Our Approach

Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Center in Colorado

Healing Pines Recovery is an exclusive and private drug rehab in Colorado specializing in treating men suffering from addiction. Addiction does not discriminate and all paths to recovery are different. We pride ourselves on embracing the uniqueness of each individual and their circumstance.

Our Colorado addiction treatment center is located within driving distance from both Elbert County and Douglas County, in a beautiful, serene setting. Our staff uses evidence-based, experiential, and holistic approaches to recovery. We understand that learning new ways to navigate the world is critical to long-term sobriety and treatment success. For many of our clients, that includes learning how to accept, process, and communicate emotions.

Humans are incredibly complex individuals, shaped by their unique experiences and life decisions. That’s why we believe that there’s no single treatment program or solution that works for every person recovering from drug addiction.

Our addiction treatment center in Colorado is designed to help men conquer emotional hurdles in support of their drug addiction recovery. We genuinely care about and strive for the success of every person that enters our program. At Healing Pines Recovery, we provide many tools to help with recovery and then apply the most effective solutions for each individual.



Substance abuse is a pattern of use of any harmful substance to lift one’s mood. "Substances" may include alcohol and other drugs (illegal or not). Abuse can often stem from using a substance in an inappropriate way that is not recommended or prescribed. Wether your substance abuse stems from alcohol or drug addiction, we have substance abuse treatment options.


Residential Inpatient Treatment

Healing Pines is an inpatient addiction treatment facility for men, offering substance abuse counseling. We offer supportive inpatient rehab and residential treatment at our beautiful home in the scenic small town of Elizabeth, Colorado. Clients receive intensive counseling and enjoy the healing effects of nature in a stunning mountain location.



For individuals struggling with substance abuse and mental health (dual diagnosis) we offer comprehensive therapeutic modalities. Patients will receive both individual and group therapy for substance use disorder (SUD) and dual-diagnosis. We recognize that a strong therapeutic alliance, or bond between client and therapist, is central to recovery from co-occurring disorders.

Our Story

Healing Pines Recovery

Healing Pines Recovery is a boutique-style addiction treatment center in Colorado with a true focus on individualized programming and care for men. Masters level clinicians apply evidence-based, holistic, and experiential modalities for a truly authentic and individualized experience.

Healing Pines’ founder Paul Leafstedt wanted to bring his passion for recovery, the great Colorado outdoors, and quality care to the Denver and Colorado Springs area. Healing Pines provides state-of-the-art residential addiction treatment in a safe, beautiful, and private setting.

We serve all of Colorado including Elizabeth, Colorado Springs, and Denver. We are close enough to the city for the family to participate, yet far enough removed to provide complete peace and solitude.

Path to Recovery

Why Choose Our Addiction Treatment Center in Colorado

At Healing Pines Recovery, we meet you wherever you are on the road to recovery and help you develop the skills needed to live a sober life. We utilize unique treatment methods like animal-based therapies (we have donkeys and dogs!) and experiential therapies to help our clients re-discover joy in sobriety. Healing Pines is among the top-rated addiction treatment centers in Colorado for men. 

The Healing Power Of Nature

Healing Pines Recovery offers a relaxed setting surrounded by mature pines with views of the mountains. We’re located in Elizabeth, Colorado, a charming small town about an hour’s drive from both Denver and Colorado Springs.

Our Colorado drug rehab center allows clients to receive comprehensive and compassionate treatment for their addiction and mental health disorder in a small group setting.

Our beautiful log home and its natural surroundings provide a peaceful healing environment. Here we combine traditional and alternative treatments, with structure and practices to support our clients as they embrace a happy, fulfilling life.

Amazing Stories

Approaches to Recovery

The holistic treatment approach at our Colorado drug rehab means we focus on working with our clients to determine which tools and programs will best support their successful recovery from drug addiction. Tools learned in therapy sessions are supported by effective alternative programs for recovery:

Smart Recovery (Self Management and Recovery Training)

SMART Recovery is mental health and educational program focused on changing human behavior. Instead of dredging up the past (about which we can do nothing), SMART emphasizes that we can do something about the present and the future. Meetings focus on applying SMART’s tools for change, helping clients lead a more productive and connected life.

SMART Recovery helps to create behavioral change by using a 4-Point Program: (1) Building and maintaining the motivation to change. (2) Coping with urges to use. (3) Managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in an effective way without addictive behaviors. (4) Living a balanced, positive, and healthy life.

We Are Here to Help

If you or someone you love is suffering from drug addiction, we’re here to help. Our Colorado addiction treatment specialists can assist with insurance verification and travel arrangements. Just fill out the contact form, and we’ll be in touch quickly to set up a consultation and arrange an admission date. Or, if you prefer, give us a call at 720-575-2621. Our caring staff is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

Clinically reviewed by: Michael Anderson, MA, LPC