Learn. Grow. Dream.
Helping Teens and Families Thrive.
6-Week iThrive Youth Program

For teens, ages 12-17 struggling with drugs/alcohol, and their families. Referrals from schools, courts or self-referred.

North Metro Youth Diversion Program

For youth in Adams County, ages 10-20 with a first time drug/alcohol offense. Referred by Adams County courts/police/schools.

Professional Training

Naloxon Training for the community.


Presentations in middle and high schools on the negative effects of drugs on teens. And Parent/Community presentations on teen drug use.

What People Say

  • "I liked how everyone here accepted me and my problems and didn’t judge me. It was also cool to learn different techniques to use in order to make me feel happy without drugs."

  • "Me gustó cómo todos aquí me aceptaron con mis problemas y no me juzgaron. También era genial para aprender diferentes técnicas que puedo utilizar para hacerme sentir feliz sin drogas."

  • "I learned some wonderful new communication skills, and it really seems to be working with my daughter! It was so nice to be with other parents that are going through the same thing...it made me realize I’m not alone. But probably thing I loved best is how much my daughter liked iTHRIVE, even though it was court ordered."

  • "Aprendí algunas nuevas habilidades de comunicación maravillosas, y realmente parece estar trabajando con mi hija! Era tan agradable estar con otros padres que están pasando por lo mismo... que me hizo darme cuenta que no estoy sola. Pero probablemente lo que me gusto mas es que a mi hija le gustaba iTHRIVE, a pesar de que fue ordenado por el Tribunal."

  • To have iTHRIVE as an option for students and their parents as an alternative to suspension has been very positive for both the school and the students and families. I constantly get wonderfully positive feedback from both kids and parents that have attended iTHRIVE.

    School Administrator
  • "Tener a iTHRIVE como una opción para los estudiantes y sus padres como una alternativa a la suspensión ha sido muy positivo para la escuela y los estudiantes y las familias. Constantemente recibo comentarios muy positivos de los niños y padres que han asistido a iTHRIVE."

    Administrador de la escuela

Who is Alternatives for Youth?

¿Quién es Alternativas para la Juventud?

Alternatives for Youth (AFY) is a non-profit agency that has been serving at-risk youth and their families for over 35 years in Colorado. Our major program is called iTHRIVE and is an early intervention program for teens 10-20 years of age who are facing drug and alcohol problems. Our program also helps the parents and guardians of participating teens.

Alternativas para la Juventud (AFY) es una agencia sin fines de lucro que ha estado sirviendo a jóvenes de riesgo y sus familias por más de 35 años en Colorado. Nuestro programa principal se llama iTHRIVE y es un programa de intervención temprana para adolescentes de 10 a 20 años de edad que tienen problemas de drogas y alcohol. Nuestro programa también ayuda a los padres y tutores de los adolescents que participan en el programa.

About Us

Learn more about Alternatives for Youth and our iTHRIVE program.



Meet our dynamic team of staff, board, and community partners.



Learn about drugs, parenting tips and teen treatment options.


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