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Protecting your Sobriety During the Holidays

How to Protect Your Sobriety over the Holidays: The Greatest Gift

Ah, the holidays, ushering in the end of the year, setting the stage for new beginnings, and all too often, mixing a sometimes-volatile punch of emotions for many of us. While it’s a festive season, all of the downtime, holiday parties, family gatherings, social events, and longer nights can also be a struggle for those…
How to Start the Conversation About Rehab

How to Start the Rehab Conversation

Maybe there was an incident. Or maybe not; perhaps it’s a wholly unremarkable occasion, just the latest in a frightening, lasting pattern of behavior. Everyone’s path to addiction is different, but the one commonality is that at some point, change is no longer an option. It’s mandatory. The decision to talk to a friend or…
Embracing New Beginnings at Choice House

Embracing New Beginnings and a Brand New Look for Choice House

We are pleased to announce Choice Health Co, LLC has acquired the businesses assets known as Choice House, Choice for Women and Choice The Lookout providers of extended care and structured living programs for recovery from chemical dependency in the Louisville/Boulder, Colorado area. The addition of the new resources to the existing programs will offer…
How dogs can help in recovery

Pets & Recovery

Pets may not be addiction counselors or therapists, but they can be very effective in helping you during recovery. Long touted as man’s best friend, a dog is one of the most loyal companions you will ever find. And if you’re not into dogs, cats are also wonderful companions… and a bit more self-reliant. Research…
Celebrating Freedom

Celebrating your independence from addiction

It’s a day of hot dogs and fireworks, of family barbecues and sparklers and bonfires on the beach. But for our country it’s a day of independence. It’s a day when we remember how our our ancestors fought for their freedom and then set out to create a new democracy. And now, more than 200…
Bucket List

A Bucket List for Everyone

Have you ever thought about starting a bucket list? Just thinking about all the things you’d like to before you kick the proverbial bucket can give you a sense of hope, something to live for. But the majority of bucket lists you see are often way out of reach, with items like visiting the pyramids…
Planting Seed Of Freedom

Planting the seeds of your recovery

Anyone who has ever done gardening will tell you that it is one of the most relaxing activities. Not only does it get you outside in the fresh air, gardening just calms your mind. By digging in the dirt and planting something, you connect with nature. Not only does this relieve stress and provide exercise,…

Relationships and Recovery

Oh boy, that’s always the hard step — how to fix the relationships that have been damaged because of your addiction. So many of the 12 Steps are about you fixing your relationship with yourself — basically becoming honest with yourself about your shortcomings, accepting a higher power, and then learning to love yourself again.…

Getting Past the Shame

One of the biggest hurdles to recovery is not just the question, “Can I do this” but “Am I worth it?” Addiction often leads people down a very dark path, and actions along the way lead to guilt and shame. Shame can be a very toxic emotion that has a strong relationship with addiction. But…

Sober Living Later in Life: It’s never too late

Let’s face it: Some people get into recovery after their 30’s. Many people struggle through the turmoil of their addiction for years before finding a new way to live. Some growing up with a family of heavy drinkers and believe drinking is just the only way of life. Others may have a spouse that also…