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Without Sobriety,
There’s No Future

First and foremost, Step Denver is an addiction recovery program. We believe that putting your recovery first is the only way to a successful, happy and self-sufficient life. Here, sobriety isn’t only important—it’s required.

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Experience Shows 100% Sobriety is a Guaranteed Path to Recovery

The only way to break free from the stronghold of your addiction is to commit to 100% sobriety. No compromises. No rationalizing or justifying. No excuses. Believe us, we’ve heard them all, used them all—and we’ll shut them all down. To be a part of the Step program, you’ll need to put forth effort to see progress. And part of that effort is following our rules surrounding sobriety by staying clean and sober from all types of alcohol, drugs, mind-altering medication.

Program Requirements
  • Residents are required to participate in regular breathalyzer tests and random urinalysis tests throughout their stay
  • Men who test positive for drugs or alcohol, or who refuse any of the abstinence testing, will be dismissed immediately from the program
Prohibited Medications and Substances
  • Benzodiazepines for anxiety and depression
  • Adderall for ADHD
  • Opioids for pain
  • Medical or recreational marijuana
  • Buprenorphine or methadone for Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Kratom and nootropics
  • Any long-term mind-altering medications that can produce a high or feeling of euphoria
Permitted Medications
  • Mood disorder medications, such as SSRIs and SNRIs (Wellbutrin, Zoloft, etc.), with a prescription from a doctor.
  • Naltrexone, Vivitrol, Acamprosate, and Antabuse as Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or aspirin

Steps for Success and Rebuilding Your Life

Getting sober will be one of the hardest things you’ll ever do—but it will also be the best decision you ever make. Even though it might seem impossible right now, our Steps for Success program will help you take back control of your life.

One important factor in your sobriety is having a brotherhood around you—men who are working toward the same goal. By joining our Peer Recovery Community, you’ll meet others who are going through—or have been through—the same things you are. Together with these men and your Recovery Support Manager—an alumnus of the Step program—you’ll set goals,  learn and practice new coping mechanisms, and gain the knowledge, tools, and support you need to overcome your addiction.

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Proof That Recovery Is Possible

Get Sober and Take Back Your Life

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.