Q: What does ARTS do?
A: Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS) is a clinical program within the Division of Addiction Science, Prevention, and Treatment in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. For over 50 years, ARTS has been a leader in delivering residential and outpatient substance misuse treatment services in Colorado. Located in the Denver Metro area, we focus on caring for our patients’ mental and emotional well-being and offer medication-assisted treatments.

Q: How much does treatment cost and what are the options for individuals who can’t afford to pay?
A: Many of our services are covered by insurance, public benefits, or grants. If you don’t have a funding source, we understand, and our staff is here to assist you. We offer a sliding scale for those who may face financial challenges, ensuring that everyone has access to the help they need.

Q: What is the referral process?
A: Seeking evaluation or treatment at ARTS is easy. Anyone can initiate the process by calling 303-336-1600. If you’re looking to join a specific treatment program, you can call the location listed on our website’s (Contact Us page).

Q: Do you provide Medication Assisted Treatment?
A: Absolutely. We have three outpatient clinics in the Denver-metropolitan area that offer Medication Assisted Treatment, including options like Methadone, Suboxone, Naltrexone, Vivitrol, and Antabuse. For more information see Medication Assisted Treatment page.

Q: Are all programs and staff licensed?
A: Yes, every ARTS program is licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health, meeting both State and Federal licensing standards. You can trust that you are in capable hands.

Q: How private is my information?
A: Your privacy is of utmost importance to us. ARTS is obligated by State and Federal law to keep all your information confidential. Click here for more information regarding our Privacy Practices.