Elizabeth, Colorado

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medication combined with counseling and behavioral therapies. MAT is most effective in treating Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) and can help sustain recovery.

Healing Pines Recovery provides expert medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in Colorado to help clients recover from substance abuse disorders. Our residential treatment center in Colorado can provide you or your loved one with the necessary support to begin the healing process.

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What Is Medication Assisted Treatment in Colorado?

MAT is medication combined with counseling and behavioral therapies to provide a holistic approach to treating substance use disorders. MAT also addresses different health conditions in the course of treatment.

MAT is used primarily to treat addiction to opioids like heroin and prescription pain relievers containing opiates. In 2019, an estimated 10.1 million individuals aged 12 and above misused opioids in the previous year. These figures constantly rise, thus enforcing the need for MAT as an effective method to curb opioid usage effects.

The period between 2016 and 2018 alone witnessed a 142% increase in patients receiving MAT at HRSA-funded health centers. In a nutshell, MAT is an effective method for treating addiction to opioids.

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Learn more about our substance abuse treatment program for men in Colorado and how we can help you find long-term healing from addiction.

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We offer supportive inpatient rehab and residential treatment at our beautiful home in the scenic small town of Elizabeth, Colorado.


For individuals struggling with substance abuse and mental health (dual diagnosis) we offer comprehensive therapeutic modalities.

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Understanding the Dangers Linked with Opioids

The opium poppy plant is the source of naturally occurring opioids like codeine, morphine, and heroin. On the other hand, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, methadone, tramadol, and carfentanil are created in laboratories. These drugs come with a potent sedating and pain-relieving effect.

Unfortunately, they also have a significant potential for physical and psychological dependence. The peak effect is death. The CDC estimated an increase in opioid overdose deaths from 56,064 to 74,673 from 2020 to April 2021.

Whether used as an illegal street drug or a legal prescription pill, opioid effects are strikingly similar. There is a severe risk of overdose, which depresses respiratory drive and interferes with or slows breathing.

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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.

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Can MAT Help Avoid These Dangers?

Our medication assisted treatment program in Colorado is clinically effective and, as previously mentioned, reduces the need for inpatient detox for addicts. It offers a comprehensive, individually personalized medication and behavioral therapy program to treat most patients’ needs.

MAT’s ultimate goal is full recovery, for example, the ability to live independent lives, free from drug influence. MAT has proved its effectiveness in:

To achieve these positive effects, MAT uses FDA-approved medication and highly effective therapy.

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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Drugs Used in MAT

It is important to note that MAT can also ‌deal with alcohol dependency. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved several medications to treat opioid and alcohol use disorders. These medications relieve the withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings, causing chemical imbalances in one’s body.

The most common medications used to treat alcohol use disorders include:

  • Naltrexone
  • Disulfiram
  • Acamprosate
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Naloxone helps to prevent opioid overdose by reversing the toxic effects of an overdose. It is considered a highly essential medication to a functioning healthcare system. These drugs are sometimes known by their brand names, such as Vivitrol and Suboxone.

The Benefits

Benefits of MAT

MAT has become a therapy of choice for most individuals suffering from substance use disorders, primarily opioid dependence. MAT is an evidence-based approach to treatment. Both the National Institutes of Health and the American Medical Association endorse MAT as a legitimate form of treatment.

Medications prescribed in MAT function in terms of brain chemistry. They block the resulting euphoric effects to minimize psychological and physical cravings. Over time, they normalize the body’s chemistry.

Currently, opioid treatment programs have improved knowledge of opioid addiction treatment and drug addiction overall. Along with such knowledge is the fundamental benefit of MAT can provide patients. MAT for drug addiction provides multiple benefits, including:

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Medication Assisted Treatment in Colorado

MAT isn’t necessarily a cure to your drug addiction. It is simply a means to an end. The results that MAT achieves are highly impressive, provided you are dealing with an expert and experienced service provider.

At our men’s drug rehab, we make it our mission to help you overcome drug-related challenges, from withdrawals to cravings. We provide expert MAT in Colorado with the help of our expert medical professionals. We have years of proven experience with MAT and are ready to help support your recovery. Contact our drug rehab in Colorado to learn more or schedule a consultation with our MAT experts.

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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.