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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 Boulder programs for alcohol and drug addiction, 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 at our Boulder rehab…

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…