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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…

Integrative Approach Training – Addiction & Attachment

An EFT Externship exclusively for addiction treatment program clinicians – by invitation only and limited to 21 clinicians Addiction & Attachment – 4 Day Externship Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 @ 4 pm to Saturday, Dec. 1 @ 1 pm Louisville, Colorado Facilitated by: Choice House 315 W. South Boulder Rd, Suite 109 Louisville, CO 80027…
Addiction Recovery in Boulder, CO

Recover in Boulder County: city conveniences plus mountain peace of mind

Addiction Recovery in Boulder, CO In real estate, there’s a short (if repetitive) saying that speaks to what’s important when looking for a property: “Location. Location. Location.” And while a location isn’t the most critical element to consider when looking at recovery programs, it never hurts to choose somewhere that aligns with the things you…

Dima W: My Story of Recovery

Hi my name is Dima and I was at Choice House from August to the end of November, 2017. When I arrived at Choice House in Boulder, CO I had come directly from a 90-day treatment center in Florida and this was my first-time taking recovery seriously. Upon arrival I was greeted by the staff…
How to Make Your Recovery a Long-term Relationship

How to Make Your Recovery a Long-term Relationship

You’ve arrived. Detoxed. Completed primary treatment. Lived in a sober living residence. Made it back into your own place to call home. Now what? First of all, let’s not minimize your accomplishments. You’re to be commended for what you’ve already achieved. However, it’s important to remember that sobriety is a journey, not a destination. Now…
The slippery slope of polysubstance abuse

The Slippery Slope of Polysubstance Abuse

Polysubstance abuse, or the abuse of one more than one drug at a time, sometimes starts innocently enough: The individual taking certain prescription medicines who doesn’t realize he shouldn’t be drinking while taking his meds. The person struggling with anxiety who takes a prescription sedative but then uses her son’s ADHD meds to supply a…
Creating the Perfect Care Package for Someone in Recovery

Creating the Perfect Care Package for Someone in Recovery

When someone you know, and love is having a hard time and has finally entered rehab or a sober living facility, you can do more than send thoughts and prayers. Because many inpatient rehabilitation centers limit interaction with the outside world, treatment can feel isolating at times. Not everyone can rearrange work schedules and personal…
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Inpatient vs. Recovery Residences

Rehab vs. Recovery Residences: Understanding Two of Today’s Treatment Types These days, experience has taught us that addiction recovery doesn’t necessarily follow a predictable, linear path. It can be as varied as the individuals brave enough to step into the journey, and can include inpatient treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, recovery living communities, and more. Today…
12-Step Program Benefits

Don’t Go It Alone: Find Your Support Village in a 12-step Program

Making a one-size-fits-all claim such as “12-step programs work” will likely always elicit spirited discussion from those who disagree. Few, however, would dare say that 12-step programs never work. Life at times can get lonely, and exceptionally so if you’re struggling with alcohol or substance abuse. This is one of the main reasons that Alcoholics…
Build a Bridge to Long-term Sobriety with a Strong Support Network

Build a Bridge to Long-term Sobriety with a Strong Support Network

So you’ve made the decision to get sober, you gave inpatient rehabilitation your best effort, and your on your way to the next step of living life, sober – whether that means a sober living home or venturing back out into the “real world”. First of all, congratulations on your progress. And next, as you…
Transitional time: Easing the shift from rehab to real life

Transitional time: Easing the shift from rehab to real life

Years ago, those who had completed drug or alcohol inpatient rehabilitation were considered “cured” once they were discharged and sent back to their lives. Today, however, we know better. First, there’s really no “cure” for addiction. And second, recovery is a lifelong pursuit, one in which the individual is best served by a treatment approach…
Song of the Wolf Healing Center

Song of the Wolf Healing Center Experiences

“If we help heal the animals, Mother Earth will begin to heal, and when this occurs, the people will remember many things they have forgotten; those sacred spaces and places we once called home. This can only bring good into our lives and the lives of others” Mary Ann McCain Co-Founder Song of the Wolf…