Hello and welcome to our new blog page! Here at The Lookout Boulder and Choice for Men and Women, we are committed to your recovery not only while you are here, but as you continue your sober journey on your own. We’ve discovered that one of the best ways to do that is to keep in contact with people who are either on the same journey or who fully support yours. So we will be posting occasionally on things ranging from addiction and recovery to stories from our staff and alumni about their recovery.
On that note, if anyone would like to tell their story (you can do so anonymously), please email it to Jordan or Kym and we would be honored to include it on our blog. We will also be linking to stories on other recovery blogs that we think you might find useful or uplifting.
If you would like to respond to any of our posts or ask a question, please do so on our Facebook page. All of our posts will be there as well, and current residents and alumni from both locations can interact with each other and ask questions.
And now, more than 200 years later, amidst the celebrations and colorful explosions, it’s a good time to remember the freedom that you have personally fought for: the freedom from addiction.read more
Have you ever thought of starting your own bucket list? Here’s a list of simple and fun things you can start with today.read more
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...read more
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,...read more
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...read more
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....read more
To start things off, we found a great blog that discusses one of the things you will be faced with when you begin recovery: How to talk to others about your recovery. It’s one thing to talk to the people you are in recovery with, but what about when you are back out on your own?read more