind. When evaluating inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab and attempting AA and the cold turkey approach, I found that the options to me were not feasible. Inpatient rehab would most likely result in losing my job. Outpatient rehab, I felt would have been consistent with trying on my own (quitting alcohol, trying to remain busy with tasks and hobbies - but alcohol would have been shouting at me from every direction). AA - everyone loves a good story, and a story of triumph - but stories fade, and your problems are different. Although the stories had an initial impact and provided some motivation, I found myself reaching for the bottle when I returned home. Cold Turkey was next to impossible, I could go a week, maybe two, but always found that voice inside my head telling me that I could "control my problem". Which never worked. When I found GoSober - I also found that I was not alone and that I wasn't an "alcoholic" but that I was suffering from an imbalanced brain chemistry and that my "reward" system had been skewed from years of abuse. I was EXTREMELY skeptical at first - for anyone struggling, it's hard to believe that something can cure you quickly and effectively. Their approach; however, made sense and had tangible evidence to help show me what was wrong. Much like when a doctor shows you a test result, I was able to visually see and understand what had occurred in my body during my drinking days. They provided some medication to assist with the withdrawals and then I was able to enter the infusion portion of the program once my body had detoxed. Although this was hard, having support and knowing there was a light at the end of the tunnel gave me some hope for the first time in years. After a week of infusions, I already was starting to notice major changes in my body, my sleeping patterns, and my desire to drink had nearly disappeared. Now two years out, I have become ambivalent to alcohol all together and can actually be around friends who are drinking without even the slightest interest in partaking. Their approach recieves some negative reviews, as does any business, but I believe it's due to two factors: First - the approach is holistic and although it allows you to quit - what it really does it give you your choice back. Some people, when given that choice, may choose to drink again. You have to be truly ready in your mind to give us alcohol and a lifestyle that you may have grown accustomed to for years or decades. Secondly - the family portion of the program. There is not much support for the family members; however, this is done for a certain purpose. Family members can provide great support through this time, but they can also skew your view as to why you want to quit. You need to quit for yourself first - and everything else from there will follow. My counselor and life coach were both willing to let my wife join in during some of my sessions (at our request), but after an appointment or two, we discovered that this was a personal journey that I had to navigate. As hard as it was for her to not know what went on during the meetings - she also understood that I had to find myself during this journey or it would not be successful. GoSober works, plain and simple. This very well could be the 'cure' for alcohol related disorders.
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I went through the GoSober program in 2016 and haven't had a drink since! I loved, loved my red wine and was so skeptical that I could lose my passion for it, but here I am, over three years later, with no desire for wine or any alcohol. It was the best decision I made in my life. I liked having a support team to help me transition from drinker to non-drinker, the counselor, personal trainer, life coach, nutritionist - all so helpful and supportive. My life didn't suddenly become problem free after stopping - it's life after all, but it is so much nicer facing problems with a clear head, no desire to drink, and best of all, no more hangovers ever! The hardest part was finally making the decision to stop drinking for good. Was I going to become some boring, miserable, no-fun, grouchy woman because I couldn't drink anymore? That answer is a firm NO. I did have to find some new things to bring me joy, but they are more healthy and meaningful and purposeful things, which is far more fulfilling! If you are thinking about stopping drinking, do it for yourself. Call GoSober or find a program like it to help you be successful at quitting. It’s so worth it.
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I went through the program and did well for about 7 months. I was on a mild antidepressant during this time (due to seasonal distress disorder - lived in WA for several years with minimal sun) - advised by GS Dr. to stay on in while going through the program, which I did. Several months later I worked with my family Dr. to gradually get off the antidepressant. Shortly after, the alcohol cravings hit me like a brick. I got in contact with my Go Sober Dr's assistant and discovered that they were no longer employed by GS - AND the Dr. I had was not interested enough to contact me personally. Long story short, all the people I worked with were no longer with the company (all contract workers). I did get in contact with a coordinator, relayed my issue with the change in my antidepressant - no one called to follow up. They didn't appear to be interested in the effects of the medication change - but it was mentioned that it may be recommended that I go through the program again. Kind of showed me where the primary interest was. Rather disappointed.
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Save your money-ntrained staff "counselors". Keep Looking!!!
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Official Facility Response
Thank you for your response. I am not exactly sure what you are referring to regarding our counselors. Our current counselors are masters level psychologists with lengthy experience in the addiction field, along with credentials specific to addiction counseling. We apologize for any experience you may have had that was not what you were looking for. Were you a previous client, or a family member of a previous client? Please contacts us if you would like to speak further. At Go Sober, sustained success with an emphasis on living a healthy life is very important to us. If there is anything at all we can do to assist with your situation we are happy to try and help.
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Spoke to someone with the company only interested in the brain chemistry fix they want $10,000 to do the brain chemistry which they say Works within a week but then they want you to go through all their top therapy which their commercial States talk therapy doesn't work told me they would call me back today never return the call all there about is dollars dollars dollars
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Hi Robert, When a person drinks alcohol regularly, over time it has a specific effect on the brain’s natural ability to produce what’s called reward chemistry or things like dopamine, enkephalins, cannabinoids, serotonin, endorphins, etc. In fact, this diminished capacity is what causes the “thinking about drinking.” Until the reward response is restored, most people will return to drinking. We use safe, FDA approved, medications to restore this natural reward response. Once that’s done, we move onto behavior changes to ensure adequate initiation of the response and subsequent production of reward chemistry. These behavior changes should serve the client well for the rest of their lives and most importantly the natural reward production prevents thinking about alcohol. Our comprehensive, medical based program costs less than the average cost of a DUI in Colorado with a much better outcome. We actually treat the underlying, neurophysiological condition that prevents long term success. As far as talk therapy is concerned, we don’t employ it. We focus on Health & wellness, stress management and life coaching from a behavioral science perspective. I apologize for any miscommunications that may have occurred between Go Sober and you and especially if no one returned your call. Sometimes we get very busy and requests can slip through the cracks. Not an excuse and I can see how it may have seemed insensitive. If you’d like to learn more, please contact me directly. Best of luck to you.
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This program is awful. They are missing the most important piece of addiction the fact that addicts and alcoholics lie to themselves and others constantly. I can't believe they don't realize this.
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Official Facility Response
double E, Go Sober is committed to helping our Clients in their desire to be done with alcohol. Unfortunately, you are correct that some of our Clients lack the ability to be honest with themselves and those that are trying to help them. That is why Go Sober integrates testing and accountability features, including both breathalyzer and urinalysis, into our program. In addition, our entire staff is trained to proactively look for the warning signs that a Client is at risk and to work as a team to address the challenges our Client is facing. Still, Go Sober is a voluntary program and we do not force change upon anyone. We can only make change easier and increase their potential to be a on new path in life.
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I had been struggling to stop drinking for years with mixed results. I went through the GS program several months ago and have been sober since my program ended. I recommend the program highly.
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I would not recommend this treatment. First of all they have absolutely no family involvement. Anyone that is an alcoholic or a family member of an alcoholic knows without a doubt that this is a sickness that involves the entire family. You don\'t know what is going on during the program or after the program. And I will say that there are some strange behaviors from the drugs they are administering and the spouse should absolutely know what to expect. Secondly there seems to be no follow up program. Logic defies how one can think an 8 week program can change a 20 year addiction. Some sort of fairly routine follow up needs to be in place for any program to be effective. The remote breathalyzer that is referenced on the web site was only used for about the first month of the treatment program. Bottom line....No family involvement/communication and no follow up program = not a successful program.
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Julie, the professionals at Go Sober are sympathetic to your point of view and appreciate your feedback. We have always been deeply committed to the helping individuals suffering from Alcohol use Disorder regain control over their life. Our protocol is a proven. However, we also committed to continuously improving our program and appreciate your insights as a family member.
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Sober for 35 days and have lost 10 pounds and 3 inches off my \"wine belly\" so far! I am 2 pounds away from a decade ago and only 10 more to go after that - I know it will happen, and I am absolutely positive that I will never drink again. The staff is very supportive, and the program is wonderful. I recently visited an \"in patient\" facility that a relative was in for a mere $50k per month - it was disgusting! In contrast, I am eating a modified paleo diet with farm to table gourmet and working out with my personal trainer and doing Power Barre and Yoga and meditation...my friend was eating disgusting food that looked and smelled terrible and was holed up with a bunch of spoiled trust fund heroin addicts that chain smoked and they made her talk about their problems non stop all day long and take drugs that are terrible for you...NOT a good place to be - their pool was unheated and filthy and I swim in a lovely club close to home...they had no gym and no yoga - the \"relaxation area\" doubled as a smoking area (disgusting !!!) and the people smoking were the staff members !!! She was just like me and had a happiness problem in search of a wine solution....If you are even slightly functional, love great food and believe in overall physical and mental health and want to regain or develop a very positive mental and physical state for the rest of your life, this is the only solution. I think the insurance companies and our government are getting ripped off with these \"faux\" detox centers. This is a much better solution for individuals and for society!
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Go Sober saved my life. I was making the transition from \"functional\" to \"non-functional\" alcoholic when I took advantage of their services. It has been over four months since treatment, and I no longer have any desire to drink. It seems miraculous. I tried AA and in-patient rehab prior to Go Sober, and occasionally could string together a few weeks of sobriety, wanting to drink the whole time. Go sober takes a medical approach, as opposed to a psychological approach, and it is far more effective. Having lived with it for a few months now, I\'m getting used to not wanting to drink, so that it seems ordinary. Before Go Sober, I didn\'t think this was possible. But still, once a day or so, I find myself making a comparison to my former life, and feel truly thankful that I found Go Sober. It is no exaggeration to say it\'s a life-saver.
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5.0
Excellent
I also went through the GoSober program after years of unsuccessful attempts to remain sober. I was a bit nervous at first because of the overwhelming reviews but can honestly say it works. I am at almost a year of sobriety and am completely indifferent to alcohol. I am happy and my anxiety is gone and I am healthier than I have been in decades. To those who still struggle and suffering and really want it be done, this is it. The program is private, flexible and not only includes a medical approach but addresses nutrition, life skills, physical work and therapy from a CAC. Worth every penny!
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5.0
Excellent
I attended the Go Sober program only after trying other programs, including twelve step programs both through my medical insurance and on my own. Nothing worked. My choice came down to trying Go Sober or signing into an \"in house\" treatment program. My fear with the \"in house\" programs, aside from the expense, was the question of how would I transition back to my life once I left the program\'s campus and returned home. I wasn\'t even thinking about beating my dependency through chemical infusions, but once I studied Go Sober\'s approach, it seemed to be custom made to address all of my concerns. Within days of treatment, my craving for alcohol was gone. It was like a miracle, since it was these cravings that torpedoed my past attempts to live alcohol free. When this treatment was combined with the counseling one finds through any rehab program, the program changed my life for the better. After decades of alcohol abuse, and after convincing myself that I was a \"lost cause\", I can honestly testify that this program changed my life for the better!
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