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AspenRidge Recovery

900 S Kipling PKWY, Lakewood, Colorado, 80226
At AspenRidge Recovery, individuals 18 years of age and older are invited to participate in a transformative residential treatment program that works to overcome addiction and produce models for lifelong sobriety. With a foundation in the 12 Steps of Recovery, AspenRidge provides daily 12-Step meetings, 12-Step literature studies, recovery events, and 12-Step conferences. In addition, patients receive 30 hours of group and individual therapy sessions each week for mental health, addiction and trauma, and are encouraged to participate in outdoor activities such as hiking, team building outings and day trips. All AspenRidge clinician's are licensed to treat both mental health and addiction.

Facility Highlights

  • We attend regular community events from hiking to professional sporting events
  • EMDR, Brainspotting, RRT


  • Client & Family Support Groups

    Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
  • Holistic Therapy

    Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Meet the Staff

  • Jeff Burt, LPC, LAC
    Jeff Burt, LPC, LACClinical Director
    Jeff holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with specialized training in Adlerian Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Medication-Assisted Treatments, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma- Focused CBT. He has been passionately serving diverse populations of people struggling with addiction and mental health issues for over 14 years. He is very active in the recovery community and is a strong advocate for mental health services. He has long term experience as a clinician and a manager in a variety of treatment settings, including Adult Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Therapeutic Communities, and Sober Living homes. His work experiences include Hazelden-Chicago, University of Colorado, and Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health.
  • Dr. Charles Shuman
    Dr. Charles ShumanMedical Director
    Dr. Shuman is a ​licensed ​psychiatrist​ ​and addictionologist in the state of Colorado.​​ ​Dr. Shuman provides psychiatric care with psychotherapy and when indicated pharmacotherapy for bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, addiction treatment and related concerns i​n the greater Denver area. We are humbled by his extraordinary professional contributions here at AspenRidge.​

Financial Details

  • Up to 60%

Treatment Center Links

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Situated amid the Rocky Mountains in Lakewood, Colo., AspenRidge Recovery provides residential and outpatient treatment for adults struggling with substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and process addictions. Detox services are not provided on-site at the center, which is among 6.8 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities in the state accredited by The Joint Commission.


AspenRidge Recovery’s approach is rooted in 12-step methodology, as well as holistic and evidence-based modalities. There is no standard length of residential treatment, but most clients remain in the residential program for an average of 90 days.

During this time, they participate in 30 hours of weekly therapy – a mix of individual and group counseling. Process groups address various topics including trauma and family issues. Programming also covers life skills development, physical health, nutrition, spirituality, and self-esteem. To aid in their recovery, clients spend time outside participating in equine therapy, hiking, and engaging in other experiential therapies.

The facility also offers specialized treatment tracks for co-occurring disorders, women, and trauma. These 90-day programs use a variety of treatments, including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive processing therapy, inner child therapy, and family systems therapy.

The intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a less structured treatment option. Most counseling occurs in a small group setting and clients may attend between one and five days a week in the evenings between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Random urine tests are administered twice per week.


The facility’s treatment team includes medical and nursing personnel as well as licensed social workers, master’s level therapists, and certified addiction counselors.


AspenRidge Recovery’s 40-bed facility is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood. Clients sleep in shared accommodations and have access to a gym and fitness activities. There are regular day trips to sporting events and community activities.


The 17 alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date offered highly positive feedback for the facility. Multiple respondents noted they had attended other rehabs and found AspenRidge Recovery to be the best. “They were by far the most caring, compassionate and understanding facility…The groups were fun and informative,” Elijah wrote. Most alumni highlighted the caring, dedicated, and highly trained counselors as a strength of the facility.

C.M.M., who felt the facility did a “great job,” noted holistic options were limited. Several survey respondents who submitted negative reviews to Rehabs.com complained about not receiving help, being overcharged, or were not specific.

On secondary review sites, alumni and others provided highly positive feedback about AspenRidge Recovery to date: 4.6 out of five stars based on 33 reviews on Google; 4.9 stars based on 60 reviews on Facebook, which the organization can manage; four stars based on four reviews on Yelp. [1] [2] [3]

Most reviewers offered perfect five-star and high four-star ratings for the facility, as was the case for 91 percent of reviewers on Google, 97 percent on Facebook, and 75 percent on Yelp. Alumni repeatedly praised the caring staff and individualized programming, and attributed the center with helping them achieve sobriety and transforming their life. Isolated negative comments concerned money issues, stringent rules, and ineffective treatment.


The two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date also praised the facility. Parents Jeremy and Autumn, who had sent their daughter to other rehab centers in the past, wrote:. “What separated our experience from the others before, was the counseling,” regarding the therapy they received during a family weekend.


AspenRidge Recovery works with most private insurance companies, including Aetna, Cigna, and Humana. An alum indicated to Rehabs.com that they received a scholarship to help with payment.

[1] GoogleReviews

[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/AspenRidgeRecovery/reviews/?ref=page_internal

[3] https://www.yelp.com/biz/aspen-ridge-recovery-lakewood-2

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