Addiction Treatment Program Tracks
30 Day Program
60 Day Program
90 Day Program
ENVIRONMENT OF CARE
Peaks Recovery Centers’ residential addiction treatment center for adult men fosters a culture of recovery in a peer-driven, communal setting. Peaks’ provides the safe and comfortable place for our male clients to reconnect and transform.
All living environments are staffed 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year by a variety of professionals: behavioral health techs, house managers, medical staff, and clinical staff depending on the home and level of care authorized.
CPR & AED Certified
All housing staff are CPR/ AED certified and are required to participate in Colorado Addiction Counseling courses or Peer Recovery Coach training.
An on-call therapist is available to clients away from the counseling center 24/7 as the client steps down in their treatment intensity.
Beautiful, Licensed Residential Housing
Our program is spread across 12.5 acres with three licensed homes exceeding 5k sq ft in size that provides space and comfort for our patients.
Addiction Therapy We Offer
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on the modification of dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts by exposing negative or irrational beliefs that commonly accompany an addicted person’s justification for the maladaptive behaviors associated with drug and alcohol addiction. CBT aims to assess whether these harmful thoughts depict reality and, if they don’t, employ strategies to…
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) provides therapeutic skills in four key areas: Mindfullness Distress Emotion Regulation Interpersonal Effectiveness Though this treatment modality was first developed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder it is also used to treat: addiction, PTSD, and more…
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is generally utilized as a short term therapeutic intervention and is one of the most common evidenced based approaches used to evoke change. The clinician encourages patients to discuss their need for change and reasons for change and the clinician then reflects back the patient’s reasoning and motivation for change so that the patient can hear the appropriateness of their reasoning…
EMDR Trauma Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a nontraditional therapy—like CBT, DBT, etc.—that uses a patient’s own rapid, rhythmic eye movements to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorders, eating disorders, addictions, and anxiety with the primary goal being to weaken the negative emotions associated with disturbing memories that might otherwise create a debilitating response.
Somatic Experience (SE)
Somatic Experience (SE) is among the newest evidenced based approaches for treating PTSD and other trauma related disorders. SE focuses on the restoring of the central nervous system back to equilibrium to give the individual a greater sense of safety. The idea being that someone suffering from PTSD and trauma will experience sustained healing when the nervous system regains equilibrium.
Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT)
Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT) is a common cognitive behavioral therapy approach that is designed to teach individuals who are trying to maintain changes in their behavior how to anticipate and cope with the problem of relapse. As the saying goes, the relapse happens prior to the actual use of drugs or alcohol. RPT seeks to address the reality of the relapse before it happens.
Men's Rehab Elements
All patients participate in a thorough one-on-one assessment that follows the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) dimensional guidelines: 1) Acute Intoxication/ Withdrawal Potential; 2) Biomedical Conditions and Complications; 3) Emotional, Behavioral, or Cognitive Complications and Conditions; 4) Readiness to Change; 5) Relapse, Continued Use, or Continued Problem Potential; and 6) Recovery/ Living Environment.
Peaks Recovery has a small, intimate detox setting designed to treat acute physiological and psychological withdrawal symptoms associated with frequent and prolonged alcohol and/ or drug use. The goal of our detox setting is to reduce acute symptoms and support the individual’s readiness to change. Our detox setting provides a safe and nurturing space to heal where you can begin to consider extended care treatment options through Peaks’ programming or whether or not returning to community based, ambulatory services is right for you. The data is clear: detox is not enough and we desire for your to be cognizant of that as you consider treatment options. We understand that many individuals have a life outside of our treatment programming that requires their presence—extended residential addiction treatment might not be the most appropriate option for their unique situation. We can help you find community support after treatment during your time with us. If longer treatment is indicated for you or your loved one, Peaks offers 30, 60, and 90 day options for treatment to suit your needs.
Evidence-Based Individual Therapy
It takes a considerable amount of time, consideration, and cost to create a clinical team that can effectively deliver evidenced-based care for men struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. All morning group therapy sessions are delivered by you or your loved one’s primary therapist to create an ongoing rapport with each patient as treatment progresses. As a part of our 30 day programming each patient receives at least two individualized therapy sessions per week outside of group hours.
Did you know insurance companies designate the frequency and length of group therapy sessions? Depending on patient acuity, a patient will participate in group therapy between 15-30 hours a week. Peaks’ offers intimate morning group services delivered by the patient’s primary therapist. This supports faster rapport building between each patient and their therapist while also giving your loved one’s therapist greater insights into the patient’s addiction and/ or co-occurring disorders. The greater the insights, the greater the treatment outcome.
Mental Health Treatment
Your loved one is in good hands at Peaks Recovery—all primary therapists are licensed to treat co-occurring mental health disorders. Sometimes an addiction can cause mental health symptoms to arise such as psychosis, anxiety, depression, mania, and more. Alternatively, mental health can lead to an increase in frequency of alcohol and drug use. Having a licensed therapist who can both recognize and treat the primary disorder is important when treating your loved one. Misdiagnosing someone can limit the potential for healing within a treatment setting and potentially cause ongoing confusion for the patient and their family beyond treatment. To support our clinical approach, all patients receive ongoing psychiatric care by our Chief Medical Officer.
Trauma Programming Specifically for Men
Author Pia Melody defines trauma as, “less than nurturing caregiving.” Childhood trauma is therefore the origin of developmental immaturity—though trauma can take place at any given moment of a person’s life. Men experience trauma as pain and the natural human response is to move away from pain and toward a place of safety. Unlike animals in nature, humans can create unnatural flight mechanisms toward safety. Drugs and alcohol are often a quick solution to not feeling safe. The goal of trauma treatment is to reduce the pain experienced by past traumatic events and to build resilience toward the natural flight response.
Recreational therapy is simply the clinical process for utilizing recreational activities such as walking, running, snow skiing, lifting weights, playing the guitar, or even camping as therapeutic interventions. Depending on the level of care authorized by your insurance company and/ or if this type of therapy is approved by the onsite doctors, Peaks will guide and encourage recreational activities such as going to in-house yoga sessions, going on hikes in the mountains, and as often to the gym as you desire as an ancillary service. And we welcome your musical passion if you desire to bring an instrument. Recreational therapy promotes both physical and psychological wellbeing.
Life Skills Development
At some point, a person addicted to a powerful illicit drug like heroin or meth will find it difficult to maintain their responsibilities. 18.2% of the unemployed population are addicted to illicit drugs and or alcohol. Addiction affects people in all age demographics and walks-of-life, and life skill interventions provide adults of all ages insights into how to apply for a job, maintain employment, change careers, and more. Whatever your life skill platform looks like, Peaks Recovery actively engages with each patient to explore what life looks like beyond treatment—we’ll even support you in securing employment prior to leaving our program throughout the surrounding Colorado Springs if you desire to stay in the area after treatment!
Unique Approaches to Different Age Groups
Young adults—aged 18-26—are the largest users and abusers of drugs and alcohol. This age demographic is also the greatest predictor of poor outcomes in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) studies. Whereas adults above the age of 35 largely do well as a patient demographic in MAT studies. The reasoning behind these statistics has a lot to do with why people begin to use drugs and alcohol in the first place. Young adults are typically using drugs to get high—especially in the case of opioids—and adults of the older age groups typically get hooked on opioids due to a prescription they were put on. Young adults are less affluent than their older peers and experience greater obstacles for getting back on their feet. Recognizing the differences between age groups allows us to treat the individual without sacrificing alternative approaches to treatment.
Food and Transportation
For detox and residential inpatient programming, all food is provided by our onsite chef. Morning food includes a continental breakfast and snacks and lunch and dinner are served hot for all participants. Water, snacks, and juices are provided throughout the day. Transportation is limited to offsite medical/ nutritional appointments if needed during inpatient programming.
If you are participating in our 60-90 programming we will transport you to the grocery store where you will shop for your own meal items on a budget and cook your on food in the extended care group home. Transportation for all offsite activities is provided; including transportation to look for a local job by our Client Care Advocates.
According to Pia Melody literature, traumatic events come in all shapes and sizes. Trauma can be experienced at home, at school, at work, or anywhere for that matter. Trauma is experienced as pain and we have a natural flight response toward safety. What happens though if the home environment is not a safe place? When people are traumatized they do not tend to stop loving the abusers or the events that took place, they tend to stop loving themselves.
Helping the family become whole again and create a safe place for conversations and interactions is paramount in recovery. The gift of family therapy is allowing family members to communicate their wants, needs, and boundaries in a way that is not shameful toward the one’s they wish to communicate with.
Aftercare Case Management
The greatest predictor of longterm recovery is time. That may seem nuanced to the reader, but the science of nueroplasticity must be considered. Patients often rationalize their recovery journey and believe they’ve “got it.” The physiological and psychological symptoms after 90 days of recovery time are greatly reduced and the patient begins to feel well. However, due to limitations surrounding brain scanning techniques, we cannot be sure how much the brain has actually adjusted to the treatment. Peaks cannot stress this point enough: one year, two years, or more of recovery time can only be achieved in safe and nurturing environments that allows time for the brain to heal and create new neural-pathways whose natural flight response in tough situations is not toward drugs and alcohol. Ongoing and continued care, whether that be in a sober living home or ongoing ambulatory treatment setting, needs to be considered. Peaks Case Management team works with you or your loved one to find the most effective after care programming.