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what to look for in an IOP

What to Look for in an Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are a type of treatment often used in addiction recovery. Unlike residential care, which involves living in a rehab facility for months at a time, IOPs let clients remain at home and attend therapy sessions, meetings and counseling appointments in the evenings. This approach means you don’t have to neglect your…
executive rehab

What Is Executive Rehab?

Professionals with high-profile or demanding careers face unique challenges when it comes to addiction. First, studies show that white-collar workers like lawyers, accountants and executives are three times more likely to become dependent on drugs or alcohol. Getting drunk or high can seem like an easy way to deal with long hours at the office,…
The key differences between outpatient and inpatient treatment

The Main Differences Between Outpatient and Inpatient Programs

So you or a loved one has made the decision to get sober. That’s great! At Choice House, we know it takes a lot of strength to ask for help. But now comes the hard part — choosing an appropriate recovery program. With so many options available, things can quickly get overwhelming. And the more…

How To Find Your Professional Passion & Sidestep Burnout in the New Year

If you were paying attention last year, you’ve heard all about the Great Resignation. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans quit their jobs by the millions in 2021, becoming fed up with low wages and the rising cost of living. They were frustrated, burnt out and ready to let the world know.…
5 reasons to continue with IOP after Residential Treatment

5 Reasons To Continue With IOP After Residential Treatment

Getting sober is a challenge, but for most people, staying sober is an even bigger challenge. Completing detox or residential treatment is an important step in the recovery process, but it’s only the beginning. After returning home, you’ll come face-to-face with triggers, cravings and temptations that could lead to relapse. Ongoing support from an intensive…
Everything you want to know about IOP's

Everything You Want to Know about IOPs: 15 Questions About Intensive Outpatient Programs

Navigating the recovery world can be challenging. It’s great that there are so many effective treatment options available, but this can make it hard to know which is appropriate for your needs. One of the more flexible solutions is IOP, an outpatient approach that lets you continue to live at home while you work on…
nature helps us reset our bodies and mind

How Nature Helps Us ‘Reset’ Our Minds & Bodies

When you’re feeling anxious or depressed, where do you go to get away from it all? Do you long for busy city streets, concrete walls and bright lights, or do you retreat to a calmer and more natural setting? Whether it’s a cozy room with a good view or a remote cabin in the woods,…
toxic masculinity

Why Toxic Masculinity Exponentially Affects Mens’ Health & How to Change It

A lot of men grew up hearing that they need to be strong and stoic, with pressure to look or act a certain way reinforced by cultural stereotypes of “manliness.” Exuding power, toughness and dominance was the name of the game, and for most of us, this meant bottling up our emotions, conforming to strict…
which level of care is right for you

Which Level of Care is Right for Me?

One of the most common questions that we get asked as treatment providers is, “What level of care is right for me?” Unfortunately, there is no right answer, as recovery isn’t a one-size-fits-all process. Overcoming addiction and mental health challenges is a deeply personal thing that has to come from within, and what works well…
Untreated Mental Health In African American Men

The Stats on Untreated Mental Health in African American Men

Mental health tends to be a taboo topic among men. Given a choice, most would rather not talk about it. Unfortunately, this is often more true for African American men, who experience mental health problems at about the same rate as others but continue to be underrecognized and undertreated in the recovery sphere. While the…