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Boulder Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Men and women from all walks of life are susceptible to the harmful effects of alcohol and addictive drugs and medications. But in Boulder, CO, and elsewhere, men tend to use addictive substances more often than women. They also frequently bear the brunt of substance misuse and abuse. What's more, men who enter rehab for drug or alcohol problems tend to be affected by certain issues that could potentially derail their recovery.

Not only must men be aware of their unique exposure to substance use and substance problems. They must also find treatment providers who know how to support their recovery in effective, gender-specific ways. In Boulder and greater Denver, your source for quality men’s treatment is Healing Pines Recovery. Our unique residential rehab program combines modern care options with a small-scale, customized treatment model. The end result for you or your loved one is maximal support for severe symptoms of drug or alcohol problems. We also feature additional resources for the treatment of trauma and dual diagnosis.

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Serving Boulder & Beyond

Substance Abuse & Mental Illness in Boulder

Recent figures show that Boulder County, CO, has a mixed track record for substance use and substance problems. People in the county binge on alcohol at roughly the same rate as the entire state. In addition, greater Boulder is moderately affected by alcohol abuse/addiction, America’s leading cause of diagnosable substance use disorders (SUDs). However, marijuana use in the Boulder area is significantly higher than in Colorado as a whole.

Adults in Boulder County are slightly less likely than other Coloradans to consider themselves in poor mental health. Still, Greater Boulder has significant exposure to America’s most common mental illness: major depression. The same holds true for the region’s collective exposure to all serious mental health conditions.

Talk to the professionals at Healing Pines Recovery today for more information on substance and mental health statistics in the Boulder area.

The Impact of Addiction

Men & Substance Abuse

When they drink or use drugs, men, and women actually have equal overall odds of developing a SUD. However, men tend to use or misuse addictive substances more often than women. This fact holds true for:

  • Alcohol
  • Most prescription medications 
  • Street drugs
  • Marijuana, which is legal in some states but not in others

Men are also more likely to experience physical dependence, a common milestone on the road to clinical addiction. 

Substance use disorders are often found in association with major depression and a range of other serious mental health issues. This means that SUDs and mental illnesses frequently appear together, although one doesn’t necessarily cause the other to occur. Statistics show that men are significantly less susceptible to serious mental illnesses than women. Still, their overall rate for these conditions among adult males is roughly 18%.

Have more questions about men’s exposure to SUDs or mental illness? Seek timely answers today from the dedicated staff at our drug rehab in Boulder.

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Gender-Based Challenges in Treatment

As a rule, all men and women face substantial challenges over the course of drug or alcohol treatment. However, the particular obstacles that get in the way of effective recovery aren’t always the same. Much of the difference between any two people can be accounted for by details unique to them as individuals. But gender also presents its own common, notable challenges. Things more likely to hinder your recovery as a man than as a woman include:

  • Poor awareness and understanding of your emotional tendencies 
  • Problems finding ways to express the emotions you do recognize
  • A pattern of violent, sexual behavior toward strangers or an intimate partner
  • Feelings of intense shame over the presence of a SUD and the need for treatment

Men in recovery may also be hindered by widespread social stereotypes regarding acceptable male behavior.

Want to learn more about the challenges facing men in need of a Boulder addiction treatment center? Consult our in-house experts today.

Paying for Treatment

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We work with most major commercial insurance plans which can help cover up to 100% of the costs associated with treatment.

What to Expect at Our Boulder Drug and Alcohol Rehab

What kinds of help are available to you as a man enrolled in addiction treatment in Boulder? If you’re affected by withdrawal symptoms when you halt your substance use, detoxification is the recommended starting point. Detox helps you deal with these symptoms in ways that:

  • Help you avoid a relapse
  • Make it easier for you to reach a fully sober state
  • Familiarize yourself with the treatment plan you’ll begin when detox ends

Your treatment plan will almost certainly include recovery options used to help all adults, regardless of their gender. These options typically include forms of psychotherapy such as:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Family therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

They also include medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT, which adds addiction medication to your course of therapy, is heavily used in recovery plans for opioid problems. In addition, it can play a part in alcohol addiction treatment in Boulder.

Men enrolled at a Boulder addiction treatment center may also need additional forms of support. This support sometimes comes from trauma therapy or another holistic therapy option. It can also come from additional treatment for other mental health issues affecting you. In addition, the gender-specific treatment setting itself can help promote recovery success. That’s true because, in a program that doesn’t include women, men may be:

  • More likely to talk openly about their problems
  • Less likely to consciously or unconsciously fill common gender roles regarding male behavior
  • More focused on the goal of making progress toward lasting sobriety

Want to know more about your treatment options in men-specific Boulder drug and alcohol rehab? Speak with the specialists at Healing Pines Recovery today.

A significant percentage of men in substance treatment need the 24/7 approach of a residential program. Factors that may lead to the use of this advanced recovery option include:

  • The presence of six or more symptoms of a SUD
  • Lack of a home environment that could contribute to effective outpatient results
  • Failure to thrive in an outpatient setting for any reason

Healing Pines features residential addiction treatment for men. What’s more, we provide this treatment in a comfortable, human-scale environment rich in natural beauty. All of our residential programs are fully customized to help you succeed. Talk to us today to learn more about our residential treatment model.

The leadership and staff were committed to my success.

Paul is a man of integrity which flows through his team. I have been to other recovery programs and HPR stands far above them all. The small group structure offers a more intimate and personalized experience. This was so much more beneficial to my recovery than facilities preaching a "one-size-fits-all" solution to larger and fragmented groups. It was like having personal and knowledgeable therapists dedicated to me for a full month! They went out of their way to understand the root of my challenges and construct a path for improvement that is unique and relatable to me. This was a huge benefit!

Jay C

It saved my life, in every sense.

I spent a month at Healing Pines Recovery. The actual location itself is unreal. A beautiful cabin lodge, with gorgeous scenery. The rooms are large, queen beds, very comfortable! Great bathrooms with great showers! There is a pool table, slam jam, (Christine! 😉 frisbee golf, and daily access to a nearby gym. The property also has a pickle ball court that was used daily, Zoey the counselor beat us men constantly!

Clay M

My experience with Healing Pines Recovery has been wonderful.

My husband was their client, and they helped him be able to help himself. He is doing amazing! I think the combination of counseling, physical labor, meditation, AA, and just the beauty of the place itself all had a very positive impact on him. They really cared about him, and that did not stop just because he came home. Also they have counseling for the families and it has really helped me a lot. Heather is awesome! I thank God that we had them in our lives when we were most vulnerable.

Susan M

We wanted to share our gratitude to the staff.

Our son was under the care of Healing Pines recently and we wanted to share our gratitude to the staff. There were many challenges in his pursuing treatment, and thankfully Paul and Heather C helped us navigate all of them skillfully with patience and compassion.

Jim E

You'll get your life back!

Healing Pines Recovery is/was instrumental in setting me up for long term success in my recovery journey. I've been to treatment centers in the past and HPR is nothing like anything I've attended before. They're very small, intimate, and hands-on approach to recovery was exactly what I was looking for when seeking treatment. I knew that a large, one size fits all program like those offered by many other treatment centers in Colorado wouldn't provide me with the help I desperately needed. Paul and his Team are incredible and I would highly recommend HPR to anyone who needs help starting their recovery journey. Big shout out to James for all of his guidance during my time at HPR. His grace, knowledge, understanding, and direction were/are key to my continued success in recovery. One HUGE piece of the puzzle I love is the after care I've received from HPR... I am in constant contact with Paul, James, and many other staff members through the their alumni programs and it has helped me so much with life after HPR. This program was truly a miracle in my life and I know it will be for many other men struggling with addiction and/or alcoholism. You'll get your life back!

Nicholas P

This is truly a great recovery facility.

My learning experience here was something I’ll take with me throughout my whole life. The staff here will always be a part of my family and I am beyond thankful for everything they have done and continue to do for my well-being.

Gunnar P

I can't speak more highly of Healing Pines Recovery & Addiction Center.

It is located in a beautiful Colorado location with lots of outdoor activities and fresh air. They have a very knowledgeable and professional staff that goes above and beyond to meet your needs.

Riley K

I couldn’t have been at a more amazing place to begin this journey.

Seriously an amazing place. Everything from how beautiful the house and the property it sits on down to every person staffed there was nothing less than perfect. More than highly recommended in every sense. If you’re reading this and trying to find the right place for treatment and recovery I would absolutely look no further. Everyone’s recovery is different and we all need a comfortable place with people we can trust through this battle, healing pines understood that everyone’s path is different and they 100% cater to that. I couldn’t have been any luckier with finding Healing Pines. I won’t go any deeper and start to thank everyone there individually, But I want to express my gratitude to everyone on the HEALING PINES TEAM. Without you all, my path in sobriety would not look anywhere near the way it looks today. Seriously from the bottom of my heart thank you!

James M
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Get the Help You Need at Our Boulder Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Healing Pines Recovery is a dedicated provider of high-quality care designed specifically for men. Our customized services make full use of gender-neutral treatments common to all effective rehab programs. They also provide you with extra, gender-specific resources that help bring lasting recovery one step closer to reality. Healing Pines is a residential treatment center in Colorado that can help. Contact us today for more information on the Healing Pines approach to effective treatment. We’re standing by to assist you.

Michael Marrow, MS, LAC, MFTC

Lead Therapist

Mike is a Licensed Addiction Counselor with a passion for science and evidence-based practice. As an undergraduate Mike participated in the McNair Scholars program where he partnered with a highly published scientist to create an original project seeking to understand the intersection of trauma types and interpersonal behaviors. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Latino Studies, Mike went on to study at Cal State San Bernardino for a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling Psychology. Under the supervision of Dr. Christina Hassija, Mike learned the intricacies of trauma-focused therapy including Prolonged Exposure for PTSD and went on to co-author an encyclopedia chapter on trauma-focused treatments with his said mentor. After graduation, Mike worked in the addictions field applying trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT) within various treatment settings including government mental health clinics, residential units, and outpatient non-profits. Mike has also completed post graduate training in addictions and obtained multiple certificates in various CBT modalities.

Despite the scholarly and clinical resume, Mike truly appreciates the process of change and seeks to find joy in the work of therapy. He believes that therapists are present to serve the milieu and that a custom approach to recovery is paramount. He takes personal stories of trauma, grief, and general loss seriously while finding humility in being a part of another’s recovery journey.

Dr. Heath D Canfield, D.O.

Medical Director

Dr. Canfield grew up in Southern California and graduated Cum Laude with his bachelor’s degree in psychology.  He attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in California before moving to Colorado to complete his psychiatry residency at the University of Colorado where he served as chief resident.  He completed additional training in psychoanalysis at the University of Colorado.  He has worked in forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and physician mental health.  He strives to stay current with evidence based treatments in psychiatry.  When not working, Dr. Canfield is spending time with his wife and three boys.