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7 Myths About Addiction

7 Myths About Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction is unfortunately severely stigmatized by our society. There are many negative feelings, judgmental viewpoints and flat-out falsehoods surrounding the drug crisis in our nation. The first step in helping a loved one recover from drug addiction and alcoholism is knowing what’s true – and what is not. Here are seven myths…
Treating Drug Addiction in College

Treating Addiction in College

Each person’s journey of drug and alcohol addiction is unique. Some turn to alcohol or drugs because they are battling past trauma or disorders, some experiment with drugs because they are simply curious, and some succumb to harmful substance after intense peer pressure. Regardless of the reason, many individuals’ stories of drug addiction start during…
Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Choices – Benefits of Each

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Choices – Benefits of Each

Choice House is a drug and alcohol rehab treatment facility focused on long-term recovery for a healthy and productive life. Our Boulder sober living home offers many different options for those seeking a lifestyle change and lasting sobriety. Three of our programs – Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), 90-Day Treatment Program and Structured Sober Living –…
7 Most Common Drug Addictions

7 Most Common Drug Addictions

Those who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction turn to harmful substances for a variety of reasons, including – coping with stress and past trauma, social acceptability, curiosity or boredom, etc. Many fail to realize just how widespread the issue of drug abuse really is, and many are caught off-guard when discovering that a loved…
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Is Your Drinking Out of Control?

With the widespread availability and social acceptance of alcohol, it’s not surprising that alcohol is the most commonly abused substance. It is a fine line between alcohol consumption and alcohol addiction, but where does that line begin and end? While every individual and their circumstances vary, here are just a few factors to consider when…
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90-Day Treatment – What to Expect

When it comes to embracing a healthy, sober future, it is completely natural to experience many uncertainties. Choice House provides a structured, community-focused, compassionate environment to begin a new life following drug addiction. Our Boulder drug addiction rehab treatment and therapy program allows those who have struggled with addiction and alcoholism to practice sober living…
Is My Child Destined to Become an Addict?

Is My Child Destined to Become an Addict?

Having children comes with a plethora of worries about the future: Where will they go to school? Will they make good friends? What kind of choices will they make? The list goes on. For those who have struggled with addiction and alcoholism in their pasts, such worries intensify. Many addicts have a family history of…
The Secret Behind Fellowship: Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12-Step Approach

The Secret Behind Fellowship: Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12-Step Approach

For more than 80 years now, Alcoholics Anonymous has been helping people understand that you don’t have to overcome your alcohol addiction alone. Reaching out for support is one of the best ways to get on the path to long-term recovery. A time-tested and proven approach that enlists the support of others, the 12-step method…
Drug Rehab with Skiing

Winter Rehab Activities in Colorado

In some areas, winter conjures up imagery of short, gray days. But here in Boulder, Colorado, where we average 300 days of sun each year, we know the cold, overcast days are actually few and far between. More common are sunny, bluebird days that invite you outside for some much-needed “Rockies therapy.” Spending time outside…
From therapeutic treatment to full-blown addiction: The perils of prescription drug abuse

From therapeutic treatment to full-blown addiction: The perils of prescription drug abuse

Many of us associate the word addiction with alcohol or illicit drug use, but a number of addictions start in the doctor’s office. Medications used to treat anxiety and ADHD or potent painkillers such as Vicodin or Percocet have therapeutic effects when used as directed, but they’re frequently abused and/or mixed together with other substances…
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What to Expect: Outpatient Treatment Schedule at Choice House

We realize that residential treatment is not always an option for those suffering from the disease of alcohol or drug addiction. Individuals who need clinical support and assistance to achieve their sobriety goals may not be able to commit to an inpatient rehab program. This is where outpatient rehab may be an option. Outpatient allows…
Rock Climbing in Recovery

Rock Climbing in Recovery

Here at Choice House for men, a core component of our program is adventure therapy. It is an honor as a primary therapist to participate in the outdoor programming such as hiking and rock climbing. These men in early recovery from drug and alcohol addiction get to experience these activities that challenge and enhance their…