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Helping Others in Treatment

The 12-Step method to recovery developed by Alcoholics Anonymous has a proven track record of improving the lives of addicts and helping them to achieve and maintain a sober lifestyle. Getting sober is the first step on a path to a new and healthier lifestyle, but it is important to remember that the work does…
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What Are Some Must-Dos in Boulder, Colorado?

For the uninitiated, a cursory view of addiction recovery treatments and rehab centers might have you convinced that it is all work, work, work and no play. It might even be a little intimidating with all the talk about learning new coping mechanisms, improving self care, and undergoing different varieties of therapeutic treatment methods.  We…
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How Long Should I Stay in Treatment?

It would be a huge comfort to recovery patients and their families, as well as a great boon to the addiction recovery medical community, if there were a single, definitive method of treatment for substance use disorders. Much of the struggle in addiction recovery could be resolved if a doctor could reset your addiction the…

Returning to Your Normal Life

Choice House offers an extensive 90 day in-house treatment program to provide recovery patients with a solid foundation and the tools necessary to re-enter the world. These tools provide a solid footing to jump-start your new sober life, but arguably no amount of preparation could accurately depict the experience of re-entering your “normal” life while…
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What Happens During One-on-One Therapy?

The onset of addictive disorders stemming from substance misuse generally involve some form of untreated co-occurring mental health issue. That is why Choice House utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities to help recovery patients first achieve sobriety and then learn how to maintain a sober lifestyle in the long term. While the different therapy methods…
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Using Sobriety as a New Year’s Resolution

The 2020 year has finally come to a close which brings a huge sigh of relief for many. The past year was entirely unexpected and difficult not just for Americans but the entire world. The pandemic has completely changed daily routines as it continues to endanger the health and well-being of our lives and of…
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How Do I Know Which Friends Will Hinder My Recovery?

Achieving sobriety can be an amazing first step on the path to recovery. Whether it be through inpatient or outpatient services like Choice House’s rehabilitation program or on your own through an independent support network, the decision and initial work that goes into acknowledging that you have an addiction disorder and are willing to take…
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Sobriety During Quarantine

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has drastically altered our way of life in the United States and upended the daily routines of people all across the country. States have each taken different measures depending on the ebb and flow of the increased severity of community transmission of the disease, and Colorado has not been immune to…
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What Should I Do While My Husband is in Rehab?

During your husband’s journey to recovery from substance use at a treatment facility, you may be wondering how you can help. It can be challenging watching your partner go into a treatment facility, knowing their treatment will be in the hands of people you don’t know. However, if you’ve chosen a good facility, then you…
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Developing Life Skills in Recovery

Addiction recovery isn’t just about stopping the use of substances. It’s about starting a new and better life, which will require you to develop specific life skills. Some of these life skills could include better time management, better financial management, and much more. At Choice House, we will help you develop some of the essential…
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How Do You Open Up to Your Therapist?

If you’ve chosen to see a therapist about your addiction, then you’ve already taken a significant first step towards recovery. That being said, the idea of opening up to a therapist can be nerve-wracking no matter who you are. Men especially seem to have a hard time expressing their emotions to others. While you shouldn’t…
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Prescription Medications in Addiction Recovery

If you are taking prescription medications, you might be worried if they will affect your journey into sobriety. There are many types of prescription medications that people can’t stop taking, even during recovery from substance use. However, this isn’t something that should prevent you from going into a treatment program. No matter what prescription drugs…