who we treat
who we treat
at choice house
It doesn’t matter your age, ethnicity, background or social class: Addiction does not target just one “type” of person. Anyone can fall into the trap of drug or alcohol abuse, which is why the Choice House team focuses on treating men from all walks of life. Our Boulder, Colorado drug and substance abuse treatment and rehab programs for men are not “cookie-cutter” – they are designed to meet each individual where they are at and address their own unique needs.
Our approach to treating drug and alcohol addiction is centered on compassion, clinical work, community and proven methods that generate results. We’ve helped men in all stages of recovery find hope and healing through our programs, including those “tough cases” who weren’t successful at other treatment centers. Below you can read about some of the different types of clients who have achieved lasting sobriety at Choice House.
men with trauma
Trauma means a lot of different things and can encompass anything from childhood abuse to rejection in middle school. You might not realize it, but unhealed wounds and painful experiences can continue to have an influence on your life. While you can’t erase the past, you can learn to live with it and change the unhealthy patterns or beliefs it has caused to set the stage for long-term recovery. At Choice House, our approach recognizes the role of trauma in addiction and focuses on resolving it with evidence-based therapies that help men find balance and improve their mood, thinking and behavior.
the chronic relapser
We get it — changing your entire lifestyle isn’t easy. Recovery might seem out of reach, but it can be achieved with comprehensive care that treats the whole person and gets to the root of the problem. If you’ve been to rehab before and felt discouraged by short-term programs that fail to meet your needs, we can help. Choice House specializes in helping men with a history of relapse who feel like getting sober is impossible. Our programs address a number of factors that contribute to addictive behavior, such as anxiety, depression or trauma. By combining a long-term approach with evidence-based therapies, we can help build a strong foundation for lasting recovery that stands the test of time.
Addiction rarely occurs alone. More often, it's the result of a complex interaction between poor coping skills, past trauma and a desire to escape. Many men who struggle with substance abuse do so to alleviate the effects of mental health problems like anxiety or depression. Others develop these issues as a result of their drug or alcohol use. Either way, it's important to consider the whole picture throughout the recovery process to ensure effective treatment. Choice House incorporates a range of proven mental health therapies to give men the best chance at lasting sobriety without relapse.
men looking for something different in a treatment program
Choice House is located in Boulder, Colorado, with the Rocky Mountains right in our backyard. This gives us a unique opportunity to harness the healing power of nature with outdoor adventure therapies, providing men with a fun and exciting path to recovery. We incorporate a number of different activities into our regular treatment programming to help men take on new challenges and get out of their comfort zone, which has been shown to foster stronger bonds between clients and improve long-term outcomes.
drug treatment at choice house
gender-specific drug treatment in colorado
Choice House is a drug and alcohol abuse treatment center in Boulder, Colorado, with recovery programs designed specifically for men. We understand that addiction affects both men and women equally, but we’ve found that a gender-specific approach is more effective in the long-term for a number of reasons:
- Men and women have different chemical makeups, thus creating different experiences while using drugs or alcohol
- Men often have different reasons for starting drug use than women do
- Clients will be more comfortable expressing difficult emotions during group therapy sessions and conversations in a gender-specific setting
- Gender-specific care provides more opportunities for men to foster deeper bonds over shared experiences, which is enhanced through our outdoor adventure therapy
- There are fewer distractions in gender-specific treatment
long-term treatment is most successful
Our substance abuse treatment programs for men focus heavily on longevity and completely transforming their lifestyles for the better. Our clients start with a 90-day residential treatment program and are encouraged to continue their recovery with our IOP and transitional sober living program. A few benefits of long-term treatment (versus 30-day programming) include:
- Reduced risk of relapse down the road
- More time to develop important recovery skills
- Opportunity to form strong bonds with others in recovery
- Make the most of counseling during rehab by allowing more time to build deeper relationships
- More thoroughly breaks the cycle of dependence
- Better able to address the underlying factors of addiction
At Choice House, we’re recognized for our trauma work and helping men transform their lives by healing old wounds. Our techniques help end the cycle of addiction and relapse by treating the underlying causes of both, building a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Some of the evidence-based trauma therapies that we use to ensure lifelong sobriety include:
- Experiential therapies
- Somatic experiencing
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Intervention through art
focus on the family
We understand better than anyone just how devastating addiction can be for the whole family. When we see our loved ones suffer from addiction, it is heartbreaking, frustrating, defeating, and everything in between. Because no one should be left feeling helpless through their loved one’s struggles, we offer a comprehensive family program every 5-6 weeks. This three-day workshop is facilitated by our chief clinical officer, Jill Krush, LPC, NCC, CAC III, who guides families through an experiential learning process that combines lecture, interactive role play and group process. We strongly recommend that families attend at least one of these workshops while their loved one is going through drug treatment at Choice House.
effects of treatment
Our recovery programs are incredibly effective at transforming the lives of participants. Our clients leave Choice House with powerful tools to rebuild their lives, careers and relationships. Even better, the bonds they form with other men undergoing treatment are often the beginning of lifelong friendships. We encourage graduates to stay in touch on their own and through our alumni program. Following treatment, many of our participants go on to live remarkable lives…and some even come back to work at Choice House to keep the legacy going!