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Recovering What’s Been Lost Pt 2

How Justin Found Sobriety, Community and More at Choice House: Part 2 Justin had struggled with addiction ever since high school. From his very first drink, he felt like he’d found the answer to all of his fears and anxieties about the future. He then started experimenting with other drugs and within a few years,…

Recovering What’s Been Lost

How Justin Found Sobriety, Community and More at Choice House: Part 1 If you knew exactly how you were going to die, wouldn’t you do anything to stop it? Most of us don’t have that privilege, but 23-year-old Justin did. He’s not a psychic, isn’t terminally ill and doesn’t have any dangerous enemies that he’s…

how 90-day programs are fixing a flawed treatment model

In the U.S., nearly every major city has at least one treatment center for drug or alcohol abuse within its borders. Yet somehow, we continually fall short when it comes to actually helping people get sober and achieve lifelong recovery. This has led to a growing public health crisis and made overdose one of the…

why everyone going into treatment should consider outdoor therapy

You’ve probably heard that getting some fresh air and spending a little time outdoors is good for your health. But rather than being an old wive’s tale, this advice is solid and backed by scientific research that demonstrates the numerous wellness benefits of nature, from improving fitness and behavior to reducing stress and high blood…
advantages of 90 day treatment

what happens in 90-day treatment that you won’t get from shorter programs

If you’re looking into substance abuse treatment for yourself or a loved one, you might think that some help is better than none. While we agree that it’s always a good thing to get someone started on the path to recovery, we also believe that not all rehab programs are created equal, and it’s best…

the felt sense: psychotherapy’s best-kept secret

When we have trauma in our past, it can cause us to start running from our inner experiences. Rather than relive the pain, we reach for anything that can distract us and take us out of ourselves. For some of us, this might mean throwing ourselves into our work or zoning out on social media.…

why completing 90-day treatment is the beginning of the journey, not the end

Once you or a loved one enters rehab, you might breathe a sigh of relief and think, “It’s finally over.” Hopefully, if the treatment center is any good, this will turn out to be true, but quitting drugs or alcohol is only the first step in a long, arduous journey. Recovery isn’t a destination —…

5 Ways Wilderness Therapy Aids Recovery

Over the past few centuries, we’ve moved away from nature and fully embraced new technology, urban life and an increasingly digital world. While there’s nothing wrong with these things, researchers have started to notice that people are becoming unhappier and more isolated despite an increased ability to connect with others from around the globe. Addiction…

TOP 8 EXPERIENTIAL THERAPIES & THEIR BENEFITS

Individual and group therapy are the cornerstones of most treatment plans, and for good reason. They help people address their underlying issues and open up about their struggles in a safe space. However, experiential therapies are also important to ensure a dynamic, holistic experience that gives individuals a chance to dig a little deeper. At…

8 activities you’ll likely experience in outdoor adventure therapy

When it comes to addiction, we believe there should be more to recovery than therapy and abstinence. These things are obviously important and lay the groundwork for your sobriety, but getting it to stick means going deeper and developing the strong bonds, coping skills and habits that will help you meet any challenges that lie…