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Go Sober

752 17th Avenue, Suite 100, Longmont, Colorado, 80501
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 Highlights

  • Blood chemistry review
  • Readiness to change assessment
  • Holistic approach

Specialization

  • Transition support

    Since GO SOBER™ is out-patient based; there is no need to miss weeks or months of work or interference with important scheduled events. The complete program requires approximately 25 hours of on-site participation and a lifetime of accumulated wellness benefits. Your appointments can be scheduled at your convenience with discretion.
  • Medication assisted treatment

    The theory behind the science is that certain neuro-receptors in the brain have become damaged from long term alcohol use. This damage causes anxiety that leads to repeat failure and more drinking. The medication is suspected to re-establish normal functioning of these damaged reward receptors, thereby stopping the anxiety causing failure. For Greg, within days of treatment, his preoccupation with drinking stopped completely and he was able to replace drinking with healthier reward producing behaviors which reinforced his sobriety.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Meet the Staff

  • Greg Hoffman
    Greg HoffmanDirector
    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.
  • Dr. Steve Zakany
    Dr. Steve ZakanyMedical 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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ABOUT GO SOBER

Go Sober of Longmont, Colo., is one of Colorado’s 376 private rehab facilities and provides outpatient-based programs for clients seeking treatment for alcoholism. The facility takes a unique approach to treatment, blending medication-based treatments with cognitive therapy, to support the lifestyle change that must accompany rehabilitation. Medication-assisted detox is available.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Treatment lasts for eight weeks, with 40 hours each week of programming. Treatment is designed for adults and seniors and, includes 25 hours of on-site participation. The program includes medically-assisted detox to help clients withstand withdrawal symptoms and begin the recovery process.

In addition to physician-supervised medication-assisted management, the Go Sober program includes outpatient support in the form of individual counseling, as well as offerings like movement therapy, stress management, and a lifestyle change program that addresses diet and exercise. Go Sober is not a 12-step program, though it encourages community-based participation for clients that want to go.

Education plays an important role in beginning the treatment process. Free consultations are available at the facility and can be scheduled online. Clients can complete the consultation to determine their individual treatment needs and to enroll in the program.

Go Sober’s treatment process focuses on addressing the biological aspect of alcohol addiction. Many of the medical treatments are designed to address the changes in the body caused by addiction, such as repairing neurotransmitter function and adjusting reactions to alcohol. By doing so, Go Sober tries to retrain clients to no longer need alcohol through adjusting and restoring brain function.

Transitional support is also available to help clients transition out of organized treatment facilities. These services focus on establishing a sober living lifestyle based on the lessons learned in the treatment program. Services reinforce sober living skills like coping skills and holding clients accountable. As much as 99% of U.S. facilities provide transitional support in some form.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

In addition to the facility’s director, Go Sober employs a treatment coordinator and lifestyle coach, a medical director, and licensed addiction counselors. The staff-to-client ratio is 8:1. The founder, Greg Hoffman, is a member of Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA), the National Association of Alcohol and Drugs Addiction Counselors (NAADAC), and the Colorado Association of Addiction Professionals (CAAP).

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

At the time of this writing, Rehabs.com has received seven alumni reviews for Go Sober. Five reviews were positive and two reviews were negative.

Positive reviewers praised the treatment effectiveness and the holistic focus. Alumni also appreciated the staff members. One alum wrote that the "staff is very supportive" and another wrote: "When this treatment was combined with the counseling one finds through any rehab program, the program changed my life for the better."

Negative reviewers wrote how the “program is awful”. Another indicated that the facility didn’t return their call.

On Facebook, the facility earned one four out of five-star review and one five out of five-star review to date. [1] In the only review with written feedback, alum Bryan wrote: “This program was different,” before describing his success with long-term sobriety.

WHAT LOVED ONES SAY

The single loved one who provided feedback for Go Sober gave negative feedback. The loved one, Julie, was unhappy with the level of family involvement, writing: “You don't know what is going on during the program or after the program.” She also criticized the lack of an aftercare program and the short duration of treatment. "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," she added.

FINANCING

Information regarding the payment methods and pricing structure for Go Sober is not available at the time of this writing.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pg/gosober/reviews/?ref=page_internal

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