What am I allowed to bring to your facility?

Community Correction (CC) clients are encouraged to bring clothing (indoor, outdoor & weather specific), hygiene products, and personal items (ie: family pictures, books, etc.). Please be aware that upon presentation to the facility, ATC staff will inventory and search all property and reserves the right to approve or deny items. Facility space is limited and it is recommended that clients bring no more than one (1)  week worth or property. You will have access to laundry facilities during your stay. You will be unable to keep more property than what fits in your locker/designated areas.

What are your payphone numbers?

Phone numbers will vary by sites. If you need to contact a client, please contact the facility directly.

How many people does your facility hold?

Advantage Treatment Centers Sterling and Alamosa are currently zoned for 100 clients.

What is my case manager’s phone extension?

This will be provided upon intake to facility.

Will I be required to pay money while at ATC?

Clients will pay Child Support, Fines, Fees, and Restitution, Subsistence, and treatment fees while in the program.

What is the mailing address to your facility?

Please address any mail to:


c/o ATC

When can I have a visit and how long can my visitor stay? How do I get approved to be a visitor?

Visitors must be approved by program staff before they are permitted to visit. Once approved, in most circumstances clients are allowed visitors 7 days a week for 1 hour. Visitors are welcome to come 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Can my visitors bring me food?

Visitors are allowed to bring food and personal property to a client, all food and property MUST be checked into the security office before the client has possession of it.

What should I expect the first day I arrive?

Advantage Treatment Center new clients should expect a busy first day when they come to the facility. Clients will go through an orientation process that includes signing all rules and regulations, taking a baseline U.A., having a room and bunk assigned, and a facility tour. In some instances clients will also start the Case Management process with an assigned Case Manager.

When will I be able to sign out my first time?

Clients are allowed to sign out once the Case Management intake and assessment process is complete. Generally this process is completed in the first 2-5 days while in the program but can take up to a week in some circumstances. Clients are on “intake hold” status until completion. Depending on what client type, and what criminal case you have you may very well be required to complete a longer intake hold.

Am I expected to take treatment classes while at ATC?

Generally speaking, all clients at ATC will be clinically assessed and any areas of need will be addressed at that time. In many instances that can include drug and alcohol or cognitive behavioral treatment. ATC believes that in order for our population to leave in a better place than when they arrive we must aggressively pursue any and all needs found during the assessment process. WE WANT TO HELP YOU, HELP YOURSELF.

Who is in charge of ATC?

The Owner and President of Advantage Treatment Centers Inc. is Doug Carrigan. The Onsite Program Director oversees the day to day operations of the facility. Please see the CONTACT US tab for more information.

How do I complete the program?

Each client will be given an individual specific program Case Plan. Generally speaking most Case Plans can take anywhere from 6-8 months to complete based on the clients willingness and ability to progress through the Case Plan. In rare circumstances clients can complete case plans before.