Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Fort Collins, Colorado, Mountain Crest Behavioral Healthcare Center offers adolescent residential treatment for substance abuse, in addition to inpatient detox and outpatient services. The facility is part of the University of Colorado Health Network, employing a highly trained staff, many of whom specialize in addiction and mental health issues.
Accommodations and Food
The adolescent residential program occupies its own wing of the facility, holding up to 14 clients at a time. This is a psychiatric hospital, so it has an institutional feel. Modest bedrooms are shared between two clients, featuring twin-sized beds and wooden dressers. Residents attend the on-site school and use the gym that can be found in the building on a separate floor.
Three meals per day are provided for residents. The cafeteria-style food is served at a buffet in the dining room, with healthy options such as a salad bar and soups. Special dietary requests can be accommodated. Stimulants such as coffee are not permitted.
Treatment and Staff
The adolescent residential program typically runs for 90 days and costs $700 per day, consisting of individual therapy once a week, group therapy, family therapy and school. The clients spend the first portion of the day in group, discussing topics such as relapse prevention, anger management, processing, communication and self-esteem. Through the use of evidence-based techniques such as CBT and DBT, clients learn new ways of thinking and behaving. While this program is not necessarily rooted in the 12 steps, clients do attend occasional on-site AA/NA meetings. During the second half of the day, they attend school, which is certified by the Colorado Department of Education. The school staff works individually with clients, making sure their academic needs are being met.
The adult inpatient hospitalization program offers a short-term, medically monitored detox. During the three- to five-day process, clients are provided with round-the-clock medical care. This option costs $1,000 per day.
The outpatient services include a chemical dependency Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Over the course of two months, clients meet three times a week for three-hour sessions. The group size varies, ranging from 10 to 12 clients at a time. The majority of the program is spent in group therapy, covering topics such as relapse prevention, trauma and chemical dependency education. Clients also meet with an individual therapist for one-on-one counseling once a week. While the clients are in IOP, they are not required to attend AA/NA meetings but suggestions for local meetings can be made upon request. This program costs $6,000.
The staff at Mountain Crest Behavioral Healthcare Center includes registered nurses, psychiatrists, Master’s-level therapists and certified addiction counselors.
The grounds have a ropes course that is used to help promote group bonding. Weekly family therapy sessions with the individual therapist are part of the adolescent residential program.
Mountain Crest Behavioral Healthcare Center offers evidence-based therapeutic solutions to chemical dependency for all ages. The adolescent inpatient program has an excellent education component, ensuring that youngsters struggling with recovery will not have to face the added stress of trying to catch up when they are ready to return to school.
Mountain Crest Behavioral Healthcare Center
4601 Corbett Dr
Fort Collins, CO 80528
Mountain Crest Behavioral Healthcare Center Cost: $21,000 (30 days). Reach Mountain Crest Behavioral Healthcare Center by phone at (970) 207-4800. Find Mountain Crest Behavioral Healthcare Center on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
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