Founded by Reverend Ernest Baber in 1967, Denver’s Sobriety House is Colorado’s oldest residential treatment program. Sobriety House offers 12-step ideology to men and women struggling with alcohol and substance abuse in an intimate setting.
Accommodations and Food
Sobriety House clients live in a collection of historic Victorians on Acoma Street, in downtown Denver. Nine clients live in the house at number 107 with counseling and administration. The Back House, now a residence, is a former carriage house. The dining hall and the large meeting room are in the original 1967 Sobriety House location and Stepping Stone is the women’s residence—sixteen women live here with an all female staff. Clients live with two or three roommates, sleeping on twin-sized beds in sparsely furnished but spacious rooms.
Hearty meals are served three times a day in a cafeteria setting.
Treatment and Staff
The 28-day intensive residential treatment program at Sobriety House is intended for those with severe addictions or little prior rehabilitation experience. Clients see their credentialed counselors once a week for individual sessions and attend four small groups each day, focusing on sobriety maintenance, stress management, assertiveness training and feelings awareness. Daily 12-step meetings and the step work that accompanies them are mandatory. Cell phones and computers are strictly prohibited.
Sobriety House hosts a family education day once a month designed to help family members understand the disease of addiction and how to support their loved one through the process. In addition they recommend participation in Alanon when possible.
Graduates of the residential program have a variety of aftercare options; transitional residential living, outpatient programming, independent sober living and continued support in the local 12-step community.
Exercise is encouraged here, so clients have access to an onsite gym and yoga classes. There is also art therapy and television is available for down time.
The goals at Sobriety House are for to eliminate substance use, maintain sobriety and promote self-sufficiency. To those ends, Sobriety House offers affordable treatment and a full continuum of care in a family atmosphere.
Sobriety House Inc. Location
121 Acoma St.
Denver, CO 80223-1429
Sobriety House Cost
$4,800 (30 days). Reach Sobriety House by phone at (303) 722-5746. Find Sobriety House on its website
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