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An Interview with Addiction Counselor, Dr. Michael Seeley

An Interview with Choice House IOP Clinical Director, Dr. Michael Seeley Michael Seeley, Psy. D., LPC Clinical Director of the Intensive Outpatient Program and Addiction Counselor with Choice House Dr. Michael Seeley recently obtained his doctorate in psychology (Psy. D.) from California Southern University, where he studied addiction from a complex trauma perspective. A licensed…
Top 4 Types of Addiction Relapse Triggers that Can Derail Recovery

Top 4 Types of Relapse Triggers that Can Derail Recovery

Today’s addiction recovery specialists understand that relapse is a common part of the recovery process. And while many journeys to lasting sobriety might involve a speed bump or two, one of the best ways you can protect yourself against substance abuse relapse is to learn more about it. So, what are common relapse triggers for…
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Celebrating Without Alcohol

Ideas for Celebrating Special Occasions without Alcohol In the U.S., celebrating special occasions, life milestones, or achievements is often associated with having a few drinks. Wedding receptions, birthdays, retirement parties, holiday events … all worthy of a celebratory toast. But what happens when you no longer drink? It’s important to acknowledge that you deserve to…
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Addiction Recovery and The Benefits of Kaiut Yoga

For years, addiction recovery focused primarily on abstinence and physiological cravings. However, as the study of substance use disorders advanced, treatment methods also evolved, and today we now understand that sobriety requires more than abstinence alone. To best help those struggling with addiction find their way to lasting sobriety, we need to offer complementary therapies…
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5 Stages of Change and Addiction

Most of us have known individuals who struggle with addiction at some point in their lives. Some seem to deny the problem, while others are aware but hesitant to make the necessary change, and some even make the progression from acknowledging the problem to ceasing the behavior. Recovery from addiction, whether it’s problem drinking or…
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The Importance of Controlling Impulsivity during Addiction Recovery

The term “impulsive” is commonly used to describe someone who makes hasty decisions without much forethought or consideration for consequences. Individuals who struggle with impulse control tend to act on a desire for immediate rewards and often exhibit an inability to delay gratification. Impulsivity can be the impetus for someone deciding to just unwind with…
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5 Tips On How to Talk to Your Kids About Addiction

Talking to your kids about your drug or alcohol addiction will never be an easy conversation to have, but it’s one that’s vital if you hope to regain trust with your kids and embrace the idea of healthy, open communication within your family. And while that discussion will look different according to everyone’s unique living…
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Choice House to Accept Insurance Options for Addiction Treatment

Choice House is pleased to announce that we now have the ability to work with insurance at our Colorado drug addiction program and 90-Day in-patient rehab program! This will allow more Choice House men and their families to have access to our recovery community while reducing the cost of treatment.   Choice House is committed…
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4 Tips for Finding Yourself During Recovery

Anyone who’s fought addiction to drugs or alcohol for an extended amount of time knows that substance abuse insidiously chips away at who you are, leaving you unsure of what’s important in life or what your true purpose is. Like other mental health challenges, addiction lies to you, telling you that you are the sum…

Sobriety Gave Me the Ability to Handle Anything, Even Jail at 7 Months Sober.

Erik’s Recovery Story Committing to sobriety and having faith in the process (even through a stint in jail) Editor’s note: The story that follows is an honest, uplifting account of the progress and personal growth that’s possible when someone who struggles with an addiction to alcohol faces their issues and reaches out for professional help.…

Does Addiction Absolve You of Accountability?

Merriam-Webster defines addiction as “a compulsive, chronic, physiological or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, behavior, or activity having harmful physical, psychological, or social effects and typically causing well-defined symptoms (such as anxiety, irritability, tremors, or nausea) upon withdrawal or abstinence.” In less scientific terms, much of American society tends to perceive addiction as a…

THE ESSENTIAL HEALTHCARE WORKERS NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT ARE FINALLY RECOGNIZED

Announcement: April 15, 2020 Essential Healthcare Workers In Colorado Choice House, a residential program for men struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health, recently learned that its staff members would be treated to a hot barbecue lunch by Brother’s BBQ, to recognize essential healthcare workers. Among the less visible ranks of essential healthcare workers,…