Crossroads’ Turning Points has been treating addiction in Colorado since 1979. It has two inpatient facilities, one of which, located on Baltimore Avenue in Pueblo, serves only women—including pregnant women, women with children, women on probation or parole and women with HIV or AIDS. This facility offers both short- and long-term treatment programs.
Accommodations and Food
The 16-bed Baltimore Avenue facility is located on a quiet residential street about 10 minutes from downtown Pueblo. Women live in dorm-style rooms that can accommodate two or four. Each dorm has its own stove, oven and bathroom. The building has a common area with a television that residents can enjoy during free time.
Clients are responsible for preparing their own meals while staying at Crossroads’ Turning Points. Staff take them to the grocery store once a week to pick up whatever items may be needed.
Treatment and Staff
The program at Crossroads’ Turning Points is an evidence-based model that provides treatment for co-occurring mental health issues with the aim of getting women to get back on track and out into the community. It offers individualized case management to help clients in whatever way they need, whether it be complying with the requirements of parole or probation or working through family or financial issues.
Treatment begins with a medically supervised detox, which occurs at a different nearby facility. Residents are then transferred to Baltimore Avenue, at which time they begin 10 hours of intensive treatment weekly including individual therapy and group therapy. Other treatment includes grief and loss counseling, relapse prevention, parenting classes, off-site 12-step meetings, life skills such as budgeting and job readiness, and general health education about topics like STDs and nutrition.
A typical day at Crossroads’ Turning Points begins with a 6:30 am wake-up, followed by breakfast and a morning meditation and affirmations group at 8 am. Residents then have a co-occurring group, lunch, possibly a relationship skills group and a parenting skills group before dinner in the early evening. They then have one more group and possibly an outside 12-step meeting before having free time the rest of the evening.
After completing the first 30 days, women can continue their recovery with Crossroads’ Turning Points’ five- to nine-month extension program, which offers less intensive treatment while encouraging women to find employment.
During the day, this facility has two licensed counselors, two counselor aides, a case manager and various administrative staff on site. At least two counselor aides are on duty throughout the night. The staff-to-resident ratio is about one-to-two.
Crossroads’ Turning Points offers family therapy by request. The sessions, led by a LCSW, address any communication issues families may have and educate families about the psychology of addiction.
Staff can refer residents to any of their outpatient programs for continued treatment as well as to any 12-step meetings in the area. Residents can call back any time for referrals.
Crossroads’ Turning Points could be ideal for women seeking a program that complies with probation or parole requirements or offers treatment for pregnant women or women with children. Additionally, the sliding scale fee ensures an affordable recovery.
Crossroads’ Turning Points
3470/3500 Baltimore Ave
Pueblo, CO 81008
Crossroads’ Turning Points Cost: Sliding scale (30 days). Reach Crossroads’ Turning Points by phone at (719) 545-1181 or via email at [email protected]. Find Crossroads’ Turning Points on Facebook and Google+
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