choice the lookout


Located in Boulder, Colorado, Choice The Lookout offers a supportive inpatient rehab extended-care program in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Clients who have recently completed primary care treatment for alcoholism and/or drug addiction and co-occurring disorders further their recovery at Choice The Lookout, where they are cared for by experienced addiction and trauma-certified clinical staff who embrace the 12-Steps philosophy.

In phases 1 and 2 of our inpatient rehab program, individuals participate in more than 20 hours of active therapy each week, a treatment plan that is customized to meet each person’s unique needs. In addition, clients have access to several fitness centers and benefit from an outdoor treatment component that includes trips into the Rockies and Boulder’s numerous recreational areas to hike, play disc golf, go fishing, and more.

During phase 3, therapists, support staff, and each client work closely to outline and create a plan for meeting individual goals and objectives. This includes helping our clients find work, develop workable weekly schedules, and draft addiction or alcoholism relapse prevention plans before the transition to Choice for Men. Staff work together to arrange necessary additional services with professional consultants, physicians, and therapists from the Boulder and Denver area. Choice The Lookout is a 90-day program.

Choice Lookout

a day in the life at the lookout...

7:30 – 8:30 AM – Wakeup, breakfast, med call

8:30 – 9 AM – Daily reading, mindfulness, meditation, community meeting

9 – 9:30 AM – Chores/cleanup, personal assignments

9:30 – 11 AM – Recovery Choice Group (Mon-Wed), Process Group (Thurs/Fri)

11 AM – 1 PM– Lunch/gym/personal assignments

2:30 – 5 PM – Optional gym or physical activity/alternative study group/chores

5 – 6 PM – Dinner

6 – 9 PM – 12-step meeting in Boulder or Denver (Mon-Wed)

9 – 10 PM – UA/BA, evening meds, in rooms

11 PM – Lights out

program highlights

  • Gender-specific treatment addressing addiction issues
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Psychoeducational classes and groups phases 1-3
  • Alcoholism and drug addiction continuing education
  • Art therapy and yoga
  • Attachment styles
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive behavior therapy
  • Communication in relationships
  • Conflict resolution and stress management techniques
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
    • Mindfulness
    • Interpersonal effectiveness
    • Distress tolerance
    • Emotion regulation
  • EMDR
  • Life skills
  • Relationships
  • Relapse prevention
  • Somatic experiencing
  • Stress management techniques
  • 12-Step Facilitation
  • Outside community 12-Step meetings


"I want to thank you and the rest of the Lookout team for taking such good care of Connor over the last 90 days. I think Lookout was just what he needed: a safe place to continue his recovery surrounded by a highly professional and caring staff. That starts with you and works its way down. I think Louise made more progress with him in 90 days than others have done in years. I just want to thank you again and express to your team the heartfelt appreciation of Anne and me."

matthew - Brian S.

"I was so fortunate to find Choice House to continue my recovery. It was the perfect place to transition back into society, which includes all of the step work and therapy that was provided. The people I met there were great and they definitely played a major role in my recovery... At Choice House, I was able to be a full-time student at CU-Boulder. All the other sober houses I looked at would not allow me to take all of my classes. I am grateful to have found Choice House because without it, I would probably be somewhere getting high. The house is so nice and clean, which is pleasantly different than what I was used to when I was getting high all the time. It helped me retrain myself to be a contributing member of society and live a clean and healthy life."

matthew - Darren M.

"Choice House was an essential piece to my current sobriety. I stayed at Choice House for 6 months while enduring through the loss of a family member. Having a safe place and in-house meetings helped me get through the unimaginable while recovering from my own addictions. I felt very comfortable in their upscale, nice living environment. I would recommend Choice House and The Lookout to anyone who needs help. I am forever grateful for my time at Choice House."

matthew - Matthew D.

"My experience at the Choice House was so important to my recovery. I have grown to love the staff and people that live there. The expertise and environment is perfect for people with the real disease of addiction and or alcoholism. I made an investment in my future through living there. I’ll never forget when the obsession to use and drink was removed the peace I felt being able to sit underneath the stars out at the Choice House."

matthew - Scott V.

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