Substance Abuse Intervention Program
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Substance Abuse Intervention Program

Boulder County Public Health offers substance use classes for teens and adults. Different levels of classes are provided. Clients are assessed using an evidence-based screening tool.

Classes & Groups

Sign up for intervention and support for individuals who need help with alcohol, marijuana and other drugs.

Questions? Please call 303-413-7025.

The instructor will call you at your scheduled appointment time.

SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment)

This is a one-on-one intervention lasting 30-50 minutes. The focus is on determining an individual’s risk related to their substance use and raising awareness about substance use and its consequences. The intervention aims to motivate individuals towards positive change and to think differently about their use. High-risk users are provided with referrals to appropriate treatment. Cost: $75

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BASICS 1

This program consists of a 50-minute small group discussion led by a counselor followed by a 50-minute individual session 1-2 weeks following the group. Participants discuss their substance use patterns, risks and harm-reduction strategies. The group session may be offered as an individual session at the discretion of the counselor. Cost: $140

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BASICS 2

This program consists of two, one-hour individual sessions with a counselor. The program is designed to assist participants in examining their own substance use behavior by reviewing their alcohol and drug consumption patterns, history and related issues. The counselor provides personalized feedback and helps the participant to plan for ways to reduce future health, social and legal risks. Cost: $140

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BASICS 3

This class consists of four individual sessions with a counselor. Participants discuss their substance use, consequences to use, and develop strategies to reduce risky use. Cost: $295
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DARMA

Drinking as Responsible Mature Adults (DARMA) is a 12-hour class that meets over 6 weeks. This program is for non-dependent drinkers in which participants monitor their daily alcohol use with a goal of moderation. It is designed to assist participants in examining their substance use behavior by reviewing their alcohol and drug consumption patterns, history and related issues. BASICS 3 may be substituted for DARMA, depending on the number of participants. Cost: $295
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Clinical Substance Use Evaluation

During an evaluation, a counselor will gather and review the participant’s substance use and biopsychosocial history. They will look at the full picture of the participant’s life, including aspects that protect them from harm and those that can create risk. Formal assessment tools are used, including those that help to identify mental health diagnoses. Findings and recommendations are provided in a written report. Cost: $250
Sign up for an Evaluation

Registration & Payment

Please register by clicking on the orange “Register” button above. Payment is due at the time of the first class. Cash, check and Visa/MasterCard are accepted.

Due to COVID-19, we are currently only accepting credit card payments over the phone and virtually signed completion forms.

All payments made by credit or debit card will include processing fees charged by the credit card provider. The fees are calculated as follows: fee to Boulder County Public Health + $0.75 (transaction fee) + 2.25% (processing fee).

Participants must be on time for all sessions. Anyone more than five minutes late will not be permitted to enter the sessions and will be responsible for re-registering and paying the additional registration fee.

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Substance Abuse Intervention Program

Main: 303-859-2317
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Location

Boulder
3482 Broadway
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Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F