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Sobriety House Inc.
121 Acoma St. Denver, CO, 80223
Fax 303-777-7601

Intensive Residential Treatment

Phase I

Phase I is Intensive Residential Treatment and is intended for those  with severe addictions and/or little prior rehabilitation experience. Clients are usually only a few days away from their last use and in need of acute treatment for substance use disorder. Please note: Phase I is NOT a detoxification program. All clients must be medically stabilized and able to participate in program activities from day one. If, after speaking to out Intake Coordinator, it is determined that a client will need detox they will be referred to a detox facility and will require medical clearance before admission to Sobriety House.

Call 720-381-4337 to speak with our Intake Coordinator

At least 18 years old

Willingness to participate in program activities.

Medically safe to enter treatment

Sobriety House is required to follow certain Denver city ordinances regarding legal issues, and there are other requirements. The phone pre-screen will address these issues.

Final determination of acceptance is made after a detailed clinical assessment .


Clients attend four small groups per day from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. with 15 minute breaks between each group. Clients are issued a program manual and workbook, and there are additional individual homework assignments. After the daily group meetings end, clients work on their homework from the Phase I manual, attend 12 step meetings, have individual sessions with their counselor, or enjoy some recreational time with their peers. 

Each week of the program is devoted to one of the following subjects:

  • Sobriety Maintenance
  • Stress Management
  • Feelings Awareness
  • Assertiveness Training

Evidence based treatments of the Phase I intensive program include:

  • 12-Step Facilitation
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Seeking Safety
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy

* Masters level, licensed and/or certified addiction counselor staff
* Safe and sober environment (total abstinence only)
* Weekly individual therapy – clients remain with the same therapist throughout their treatment as they progress from one level of care to another.
* In-house AA, NA, HA, CA, CMA and Alanon meetings
* Case management – referrals to other community resources/aftercare planning
* Urine Analysis & Breathalyzer Tests
* Medication monitoring
* Yoga
* Recreational options
* All costs are included in the stated fees

During the 4 week Phase I clients are restricted to campus unless they are attending court, medical or otherwise necessary outside appointments. Additionally all Phase I clients are restricted from using any type of personal electronic device, this includes, personal computers, I-pods, personal phones, etc. Additionally, while attending Phase I group, clients are required to wear long pants or dresses, and wear shirts with sleeves. 

Sobriety House’s Phase I is a state licensed American Society for Addiction Medicine levels 3.5 and 3.7 Intensive Residential Treatment Program.