Learn more about our individualized treatment programs.
Each NorthStar client receives up to 23 hours per week of one-on-one care, in addition to group activities, ensuring that each individuals needs are met. LEARN MORE


Our methods are research-based and proven to be effective.
Our evidence-based approach to addiction treatment utilizes Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Addiction Psychiatry.


We don’t just treat addiction, we change lives.
Through utilizing evidence-based practices, focusing on building a lasting rapport with our clients and helping to position them on the road to a life they love, our clients have the best possible opportunity at long-term recovery.

Do you know a young adult who is struggling with drug addiction or alcohol dependence? If so, NorthStar can help.

Serving the Boulder and Denver, Colorado communities, NorthStar provides a highly individualized sober living extended care substance abuse treatment program for young adult men and women. NorthStar clients live in our sober living homes and are placed on a team with a life skills

coach, individual therapist and addiction psychiatrist, receiving up to 23 hours per week of one-on-one care. In addition, NorthStar clients participate in fun group activities such as snowboarding, rock climbing, yoga classes etc. which helps clients to realize that they can still have fun sober.

Our goal is not just to help clients get sober, but to help clients build lives for themselves that they are passionate about living.

At NorthStar Transitions we realize that each client is unique and presents with their own individual needs. We are proud to be able to tailor our approach to each client addressing their individual substance abuse issues, family issues and logistical needs. Whatever the needs of the client and the family, we have the resources, skill and experience to get it done.

In addition to our Life Skills Counseling Program and New Vision Program, NorthStar also offers a variety of adjunct therapeutic services. These include: treatment escorting, therapeutic placement consulting, drug and alcohol monitoring, interventions, therapy, sober living apartments in Boulder, and live-in sober companions.

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Innovative Approach.  Individualized Care. Evidence-Based Practices. Better Outcomes.
“When I enrolled in the NorthStar program I was on the verge of being expelled from college due to my substance abuse. I was on and off of academic probation and had been arrested several times on drug and alcohol related charges.

After attending a wilderness treatment program I decided to go to NorthStar Transitions for aftercare for a fresh start (I am from New York). I really enjoyed all of the fun activities I did with my life skills counselor and activities with Phoenix Multisport. Now I am back in college, attending AA meetings and recently made the Dean’s List. I credit NorthStar’s individualized program for helping me to get where I am today.”

Jeff Scarsdale, New York
“We were referred to NorthStar Transitions for our daughters aftercare while she attended treatment in Arizona. Being that our daughter was “on the fence” about staying sober after completing treatment, we had NorthStar fly to Arizona to pick our daughter up from treatment and support her in her transition to aftercare in Colorado.

After initially staying in one of NorthStar’s apartments, our daughter’s life skills counselor helped her to find an apartment and a full-time job as a barista. Our daughter has found a new group of friends in Narcotics Anonymous and Phoenix Multisport.

Today, our daughter continues to work full-time and has over 6 months sober. Through our phone conferences with her therapist our communication has improved quite a bit and we are looking forward to coming out to Boulder soon to visit her. We are so glad we were referred to NorthStar Transitions. The NorthStar program was a perfect fit for our daughter who was hesitant to attend a residential program.

Pam & Charles New Canaan, Conneticut