Comprehensive Addiction and Substance Abuse
Treatment in Boulder, CO


Long-Term Sobriety With Choice House

residential and outpatient treatment center

Welcome to Choice House, nestled in the serene landscapes of Boulder, Colorado, where we offer a compassionate and supportive environment for men battling addiction and substance abuse. Our programs are designed to guide clients through their recovery journey, focusing on long-lasting healing and personal growth. Choice House is uniquely positioned to address the specific needs of men seeking addiction treatment in Boulder and the surrounding areas.

90-Day Residential Program

phase 1: the lookout program

Our intensive 90-day residential program serves as the cornerstone of recovery at Choice House. Here, clients reside on-site in Boulder, CO, receiving round-the-clock care and support. This phase focuses on stabilizing physical health, addressing psychological aspects of addiction, and laying the groundwork for long-term recovery. Treatment modalities include individual counseling, group therapy, and experiential therapies in the beautiful natural settings of South Boulder. This comprehensive approach ensures that we address the unique needs of each individual, making us a premier destination for those searching for effective addiction treatment and drug rehab in Boulder, CO.


Transitional Living Program

phase 2: sober living with clinical services

As clients progress, they move into our Transitional Living Program. This sober living environment offers a balance between continued care and increased independence. Located in Boulder, this program is designed to help individuals strengthen their recovery skills in a real-world setting while providing the support and structure necessary for success. 

The Transitional Living Program is for men who have completed our 90-day Residential Treatment Program, another treatment program, or who are appropriate candidates for structured Boulder addiction recovery and sober living. Our sober living program in Boulder requires a minimum 120-day commitment, but subsequent lengths of stay are tailored to individual needs. The H.E.R.D. program at Choice House inspires individuals to cultivate individual resilience and group unity on their path to recovery.

Structured Sober Living Program

phase 3: step-down program

The next step in the care continuum, our structured sober living is a 12-Step based enhanced addiction therapy recovery and sober living community in Boulder County, Colorado for those who have completed our primary drug rehab treatment program, another substance abuse treatment program, or who are appropriate candidates for structured recovery and sober living. It is at this level of care that our men begin to work, live in independent homes, cook for themselves, have access to vehicles, and electronics, and start to build their recovery community both inside and outside of our men's program.

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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Boulder, CO

Community IOP program designed for individuals living or located in the Boulder County area suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues.

Choice House provides a safe place for men to address their relationship with substance abuse, overcome the areas of pain keeping them stuck, and have an experience that leads to a life of purpose. The group is designed for individuals living in the Boulder County area to find the support they need while continuing to participate in their everyday responsibilities. The gender-specific group allows men the comfort to discuss their issues in a controlled environment and begin to develop the skills and awareness necessary for long-term sobriety.

Weekly Individual sessions and group therapy to focus on the following:

Men's Issues

Substance Abuse

Mental health

Trauma, Depression, and Anxiety

Emotional Regulation

Relationship and Intimacy

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To help the men who entrust their recovery to Choice House develop an unshakable foundation
that guides their journey to freedom, personal growth, and lasting sobriety.

Why Choose Choice House?

Choice House stands out among rehabs in Boulder due to our holistic approach, breathtaking location, and commitment to personal growth and recovery. We understand that each client's journey is unique, and our programs are tailored to fit individual needs, from the initial stages of detox and residential care to long-term sober living.

  • Comprehensive Care:

    Our treatment modalities are diverse and evidence-based, including individual counseling and group therapy, all provided in the scenic beauty of South Boulder.

  • Experienced Staff:

    Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing the highest level of care and support throughout each phase of recovery.

  • Community and Support:

    We foster a strong, supportive community atmosphere that encourages lasting recovery and personal transformation.

meet the team


Phil Nutt

Director of Admissions

Phil was born and raised in Jackson, MS, and will greet you with a “sir” or “ma’am” on your first call with him. Seeking recovery and a new life with the help of his family at 19, Phil moved to Colorado after one year at a music school in Nashville. He fell in love with the mountains and the friends he made whom he discovered purpose with. Over the past 10 years, Phil has graduated from Leeds School of Business here in Boulder with a finance degree, repaired his relationships damaged by addiction, and become a man in recovery who endeavors to help other men find what he has.

When Phil isn’t at Choice House leading our men by example and walking with our families through difficult decisions, you can find him fishing, golfing, or talking to his two sisters on the phone.


Larry Algiene, LCSW/LAC

Clinical Director

Larry Algiene is our clinical director with 25 years of experience working in youth corrections and residential facilities. Larry specializes in Cognitive Behavior and Post Induction Trauma Therapy. Prior to coming to the choice house, Larry was in the Colorado Army National Guard for 17 years, a social worker with the Colorado Department of Corrections and the drug court therapist for Weld County while working at North Range Behavioral Health. Prior to coming to the choice house, Larry worked with families at the Rose House Colorado Specializing in women's trauma and family therapy. Larry is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado and Colorado Christian University. On his off time, Larry spends most of his time chasing his two kids.


Dustin Hoegerl

Lookout Lead Behavioral Health Technician

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Dr. Arshad William M.D.

Medical Director


Gabriel Krush, CCAR

Director of Sober Living

Gabriel first started in the behavioral health field in 2015, working as a direct support professional for adults with disabilities, and later, in memory care settings. After beginning his own personal recovery journey, Gabriel joined the Choice House team in 2018 as a technician. Gabriel enjoys being an active member of the local recovery community, and spending time with his wife and family.

Cat Carranza, LCSW, LAC

Cat Carranza, LCSW, LAC

Primary Therapist

Cat Carranza is a Licensed Social Worker and holds a master’s degree in social work from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She has been working in substance use and mental health residential treatment since 2015 and shows up as an advocate for her clients.

When it comes to recovery, Cat values addressing the interrelated nature of mental health and addiction. With the goal of providing client-centered collaborative treatment, she incorporates evidence-based practices of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing and believes a strengths-based approach can be a powerful tool for change. Cat is passionate about the emotional, social, cognitive and physical integration of the individual in sobriety and utilizes mindfulness and movement practices to promote healing.

Outside of the office, Cat enjoys time spent with her dogs, board games, and values fun as a key piece to enjoying long-term recovery.


"As parents of a recovering addict, we can’t print enough positive comments about the Choice House program and the care rendered to our son. David was at a crossroads in his life and needed a positive experience following a 90-day stay at an inpatient rehab center. Choice House provided a caring, nurturing safe haven, as well as a dedicated professional staff capable of helping to guide our son through this difficult transition. We are delighted with the experience David had at Choice House and have recommended this program to other parents."

richard and jennie - Richard and Jennie

"Choice House has been instrumental in my recovery. The program provided me with the opportunity for a smoother transition from treatment to independent living… Also, I have met some truly inspiring people among the other residents. I don’t know where I would be today if I hadn’t utilized this amazing opportunity."

richard and jennie - David L.

"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."

richard and jennie - Darren M.

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To learn more about the Choice House admissions process, please contact our admissions coordinator at 720-577-4422 or