Carla Vista Sober Living provides a safe and sober environment free from drugs and alcohol based on the 12 steps of recovery. We provide comfortable housing that anyone would call home where genuine life-long friendship are created. The key to success is in a structured program with support from people that understand. You can do it. Your life is waiting.
When we chose our Carla Vista Sober Living Homes, we made sure that they were places anyone would want to call home. We closed 2017 with over 25 homes in Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada & Texas. We offer a safe, comfortable, and beautiful environment for you to work on your recovery, reclaim your life, and rediscover your dreams.
- Fully furnished living and dining rooms
- Fully furnished bedrooms
- Bedroom linens and bathroom towels
- Fully-stocked kitchen
- Cable television and DVD player
- Wi-fi internet access
- House computer
- House telephone with local calls included
- Outdoor patio
- Storage and parking
- FREE gym membership to current residents in Arizona and Nebraska
- Resident must be at least 18 years-old
- Pass move-in background screening, breathalizer and drug testing
- Daily house chores
- Full-time employment, school, or volunteer work
- Two weekly mandatory house meetings
- Two weekly mandatory house 12-step meetings
- 12-step home group
- Sponsor in a 12-step program
- Daily 12-step meeting attendance
- Service commitment within 12-step home group
- Random and scheduled breathalizer and drug testing
Colorado has a unique relationship with drugs and alcohol. It has some of the highest rates of meth abuse in the country, records hundreds of deaths from opioid overdose, and has a growing issue with alcohol and cocaine. In many US states you’ll notice that as soon as one drug becomes more popular, another drug begins to fade away. We’ve seen this happen in states like California and New York, where heroin took over from crack before giving way to meth and then prescription pills. The state of Colorado, however, seems to be in the midst of several different drug epidemics, and it looks like none of them are going away any time soon.
The Carla Vista Denver sober living facility is one of the busiest that we operate, and it’s also one of the most varied, catering for addicts of all ages and from all backgrounds, and assisting with a plethora of addictions and co-morbid conditions.
Colorado Sober Living
Every year 500 people die from opioid overdoses in Colorado and hundreds more die from abuse of meth, cocaine, sedatives, and other drugs. (1) Colorado sober living facilities have seen a significant increase in patients over the last decade, with demand for treatments relating to opioids like oxycodone, hydrocodone and hydromorphone tripling in this period.
Colorado also has a heroin problem. This drug doesn’t kill as many people in the state as prescription opioids (mainly due to the sheer amount of prescriptions in circulation, with over 3.5 million created every year) but it causes many problems that you simply don’t get with prescription opioids, including the risk of fentanyl overdose—this synthetic opioid is used to increase the potency of “weak” heroin—and the prevalence of HIV, hepatitis and other diseases related to intravenous drug use.
Colorado is also one of the few states to have a major issue with many of America’s major intoxicants, including opioids, alcohol, cocaine and meth. Abuse of all these drugs is at epidemic levels in the Centennial State.
Meth is of particular concern. This drug is very damaging, both to the individuals that use it and to the societies through which it spreads, but it typically doesn’t lead to as many overdose deaths as seen with opioids. In Colorado, however, there are nearly as many deaths from meth abuse as there are from prescription opioid abuse, which shows you just how prevalent methamphetamine abuse is in this state and how much work needs to be done to fix it.
On top of this, Colorado sober living facilities have been few and far between in the past, and the ones that do exist are very selective about who they allow through their doors and what addictions they treat. At Carla Vista we don’t discriminate. We believe that every addict, regardless of age, sex or health, and regardless of what they are addicted to and how long they have been using for, deserves the same level of care.
That’s why our Denver sober living home is one of the most sought-after in the state. A procession of addicts enter when they are at rock bottom and desperate for help, and several weeks later they leave happier, healthier, and completely drug free.
Sober Living in Denver
There are a few very concerning statistics concerning drug abuse and addiction in Denver. We’ve covered a few of these already when looking at the sheer scale of abuse across the state and the frightening statistics concerning overdose death, but it’s also concerning to note that as many as 7 out of 100 women that check themselves into Denver sober living facilities are pregnant. You could be forgiven for thinking that this was the norm across the country, but the national average is actually just 1 in 100.
It’s also worth noting that a lot of the heroin addicts who check themselves into these facilities are young, between the ages of 18 and 30. But rather than hinting at a certain level of self-awareness in young addicts, this seems to have more to do with the fact that the odds of a life-time heroin addict living above the age of 30 in Colorado are very slim.
It makes for a heartbreaking read, but the good news is that there is help available and as Colorado’s addiction issues become common knowledge this help is getting better and is reaching more people than ever before. If you feel like your addiction is getting out of control, or you know someone who could use some professional help, contact one of our addiction specialists today and book your place at one of our Colorado sober living homes.