Rehabilitation Center Focuses On Work During Treatment


DIG IN HIGHLANDS RANCH. THERE’S A DINOSAUR IN OUR BACKYARD, IT IS REALLY GREAT. COLORADO TAKING AIM AT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC. GOVERNOR POLIS SIGNED SEVERAL NEW LAW TODAY, TREATMENT CENTERS HELP ADDICTS WITH RECOVERY, THE PACKAGE OF NEW LAWS SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR REQUIRES TREATMENT PROGRAMS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, ANOTHER WITH PRIVILEGE EFFORTS AND ANOTHER THAT REQUIRES HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS TO COMPLETE SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDER TRAINING. THERE’S A NEW OPTION FOR PEOPLE HOPING TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF DRUGS, CRIME OR HOMELESSNESS. THE OTHER SIDE ACADEMY OPENED IN DENVER AND MODELED AFTER SIMILAR REHAB PROGRAMS IN CALIFORNIA AND UTAH. JEFF TODD GOT A LOOK AT WHY IT IS SO EFFECTIVE. THE PROGRAM HAS UNIQUE FUNDING AS WELL. Reporter: IT IS PART REHAB CENTER BUT IT HAS A COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE BEHIND IT. THIS MOVING COMPANY HAS APPOINTMENTS IN TO NEXT MONTH, THEY TAKE THE REVENUE FROM THAT AND PUT IT BACK INTO REHABILITATION AND CHANGING LIVES I KNOW UNLOVED. Reporter: TODAY WAS A BIG STEP. THANK YOU, GUYS FOR BELIEVING IN ME. Reporter: 4 YEARS AGO HE WAS IN PRISON. MY LIFE , I WAS A TOTAL MONSTER, I NEED TO BALANCE THE SCALE. IF I CAN REACH OUT TO PEOPLE AND HELP THEM, IT WILL SAVE ME. Reporter: HE WAS A STUDENT AT THE OTHER SIDE ACADEMY IN SALT LAKE CITY. THE HOUSE IS SET UP DORMITORY STYLE, BUNKBEDS. Reporter: A PROGRAM RUN BY PEOPLE WITH SIMILAR STORIES OF ADDICTION. IT WAS EASY FOR ME TO FOLLOW THEIR LEAD, THEY WENT THROUGH AND SHOWED ME HOW TO GET OUT AND NOW I SHOW SOMEBODY ELSE. Reporter: HE HAS BECOME A TEACHER AND OPENING TO MOVE THE FACILITY TO DENVER. I WILL HELP MENTOR THE YOUNGER STUDENTS AND HELP THEM, GIVE THEM GUIDANCE ON WHAT IT IS LIKE FROM DAY ONE BEING IN THE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY. Reporter: THE PROGRAM TEACHES 12 PRINCIPLES AND HOLDS STUDENTS ACCOUNTABLE FOR WORKING WITH COMPANIES THAT SUPPORT THE PROGRAM AND WAS LONG-TERM, TWO YEARS OR MORE TO SUPPORT WHAT IS NEEDED. WE ARE NOT IN THAT LIFE BEFORE, CHANGE IS POSSIBLE. Reporter: THIS BRIDGE IS A BIG SYMBOL, STUDENTS START ON THE OTHER SIDE, LEAVE THEIR PAST LIFE AND PROBLEMS BEHIND AND WALK ACROSS THE BRIDGE TO PROSPERITY. WITH THIS ACADEMY OPENING TODAY, THEY’RE WAITING FOR THE FIRST STUDENT TO WALK ACROSS THIS BRIDGE. WE HAVE WAYS FOR PEOPLE LOOKING

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