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10 Addiction and Recovery Blogs to Follow

Surrounding yourself with a strong community during the addiction recovery process is an important step in attaining lifelong sobriety. This community can come in many forms, including the brotherhood formed during our 90-day treatment program or the Choice House alumni events.   Another way to find camaraderie among individuals who know what it is like…

Dating After Rehab: 5 things to keep in mind

Returning to normal life following rehabilitation involves many significant transitions, some of which are challenging, exciting or a little bit of both. Along with getting back into the workforce and finding stable housing, reentering the dating scene is a large step in reclaiming one’s life following drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Starting a relationship following recovery…

Why 12-Step Addiction Recovery Programs Work

For those who have battled drug and alcohol addiction, the road to recovery can be found along many routes. While no two paths to rehabilitation are exactly the same, many have found that certain elements – such as structure, community and therapy – are most beneficial for attaining life-long sobriety. At Choice House, we strongly…

6 Ways Drug Addiction Affects the Family

Drug or alcohol addiction causes an extreme amount of pain and torment in an individual’s life and those surrounding them. While their professional life and personal life are both seriously affected by their choices, oftentimes, the greatest harm comes to their family life. Whether the person struggling with addiction is a teen or a parent,…

Is There Such Thing as an “Addictive Personality?”

The term, “addictive personality,” is thrown around so frequently that it is easy to accept it as a medical diagnosis without giving it much thought. While some may blame their addictive personality for drug and alcohol abuse, many psychologists would disagree because it is not an actual psychiatric diagnosis, according to Web MD. However, before…

4 Powerful TED Talks Relating to Drug Addiction and Recovery

There’s a reason TED Talks’ tagline is “ideas worth spreading.” These influential videos have become widely popular thanks to their raw nature, innovative content and vast variety of subjects. With the widespread issue of drug and alcohol addiction, it’s no surprise that there are a host of inspirational talks in the realm of drug addiction…

5 Addiction Recovery Books to Put on Your Reading List

An important component of recovering from drug and alcohol addiction is surrounding yourself with positive reminders of the benefits of sobriety. These reminders can include guidance from a trusted source and mindful meditation to promote mental health, both of which can be accomplished by opening a good book. If you’re ready for a relaxing reading…

6 Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress

Whether it’s a personal relationship, job crisis or illness in the family, life is full of stressors. In many cases, those who have abused drugs in their pasts began using to cope with stress they were experiencing at the time. When leaving our Boulder drug treatment center and returning to civilian life, it is important…

How Long Do Different Drugs Stay in Your System?

An important stage of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is attaining knowledge about the substances as a whole to help evaluate what the rehabilitation process might look like. Different drugs have vastly different effects on the body and mind, which require varying treatment routes for attaining complete sobriety. One aspect to consider when learning…

Do I Have a Drug or Alcohol Addiction? Take this self-assessment quiz

The line between drug or alcohol use and drug or alcohol addiction can oftentimes become blurred. In many cases, an individual engages in casual or social use of a substance and does not realize that the habit has evolved into serious addiction. If you think you may be struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, take…

Benefits of a Sober Living Home

The road to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is a challenging one to say the least. It takes an extreme amount of dedication, combined with the right external situation in order to achieve long-lasting sobriety. Our dedicated team members, counselors and therapists are fully invested in helping Choice House participants start new lives with…

Life After Drug Rehab: Staying sober long-term

One of the most difficult parts of the addiction recovery process is transitioning from drug rehab back into normal life. After achieving sobriety and learning the tools to prevent relapses in the future, reacclimating into society still presents many challenges. At Choice House, our Boulder addiction recovery programs for drugs and alcohol rehab, not only…