Intensive Residential Treatment

Designed to provide intensive treatment and support to individuals who need it most.

IRT Overview

Individualized Care

IRT programs are designed to address the underlying issues that contribute to an individual’s criminal behavior, such as substance abuse, mental health issues, and trauma. They typically include a range of evidence-based treatment interventions, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, trauma-informed therapy, substance abuse treatment, and education and vocational training. These plans are designed around each individual and their needs.  We understand this is not a one-size fits all solution but rather a collaborative solution between the client and provider.  With hard work and the Advantage Treatment Center behind you, Recovery Is Possible! 

Evidence Based Services

Intensive Residential Treatment (IRT) is a program embedded in a correctional setting that provides a highly structured, therapeutic environment for offenders who require intensive treatment and supervision. IRT programs typically involve residential placement in a specialized facility where individuals receive round-the-clock care and support. IRT programs also provide close supervision and monitoring, often including frequent drug testing, therapy, and pro-social behaviors. The goal of IRT is to provide individuals with the tools and skills they need to successfully reintegrate into their communities and reduce the likelihood of future criminal behavior.


How long is the IRT Program?

The IRT program is a 90 day program. It is required of you to arrive to the program free from the effects of mood altering substances. You will be required to submit to a breathalyzer and urinalysis test upon arriving at the program. If you arrive intoxicated, you may be transported to the nearest detox facility and risk forfeiting your bed date. You are required to present to the facility on the date and time agreed upon in your acceptance letter.

What kind of therapy will I receive in IRT? 

While in the IRT Program, you will have a care team working with you to provide individualized care including EMDR, trauma-informed sessions, Accudetox assistance, and individual and group therapy sessions.  During your intake appointment, we will learn about YOU and make your recovery a priority.

How do I know if Intensive Residential Treatment is the right program?

We consult and work with our local judicial officials to provide updated information about the success of our program. There are many factors that affect outcome of an IRT Program including seriousness of offense, willingness to participate, criminal history, and availability. 

Can my family visit?

Your family can visit you in the IRT program after filling out a visitor form found here.  We welcome people coming to support your journey!

What makes your program different? 

The IRT Program at Advantage Treatment Centers is different because each person receives intensive case management and individualized care.  We take the time to get to know you and your challenges while developing a plan for your long-term success. Individual daily therapy, group therapy, outings, recovery meetings, and other ground-breaking modalities are all part of what makes ATC programs different.  We truly believe that Client Success Means Community Success.

Do you have beds available now? 

Our availability changes weekly, sometimes even daily.  The best way to see what our current availability is would be to click here and view our real-time, updated list.

What types of therapy do you offer?

Our various programs offer therapy that is proven to help with long-term success.  Our clinicians will assess and determine the therapy best suited to help you succeed. You will also be in contact with your case manager weekly to ensure your success. 

I was recently sentenced to IRT, what can I expect? 

Having IRT as part of your judicial outcome can be a positive step forward in your life.  You can expect to be treated with respect and have an individualized program developed by your care team that includes evidence-based practices.  A typical day varies but often includes various therapies and self-guided work. For a "mock" daily schedule click here.

Advantage Treatment Center continues to celebrate the success of our Intensive Residential Treatment programs.  Our clients are supported, both in and out of the program using trauma-informed therapy and other modalities proved to create a successful future. We provide weekly case management along with daily therapy sessions and pro-social activities while in the IRT Program. 


Average Success Rate

Individualized Care

We understand this is not a one-size fits all solution but rather a collaborative solution between the client and provider.

“I’m very grateful to be here and grateful to all the staff here that have helped me more
than I could have ever imagined.”

IRT Client

I’ve learned more about myself and my addiction and have been able to come to my own realization through the care and guidance of the staff.

IRT Client

I feel like [my therapist] hears me when I am talking and that is important.

IRT Client

I never really felt listened to before and I have been respected, cared for, and helped more than I ever have. Thank You!

IRT Client

“The reason why I like it here in ATC is, I’m learning lots of tools to help me stay sober.  The staff and security are very nice and also helpful and understanding.  I really want to be successful here in ATC.”

IRT Client

I will admit that I didn’t want to come here. I am so glad I did, the staff is amazing.

IRT Client

Alliyah went over and beyond as a therapist and paid attention to everything I had to
say. Although she has so many clients I was amazed at how she remembered
everything we talked about, down to even the names of my family members.

IRT Client

My case manager is positive & empathetic. She provides me with constructive
feedback that I need to take a step back and view things from a different perspective. I
am comfortable and feel like I am in safe and knowledgeable hands.

IRT Client

Contact Us

Our General Contact Form will allow us to connect you with the right person for your needs.  For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital

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P.O. Box 328 Sterling, CO 80751

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