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CARSS (CeDAR Alumni Recovery Support Services)

Support and Activities for Sustained Recovery

All those who were patients at CeDAR can take advantage of a variety of services offered through the CARSS Program. In all of these activities, CARSS Specialists and Alumni Volunteers act as mentors, motivators, role models, problem-solvers, and connectors to recovery resources.

of regular CARSS Activities.




Upcoming Events

Special Showing of The Anonymous People

Friday, April 4, 2013
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
University of Colorado Hospital AIP Tower 2 Conference Center

The Anonymous People is a movie about the 23 million Americans that live in long-term recovery from addiciton and other drugs.

For more information and to register CLICK HERE.

Critical Conversations

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
11:30 AM Registration, 12:00 PM- 1:30 PM Lunch & Presentation

The keynote speaker this year is Laurie Dhue,former CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel anchor. She is a media strategist who now serves as a recovery advocate. Click for MORE information.


Alumni, Family & Friends Annual Picnic

Saturday, June 28, 2014
3 PM - 6 PM

There will be three different food trucks, a live band, and an inflatable jumping castle for the children as well as a kids section. This year’s picnic should be greater and bigger than ever before.

Please email if you are interested in attending or volunteering at the picnic. Or call  at 720-848-3034.


Weekly Alumni Support Group Meetings: Alumni gather to share their stories of recovery and to support current patients who are just starting their recovery journeys.
Educational Opportunities: Lectures and workshops facilitated by CeDAR staff, and other professionals from the addiction community provide information relevant to Alumni in early recovery as well as support for Alumni in later stages of recovery.
Active Recovery Events: Alumni are encouraged to participate in recreational and social activities that support wellness and long term recovery.
Service Projects: Alumni are encouraged to “give back” through projects that support current patients and in activities that take place in the local community.
Social Media Support: On the CeDAR Alumni Facebook and Twitter pages, Alumni can connect with friends made at CeDAR, keep up with CeDAR events and learn about recovery resources and activities in their communities.
Volunteer Program: Alumni who have celebrated one year of recovery can volunteer in a variety of ways. Volunteers may help out in our Admission department or may spend time with current patients in a variety of educational and “free-time” endeavors. Alumni Volunteers may also support former patients by helping them integrate into their home recovery communities and into the CeDAR Alumni community.
Follow-Up Recovery Support Program: Former patients can receive follow-up support from CARSS Specialists and Alumni Volunteers for one year after treatment through regularly scheduled telephone calls.


Contact for more information about Recovery Events, Service Projects and Social Media.

Contact for more information about Volunteer opportunities.

Contact for more information about the Follow-Up Recovery Support Program.

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Integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy with the 12-Steps

Join us for an interactive 2-day workshop. Register Here!

The Anonymous People Showing

This Friday, April 4th at 5pm. Get Your Tickets Now

Annual Golf Tournament

Thank you for all who participated in the 2013 tournament. Click Here.


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October 10 - 12, 2014.

Treatment for Substance Use Disorders –The Continuum of Care 

The National Partnership on Alcohol Misuse and Crime (NPAMC) an article by executive director, Steven Millette and Ben Cort, business development. 

Critical Conversations Speaker William Moyers Challenges Colorado

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