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1,275 people sought addiction counseling help in Colorado in the last year

Discover how starting therapy with a addiction counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting Addiction counseling

What is addiction counseling?

Addiction counseling therapists at Thriveworks in Colorado Springs, CO can help people manage their urges to use the substance or engage in the activity they’re addicted to. In addition, it can help people manage the challenges that stem from their addiction, from relationship issues to problems at work, as well as those whose addiction may stem from issues like trauma.

How does addiction counseling work?

Addiction counseling at Thriveworks in Colorado Springs, CO works by helping one understand the underlying causes of their addiction, teaching them coping strategies, and recognizing their specific triggers. Long-term or ongoing addiction counseling can also help to prevent relapse.

Is addiction counseling conducted in person or online?

Addiction counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does addiction counseling last?

The length of addiction counseling depends on the individual’s needs, the extent and severity of their addiction, and the problems that might stem from it. That said, people can make meaningful progress in addiction counseling in the first weeks to months.

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From the initial caffeine fix in the morning to the last Netflix episode at night, addictions perpetuate our lives. It’s not a personal flaw—addictions are something our brains are hardwired to form. But of course, we never form addictions over vegetables. It’s certain chemical structures that can trick out brain into craving them. Chemicals like alcohol, marijuana, nicotine, and even sugar have the right structure that makes our brain crave it.

So what hope is there, when even our brain is working against us? The counselors at Thriveworks Colorado Springs know there is a lot of hope! Many people have come to us and left with renewed control over their lives. It’ll be difficult, nothing can change that. But hard and impossible are very different thing. Hard just means it’ll take a little more perseverance and support to overcome it. But it is fully possible.

The Addictions Counselors at Thriveworks Colorado Springs are here to walk with you as you battle your addiction, providing support, encouragement, and guidance when you need it.

What Are the Effects of Addiction and Substance Abuse?

The Dopamine cycle is why addictions are formed. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter (a brain messenger) that alerts the brain when it is being rewarded. It is usually a very precise system. When a drug or alcohol enters the system, it produces its own separate surge of dopamine.

That surge is what makes drugs feel so good. In response, the brain will lower its own production of dopamine. The problem occurs when the drug leaves, taking its dopamine high with it. Now you’re left with a system that isn’t producing enough dopamine. The deficit is what creates a drug craving, and eventually drug dependence.

Addictions can make it feel like you have no control. This is a frightening predicament! Thriveworks Colorado Springs Addiction and Substance Abuse has years of training and experience that can guide you back to the path of control. Struggling with an addiction doesn’t make you “weak” or “bad”. Many factors of addictions are out of our control, like genetic predisposition. Recovery, however, is always a choice you can choose.

Just like how an addiction molded your brain and formed new habits, healing from an addiction will require us to practice new habits and remold the brain. The term neuroplasticity describes how the brain is much more like moldable clay than unmovable bricks. Thriveworks Colorado Springs is excited to begin the process of healing and growth with you.

When Should I Get Help for My Addictions?

When has drug or alcohol use gone past recreational and into dangerous addiction? It’s easy to rationalize drug use until it becomes all-consuming. Maybe you’ve told yourself it’s okay for now by saying:

It lowers my stress levels! Once I have less going on, I’ll stop.

It’s a social outlet. I use it to hang out with friends!

It’s not affecting how I work. I deserve it!

Some of those may be true! A lot of addictions form based on our individual tolerance levels. Tolerance level is how often and at what strength you can use a drug before true addiction forms. It depends on a lot of different factors such as genetics and your current environment.

Because of the many various factors, it’s best to seek help as soon as you or a loved one has concern. The quicker steps are taken to stop an addiction, the easier the recovery process will be. Even if we decide Thriveworks Colorado Springs isn’t right for you, we can help you make an educated next step.

If you have hesitations, look for these signs that might point towards an addiction:

  • Cravings for the drug/alcohol continue throughout day
  • Use becomes regular and chronic
  • Unsustainable or reckless spending patterns
  • Painful physical reactions to withdrawal (headache, anxiety, inability to sleep or oversleeping, muscle aches)
  • Changes in social patterns or groups
  • Lying or being secretive
  • Unable to feel happy or controlled without the drug
  • Mood changes

Symptoms come in many different varieties, so this list is far from complete. Thriveworks Colorado Springs understands how isolating and terrifying an addiction can be. But there is always hope. With some support and professional guidance alongside your own determination and perseverance, recovery is more than possible.

What Does Addiction Counseling Look Like?

You are much more than your addiction. All of your passions, goals, and outside struggles are just as important. Thriveworks Colorado Springs believes in a counseling process that will draw on all aspects of yourself to help guide us towards a more complete you, one without addiction.

Addiction hardly strikes alone. Depression, anxiety, insomnia, low self-esteem, and many other mental and physical health problems can rise with addiction. These are called co-morbid issues and is something we can address in a session.

The main focus of a counseling session with Thriveworks Colorado Springs is to break the habit of addiction and remold your brain back to its healthy state. Of course, this process will always be unique to who you are and what your goals are.

Addiction can make us believe that it is the center of everything, and that we’ll fall apart without it. That’s a lie. And you deserve the chance to explore the truth beyond it. Who you are and the life you want to live are compatible, we just have to find the right path to start journeying there.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Colorado Springs therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | GHI BMP

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | PPO - HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Colorado Springs
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Hear from our clients

4.8 Learn about verified reviews
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Excellent therapist who listens deeply and engages in thoughtful caring dialogue . With helpful analysis and suggestions .
Read more Excellent therapist who listens deeply and engages in thoughtful caring dialogue . With helpful analysis and suggestions .
Sreedevi Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I feel heard, and understood. I have trust in my therapist that she is guiding me into take the right path and actions towards me healing old wounds and trauma from the past
Read more I feel heard, and understood. I have trust in my therapist that she is guiding me into take the right path and actions towards me healing old wounds and trauma from the past
Sharon Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Marie Beltran is such a wonderful therapist. She’s patient very caring and understanding. She truly a joy to talk to ? Thankful to have such a great therapist in my life ❤️
Read more Marie Beltran is such a wonderful therapist. She’s patient very caring and understanding. She truly a joy to talk to ? Thankful to have such a great therapist in my life ❤️
Colorado Springs Oct 2021
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★★★★★
Jerry was amazing! Jerry uses choice theory in order to help his patients grow and work through their problems. Choice theory was helpful through my relationship counseling but also could be used individually to helps each person grow themselves. Jerry used real scenarios in order to water down the theory, making it less scientific and more geared toward individual use. Jerry was patient, helpful, and very understanding.
Read more Jerry was amazing! Jerry uses choice theory in order to help his patients grow and work through their problems. Choice theory was helpful through my relationship counseling but also could be used individually to helps each person grow themselves. Jerry used real scenarios in order to water down the theory, making it less scientific and more geared toward individual use. Jerry was patient, helpful, and very understanding.
Colorado Springs Sep 2019
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★★★★★
My therapist Rachel is the perfect therapist for me and the first one who I've told almost everything to and I could never ask for a better therapist thank you Rachel for changing my life and making a difference in my life and protecting me as well as helping and encouraging me even when I didn't wanna do your challenges cuz I didn't think I could do it and thanks for not letting me do whatever I want and helping me be a better person and thanks for your funny spider stories that cheer me up and when you were Sarcastic sometimes I love everything about you and thanks for being an Angel and for your kindness and Compassion I too have your back and care about you!
Read more My therapist Rachel is the perfect therapist for me and the first one who I've told almost everything to and I could never ask for a better therapist thank you Rachel for changing my life and making a difference in my life and protecting me as well as helping and encouraging me even when I didn't wanna do your challenges cuz I didn't think I could do it and thanks for not letting me do whatever I want and helping me be a better person and thanks for your funny spider stories that cheer me up and when you were Sarcastic sometimes I love everything about you and thanks for being an Angel and for your kindness and Compassion I too have your back and care about you!
Colorado Springs Jul 2019
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★★★★★
Cassie has done wonders for my daughter. She has come so far in this past year. I am so thankful for the relationship my daughter and I have now. Before Cassie we were a wreck. We love so Cassie so much. I couldn't ask for a better councilor/ therapist/ mentor.
Read more Cassie has done wonders for my daughter. She has come so far in this past year. I am so thankful for the relationship my daughter and I have now. Before Cassie we were a wreck. We love so Cassie so much. I couldn't ask for a better councilor/ therapist/ mentor.
Colorado Springs Jul 2019
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★★★★★
Thrive has helped my husband so much. He has vestibular issues and it creates bad balance problems. It also has created left side weakness and he has had to use a cane to assist him with walking and stairs. Since being treated at Thrive, he only uses his,cane with stairs now and on occasion when he isn't feeling that well. His balance has improved abiut 65% also. His moods are much better now also since he can get around better by himself! Thank you Thrive for all you have done for my husband and our family!
Read more Thrive has helped my husband so much. He has vestibular issues and it creates bad balance problems. It also has created left side weakness and he has had to use a cane to assist him with walking and stairs. Since being treated at Thrive, he only uses his,cane with stairs now and on occasion when he isn't feeling that well. His balance has improved abiut 65% also. His moods are much better now also since he can get around better by himself! Thank you Thrive for all you have done for my husband and our family!
Colorado Springs Jun 2019
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★★★★★
I love going here every Monday it's the best thing to talk to someone that I connect with and helping me through my challenges.
Read more I love going here every Monday it's the best thing to talk to someone that I connect with and helping me through my challenges.
Colorado Springs Jun 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Colorado Springs is located at the corner of Chancellor and Channel Drive. Our building is across from Sassy Tan, next to Pikes Peak Dental, and slightly north of Fairfax Ridge Park. We share a building with Brothers Dental, and have parking available directly outside our main entrance.

Phone number

(719) 259-4585

Languages spoken by CO providers

  • English
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