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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,…

Teens and Addiction: Know the Risk Factors Before It Begins

It’s no secret that drug and alcohol addiction oftentimes begin during the teen years. With social pressures and all the anxieties that come with high school, drug abuse among adolescents is more common than many people would like to admit. While parents certainly don’t have a crystal ball to see into their child’s future, there…

The Brain and Recovery: An Update on the Neuroscience of Addiction

Great video by Dr. Kevin McCauley: The last twenty years produced an explosion of understanding about addiction (substance use disorders) and how our brains enable our most human capacities such as assigning value to pleasure and making decisions based upon that value. This lecture summarizes the most current neuroscientific research about addiction — research that…

The Lifelong Pursuit of Sobriety and the Value of a Continuum of Care

For years, 30 days of drug and alcohol addiction treatment was the standard. Facilities took a “one month and you’re cured!” approach before sending patients back into civilian life. Anyone who has struggled with drug or alcohol addiction can plainly see why this model was ineffective. It takes longer than a mere 30 days –…

Art Therapy Creates Powerful Outlets for Healing and Self-Care

The road to recovery is full of many routes. At Choice House, we focus on a number of different outlets for healing from addiction and attaining lifelong sobriety. Among outdoor therapy, individual therapy, group discussions and 12-step meetings, a very valuable method we use is art therapy. Art therapy can serve two important and distinct…

Reduced Chance of Relapsing (And Other Benefits of 90+ Day Rehab)

Any life change requires a significant period of time to adjust and make the change a permanent move. Drug and alcohol rehab is no different. The first step of drug addiction treatment at our Boulder rehab center is our 90-day primary treatment program, and we chose this three-month time frame intentionally for a number of…

A New Perspective: The Power of Vulnerability Within Drug Treatment

When going through treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, there are numerous uncertainties and deep emotions that oftentimes come to light. These vulnerabilities can certainly be difficult, but they are actually a very important part of the drug recovery process and can help create a better foundation for maintaining sobriety in the future. At our…

Why Gender-Specific Long-Term Treatment is the Best Option

The drug addiction recovery process should be a time of healing, growth and creating a new foundation for a sober life. When entering our Denver area treatment center, we make sure our members have ideal conditions for beginning that journey. One of the components of our addiction recovery program is gender-specific long-term treatment. Male-only drug…