Elizabeth, Colorado
Healing Pines Recovery is an exclusive and private rehab that provides trauma therapy in Colorado Springs. We specialize in treating men suffering from addiction. Addiction does not discriminate and all paths to recovery are different. We pride ourselves on embracing the uniqueness of each individual and their circumstance.

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Trauma and Addiction

The Relationship Between
Trauma and Addiction

At our trauma therapy in Colorado Springs, we understand that addiction and trauma come hand-in-hand. At our trauma treatment centers, located deep in the beauty of Colorado, we employ a range of different therapies to help those in the recovery process.


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The Symptoms

How to Know if an Individual Suffers from Trauma or Addiction

Trauma refers to the emotional response following a profoundly upsetting incident. At the same time, addiction refers to a neuropsychological disorder prompting an individual to use drugs despite their adverse effects.

A person suffering from trauma or depression will exhibit the following symptoms:

A person can experience post-traumatic stress disorder, regardless of whether they underwent childhood trauma or incidents. People with post-traumatic stress frequently adopt unhealthy behaviors to cope with reality, trying to dull their emotions. They might be uncomfortable living around people and often retreat to secluded places. 

Addiction is typically a symptom of an underlying neuropsychological challenge (substance use disorder) and is frequently at the core of all trauma. Many people feel that their addiction to drugs or alcohol makes it easier for them to numb the pain. They may feel their substance use makes it easier to forget painful experiences. However, drugs often make it worse for them, making them dependent on the substance.

Most people who have experienced traumatic events resort to alcohol and other drugs as the first option. They may do this regardless of whether they have suffered minor or severe trauma.

Some people may experience a lack of sleep or frequently wake up in the middle of the night. They have irregular sleeping patterns because of traumatic memories. While others experience extreme nightmares, this makes them spend the night doing other things and get anxious at bedtime.

Individuals suffering from trauma can experience flashbacks that disrupt their normal daily activities. These disturbing pictures constantly replay, and many people link the images they see with terrible memories or experiences.

Both physical and emotional flashbacks can be upsetting since the person feels as if they are reliving the memories. That’s why flashbacks cause physical and emotional damage.

Someone who has survived a traumatic event or has extreme substance addiction can feel undesirable emotions or shame. Being betrayed by a person they trust can also lead to painful heartbreaks and feelings of low self-esteem.

After traumatic experiences, most people may experience a lack of value. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms include feeling unworthy, invaluable, or mentally unwell. Statistics show that loneliness and a sense of hopelessness can cause suicidal thoughts in people with PTSD.

Typical responses to trauma include physical pain, anguish, and depression. Unfortunately, family members may not take trauma seriously, thus subjecting these individuals to silent suffering. Most of them endure the suffering from trauma and addiction as they’re in denial or ashamed to admit their conditions. 

People with a history of trauma or drug abuse often experience panic attacks and anxiety. They might also exhibit the following symptoms:

  • Complaining about their physical health
  • Having trouble controlling their temper
  • Showing signs of depression
  • Having intrusive thoughts
  • Having difficulty expressing their feelings 

These people might sink further into substance abuse to enhance emotional management.

Chronic and repetitive trauma, including child abuse or domestic violence, mainly contributes to depression. Loss of safety and security can also lead to depression and anxiety, especially after an unexpected traumatic incident like a car accident or a natural disaster.

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Contributions to Trauma and Addiction Recovery

Trauma and addiction are challenging to overcome, especially when alone. Substance addiction can lead to new habits, which are also difficult to break out of without assistance. Our specialized treatment program assists individuals in getting back on their feet and fighting trauma and addiction. Our clients will learn and adopt new behaviors in a safe, supportive environment.

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.

The Program

Trauma Therapy in Colorado Springs

We understand it’s challenging to express thoughts, feelings, and emotions associated with traumatic events, even during therapy. Our Colorado drug rehab has an approach that is customized to make it easier for our patients to express themselves.

When people arrive at Healing Pines Recovery, patients will go through a boutique-style recovery center with an individualized experience. Our program cares for people seeking treatment for the first time and those who have tried but failed to get help from other centers.

We aim to help them develop recovery goals and engage in healthy activities. The program is designed to keep them busy, enhance their recovery, and eliminate negative thoughts. Individuals can engage in mountain bike riding, walking, basketball, and disc golfing. Our center also creates an ideal personalized setting for trauma and addiction recovery.

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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Healing Trauma and Addiction

Our professionals engage with individuals through Evidence-Based Therapies (EBT) and Medical Assisted Treatment (MAT) options. If an individual has a history of trauma, we take them through EBT options such as Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). This is to help people with trauma balance facts and emotions. We also give them Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to influence their addiction problems through behavioral steering change.

For individuals experiencing painful withdrawal symptoms, we offer them the MAT option. In this option, we focus on quality recovery. We also provide medications backed up by intense research and FDA approval. Some medicines we utilize help our patients fight against opioids, alcohol, and antidepressants.

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What To Expect

Our trauma therapy in Colorado Springs has a team of psychiatrists who’re not affiliated with any providers. These professionals are on standby and waiting to respond to raising matters and help individuals with health complications. They’re available to see anyone 24 hours a day for emergency assistance.

This contributes to the development of a continuous recovery environment. We also have transport services to help individuals quickly navigate home to the hospital. Overall, individuals should expect a certified psychiatrist to conduct their psychiatric treatments.

Don’t let trauma and addiction control loved ones. Seek services that help in recovery and give complementary mental health therapies. 

Visit our drug rehab for men today to learn how we can help you accelerate your recovery process.

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Come discover why Healing Pines Recovery is your top choice for a trauma therapy center in Colorado.

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.