ABOUT ASPENRIDGE RECOVERY
Situated amid the Rocky Mountains in Lakewood, Colo., AspenRidge Recovery provides residential and outpatient treatment for adults struggling with substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and process addictions. Detox services are not provided on-site at the center, which is among 6.8 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities in the state accredited by The Joint Commission.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
AspenRidge Recovery’s approach is rooted in 12-step methodology, as well as holistic and evidence-based modalities. There is no standard length of residential treatment, but most clients remain in the residential program for an average of 90 days.
During this time, they participate in 30 hours of weekly therapy – a mix of individual and group counseling. Process groups address various topics including trauma and family issues. Programming also covers life skills development, physical health, nutrition, spirituality, and self-esteem. To aid in their recovery, clients spend time outside participating in equine therapy, hiking, and engaging in other experiential therapies.
The facility also offers specialized treatment tracks for co-occurring disorders, women, and trauma. These 90-day programs use a variety of treatments, including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive processing therapy, inner child therapy, and family systems therapy.
The intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a less structured treatment option. Most counseling occurs in a small group setting and clients may attend between one and five days a week in the evenings between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Random urine tests are administered twice per week.
The facility’s treatment team includes medical and nursing personnel as well as licensed social workers, master’s level therapists, and certified addiction counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
AspenRidge Recovery’s 40-bed facility is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood. Clients sleep in shared accommodations and have access to a gym and fitness activities. There are regular day trips to sporting events and community activities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The 17 alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date offered highly positive feedback for the facility. Multiple respondents noted they had attended other rehabs and found AspenRidge Recovery to be the best. “They were by far the most caring, compassionate and understanding facility…The groups were fun and informative,” Elijah wrote. Most alumni highlighted the caring, dedicated, and highly trained counselors as a strength of the facility.
C.M.M., who felt the facility did a “great job,” noted holistic options were limited. Several survey respondents who submitted negative reviews to Rehabs.com complained about not receiving help, being overcharged, or were not specific.
On secondary review sites, alumni and others provided highly positive feedback about AspenRidge Recovery to date: 4.6 out of five stars based on 33 reviews on Google; 4.9 stars based on 60 reviews on Facebook, which the organization can manage; four stars based on four reviews on Yelp.   
Most reviewers offered perfect five-star and high four-star ratings for the facility, as was the case for 91 percent of reviewers on Google, 97 percent on Facebook, and 75 percent on Yelp. Alumni repeatedly praised the caring staff and individualized programming, and attributed the center with helping them achieve sobriety and transforming their life. Isolated negative comments concerned money issues, stringent rules, and ineffective treatment.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date also praised the facility. Parents Jeremy and Autumn, who had sent their daughter to other rehab centers in the past, wrote:. “What separated our experience from the others before, was the counseling,” regarding the therapy they received during a family weekend.
AspenRidge Recovery works with most private insurance companies, including Aetna, Cigna, and Humana. An alum indicated to Rehabs.com that they received a scholarship to help with payment.
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