Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Yuma, Colorado

Change can be frightening, but the biggest changes offer the biggest rewards. Participating in a drug and/or alcohol rehab program can be the best change you ever experience. There’s no need to stay stuck living a life ruled by addiction when help is available in so many different places from big cities to small towns. The small agricultural community of Yuma, Colorado may be the peaceful environment you need to start your journey of recovery.

Getting There

Getting to Yuma, CO does require planning as there is no local airport. However, the remote location helps create a more serene, low key environment. Denver International Airport is 136 miles from Yuma and services all major airlines. McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airport is slightly closer at 122 miles and offers a variety of domestic flights. Car rentals and other ground transportation options are available from both locations.


A homey place to stay while you’re transitioning into a new life is essential to the success of your recovery. Knowing there’s safe, comfortable lodging for family and friends who may want to visit while you undergo treatment is also important. Nelson Inn is located at 815 East 8th Avenue in Yuma. It is a modern, spacious hotel with many amenities including a large common room and pet rooms. The pet-friendly Harvest Motel is at 421 West 8th Avenue and offers a continental breakfast daily.


Located in the northeast Colorado near the Kansas border, Yuma experiences mild seasons and moderate precipitation. The average temperature is 51 degrees F and the average annual precipitation is almost 18 inches with around 29 inches of snow.


Once rehab is complete, you may find that Yuma is exactly the kind of community where you want to build a sober life. A new job that satisfies both financial and personal needs is one of the most important factors in starting a new life. Because of its small population, employment in Yuma itself is limited. However, there are several nearby communities including Sterling and Ft. Morgan which increase the options for employment. Agriculture and ranching are the main industries in Yuma. Opportunities in wholesale and retail sales are also available.

Recovery Programs

The Centennial Mental Health Center services 10 counties in Colorado, and has two offices in Yuma County. One of those is located in in the town of Yuma, and people from all over the area choose CMHC to receive therapeutic services. The office is located at 215 Ash Street. No residential rehab program is available from CMHC. They offer out-patient services and work closely with clients to make sure they receive the services they need.

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