Greeley Addiction Treatment Center for Teens Opening Next Month
A new addiction treatment center in Greeley, Colorado for adolescents struggling with substance use disorders is expected to open by October 15.
By: Addiction Now
The addiction treatment center, named Kokua Recovery — from the Hawaiian word 'Kokua', which means "extending love to others" — will offer substance abuse treatment and behavioral health programs for adolescents aged 13 to 17.
Dr. Ken Huey, Kokua Recovery's founder and executive director, is a formerly retired therapist and clinical director who ran another drug abuse treatment facility called Calo for nine years. He was motivated to start the new center due to his brother's struggle with addiction.
The substance abuse treatment center will require teens to stay in treatment for a minimum of six months. The center will center on education and teens will have to attend classes from Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The drug recovery center will create outdoor activities for youths, which will include snowboarding or skiing. Kokua Recovery patients
Kokua Recovery patients will work out in the gym three days a week and maintain responsibilities around the house, including helping out in the kitchen.
A Kokua Recovery representative stated that the facility will house will host an average of 32 adolescents, with three to four in a room, and be a controlled environment with limited access to technology at the start of their rehab.