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Frequently Asked Questions about CeDAR

We know there are questions you have concerning our treatment. The following are some of the most frequently asked by individuals and their family members when they call our Admissions Department.

Q: What is your program philosophy?
A: 12-Step, abstinence model with an evidence-based approach and the latest pharmacology and advanced medical care.
Q: Is CeDAR licensed and accredited?
A: Yes. We are accredited by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and licensed by the state of Colorado.
Q: Do you treat co-occurring disorders as well as chemical addictions?
A: Yes, we do. The majority of our patients suffer from both an addiction and a mental health issue.
Q: Can my loved one be admitted quickly?
A: We accept scheduled admissions 24/7, phone inquiries and intakes are available with an admissions supervisor, nurse and other professional staff.
Q: Do you have on-site detox services?
A: Yes, medically-monitored 24/7.
Q: Do you use Suboxone for detox?
A: Yes. We also use several other detox protocols for different chemicals. Our philosophy is always abstinence over time.
Q: What is the caseload of your primary clinicians?
A: We boast an industry low 1 to 5 staff to patient ratio.
Q: Do you offer a family program?
A: Yes, we provide a week-long educational program twice each month and the price is part of our residential treatment fee.
Q: Do you treat prescription drug abuse or dependence?
A: Yes, we are a leader in the treatment of prescription drug abuse/dependency.
Q: Do you have alumni services and support?
A: We provide weekly alumni groups, 12-Step meetings and regional support groups, and we facilitate numerous alumni workshops each year.
Q: Are family alumni services or support groups offered?
A: Weekly process and support meetings are held at CeDAR as well as in selected cities in our service area. Family members also are invited to attend weekly alumni meetings and alumni workshops.
Q: Is there a minimum length of stay?
A: Our intensive residential treatment is a 31-day program and our Residential Extended Care program has a minimum stay of 60 days.
Q: Do you treat compulsive gambling?
A: Yes, as a co-occurring disorder. CeDAR has one nationally-certified gambling counselor.
Q: Do you have a spiritual component?
A: Yes. We have a two chaplains for spiritual guidance and provide time for meditation and self reflection. We are non-denominational.
Q: Do you provide integrated therapies?
A: Yes. Our holistic approach offers yoga, massage therapy, acupuncture, drum circle work, team building activites and more. We also utilize University of Colorado Hospital's integrative medicine department for other services.
Q: Are psychiatric services and medications extra?
A: No. CeDAR is one of the few programs in the United States where all psychiatric services and medications are included in the residential treatment fee.
Q: Is transportation available?
A: Yes. Airport pickup at admission is easily arranged. Transportation is also available for all off-site appointments and meetings during primary treatment.
Q: Do you offer intervention services?
A: Yes and no. We do work with selected interventionists around the country and can provide your family with these resources. We do not, however, have interventionists on staff or pay any fees for an intervention.

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