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Art Therapy Creates Powerful Outlets for Healing and Self-Care

The road to recovery is full of many routes. At Choice House, we focus on a number of different outlets for healing from addiction and attaining lifelong sobriety. Among outdoor therapy, individual therapy, group discussions and 12-step meetings, a very valuable method we use is art therapy. Art therapy can serve two important and distinct…

Reduced Chance of Relapsing (And Other Benefits of 90+ Day Rehab)

Any life change requires a significant period of time to adjust and make the change a permanent move. Drug and alcohol rehab is no different. The first step of drug addiction treatment at our Boulder rehab center is our 90-day primary treatment program, and we chose this three-month time frame intentionally for a number of…

A New Perspective: The Power of Vulnerability Within Drug Treatment

When going through treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, there are numerous uncertainties and deep emotions that oftentimes come to light. These vulnerabilities can certainly be difficult, but they are actually a very important part of the drug recovery process and can help create a better foundation for maintaining sobriety in the future. At our…

Why Gender-Specific Long-Term Treatment is the Best Option

The drug addiction recovery process should be a time of healing, growth and creating a new foundation for a sober life. When entering our Denver area treatment center, we make sure our members have ideal conditions for beginning that journey. One of the components of our addiction recovery program is gender-specific long-term treatment. Male-only drug…

Supporting a Spouse Through Addiction Recovery

Drug and alcohol abuse can be extremely detrimental to marriages and family. The financial, emotional and mental burden caused by an addiction oftentimes affects the spouse the most. When someone who struggles with addiction chooses to begin an addiction recovery program, it can be a huge relief for that person’s spouse.   If your spouse…

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…