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Westside Behavioral Care / Substance Abuse and Drug Abuse

Substance Abuse and Drug Abuse

Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is very common in Colorado..
Drugs most often associated with substance abuse include cannabis (marijuana), amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines (particularly Xanax and Valium), cocaine, alcohol, methaqualone and opioids. Use of these drugs may lead to criminal penalty in addition to possible physical, social, and psychological harm, both strongly depending on local jurisdiction.
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.

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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Therapist in Wheat Ridge
Janet Coutts /

Therapist in Wheat Ridge, Janet Coutts, provides EMDR and other forms of therapy for depression, addictions, PTSD, anxiety, and many other problems. Janet Coutts, mental health therapist, also provides cognitive behavioral therapy in her Wheat Ridge office. This location is convenient to the Highlands, Denver,…

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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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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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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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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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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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Valerie Shinbaum

Watch Valerie’s video here! Valerie has just written a book: Remaining Single: Well Worth The Wait. It is full of insights, wisdom, and helpful information on the all-important life decision on whether to develop a relationship or stay single. For purchase information, please visit Valerie’s…

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