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Anxiety disorders can affect anyone and are some of the most common mental health conditions. Like other mental health concerns, substance use disorders can be more likely in those living with an anxiety disorder.

Substance abuse and anxiety treatment for men in Colorado at Healing Pines Recovery can help. So, what should you know if you or the man in your life has or might have an anxiety disorder and co-occurring addiction? We’re here for you. 

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Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety

There’s more than one type of anxiety disorder, and symptoms of anxiety often differ from person to person. The anxiety disorder(s) you live with will impact the signs and symptoms you experience. With that in mind, here are some of the most prevalent anxiety disorders in adults and how to identify them in yourself or someone else.

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is marked by excessive worry or anxiety that interferes with your daily life or functioning. On top of difficult-to-control, persistent worry or anxiety surrounding various topics, which is necessary for a diagnosis of GAD, you or your loved one may experience the following symptoms: 

  • Feeling restless, on edge, or “keyed up”
  • Trouble concentrating or focusing
  • Social isolation or withdrawal 
  • Sleep disturbance 
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue 

Muscle tension, body aches, and gastrointestinal distress can also present in GAD and other anxiety disorders.

Social anxiety disorder is not the same as introversion or shyness. Instead, it is a diagnosable condition marked by anxiety surrounding social situations, events, or performances that affects your daily life or well-being. People with social anxiety disorder may experience any combination of the following symptoms:

  • Physical symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shaking, a pounding heart, or rapid breathing before or during social interactions or events 
  • Sleep disturbance, especially surrounding upcoming social events or interactions 
  • Fear of embarrassment, humiliation, or judgment in social situations or events
  • Being highly self-conscious around other people
  • Stiff body posture around others
  • Avoidance of social interactions 
  • Muscle aches, pain, or tension

Like other anxiety disorders, some people will experience social anxiety symptoms more internally, as opposed to external symptoms that others are more apt to notice. Either way, it can impact your life and well-being negatively.

Panic disorder is marked by the presence of recurring panic attacks or the fear of future attacks. While not everyone who has had a panic attack will be diagnosed with panic disorder, you must experience at least one panic attack to get diagnosed with a condition. Symptoms one may notice in themselves or others during a panic attack include but aren’t limited to the following: 

  • Impending feelings of doom 
  • Pounding or racing heart 
  • Gastrointestinal distress 
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Weakness or dizziness 
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Sweating 
  • Chills 

The loss of control associated with a panic attack can be scary. In some instances, a person with panic disorder will avoid places where a panic attack has occurred in the past.

Specific phobia is marked by a serious but irrational fear of something that actually poses little to no danger. For example, bugs, heights, thunder, or flying. With specific phobia, the fear is so intense that it affects your daily life or functioning, a hallmark trait of anxiety disorders.

Agoraphobia is marked by a drastic fear of places or situations where making an escape would be difficult. For example, crowds, public transit, or places far from home. This fear causes avoidance and can make it challenging to engage in or fulfill daily life activities and obligations.

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Effects of Anxiety

How Anxiety Impacts Physical Health and Substance Abuse

All types of anxiety can affect physical well-being and substance abuse. Treatment for these conditions can help you manage symptoms successfully and reduce the likelihood of further consequences associated with them. Based on addiction and mental health research, here’s just some of what we know about the impacts of anxiety on physical health and substance abuse:

  • Anxiety and addiction are both associated with higher risks of various physical health conditions and consequences. For example, increased rates of heart disease and sleep disorders. 
  • People with anxiety disorders are more likely to face substance use disorders. For example, one may use alcohol to cope with symptoms of social anxiety. 
  • Substance abuse can worsen anxiety and other mental health symptoms. However, treatment can help. 

Healing Pines Recovery offers dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety treatment for men in Colorado. Our inpatient rehab program ensures that mental health and substance use disorders are addressed comprehensively so that men in our programs can achieve the best possible treatment outcomes.

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Colorado Anxiety Treatment for Men at Healing Pines Recovery Can Help

Healing Pines Recovery is a private and exclusive inpatient rehab center for men. In addition to our small group sizes, dual diagnosis programs, and other features, here are some of the things that make us a leading choice in addiction and anxiety treatment for men in Colorado. If you have questions about treatment or want to know more about what to expect, give Healing Pines a call.

The experts at Healing Pines Recovery use a combination of extensive evidence-based and holistic approaches to treat addiction and mental health concerns in men. You will get a personalized treatment plan when you enter care with us, which will inform your unique treatment schedule and the specific treatments or activities you engage in during your stay with us. 

Therapies and treatment approaches at Healing Pines Recovery include but aren’t limited to the following: 

Men at Healing Pines attend groups seven days per week alongside individual therapy and other services, such as family therapy and couples counseling. After treatment, you can access our alumni program, which offers continued therapy and support for men who have graduated from treatment at Healing Pines.

Healing Pines Recovery is located on a beautiful 40 acres of land, surrounded by wildlife and pine trees. Our rehab facilities present clients with comfortable rooms and a wide range of other amenities. For example, a fitness center, nutritious meals, pickleball, disc golf, walking trails, mountain biking trails, and animal interaction opportunities.

Healing Pines Recovery works with all health insurance plans with out-of-network benefits. We are also in-network with Friday and Tricare insurance plans. To check on your insurance coverage for treatment at Healing Pines, call us or complete the insurance verification form on our admissions page. Reduced treatment costs may be available to those in need.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Learn More About Men's Anxiety Therapy at Healing Pines

Our inpatient anxiety therapy program is here to help you or the man in your life heal by any means necessary. If you’re ready to find out more about what anxiety treatment for men in Colorado at Healing Pines can do for you or your loved one, connect with us today. To get in touch, fill out the contact form on our website or call Healing Pines Recovery at 720-575-2621.

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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.