Our Company - AspenRidge Recovery | Addiction Treatment Colorado

Our History

After struggling with addiction and mental health issues throughout his teenage and college years, our founder reached out for help and began his own recovery journey. Few options for quality care existed at the time, so he relocated 2,500 miles from home to receive the life-saving care he desperately needed. While in treatment, he saw firsthand what many programs lacked—heart, community, and therapy to treat the underlying causes of addiction. He knew there had to be a better, effective way to care for struggling human beings.

He went back to college with a newfound desire to do something that would help others. For a Master of Social Work program project, he designed a treatment center that put people first, treated the root causes of substance use like mental health and trauma, and created a strong community of recovering people. He identified Colorado as a state in need of such a place and partnered with a former classmate and a recovery housing manager, and turned his grad school project into reality.

Since 2015, our place in the addiction treatment community has evolved, but our heartbeat remains the same. What was once a single location in Lakewood has grown into three locations across Colorado (Lakewood, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs) plus virtual treatment programs in Colorado and Wyoming. We have helped over a thousand people realize that they hold value and deserve to live with courage, purpose, and connection.

AspenRidge Recovery is accredited with The Joint Commission and Office of Behavioral Health and a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. We offer affordable, evidence-based treatment for addiction, mental health, and trauma and a life-long recovery support community. We work every day towards our vision to expand education, advocacy, and access to behavioral health services.

Our Mission

We create a safe space for healing mental health, addiction, and trauma by building connections to learn and grow together.

We help people with addiction, mental health, and trauma realize that they hold value and deserve to live with courage, purpose, and connection.

Our Company Aspenridge Recovery For Addiction

Our Vision

Let’s get real about behavioral health. We’re expanding education, advocacy, and access.

Core Values:

  • Knowing and doing what’s right.
  • We aspire, we fail, we try again.
  • Trust your intuition. If it doesn’t feel right, speak up.
  • We exchange our time, talents, and abilities to enrich other’s lives.
  • We don’t take ourselves too seriously. Have fun.

Guiding Principles

  • People Matter. We believe that people matter and hold value by simply existing. We are human beings, not human doings and everyone has something to offer.
  • Learning is Reciprocal. We serve each other. Our clients and staff are both teachers and students, and we embrace both roles.
  • It’s We. Collectively join together and create momentum for change that isn’t possible with just one person. Community and meaningful connection are powerful, and nobody should feel alone.
  • Life Happens in Shades of Grey. Human beings are layered and so is healing. It doesn’t happen overnight, and every single small success has impact and value.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Our clients have ample resources for effective substance abuse treatment that addresses their individual needs. To learn more about our LGBTQ-specific addiction treatment center, contact us today.

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