sober living in boulder, co

Our structured Transitional Living Program is for men
who practice using recovery tools in the safety and security of a sober living environment.

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Choice House Colorado structures sober living with intensive outpatient clinical programming, case management, community engagement, and outdoor adventure. The team will help to guide and support you through this process. The Choice for Men Aftercare offers a true all-inclusive long-term solution after completing a residential treatment. A true transitional house program moving from a highly structured residential program to an independent living program prepares our men to live a productive, happy, and purposeful life. He should leave with a robust recovery community that will be the key piece in sustaining long-term recovery.

The men who join our Sober Living community spend their days at work or school, further deepening their learned recovery practices while experiencing life through a new lens. In the evenings, our men work through everyday life Issues in a group setting structured to highlight relapse prevention, mindfulness, and 12-step facilitation.

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what is transitional housing?

The primary goal of transitional housing is to offer a stable environment where residents can access support services designed to help them regain self-sufficiency. 

At Choice House, we offer a 12-Step based and enhanced addiction recovery sober living community 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. Just blocks away from downtown Louisville in Boulder County, Colorado – within walking distance to shopping and bus lines – Choice House offers variable lengths of stay, with a minimum 120-day commitment.

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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.

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In the transition houses with Choice House, clients have private bedrooms, a clubhouse next door with an outdoor putting green and inside a pool table, ping-pong, weights, entertainment center, and an overall area to spend time with each other and build their recovery community. In our Boulder Sober Living our men are allowed to start applying recovery tools and skills they have learned in treatment in the safety and structure of our community, a step we believe is critical for men in early recovery. To set up long-term sobriety, we created a program called H.E.R.D. and is only offered at Choice House. The program is committed to transforming men to recovery with the support of a community within a stable living environment.

Individuals who enter our structured sober living program often participate in the separate Choice House IOP program. During the day, they are active in our community working, attending 12-step meetings, and building their recovery capital as they integrate into life.

We host three in-person 12-step meetings each week at the clubhouse so that our men have easy access to the local recovery community. While online meetings and fellowships are an incredible resource, this alternative will not replace the enriching experience of in-person contact for people in recovery.

Choice House has 26 total structured Boulder sober living beds available at our 10 different homes, all neighboring each other and our clubhouse. Our staff handles each admission into our sober living program individually and determines the right fit. Over and over we've witnessed our protected sober living community become the foundation and springboard that launches our men back into a rich life and a durable recovery.

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benefits of recovering outdoors

Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Choice House is the preferred option for men seeking a Boulder sober living home. We understand that the road to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction requires a close-knit community, a strong support system, and individualized attention focused on personal growth with proven success in long-term sobriety.

Our sober living houses in Colorado for alcohol and drug addiction recovery for men are unique in the many outdoor experiences our residents enjoy during their stay. Choice House is located near the iconic Flatirons, providing ample opportunities for forming a meaningful life through nature. The beautiful open space of Chautauqua Park, Andrews Arboretum, and numerous bike trails throughout Boulder create an ideal setting for reconnecting with oneself and looking toward a healthy future. Residents engage in and more than 20 hours of active therapy each week, many scenic escapes of Boulder provide several ideal settings. In addition, Choice House is near several attractions in Boulder, including the historic Pearl Street Mall, CU Boulder, Celestial Seasonings, Flagstaff Mountain, and Summit Nature Center, among several others.

Our Boulder sober living, drug, and alcohol addiction recovery program for men provides access to these unique settings so that clients in all phases of addiction and early recovery can rediscover the joys of a sober lifestyle. Our residents are guided by Choice House’s qualified team of clinical staff, licensed therapists, and behavioral health technicians, all of whom have ample experience in helping clients find drug and alcohol treatment that is most effective for them.

Choice House’s 3-phases of recovery include active therapy, a customized treatment plan, and a detailed long-term solution for relapse prevention. Throughout each phase, our Boulder drug and alcohol rehab program for men fosters close bonding with fellow residents, nurtures a loving atmosphere, and encourages deep spiritual growth and discovery.

We know the road to recovery can be rocky at times. Our Boulder sober living home is structured to meet those challenges head-on – while taking full advantage of the many nearby nature opportunities and Boulder attractions – so residents can achieve long-term sobriety and a healthy lifestyle. Learn more about the Choice House approach.

substance abuse we treat:

  • Alcohol
  • Kratom
  • Cocaine
  • Fentanyl
  • Heroin
  • Marijuana
  • Meth
  • Prescription Painkillers
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3-phases of treatment offered at choice house

No matter the stage you or your loved one is in his recovery, Choice House offers programs that fit his needs. We have a team of professionals committed to setting the man in your life with success to live a sober free and fulfilling life. Tools and resources are available to continue your lifelong journey.

program highlights

Gender-specific treatment addressing men's addiction issues

Private, single bedrooms available for all residents

Move-in ready, completely furnished and newly remodeled units; linens and bedding provided

Community Resident Manager living on-site and available by phone 24/7

Daily breathalyzer tests and frequent random urine analysis are given on-site

Weekly off-site support groups facilitated by master's-level therapists

Weekly house meetings led by resident manager

Weekly off-site one-on-one sessions with primary therapist plus 24/7 phone access

12-Step facilitation

Off-site community 12-Step meetings

Biweekly process and art therapy groups (off-site)

Onsite recreation center/community gathering place

Spiritual meditation room for independent or group use

Requirement for residents to be working, volunteering, or attending school within the first two to three weeks of residency

Resume assistance and job coaching specialists available

Cable, internet, telephone, and all utilities included

Membership to the YMCA fitness center

meet the choice house 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.

Cat Carranza, LCSW, LAC

Cat Carranza, LCSW, LAC

Clinical Director

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.


Tessa Burris, LPC, LACC

Associate Clinical Director

Tessa is an outdoor enthusiast that loves to take her dog, Luna, on all types of adventures. In 2016 Tessa saw the Colorado mountains for the first time and knew she had to live here! She even created a setup to allow her and her dog to car camp and explore new areas while she worked remotely as a mental health professional. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Tessa holds a Master's degree in Human Relations, is a Licensed Professional Counselor OK and is currently pursuing her LAC in Colorado. She has an extensive background in trauma and addiction, working in both nonprofit and private community mental health settings. While working for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections providing services to inmates and people on probation, she found her passion -- helping clients identify the disconnect between their mind and body and repair it. In Fall 2019, she became a Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist and received a grant to provide Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy to clients at a substance use outpatient facility. She believes we all have stories worth sharing and wants to assist others in finding their way of expressing themselves.

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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.



Dustin Hoegerl

Lookout Lead Behavioral Health Technician

Born and raised in California, moved to Colorado to become closer to family. I love sports, and played football, baseball and soccer growing up. I enjoy the outdoors these days in Colorado. Fishing, camping, hiking. There's something about connecting with other addicts that fills me up. I enjoy helping where I can. The biggest lesson I've learned in being in this industry is being open, willing and honest. Life is a beautiful thing and anything is possible once you lay that groundwork.


"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.

we'd like to talk

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