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Facts about addiction and substance abuse - choicehousecolorado.com

Facts About Addiction and Substance Abuse

Although frequently considered a disorder associated with mental health challenges, addiction has its roots in a range of complex mitigating factors, among them physiological, environmental, and even genetic components. And while the path to addiction can be as unique as the individuals involved, there are some undeniable facts regarding the condition itself. Addiction has reached…
Stop the enablement train with these 5 tips

Stop the Enablement Train with these 5 Tips

It’s only natural to want your friends and family members to be happy, successful, and financially stable. But sometimes, even our best intentions overstep the line of support and venture into the realm of enabling, a situation that ultimately benefits no one and one that frequently creeps into formerly healthy relationships when substance abuse is…

What Recovery Means to Me

At Choice House, we live life to its fullest and believe choosing the journey towards recovery is a milestone well worth celebrating. Recognizing that we’re all unique, it only makes sense that our recoveries might carry special meanings for each of us. So we recently asked our staff and the Choice community, “What does recovery…
How to Spot the (Sometimes Slow) Tipping Point: When Habit Becomes Addiction

When Habit Becomes Addiction: How to Spot the (Sometimes Slow) Tipping Point

It’s a familiar progression: What starts out as an “I’ll try this once” turns into “maybe just a couple more times” … and before you know it, a momentary lapse in judgment has snowballed into a full-blown, life-altering chemical dependency. So how can you tell when a habit has entered the harder-to-break realm of addiction?…
Protecting your Sobriety During the Holidays

How to Protect Your Sobriety over the Holidays: The Greatest Gift

Ah, the holidays, ushering in the end of the year, setting the stage for new beginnings, and all too often, mixing a sometimes-volatile punch of emotions for many of us. While it’s a festive season, all of the downtime, holiday parties, family gatherings, social events, and longer nights can also be a struggle for those…
How to Start the Conversation About Rehab

How to Start the Rehab Conversation

Maybe there was an incident. Or maybe not; perhaps it’s a wholly unremarkable occasion, just the latest in a frightening, lasting pattern of behavior. Everyone’s path to addiction is different, but the one commonality is that at some point, change is no longer an option. It’s mandatory. The decision to talk to a friend or…
Embracing New Beginnings at Choice House

Embracing New Beginnings and a Brand New Look for Choice House

We are pleased to announce Choice Health Co, LLC has acquired the businesses assets known as Choice House, Choice for Women and Choice The Lookout providers of extended care and structured living programs for recovery from chemical dependency in the Louisville/Boulder, Colorado area. The addition of the new resources to the existing programs will offer…
How dogs can help in recovery

Pets & Recovery

Pets may not be addiction counselors or therapists, but they can be very effective in helping you during recovery. Long touted as man’s best friend, a dog is one of the most loyal companions you will ever find. And if you’re not into dogs, cats are also wonderful companions… and a bit more self-reliant. Research…
Celebrating Freedom

Celebrating your independence from addiction

It’s a day of hot dogs and fireworks, of family barbecues and sparklers and bonfires on the beach. But for our country it’s a day of independence. It’s a day when we remember how our our ancestors fought for their freedom and then set out to create a new democracy. And now, more than 200…
Bucket List

A Bucket List for Everyone

Have you ever thought about starting a bucket list? Just thinking about all the things you’d like to before you kick the proverbial bucket can give you a sense of hope, something to live for. But the majority of bucket lists you see are often way out of reach, with items like visiting the pyramids…
Planting Seed Of Freedom

Planting the seeds of your recovery

Anyone who has ever done gardening will tell you that it is one of the most relaxing activities. Not only does it get you outside in the fresh air, gardening just calms your mind. By digging in the dirt and planting something, you connect with nature. Not only does this relieve stress and provide exercise,…

Relationships and Recovery

Oh boy, that’s always the hard step — how to fix the relationships that have been damaged because of your addiction. So many of the 12 Steps are about you fixing your relationship with yourself — basically becoming honest with yourself about your shortcomings, accepting a higher power, and then learning to love yourself again.…