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You’re the only one who can change your life. Accepting personal responsibility for your actions and no longer depending on other people’s resources are crucial to rebuilding your self-respect and creating a better future. No more excuses. No more blaming others.

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The Importance of Accountability in Recovery

Blame. Deflection. Justification. Denial. Codependency. These are just some of the behaviors that develop during the cycle of addiction. They’re also the types of behavior that will hold you back from your recovery. It’s time to break the cycle. To learn how to be a self-sufficient member of society. To own your actions and take responsibility for the consequences. We get it and we can help.

At Step, we offer our residents:
  • Relevant life-skills classes that help to reestablish the basics of self-sufficiency
  • Programs focused on financial budgeting, nutrition, family restoration, physical health, healthy social and recreational activities, life balance, and spirituality
  • Positive and respectful support and accountability from other men through our Peer Recovery Program
  • Guidance to help you see how behaviors, choices, and actions can have both positive and negative outcomes—and that you have the power to choose which

Accountability in Our Program

Just like nearly everything in life, Step Denver has rules— ones that you have to follow to stay in our program. These guidelines aren’t meant to hold you back. They’re meant to teach you to take personal responsibility for your actions and ultimately, to help you regain trust in yourself and become a person that others can trust.

Residents of Step are not allowed to:
  • Take financial assistance from the government, families, friends, religious organizations, or any other third-party
  • Receive any governmental stipends such as food stamps, welfare, disability, or vouchers
Residents have the responsibility to:
  • Actively participate in the program and maintain sobriety
  • Maintain a clean and safe living environment
  • Treat all residents and staff with dignity and respect
  • Have full-time, tax-paying, payroll employment

Take Responsibility

Our Four Phases


Phase One:


When you enter the program, the number one goal is to take you out of the survival-mode frame of mind by giving you a safe, stable, and secure place to start your recovery.


Phase Two:


Phase Two gives you the tools you need to stay sober in the real world. Recovery meetings and groups will explain the reasons you drink or use, and help you develop coping skills to overcome those triggers.


Phase Three:


Phase Three of our program helps you begin looking beyond Step. You’ll begin building outside support systems and resources and create a plan that will help you transition to a safe, sober living environment.

Community (Sober Living)

Phase Four:

Community (Sober Living)

Transitioning to one of our sober living homes is the final phase of Step’s program. These homes help you slowly re-enter the community with additional privileges while maintaining the structure and support of a peer recovery community.