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PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is an illness triggered by exposure to extremely stressful situations. Not everyone who experiences this kind of exposure will be affected. But the chance always exists. Men have different PTSD risks than women.

And in recovery, affected men also tend to deal with different underlying factors during their journey toward wellness. For these and other reasons, men with PTSD may get the best treatment results in men’s only programs. 

Are you in need of PTSD treatment for men in Colorado? Make Healing Pines Recovery your preferred treatment provider. We focus on treating men’s PTSD in the context of inpatient drug and alcohol rehab. With our support, you can gradually overcome traumas of the past. At the same time, you can also take the steps needed to establish your lasting sobriety.

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Men and PTSD

If you have PTSD, you’re experiencing a serious reaction to a traumatic experience that:

  • Happened at least 30 days ago
  • Made you fear for your life or otherwise exposed you to extreme stress
  • Left you affected by life-disrupting symptoms that fall into four separate categories

For social and biological reasons, men develop the disorder significantly less often than women. Still, roughly 4% of all males will be affected as children, teenagers, or adults. What’s more, some men are more susceptible to PTSD than others. As a rule, veterans are particularly at risk. That’s especially true if you’ve seen combat or were stationed in a combat zone.

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Men and PTSD

Common Recovery Issues Among Men With PTSD

Anyone affected by PTSD can go on to develop other, overlapping mental health issues. Among women, these issues are most likely to include depression or an anxiety disorder. However, among men, they’re more likely to include substance use disorder (SUD). This modern term covers all cases of substance addiction, as well as all cases of serious substance abuse. PTSD that overlaps with an SUD falls into an additional illness category called dual diagnosis. All people with dual diagnosis have both substance problems and a second significant mental health condition.

Men in need of PTSD treatment also frequently must deal with other kinds of issues during their recovery. One potential concern is a strong belief in a code of masculine behavior that:

  • Encourages suppression of vulnerable emotional states
  • Treats anger and aggression as much more acceptable options
  • Emphasizes a self-reliant attitude that makes it hard to ask for or receive outside help

Studies show that male military veterans with a strong masculine code tend to have more severe cases of PTSD. Unfortunately, men who emphasize masculinity are less likely to seek treatment. And when they do seek help, they may have a more difficult road to recovery.

Want to know more about PTSD in men and its common recovery issues? Talk to the helpful staff at Healing Pines today.

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Healing Pines’ Approach to PTSD Treatment for Men in Colorado

At Healing Pines, we’re dedicated to providing gender-specific Colorado PTSD treatment for men. In line with this goal, we feature a multi-layered approach to trauma recovery. First, we provide treatment that helps you overcome PTSD symptoms common to both men and women. Classic examples of these symptoms include:

  • Thoughts or memories of a past trauma that occur against your will
  • Acts of avoidance intended to help you escape these kinds of thoughts and memories
  • Hypervigilance, i.e., a ‘fight-or-flight’ reaction that activates in non-dangerous situations
  • A general increase in mental and emotional negativity

At the same time, we help you deal with recovery obstacles that typically have a greater impact on men. In addition to a strong belief in the norms of masculinity, such obstacles may include:

  • A sense of shame over your vulnerability and lack of control
  • An actively hostile attitude toward the treatment process

The end result of these two levels of treatment is comprehensive wellness support designed with men in mind. To find out more about our approach to helping men with PTSD, consult us today.

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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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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.

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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!

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.

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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.

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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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Getting Help

Men’s PTSD Therapy at Healing Pines

Healing Pines features inpatient treatment options for PTSD recovery. You may need these kinds of residential services if you either:

  • Have a severe form of PTSD
  • Experience PTSD as part of a dual diagnosis that also includes a substance problem

Medication can play a role in an inpatient plan for people affected by PTSD. However, it’s mostly used for symptom relief, not to help you address trauma’s underlying causes. To truly weaken lingering trauma’s hold on you, you need psychotherapy. Our main options for men’s PTSD therapy include:

  • Several forms of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

Each of these options is well-known for its usefulness in treating PTSD. Importantly, they can be customized to meet your specific personal and gender-related needs as a man. Your treatment plan may also include family therapy, fitness programs, and a range of other supportive recovery options. 

Want to know more about our Colorado PTSD therapy options for men? We’re standing by to assist you.

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Help for SUD During PTSD Treatment

Many people looking for PTSD treatment for men in Colorado also need help recovering from severe SUD symptoms. At Healing Pines, we provide that help in our customized dual diagnosis program. This program allows us to create targeted treatment plans that help resolve trauma as you work toward sobriety. Talk to us today for further details.

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Turn to Healing Pines for Gender-Specific Colorado PTSD Treatment for Men

Men are less likely than women to develop PTSD. However, once the disorder is present, men often face certain recovery obstacles that women don’t. This helps explain why effective treatment for men has two key components. First, it must address the non-gender-specific effects of PTSD. In addition, it must help you tackle your unique challenges as a man in recovery.

Looking for a provider of gender-specific PTSD treatment for men in Colorado? Call on the team of experienced professionals at Healing Pines Recovery. We specialize in inpatient dual-diagnosis treatment of PTSD and serious substance problems. With our help, you can learn how to break free from the long-term effects of past traumas. You can also simultaneously chart your path to daily drug or alcohol abstinence. 

No matter the severity of your symptoms, we focus on workable solutions for improved well-being. Our small-scale, luxury recovery model adds another layer of needed comfort and support. For more information on enrollment at Healing Pines, contact us today.

Healing Pines is located in Elizabeth, Colorado, southeast of Denver and northeast of Colorado Springs. You have several potential travel routes from each of these communities. We’re also within convenient driving distance of many other smaller towns and cities. For detailed advice on routes to travel while seeking PTSD treatment for men in Colorado, consult us today.

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.