CONTACT Denver Health opens only licensed adolescent detox center - Dr. Christian Thurstone
Denver Health is celebrating the opening of Colorado’s first and only licensed detoxification facility for adolescents.

The unit is at 723 N. Delaware St., on the second floor of the hospital’s Pavilion M building. It is designed for adolescents 17 years and younger and will manage its young patients’ substance withdrawal and connect them to community resources that can assist with ongoing treatment of their Substance Use Disorder.

“We hope to meet our community partners as we work together to address the fentanyl overdose epidemic and other substance-related problems,” said Dr. Christian Thurstone, director of the hospital’s Department of Behavioral Health, which is the state’s largest provider of addiction treatment services.




About Christine Tatum

Christine Tatum is a veteran journalist whose communications and market intel firm, Media Salad, Inc., helps companies and nonprofit organizations win business and stay ahead of their competitors. Her professional stops include the Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post, the (Arlington Heights, Ill.) Daily Herald and the (Greensboro, N.C.) News & Record. Her work also has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, and New York Times.

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