Classes and Groups

Support After Addiction

Aftercare Group

After completing the Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program,  patients are encouraged to attend our Aftercare Group.  They may attend one free group session per week for one year to reinforce treatment, identify risky behaviors and encourage a sober lifestyle. Group meets on Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

After completing one year of Aftercare, patients are welcome to join our Alumni Group. This group is led by group members. After the meeting, members rotate each week through the inpatient units to share their stories of recovery. This group meets every Tuesday night from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., with inpatient rotation from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Enjoy an Active Lifestyle at The Phoenix

Phoenix logoOur Partner, The Phoenix, connects people in the recovery community with other sober individuals who enjoy an active lifestyle.

The Phoenix fosters a supportive, physically active community for individuals who are recovering from alcohol and substance use disorders  and who choose to live a sober life. Through pursuits like climbing, hiking, running, swimming, road and mountain biking, yoga, strength training, racing and other activities, the Phoenix  seeks to help members develop and maintain the emotional strength they need to stay sober.

There are weekly activities at the West Pines Gym and throughout Denver, Colorado Springs and Boulder.

Visit the Phoenix  website for a complete event schedule for all their locations.


Support Group for Parents in Recovery and with Mental Health Disorders

Circle of Parents provides a confidential, friendly and supportive environment for parents, led by parents. This group is open to anyone currently in a parenting role. We offer a facilitator-led, relaxed group setting where parents can openly share success, address challenges and offer support to one another.

This group meets every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

This program is sponsored by the Recovery Nurse Advocate Program at Lutheran Medical Center and is Free of Charge.

  • Children are welcome
  • Dinner will be provided each week.


Lutheran Medical Center
8300 West 38th Ave.
2nd Floor, in the back half of Cafe La Bella Vita
Wheat Ridge, CO 80038

For more information, please call: 303-467-4008

Behavioral Health Friends and Family Support

DBT Friends and Family Class

We believe in collaborative, patient-centered treatment so we welcome participation from family and friends as the patient allows. Therapists and case managers are also available for family meetings upon request. We recognize mental health affects more than just the patient and we are here to support everyone involved.  For more support, please call Answerline to enroll in our DBT Friends and Family class.

This 5-session course is for those who are close to someone with mental health issues that is learning or practicing DBT skills. Each class provides friends, family members or partners of these individuals with the skills to better cope and support their loved one. There is also a support group format so we can directly address your situation.

Participants will learn:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Improved family dynamics
  • New problem solving techniques
  • How to offer effective and empathic support
  • A deeper understanding of mental health diagnoses

Class meets every Tuesday Night from 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. in the group room of the Administration Building.

The total cost is $100 (unlimited number of family members and friends may attend.)

Sign up online or call 303-689-4595

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