10 ways to make the most of nature therapy

Nature therapy, also known as ecotherapy, has become an increasingly popular way to improve one’s mental and physical health. After all, spending time outdoors has been proven to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, as well as enhance overall well-being — all of which are beneficial for those in addiction recovery. However, to get the most…

how DBT can teach us to cope with painful emotions

All too often, we feel the need to bottle up our emotions and keep everything inside. But when those emotions become too overwhelming, we might fall back on unhealthy habits or behaviors like substance abuse to help us cope, jeopardizing our sobriety. At Choice House, we use evidence-based techniques like dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to…

how wilderness therapy is used in addiction recovery

When most people think about addiction treatment, they probably picture a residential rehab facility, support groups and near-constant therapy sessions. These things are common (and important) in substance abuse recovery, but it turns out there’s a lot more to getting sober than sitting inside all day to talk about your feelings. Or at least, there…

30-day and 90-day drug rehab: which is right for you?

When it comes to recovery, one of the key decisions you’ll need to make early on is what kind of treatment program to enroll in. This can have a major impact on your long-term success, but it’s hard to know which type of program is right for you. Two of the most common options are…

why treatment pros everywhere love outdoor adventure therapy

Health care began to evolve over the last few years to meet the demand for convenient telehealth services. Mental health treatment has also changed in some fascinating ways as it sought to provide a more personal alternative to virtual appointments. Outdoor therapy became a popular solution for meeting in person that allowed people to get…

how to celebrate valentine’s day in recovery & have fun

When you’re in recovery, your primary focus should be on yourself. That’s why most addiction professionals recommend that you don’t date for at least one year after getting sober. You’ll already be facing major challenges and changes in your life during this time, and adding a new relationship on top of everything else can be…

what is an intervention & how to know if your loved one needs it?

Addiction is a lot like any other disease — it is complex, chronic and tends to get worse over time. You wouldn’t avoid seeing a doctor for heart disease or cancer, and getting treatment as soon as possible is just as important for properly diagnosing and managing a substance abuse disorder. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always…

How EMDR Integrates Several Psychotherapies and Extracts Benefits From All of Them

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of therapy that helps individuals process and overcome traumatic experiences. It does this by using bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements or tapping, to stimulate both sides of the brain and help individuals process their experiences more effectively. The goal of EMDR is to help individuals…

how the pandemic made outdoor therapy mainstream

Before COVID-19, in-person therapy sessions were the norm. But afterward, the risk of infection became too high in a confined space, so many providers turned to teletherapy instead to treat certain conditions. Although this approach works and is vitally needed to bridge the gap in mental health care, like all things, it isn’t necessarily right…

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