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Helpful Articles

8 Ways to Help When Loving Someone With an Addiction

The pathway to healing and recovery is often a journey that can progress over multiple years. Addiction not only involves the individual suffering from the substance use disorder, but their partner, their family, and their friends as well.

Supporting an Addict Who's Relapsed

Seeing a loved one return to drugs or alcohol after treatment for addiction can be devastating to family and friends. It may make you feel as though everything you and the addict have done to address the addiction has been in vain.

How To Support An Addict In Recovery

Having a loved one who is suffering from addiction can be overwhelming. It can be challenging to support them while they are in recovery. Fortunately, there are many methods to help a recovering addict while also maintaining your own mental health.

How to Help Someone with an Alcohol Addiction

Watching a family member, friend, or coworker with an alcohol use disorder can be difficult. You might wonder what you can do to change the situation, and whether or not the person even wants your help.

How to Support an Addict

You want to help someone you care about who has an addiction, but where do you start? Sometimes, it’s difficult to determine what actions are supportive and which ones are enabling. One of the best ways to support a loved one is by encouraging treatment.

Do’s and Don’ts for Dealing with an Addict in Your Life

Since there are more than 23 million Americans struggling with drug or alcohol abuse problems, there are many millions more family and other loved ones suffering right along with them. This could make this problem one of our country’s most pervasive ills.

Insightful Videos

Lessons a drug addict can teach you | Lauren Windle | TEDxSurreyUniversity

Heroin Addiction, Recovery and No Shame | Crystal Oertle | TEDxColumbus

Wasted: Exposing the Family Effect of Addiction | Sam Fowler | TEDxFurmanU

Fighting opioid addiction: As long as it takes | Julia Picetti | TEDxUniversityofNevada

What’s your Story? Family, Addiction and the Brain | Dr. Melissa Vayda | TEDxHarrisburg

Transcending addiction and redefining recovery: Jacki Hillios at TEDxBoulder

Six Steps to Life-Altering Change for Addicts and Convicts | Moe Egan & Tim Stay | TEDxBYU

The Power of Addiction and The Addiction of Power: Gabor Maté at TEDxRio+20

Addiction and trust: Marc Lewis at TEDxRadboudU

Local Write-Ups

Rocky Mountain Behavioral Health’s House of Hope saves live, restores families

Rocky Mountain Behavioral Health is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Fremont County with the effects of substance abuse, domestic violence and many other behavioral issues. Financial contributions help clients access education and counseling.


In its 40th year, Rocky Mountain Behavioral Health expands its programs

Now in its 40th year of serving individuals and families experiencing the effects of substance abuse, Rocky Mountain Behavioral Health continues to offer many of its traditional services, along with some new ones, including mental health treatment.

Groups for 2020

DUI Level I & Level II Education

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Led by facilitators Javier Del Castillo LCSW, CAC III & Suzette Duston CAC II.

Impaired Driver Education Program (IDEP). Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) approved curriculum for DUI Level I & DUI Level II requirements. Clients are educated on Colorado State laws and the dangers of driving while impaired. 

DUI Level II Therapy

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Led by facilitator Javier Del Castillo LCSW, CAC III

Impaired Driver Education Program (IDEP). Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) approved curriculum for DUI Level II requirements. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) explores and addresses dysfunctional thoughts patterns, giving clients the opportunity to reflect on negative behaviors for change.

Interlock Enhancement

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Led by facilitators Ted Ulibarri MA, LPCC, CAC III & Javier Del Castillo LCSW, CAC III.

Specialized, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based curriculum approved by Office of Behavioral Health (OBH). This group is mandated for clients sentenced to DUI Level II 4 Plus and recommended for DUI clients with an interlock device in the vehicle who meet criteria.

Helping Women Recover

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Led by facilitator Sandra Hensley CAC III

A gender specific curriculum that focuses on the sensitive and unique issues of women suffering from trauma and substance abuse issues. The curriculum addresses four specific topics: Self, Relationships, Sexuality, and Spirituality through a client-centered treatment approach. Individuals have a safe structured environment to process past trauma while developing necessary skills to establish and maintain healthy relationships


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Led by facilitators Suzette Duston CAC II Brandy Predmore MA, Registered Psychotherapist

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidenced-based and highly effective intervention that provides individuals with the ability to develop the coping skills to self-regulate their emotions. Stress management crisis and “SOBER” (Stop, Observe, Breathe, Expand, Respond) techniques are explored providing individuals with healthier options to addressing emotional stressors other than using.

Seeking Safety

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Led by facilitator Nick Bonck CAC III

Seeking Safety is a co-occurring curriculum that addresses substance abuse as it relates to trauma and or trauma as it related to substance abuse. The age-old question of “what comes first the chicken or the egg” is exampled here. What comes first, substance abuse or trauma…the answer is unequivocally YES. Seeking Safety addresses both issues in tandem helping the individual to better understand underlying issues, process them and prepare for ongoing treatment of deeper issues.

Art of Healing

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Led by facilitator Trinda Hosselkus LPC, LAC

Advanced DUI Therapy group for individuals who are Track D (multiple DUI with 86 hours of therapy). Art of Healing is a group that allows group members to receive support from people with similar life experiences. The group predominantly focuses on gaining coping skills associated with feelings of loneliness, depression, and early recovery. Art of Healing can help an individual achieve a positive self-image through affirmation and self-efficacy.

Conflict Resolution

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Led by facilitator Javier Del Castillo LCSW, CAC II

This is a co-ed group that addresses issues regarding anger management utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach. Individuals work on issues relating to anger by developing communication skills, healthy boundaries and changing negative thought process.


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Led by facilitators Ted Ulibarri MA, LPCC, CAC III, Suzette Duston CAC II, & Taletha Higginbotham Peer Specialist

Community Re-enforcement and Family Training- utilizes a curriculum developed for family members with a loved one struggling with substance use. Four identified goals are reduction of substance use, engaging the family member in treatment or increasing motivation and focus on treatment efforts, and improving quality of life for family members by establishing boundaries, addressing enabling behaviors, and reinforcing positive sober behaviors.

Healing Dynamics

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Led by facilitator Larry Alwine LPC, LAC

This is a group that utilizes Attachment Theory and a client-centered treatment approach by addressing significant relationship issues. Developmental traumas, neglect, or other negatively impacting events during childhood will be explored. Behaviors that are damaging and a barrier to healthy, trusting relationships will be examined to identify root causes with the goal of developing new healthier relationships.

New Directions Intensive Out-Patient Program

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Tuesday-Friday 9:00a.m.-11:00 a.m. for women & Tuesday-Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. for men

New Directions is a comprehensive, gender specific, Intensive Out-Patient (IOP) program for high risk individuals struggling to get sober or are in early recovery, usually a couple weeks or less. The program offers Strategies for Self-Improvement and Change (SSC), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) based interventions that support early recovery efforts. Wrap around services are an interictal part of the program and participants have access to Psychiatric & Medical care, Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT), supportive services like transportation case management, and life skills to meet their basic needs.


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Led by facilitator Sandra Hensley CAC III

Strong Together At Rebuilding Trust (START) is a specialized gender specific women’s program providing services for individuals who have been involved in domestic violence, sexual abuse and other abusive relationships. A Cognitve Behavioral Therapy (CBT) intervention with a strong emphasis on overcoming the underlying issues that perpetuates the cycle of victimization. It encourages recovery by utilizing effective trauma informed treatment approach placing an emphasis on building strong personal boundaries, empowerment, and communication for healthy relationships and relationship safety.

Life Skills

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Led by facilitator Taletha Higginbotham Peer Specialist/Registered Psychotherapist

This educational class will focus on day to day barriers clients encounter as they engage in substance use treatment. Individual’s work on monthly budget, employment, education, housing, setting goals and identifying other community resources to help stabilize and build sustainability and independence.

Men’s Recovery

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Led by facilitator Trinda Hosselkus LPC, LAC

Men’s relapse prevention is a structured therapy group that focuses on the foundation of recovery with life changes necessary for early recovery and relapse prevention. The group helps participants deal with a wide variety of issues that have an impact on their daily living and commitment to sobriety.

MRT Men’s

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Led by facilitator Nick Bonck CAC III

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is peer led group that addresses substance abuse, criminal thinking, and the difficult and unique nature of relationships of someone struggling with substance abuse. The group is highly structured for accountability with 13 primary “Steps” the participant must complete, present, and pass.

MRT Women’s

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Led by facilitator Sandra Hensley CAC III

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is peer led group that addresses substance abuse, criminal thinking, and the difficult and unique nature of relationships of someone struggling with substance abuse. The group is highly structured for accountability with 13 primary “Steps” the participant must complete, present, and pass.

Relapse Prevention Experiential

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Led by facilitator Javier Del Castillo

This group utilizes Psychodrama, a form of psychotherapy in which patients act out events from their past. Participants have the opportunity to evaluate their behavior, reflect on how the past incident is getting played out in the present and more deeply understand particular situations in their lives. In this process lingering traumas, tragedies or other difficulties are eliminated or lessened through action work.

DUI Level II - 4 Plus

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Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) approved and licensed for multiple DUI offenders. Participants are sentenced to a minimum of 180 hours of therapy over 18 months. This approach focuses on mental health and substance abuse issues concurrently.

"My life will never be the same again. The love and support Rocky Mountain showed me was exactly what I needed to see where I needed to adjust and have been on the right track since. Very Grateful!

Ron M - Father - Age 34

"Having been in and out of treatment facilities since I was a teen, I thought this was just how my life was going to be. It wasn't til I found RMBH that I found my purpose and a better way!"

Brad - Student - Age 27

"It's so awesome to make up all the time I lost with my kids after spending so much time in a bottle. RMBH truly cares and beyond helping me overcome my addiction helped me in many other ways. Incredible place, Incredible people!"

Jane - Mother - Age 36

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Canon City, CO 81212