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Westside Behavioral Care / Drug Abuse/Substance Abuse

Drug Abuse/Substance Abuse

Drugs most often associated with substance abuse include alcohol, substituted amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines (particularly alprazolam, temazepam, diazepam and clonazepam), cocaine, methaqualone and opioids. Use of these drugs may lead to criminal penalty in addition to possible physical, social, and psychological harm.

There are many cases in which criminal or anti-social behavior occur when the person is under the influence of a drug. Long term personality changes in individuals may occur as well. Substance abuse is prevalent with an estimated 120 million users of hard drugs such as cocaine, heroin and other synthetic drugs.

It is easy to find and schedule an appointment with our therapists and counselors who specialize in this area. Just click the Find a Therapist function and follow the 3 easy steps, filling in the location, insurance, and specialty (in this case Drug or Substance Abuse) you find in the boxes there, and leave the rest to our 24/7 online scheduler.

Photo of therapist Ellie Bergmann outdoors wearing a black top
Ellie Bergmann / /

Ellie Bergmann is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) who brings over 10 years of experience to her work with individuals who are seeking increased awareness, esteem, and confidence in navigating life’s challenges. Ellie’s swift ability to connect with a…

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Nancy A. Gunzner /

I am a native born in Colorado, have been married for 25+ years, have two adult male children, am located in Wheat Ridge, and am bilingual to the language of Spanish for many years. I have worked in the Criminal Justice System at the First…

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Denver Therapist
Jeff Nelson

Denver therapist, Jeff Nelson, has been with Westside Behavioral for many years and is a highly experienced, empathetic, and competent therapist. Watch Jeff Nelson’s video here! Jeff Nelson is a licensed clinical social worker with a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Metropolitan State University and…

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Greenwood Village Therapist
Bonnie Mucklow / /

Greenwood Village therapist, Bonnie Mucklow, is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed professional counselor (LPC) and Colorado Addictions Counselor (CAC III) who has been with Westside Behavioral Care since its inception in 1998. She is very highly respected here. About Bonnie Mucklow, Licensed…

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Denver therapist
Karen Hauser

Karen Hauser is a licensed Denver therapist and clinical social worker (LCSW). She is a highly valued, clinical therapist with Westside Behavioral Care and has been with us for many years. In addition to her extensive background in therapy, Karen cares very deeply about her…

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Therapy in Denver
Lynda Hilburn /

Boulder therapist, Lynda Hilburn, also has an office in Westminster, Colorado. Lynda Hilburn is a Boulder therapist and a Westminster therapist. Her office locations are convenient to Broomfield, Erie, Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, Thornton, Northglenn, Longmont, Niwot, Lyons, Arvada and North Denver. As a Licensed Professional…

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Therapist in Golden
Annie Hutt

Therapist in Golden, Annie Hutt, LPC, has been with Westside Behavioral Care for many years. We are especially grateful to have her because of her caring, compassionate approach and her total commitment to her clients’ well being. Watch Annie Hutt’s video here! Annie Hutt is…

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Aurora therapist
Jaurene Blacklock /

Aurora therapist, Jaurene Blacklock, LPC, CACIII, is a veteran therapist who sees adults, children, families, couples, and adolescents. She is licensed in Colorado as a professional counselor, and she has earned the State’s highest certification for treating alcohol and drug problems, the CACIII. She provides…

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Highlands Ranch therapist
Julie Bahl

Highlands Ranch therapist, Julie Bahl, LCSW, is a Licensed Therapist with Westside Behavioral Care. She loves providing therapy for adults, adolescents, and families. She also specializes in proving therapy for alcohol abuse and addiction. In Julie’s Bahl’s words about her therapy practice in Highlands Ranch: I…

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Victoria Tucker / /

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, (LPC) Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC), and Licensed Registered Nurse (RN). I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Denver Seminary and a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Colorado. My approach to health and well-being is rooted…

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Cherry Creek Therapist in Denver
Nick Mancini /

Cherry Creek Therapist in Denver, Nick Mancini, LPC, LMFT, specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy among many other interventions. Personal Description As a Cherry Creek Therapist in Denver, I utilize humor, metaphors, and experiential activities to help you develop the ability to engage in the present…

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Bilingual Therapist
Anna Rocio Brown /

Anna Rocio Brown, bilingual therapist, is a licensed mental health counselor, a trauma specialist in Eye Movement Desensitization Re-Processing Level II (EMDR), a certified addictions counselor (CAC III), a dancing mindfulness facilitator and an affective education counselor for children ages nine and older. She works…

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Littleton Therapy
Phil Stone

Phil Stone, therapist in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, has been a therapist for 20 years serving in a variety of settings: Inpatient, Residential, Outpatient and Private Practice. He brings a deep level of empathy and a high level of energy to his clients. Phil uses Cognitive…

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therapy in Littleton
Eric Hilborn

Eric Hilborn is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) who provides therapy in Littleton and in the Denver area. He specializes in individual therapy, marital therapy, couples counseling, adolescent therapy and group therapy. Eric provides therapy for adults ages 20 years and older and for teens…

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Therapist in Lakewood
Laura Shipman /

Therapist in Lakewood, Laura Shipman, LCSW, CACII, brings an impressive degree of skills and experience to Westside Behavioral Care. In Laura’s Own Words: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Addictions Counselor. I am a therapist in Lakewood with an office convenient…

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Therapist in Denver
Stacie Aden

Stacie Aden is a licensed therapist in Denver with Westside Behavioral Care. Stacie earned her Master of Social Work at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work in 1993 and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1996. She welcomes working with people from varying backgrounds,…

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Stephanie Roberts /

Stephanie Roberts is Masters Level Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Boulder Colorado. With over 30 years experience, she has served in various positions within the mental health system. Stephanie has operated as County Director for a…

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Therapist in Highlands Ranch
Kristy Davis /

Therapist in Highlands Ranch, Kristy Davis is a licensed clinical social worker and a certified addiction counselor (CAC III). She provides individual therapy with an emphasis on addiction, substance dependency (including court-ordered testing), anxiety, bipolar disorder and depression. Kristy holds a master’s in social work…

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Therapist Michael Gyorffy indoors wearing a plaid button-down shirt
Michael Gyorffy

Hello! I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 2007 and have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. I have a B.A in psychology (Asbury University) and a master’s degree in social work (Spalding University). My clinical experience…

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Therapist Kelly Cote outdoors in a grey long sleeve shirt and wearing a green necklace
Kelly Cote /

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Addictions Counselor, and EMDR trained therapist. I have been in the field for over 10 years and have worked in a variety of giving me a wide range of experience. Some areas I specialize in are grief and…

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