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A Beginner’s Guide to Mindful Meditation Following Recovery

Mindful meditation during drug and alcohol addiction recovery is a powerful way to achieve mental balance and relaxation on a daily basis. We emphasize this practice strongly during our drug rehab programs and encourage you to continue with it following treatment. If meditation seems like a foreign concept, we have a few tips to start…
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Surviving the Holidays Without a Drink in Hand

Despite being pegged as the most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season oftentimes comes with unique stressors, complicated emotions and a host of social situations. For anyone returning to regular life following drug or alcohol recovery, the holiday season can be overwhelming, not to mention tempting to return to old habits. Stay strong…
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Fighting the Black Cloud: Battling Depression During Addiction Recovery

Entering recovery after battling drug and alcohol addiction is a noble and impressive step in attaining sobriety. It is also a dramatic life change that comes with unique challenges to overcome. One of these challenges is oftentimes depression. When transitioning to a sober lifestyle, your brain undergoes many shifts that can sometimes result in feelings…

8 Make-or-Break Questions to Ask When Seeking Drug Treatment

After struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction for months and years, making the decision to enter a drug rehab program is one of the most important choices you could possibly make. Before taking the leap, we recommend that you ask these make-or-break questions to ensure you are choosing the right addiction treatment facility: 1…
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Why Are Boundaries So Crucial for Family Members with an Addiction?

At Choice House, we understand just how much drug and alcohol addiction impacts the family unit. Not only does it tear apart the life of the person who is struggling with the addiction, but their loved ones are often left frustrated, helpless and heartbroken due to the addiction. Because of this reality, our Boulder drug…
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Build a Strong (and Sober) Community After Drug Treatment

During your time at Choice House, we focus greatly on building a strong community that walks by your side during every phase of the recovery journey. Such bonds are key to getting through the difficult moments of addiction rehab and knowing you are never alone. This type of supportive community should continue even after completing…

What Are You So Afraid of? Conquering Fears of Getting Sober

For anyone who has lived in the throes of addiction, it’s no secret that the idea of getting sober can be downright terrifying at times. The drastic lifestyle change that comes with achieving sobriety invokes much fear of the unknown. We want to make it known that no matter what changes you will experience, sobriety…

The Healing Power of Nature: Reclaim Your Life with Outdoor Adventure Therapy

Every individual’s experience with drug or alcohol addiction is unique, which means there are multiple routes to healing and reclaiming sobriety. At Choice House, we offer numerous programs and types of therapy so our participants can engage in what resonates most with them. We place strong emphasis on outdoor adventure therapy because we know firsthand…

Fall into Fall with These Fun and Sober Activities Near Denver

With all the Oktoberfests and wine events that take place in the fall, it can leave you wondering if there are any fun things to do in Denver, Colorado that don’t involve alcohol. The short answer is…YES! It turns out that the Mile High City has quite a number of exciting activities and events that…

Repairing Connections and Fostering Support: Why We Believe in Our Family Program

Any family that has experienced the pains of addiction understands just how much strain has been put on the intra-family relationships. Trust has been broken, walls have been put up, and hurtful things have likely been said. Our Boulder, Colorado drug treatment center doesn’t solely focus on the individual undergoing rehabilitation. We fully understand that…

Turning the Tables on Societal Stigma and Addiction

Anyone who has worked in the addiction field or struggled with addiction understands just how hurtful the stigma surrounding addiction can be. Due to lack of understanding or personal prejudices, many people have developed a judgmental mindset about addiction that only hinders the recovery process. When groups of people feel stigmatized, they are much less…

Finding the Strength to Prevent Post-Treatment Relapses

Drug and alcohol addiction recovery is not confined to one specific moment, day or even month. It is a lifelong journey that continues long past the initial drug rehabilitation phase, and every day you must make the choice to live a sober lifestyle. In many cases, this journey includes roadblocks, trials and curveballs, but nonetheless,…