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Eight Factors to Consider When Choosing an Addiction Recovery Center

When an individual struggling to overcome addiction decides it’s time to seek help in the form of a drug or alcohol recovery center, finding one isn’t necessarily difficult. Choosing the one that will be the best fit and boost your chances of long-term sobriety success, however, can seem like an overwhelming task. The following list…

Addiction Recovery Has Gone Digital — Yes, There’s an App for That

These days many of our daily tasks are going digital, addiction recovery apps included. And while digital applications will likely never fully replace the benefits of real-time, face-to-face interactions and support programs, apps bring with them more pros than cons. For example, they’re available at the critical point when someone needs to reach out for…
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Substance Withdrawal: What to expect when you quit

Deciding to stop taking drugs or alcohol is an overwhelmingly positive move. Unfortunately, however, for those whose bodies and minds are accustomed to (and psychologically or physiologically dependent on) substances, withdrawal symptoms may occur as the amounts of drugs and alcohol are reduced or immediately stopped. Symptoms typically vary depending on how long someone has…
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Choice House Alum Feature: Steve’s Story

I had been fighting issues with alcohol addiction for five+ years. I simply couldn’t get it through my sick skull that alcohol would eventually take me out for good. I wanted to be sober, but still wanted to be “normal.” My life in denial was simply not working. What happened? I finally gave up and…
’Tis the Season of Celebrating: 10 Sobriety Gift Ideas for Someone New in Addiction Recovery

’Tis the Season of Celebrating: 10 Sobriety Gift Ideas for Someone New in Addiction Recovery

The season of giving is upon us and the stress of finding the perfect gift that is both meaningful, practical, and special has set in. This is especially tricky when you are getting gifts for someone in recovery. Here are 10 gift ideas to let your loved one know that you care about them and…
Block by Block, Brick by Brick: 7 Tips to Achieving Financial Stability After Drug Addiction

Block by Block, Brick by Brick: 7 Tips to Achieving Financial Stability After Drug Addiction

Getting sober required you to assess and repair many different aspects of your life and getting your bank account in order is no different. While addicted, it is not uncommon for your hard-earned cash to disappear more rapidly than they were earned, so it’s no surprise that many recently sober or recovering individuals suffer from…
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A Dangerous Intersection: What You Should Know About Co-Occurring Disorders

If you have a loved one who is struggling with addiction and wonder if they have an additional mental issue, chances are good you may be exactly right. Addiction and mental illness oftentimes go hand in hand, which is referred to as a co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis. At Choice House, we focus on healing…
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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…