Opened in 2009 in Denver, Colorado, Quiet River is an extended care transitional recovery program that focuses on post-treatment lifestyle reintegration. The goal at Quiet River is to decrease the high rate of relapse for people returning home from shorter intensive inpatient programs.
Accommodations and Food
Located in a former bed and breakfast in the historic Curtis Park neighborhood of Downtown Denver, Quiet River offers upscale living accommodations to adult men and women looking to transition from residential treatment to independent living. A maximum of 13 people share the residence and private rooms are available upon request for an extra fee. Clients are allowed to bring both cell phones and personal computers, and all rooms have premium cable TV and high speed Internet. Housekeeping services, private bathrooms and personal refrigerators are also standard. One of the bathrooms even has its own fireplace.
Continental breakfast and deli lunches are served daily, while dinner is prepared by a chef Monday through Friday.
Treatment and Staff
Quiet River offers its services to clients who have already completed an intensive inpatient program, so there is no detox, but sobriety in the facility is monitored using daily breathalyzers and weekly urine tests.
Treatment lasts anywhere from 90 to 180 days and includes seven hours of professionally facilitated small group therapy a week, designed around a variety of recovery philosophies and augmented by classes on relapse prevention and goal setting. Clients attend one or two individual sessions per week, based on the recommendation of their peer counselors and primary therapists. Quiet River maintains a very low client-to-staff ratio and individual attention is guaranteed, often by someone else who is in recovery. Clients go to off-site AA meetings and 12-step work is encouraged, but not as the only way to maintain sobriety.
Visitation hours are daily from 8am to 10pm as long as it doesn’t interfere with treatment, but there is no structured family program.
Yoga, massage, acupuncture, tickets to professional sporting events and access to FORZA Athletic Club at the Ritz-Carlton are some of the extras offered at Quiet River.
The goal at Quiet River is to decrease the high rate of relapse that occurs when people leave intensive inpatient treatment and re-enter their lives; at Quiet River they say the transition needs to be gentle, at a pace the client can handle in order to yield long-term success. It claims that inpatient treatment gets you sober, but doesn’t prepare you for the stresses of the real world. Unless you have a housekeeper, a chef and a fireplace in your bathroom, this may not be preparing you for the real world either, but it certainly might be easier to manage real life one chocolate croissant at a time.
Quiet River Addiction Center
2500 Arapahoe St
Denver, CO 80205
Quiet River Cost: $6,500 (30 days, single rooms); $5,500 (30 days,double rooms). Reach Quiet River by phone at (720) 920-9750 or by email at [email protected]. Find Quiet River on Facebook and Google+
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