Learn about the people and mission behind Advantage Treatment Centers.
Where it started…
Advantage Treatment Center Inc. (ATC) opened its doors in November of 1998 as a non-residential treatment center for court-ordered offenders in the Denver Metro Area. Our goal was to provide an array of treatment services to court-ordered individuals, from substance abuse to mental health treatment – including anger management and DUI treatments in Alamosa, Sterling, Montrose, and Lamar. We also offered monitored sobriety services. ATC’s primary focus was to provide quality treatment and supervision services while maintaining excellent communication and cooperation with our referring agencies, including Parole, Probation, and Courts, to ensure community safety at all times.
In 2005, we expanded our services to Northeast Colorado with the opening of a residential Community Corrections Facility in Sterling. We faced challenges in starting a community corrections program in a judicial district that had never had an adult community corrections facility before. However, we were determined to provide treatment modalities that either existed minimally or did not exist at all in the area. One of our successful services is the IRT program, which fills a need for the criminal justice system and the community in Northeast Colorado.
Our Approach & Values
Advantage Treatment Centers currently provides an array of treatment groups such as anger management, DUI classes, sex offender treatment, domestic violence treatment, relapse prevention, and advanced interactive journaling groups. We consistently practice evidence-based treatment modalities, disseminated and practiced in the State of Colorado.
The mission of our addiction treatment centers in Colorado is to monitor and manage offenders in a residential and non-residential modality aligning them with treatment and vocational resources to best equip them for continued involvement in the community with positive, pro-social people and events.
- Evidence Based Therapy
- Client-centric approach
- Mental Health First Aid Training
- Therapist Certification
- Masters In Therapy
- B.A. in Counseling
President & CEO
Doug Carrigan is the President and CEO of Advantage Treatment Center, a Hospital & Physician’s Clinic company with an estimated 121 employees; and was founded in 2005.
For the past 18 years, Josh Mayhugh has established himself as a leader in the field of Community Corrections. He has a passion for implementation leadership and, under his guidance, has integrated a plethora of evidenced-based practices (EBPs) throughout the company. He is a frequent subject matter expert on community-based supervision and serves on a variety of state and local boards. He is most proud of creating a company culture that the rural communities we serve can be proud of.
Director of Clinical Services & Contracting
Director of Key Performance Indicators
Brian Lynch bio coming soon.
Director of Judicial Services
Matt Sheets is a man on a mission to help people. He’s been with ATC since 2011, and he’s worked in several roles throughout the company. In 2015, he took on the role of Director of Judicial Services, and he’s since overseen the growth of the department to 8 total locations. Matt is passionate about helping people who are struggling with addiction, mental health issues, and other challenges. He believes that everyone deserves a second chance, and he’s dedicated to helping people get back on their feet. Under Matt’s leadership, Judicial Services has become a leading provider of community-based services. The department offers a variety of programs and services, including substance testing, electronic monitoring, and useful public service. Matt is committed to providing high-quality services that help people succeed. In addition to his work at ATC, Matt is also a frequent contributor to localized discussions of pretrial services and pre-sentence monitoring options. He’s a strong advocate for evidence-based practices, and he’s always looking for new ways to improve the services that Judicial Services offers. Matt is a dedicated and passionate professional who is committed to helping people. He’s a valuable asset to ATC, and he’s making a difference in the lives of people all over Colorado.
Director Of Training
Kristie Garcia Bio
Director of Inpatient Treatment
Megan Outlaw Bio coming soon.
Lamar Facility Director
Marci Bio coming soon.
Alamosa Facility Director
Montrose Facility Director
Tyson Berry Bio coming soon.
Sterling Facility Director
Sam Lambert Bio coming soon.
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P.O. Box 328 Sterling, CO 81401