Elizabeth, Colorado
Recovering from addiction requires people to alter their physical and mental processes and behaviors. Focusing on physical wellness throughout addiction recovery treatment is essential to help patients learn how to care for their minds and bodies as they face this new phase in their lives.

Research has found that focusing on physical wellness can help patients in several ways. First, exercise can suppress substance cravings. Therefore, making it less likely that someone in recovery will want to have a substance in the first place.

Researchers also discovered that physical exercise could improve the mental deficits that people commonly endure as they go through drug withdrawal. This means that the painful process of drug withdrawal can be more manageable. By making the process more manageable, it is more likely that the patient will be successful.

Request a Confidential Callback

Healing the Body

Why Nutrition & Physical Fitness are Important

Many people focus on either nutrition or regular physical activity as they work on improving their overall well-being. However, research shows that following physical activity guidelines while eating healthy food is essential for total body wellness and an improved lifestyle.

Physical fitness, nutrition, and exercise can play a crucial role in addiction treatment. Addiction can take a toll on an individual’s physical health, and a focus on healthy eating and exercise can help reverse some of these negative effects. In addition, regular exercise can improve mood, increase energy levels, and help reduce stress and anxiety, all of which can be beneficial during the recovery process.

Physical activity and exercise can also help individuals in addiction treatment by promoting the release of endorphins, the body’s natural “feel-good” chemicals, which can help reduce cravings for drugs or alcohol. Exercise can also help individuals build self-confidence and self-esteem, which are important components of a successful recovery.

Proper nutrition is also important for individuals in addiction treatment. Many people struggling with addiction have poor diets, which can contribute to malnutrition, weakened immune systems, and other health problems. A healthy and balanced diet can help restore the body’s nutrients and support overall health and well-being.

In addition, people who exercise and follow a healthy diet may experience lower levels of inflammation. This is important because chronic inflammation has been linked to various chronic illnesses, including diabetes, heart disease, and even some cancers.

Attaining physical health through diet and exercise is essential for everyone. This is especially true for those recovering from substance abuse and other types of trauma.

However, physical wellness is just one part of the equation when treating the whole person. It is also essential for those recovering from trauma and substance abuse to improve their mental health and wellness to be well-equipped to face the next chapter in their life.

People recovering from an addiction will benefit from eating whole, nutritious foods that make them feel better inside and out. Eating a healthy diet reduces brain fog and can help people make healthy choices. At the same time, exercising regularly releases endorphins. Endorphins are natural chemicals that can instantly improve a person’s mood and overall well-being.

Physical Fitness

Learn More


Learn More

Experiential Therapies

Learn More

Mindfulness & Meditation

Learn More

Yoga Therapy

Learn More

Holistic Therapies

Fitness & Nutrition When Treating Addiction

Nutrition and physical fitness programs help people suffering from addiction or trauma find healthy ways to recover and move forward while maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle.

Nutrition and physical fitness programs can help patients learn new, healthy behaviors that will allow them to move past their addiction. In addition to assisting patients to become physically and mentally stronger, these programs can improve the following:

Individualized Treatment Community Support Boutique Facility Evidence-Based Therapies
Individualized Treatment Community Support Boutique Facility Evidence-Based Therapies
Why It Matters

The Benefits of Physical Health in Recovery

By participating in nutrition and physical fitness programs, people suffering from substance addiction can improve nearly every aspect of their lives. They will be able to sleep better, improve their hygiene, improve their digestion, make new friends, and find ways to relax without relying on substances.

This final point about finding new ways to relax and recharge is an essential but often overlooked aspect of recovery.

Many people suffering from substance abuse and other trauma find it difficult to relax without the aid of a substance. By discovering healthy ways to deal with stress, such as eating healthy foods and exercising, these patients can finally get the rest their minds and bodies need.

Paying for Treatment

Don't Let Anything Stop You From Getting Help.

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

Dieting and Exercise at Healing Pines

As part of a residential treatment program, Healing Pines offers dieting, exercise, and meditation activities. We aim to use a variety of treatments to help heal the mind, body, and soul. Patients will participate in mindfulness, yoga, animal-assisted therapy, physical fitness, and outdoor sports.

Activities are varied and available for a range of interests and abilities. They include pickleball, foosball, hiking trails, disc golf, mountain biking, and basketball. Healing Pines is located on a beautiful 40-acre ranch. Our ranch is home to various hiking trails that allow residents to experience the beauty of nature on their terms.

The activities offered at Healing Pines can help residents find new activities to enjoy on their own or with a group. There is power in healing with a group, and participating in sports and other physical activities can help residents build a social network that will benefit them after they leave Healing Pines and continue on their journey to recovery.

Patients at Healing Pines will learn to incorporate healthy foods into their daily meals. They learn about proper nutrition with the help of a registered dietitian. They will experience the difference when they choose healthy foods to fuel their minds and bodies. 

Unhealthy and processed foods can have a negative impact on the mind and body. This experience will help them clear their minds so they can make decisions with a clearer head.

Begin Your Transformation

Contact our caring team today to learn more about our program.

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

Your Journey to Wellness Begins Today

There is no need to wait to experience the healing power of nutrition and physical fitness. Healing Pines is now accepting men into its residential treatment program, incorporating physical fitness and nutrition into its recovery process. As residents, patients will have access to all the amenities our 40-acre ranch offers. They will be able to thrive in a home-like setting that provides peace and security.

Contact us today to learn more about Healing Pines and how it can help you or a loved one looking to recover from substance abuse or trauma.

Getting Help

Schedule a Tour Today

Come discover why Healing Pines Recovery is your top choice for men’s addiction treatment.

Michael Anderson, MA, LPC

Clinical Director

Michael Anderson, MA, LPC

Michael is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has felt lead to be in this role since the age of 15. He is passionate about coaching and helping others becoming their very best. Michael grew up in Northern California and has lived in Colorado for close to a decade. He completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Liberty University and received his Maters in Counseling from Colorado Christian University. Michael has a heart for helping the addiction population and their families to find freedom and lasting recovery to positively affect people’s legacies. Michael has experience in individual, group, marriage, and family Counseling.

Michael uses CBT/DBT/Person Centered/Solution Focused and Emotionally Focused Therapies. He enjoys staying active and supporting Colorado Sports Teams (especially the Broncos), movies, Church, playing drums and spending time with his wife and children. Michael brings a non-judgmental and relaxed approach to Healing Pines clients and staff.

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.