About Us

About Us Addiction Research and Treatment Services ARTS Denver, Colorado. ARTS – About Us

Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS) is the clinical program of the Division of Addiction Science, Prevention, and Treatment, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine. ARTS was developed in 1972 in response to burgeoning prevalence rates of alcohol and drug abuse and addiction among the general adolescent and adult populations. Over the last 50 years, ARTS has focused on delivering cost-effective treatment to individuals who have the most severe and chronic substance abuse disorders. Individuals receiving services benefit in many ways, including:

  • enhanced employability and productivity
  • increased family stability
  • improved social relationships
  • strengthened parenting skills and healthier children
  • reduced criminality
  • diminished risk of HIV infection and other alcohol and drug-related medical problems

ARTS is dedicated to improving lives through prevention, education and treatment. To learn more about us and ARTS achievements, please click here for our Annual Reports.

No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay; and there is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available based on family size and income.