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Prevention programs rally behind youth and families during COVID-19

As communities respond to the COVID-19 emergency, Colorado prevention programs are continuing to serve youth and families with commitment, care and a dash of creativity. 

The Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health funds prevention programs that aim to reduce rates of substance use disorder. Guided by prevention science, these programs lower risk by building protective factors--proven strategies that help children and teens bond with their families and communities. 

New Certifying Body for Recovery Residences

The Office of Behavioral Health is pleased to announce that the Colorado Association of Recovery Residences (CARR) has been approved as a certifying body for recovery residences in Colorado. Pursuant to 25-1.5-108.5, C.R.S. (HB 19-1009), recovery residences are required to obtain a certification from CARR in order to operate in Colorado and receive referrals from health care providers or health care facilities for individuals in need of recovery support services.