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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…
healing power of nature

The Healing Power Of Nature For a Successful Recovery

Dealing with addiction is no walk in the park. Constant cravings and unpleasant emotions like anger, paranoia and sadness become the norm, dominating your life and causing your relationships to suffer. Still, it’s easy to ignore the damage and find comfort at the bottom of a bottle (or baggie), despite the ongoing harm it causes.…

What Are The Differences Between Residential, PHP and IOP Treatment?

If you’re ready to get sober and start looking into rehab, it becomes quickly obvious that there are various treatment options to choose from. What isn’t so obvious is how to determine which one is right for you. Most people aren’t familiar with the ins and outs of residential care, partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) and…

Why Long Term Treatment Works

Addiction is a chronic condition. Once it develops, it doesn’t just go away overnight, even with proper treatment. That’s because making the decision to get sober involves changing some deep-seated behaviors, and it can be tricky to let go of old habits. We all want quick solutions to life’s problems, but like most things worth…
rehab treatment while being employed

Going To Rehab While Employed: Can I Get Fired For Seeking Treatment?

If you need help overcoming addiction but are worried that going to rehab will get you fired, you’re not alone. Lots of people spend years building a career and don’t want to jeopardize their hard work by admitting they have a drug or alcohol problem. But hiding your addiction from your boss isn’t practical and…
10 reason why outpatient treatment is perfect for working individuals

10 Reasons Why Outpatient Treatment Is Perfect for Working Professionals

There are countless treatment programs out there for overcoming addiction, but it’s essential to find the one that’s right for you. If you’re a working professional, outpatient rehab is often the best choice, providing the flexibility and support you need to stay sober without taking time off from work and other important commitments. At Choice…
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…