Office: 612-719-4137 - Fax: 651-340-3620


Healing & Hope

Elite Recovery, LLC is a Saint Paul, Minnesota Intensive Outpatient (IOP) & Outpatient (OP) treatment program that offers integrated treatment to adult men struggling with substance use and mental health issues. 

We meet people in the various transitional stages of change and address each client as a whole person, focusing on substance use, mental health, relationships, employment, life skills, and goal setting. Elite Recovery utilizes a client-centered approach to help people build on their strengths to achieve success.  Your life is worth living well, and we want you to rediscover your identity in a brand new way.


Please call 612-719-4137 to speak to a representative.  During this initial phone call, you will be screened for appropriateness for the program. 

Treatment Team

Brandie Hardcastle MA, LADC, LPCC

Brandie Hardcastle MA, LADC, LPCC

Clinical Director

Natalie Hayes, MD

Natalie Hayes, MD

Medical Director

Andy Huys, MA, LADC, MHP

Andy Huys, MA, LADC, MHP

Morning Counselor

Breanna Warraich, BS, LADC

Breanna Warraich, BS, LADC

Evening Counselor & Family Program facilitator


Jessica Engman OTR/L

Jessica Engman OTR/L

Occupational therapist


Intensive Outpatient (IOP) & Outpatient (OP) 

Treatment for men – ages 18 and older.

Morning Group meets: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Evening Group meets: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Elite Recovery offers gender-specific Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Outpatient (OP) treatment for adult men with co-occurring substance use and mental health issues.  Integrated treatment can help stabilize the symptoms of co-occurring disorders and provide the foundation for a more successful recovery.

Participants in group can expect to learn coping skills, goal setting, relapse prevention skills, healthy boundary setting, mental health management skills, communication skills, and work/life/recovery balance.  Occupational Therapy is incorporated in the program weekly and facilitated by a licensed Occupational Therapist. 



Individual Occupational Therapy

By Appointment only 

Occupational Therapy is a holistic profession that promotes health and wellness by helping people participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities, also known as “occupations”.  Occupational Therapists assist clients in building a personalized recovery lifestyle through the development of daily routines, habits and life skills by assessing functional life skills, sensory processing and cognition and set individualized goals to maximize functional performance.  They help people to identify strengths and address barriers to leading a full and productive recovery lifestyle.

Chemical Health Assessments

By appointment only 

Call 651-728-1816 to schedule a chemical health assessment.

A chemical dependency assessment is a diagnostic evaluation, performed by a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor, to determine whether a person meets criteria for alcohol or drug dependency. The results of the evaluation are then prepared in a written form. The written evaluation is used to determine the appropriate level of care for a person to receive substance abuse treatment. Most evaluations need to be sent to the person’s insurance company and potential treatment provider in order to get approved for admission.

Driving With Care, Level I

Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 p.m. after registration 

Cost $195

Driving with Care is used an educational tool for individuals who have been convicted of a DWI.  The classes are designed to teach individuals the skills necessary to prevent future incidents of driving while impaired.  Driving With Care helps individuals develop insight into their patterns of alcohol/drug use and to recognize how these patterns of use have contributed to their incidents of impaired driving.  Participants will gain important tools and skills relevant to understanding and change their alcohol and drug related behaviors, and decreasing their risk for further involvement in potentially harmful driving scenarios.

All classes are facilitated by a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Free Family Education Program 

Last Saturday of every month from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Elite Recovery offers a free education group for the family, friends, and loved ones of those struggling with a substance use disorder or someone questioning if they may have an issue with substances themselves.

Anyone over age 14 is welcome to attend and registration is not required.  The educational group focuses on providing information about substance use, family roles, boundaries and myths about addiction.  


Elite Recovery offers self-pay sober housing to men who may need more support.  Eligible residents must attend outpatient treatment at Elite Recovery and maintain 90% attendance compliance.  Rent is $800 per month with a $500 deposit.  Residents are expected to reside for 90 days.  All residents have access to Medical Director Natalie Hayes, MD for medication.  Residents are allowed to take buprenorphine (Suboxone), Vivitrol, and methadone.

Please complete sober housing application below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will my mental health issues be addressed?

Elite Recovery is a co-occurring program, meaning substance use issues and mental health issues are treated simultaneously.  We will work cooperatively with your therapist or psychiatrist.  If you do not have a therapist or psychiatrist, we can assist you in securing one or both.  Clients are evaluated for mental health issues on intake and strategies to manage mental health are incorporated into the individualized treatment plan that the counselor and client will formulate together.


How will I pay for treatment?

Elite Recovery works with most insurance companies and also offers financing options for any treatment costs not covered by insurance. Elite Recovery accepts Rule 25 funding, as well as Medicaid working with several insurance companies.  Any insurance or funding questions can be directed to our Clinical Director at 612-719-4137. If you are new to Saint Paul or Minneapolis area and your insurance is from an out of state provider, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Driving With Care classes are not covered by insurance and are self pay only.

How long is the program?

Intensive Outpatient Treatment is typically 4-6 weeks and Outpatient treatment can be upwards of several months, depending on the progress of the client. A typical treatment program can last 12 weeks from start to finish.

How can I be sure that my personal information is confidential?

Elite Recovery is compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) is a federal program that requires that all medical records and other individually identifiable health information used or disclosed by us in any form, whether electronically, on paper, or orally, are kept properly confidential.  The confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse client records maintained by this program are protected by Federal law and regulations. Generally, the program may not confirm or deny to anyone outside the program that a client attends the program, or disclose any information identifying a client as an alcohol or drug abuser unless the client consents in writing, the disclosure is allowed by a court order or the disclosure is made to medical personnel in a medical emergency or to qualified personnel for research, audit, or program evaluation.  Violation of the Federal law and regulation by a program is a crime.