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Community Is Key
to Recovery

Addiction robs us of many things, including relationships. Learning to trust and accept help from others is vital to your sobriety. Rebuilding connections and finding a strong support system through a peer recovery community removes the isolation that addiction brings and helps you to be successful in your recovery and life. Together, we can overcome what we were incapable of achieving alone.

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Peer Support in Addiction Recovery

As addicts, many of us think that no one can possibly understand what it’s like. That other people just “don’t get it” because they haven’t been there. But at Step Denver, we have. All of us. Here, we use a Peer Recovery Support Model, which means you’ll always be around others who have been where you are, who relate to what you’re going through, and who can show you that recovery is possible.

As part of our program and the Peer Recovery Support Model, every resident will:
  • Be partnered with a certified Recovery Support Manager who is also an alumnus of the program. He’ll be the one to keep you honest, help you set recovery goals, learn and practice new coping skills, and reach different milestones in each phase of the program.
  • Attend recovery-oriented groups to give you the knowledge, tools, and support you need to fight your addiction and rebuild your life.
  • Participate in Peer Recovery Fellowship Meetings to strengthen your recovery as you work through the program and ultimately transition into a safe, independent, self-sufficient living environment.

Be a Part of the Step Brotherhood

While community is important for everyone, it is vital for those in recovery from the disease of addiction. When starting the recovery process, it’s easiest to trust and feel inspired by those who have been where you are. Knowing the people around you understand your struggle helps break down the walls of isolation that addiction brings. Overcoming addiction is made possible through a peer recovery community.

The Step brotherhood strengthens residents’ will for sobriety by giving them a sense of purpose—a strong community of men with shared experiences who are all working together toward a common goal. It’s the accountability to each other that increases our men’s motivation, reduces the shame of addiction, and teaches them the value of community in their recovery beyond Step.

Together, we can stay sober better than any one of us can alone.

Why Community Matters

Get Sober. Stay Sober. Together.

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.