Kokua Recovery is a teen residential treatment program for boy and girls between the ages of 13-17. Our program has gender-specific treatment in two separate locations in Colorado. At Kokua, we aim to heal the trauma that underlies addiction. We also focus on holistic mental health wellness, in our comfortable home-like setting.
Longer Length of Stay for Stronger Success
Our philosophy focuses on the science of recovery so that we can have the highest success in treating teens for substance abuse. Research has shown that in 30-90 day recovery programs nearly two-thirds of clients fall back into old patterns and behaviours. However, if the length of stay is 6 months or greater, coupled with supportive aftercare, the outcomes are improved substantially.
Finding Meaningful Replacement Behaviors and Connection
At Kokua Recovery, we use outdoor recreation activities and adventure therapy to help teens replace addictive behaviours with healthy interests and connection. This facilitates developing lifelong hobbies, physical outlets, and the ability to connect to others. It helps our teens live healthier, happier lives. The end goal is to create healing that equips teens for lasting recovery.
Meaningful Service for Internal Development
We are called Kokua meaning “extending loving help to others” and we embody the value of service. Research has shown that individuals are three times more likely to remain sober after treatment when they are involved in meaningful service. We provide amazing opportunities for our clients, including trips to orphanages in Guatemala. In this role as caretakers of younger children in an orphanage, among other service opportunities, clients become more aware of their self-focused thoughts and efforts and are able to direct them toward others and find gratitude and purpose in their sobriety.
Family Support for Lasting Change
Family involvement is essential in the treatment of teens. We have dedicated family therapists that have weekly family contact, monthly educational material for parents, and onsite parent workshops to help support and positively change the entire family system.