When you want to start a new life in recovery, you need support and guidance. At Golden Peak Recovery, our treatment team specializes in providing precisely this kind of support and guidance. When you enter an addiction treatment program, you may not initially realize the crucial role that addiction treatment staff members play in your recovery. But at the end of treatment, you will forever hold many of these people in your heart for all that they help you achieve.

The Importance of Addiction Treatment Staff

Meet Our Treatment TeamWhen you work to overcome addiction, you are fighting a complex brain disease. You must examine the root causes of your condition, which involves a mix of family history, mental health, environment, and genetics. But as you work through these factors and issues related to your substance abuse, you learn to change your behavior. All of this work and learning takes place with the help of your Colorado addiction treatment staff.

Your addiction treatment staff understands how it feels to experience intense cravings. They know you want to give in to these feelings at times. They also know what tools and methods to use to help you prevent relapse early in your recovery and for the rest of your life. In fact, many addiction treatment staff members have experienced addiction in their own lives.

The Foundation of Your Future

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), your addiction treatment must help you achieve three goals to create the life you want. Those goals are sobriety, abstinence, and productivity.

Sobriety happens first, starting in detox. You learn abstinence and relapse prevention techniques over the course of your treatment. And finally, productivity comes on the heels of your abstinence, as you stop focusing on getting high and start living a more vibrant, fuller life. None of these happen without the support and mentoring by your Colorado addiction treatment staff at Golden Peak Recovery.

Treatment and recovery are not the same for any two people. And this means that your rehab experience at Golden Peak Recovery must meet your very unique needs. Much of this custom approach to treatment comes through individualized treatment planning. The rest takes place as a result of the support and compassion of your Colorado addiction treatment staff.

Specific Roles of Your Addiction Treatment Professionals

The members of your Colorado addiction treatment staff perform a wide variety of tasks and services and fulfill many roles. These include behavioral counseling, medication administration, mental health support, and case management. They also provide health care services, trauma therapy, recreation therapy, and rehab aftercare programs. Your addiction treatment staff teach you how to avoid relapse and start achieving your goals. And they will be with you every step of the way.

Specific types of addiction treatment staff at Golden Peak Recovery include:

  • Addiction counselors
  • Therapists
  • Nutritionists and dieticians
  • Case managers
  • Addiction specialists
  • Nurses
  • Psychiatrists

Of course, your treatment also includes many other people who work behind the scenes of Golden Peak Recovery. These include insurance specialists, administrative staff, operations and facility staff, as well as other members of the treatment team. Because each client has unique needs, other consultants sometimes work as part of the treatment team, too.

Support and Guidance Help You Build Lasting Recovery

You cannot achieve addiction recovery on your own. Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a full support team to help you achieve lasting recovery. But you can get there with the right support and guidance. And that is just what we provide at Golden Peak Recovery.

Entering an addiction treatment program is one of the biggest decisions of your life. You will look back on program completion as one of the best things you ever achieved, particularly when you create the life you want. To make that better life happen, you need a mix of therapies, services, and programs offered by Golden Peak Recovery. These include, but are not limited to:

At Golden Peak Recovery, you receive a full continuum of care that starts with detox and takes you into aftercare planning. This means you do not feel alone at any point in your journey of recovery, or even when you return to your home community. Thanks to Golden Peak Recovery’s caring and supportive addiction treatment staff, you have all of the help you need. Call Golden Peak Recovery now at 855.814.9173 to learn more about which program best suits you, and about the people who want to help you make your recovery happen.

Bruce Santiago
Amanda Bigham


Clinical Director
Bruce Santiago is a licensed professional counselor with over 17 years of experience serving the mental health and substance abuse communities. Bruce uses an integrated treatment approach, primarily focusing on solution-based therapy. He also serves the Hispanic community by helping victims and their families heal from domestic violence and mental health disorders. He has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master’s degree in mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University, and has worked extensively with both adolescents and adults.


Lead Therapist
Amanda Bigham is a licensed professional clinical counselor and licensed addiction counselor. She holds a Master’s in Education and is currently a PhD candidate for Psychology. As a therapist, Amanda works directly with clients to uncover the root causes of addiction, helping them to address mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression as well as past traumatic experiences. At Golden Peak Recovery, she conducts group, family, and individual therapy sessions, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy based on the client’s individual needs.