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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology

ARTS: Addiction Research and Treatment Services

Behavioral Healthcare for Adults, Adolescents and Families




It is the mission of the Addiction Research and Treatment Services to save lives and improve the quality of life for persons struggling with substance abuse and dependence, through the application of empirically supported treatments.

The Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS) is the clinical program of the

Division of Substance Dependence, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. ARTS has provided residential and outpatient empirically supported substance abuse treatment services in Colorado for over 33 years, with an emphasis on psychosocial and pharmacological treatments for adolescents, women, men, families and those involved in the criminal justice system. ARTS is on the cutting edge of scientific research, medical education and clinical care for the purpose of reducing death and dying from addictive disorders.

ARTS is dedicated to improving lives through prevention, education and treatment. To learn more about ARTS achievements, please click here for our Annual Report.

You can offer your support: Buy a brick in our Memorial Garden.  

                                                          A SMOKE FREE COMMUNITY

ARTS is a PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Compliant Facility.  Learn more