For more than four decades, Arapahoe House provided an array of treatment services to about 5000 people a year, meeting a key community niche.
Denver non-profit Sobriety House says it has beds and programs available, but needs increased financial support to take on more clientele.
Arapahoe House, which treats about 5,000 substance abuse cases a year in the Denver metro area, is scheduled to close January 2.
Having police, school nurses, drug users and family equipped with kits to reverse an overdose saves lives, doctors say. But reversing addiction requires follow-up care that many users aren't getting.
A 17-year-old Adams City High senior is trying to quit her heavy pot habit in a groundbreaking treatment program adapted for schools.