Benefits of Group Therapy In Addiction Treatment

Jun 10, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Addiction Treatment, Recovery Treatment

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A part of seeking treatment for substance use is finding a community that truly understands you. Not only can this community help you in times of need, but can also celebrate with you in times of accomplishment.

At Providence Recovery, we offer our clients the ability to participate in group therapy as a way to encourage community connections. 

Continue reading to learn more about why we believe in group therapy. 

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What Can You Do Once the Stay At Home Order is Lifted

May 20, 2020 2:00:00 PM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in COVID-19

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As the stay-at-home order in Colorado lifts, and a safer-at-home order goes into effect, you may be wondering what you can do now. 

Well, in a recent blog, we outlined five activities you could do inside your home, such as: 

  1. Keeping your body moving 
  2. Continuing to learn
  3. Cooking and baking
  4. Getting creative - crafting, coloring, writing, etc
  5. Touring a museum virtually

These activities are fun and will undoubtedly get you moving and thinking; however, we understand that having a running list of additional activities is also helpful. 

Continue reading for a list of activities you could do while the safer-at-home order is in effect and well after you have the ability to go back into the public. 

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A Backpack Full of River Rocks

May 6, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by John Kinkaid posted in Addiction Recovery, Mental Health

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Sometimes, we carry huge loads around without even thinking about it. These loads consist of harrowing experiences of hurt, disappointment and guilt from childhood to today. Eventually, it all adds up. When life's pain is too much to handle, we search for ways to cope and for some, that can lead to self-medication.

At first, self-medication may work. However, it then becomes all-consuming and loses its benefits. Self-medication becomes yet another heavy burden. Instead of helping, it becomes a massive problem for you to manage. 

Just what you needed…. one more huge problem. And, over time, it gradually grows more prominent. Maybe it even gets to the point where you can't function. That's not what we want. We want you to thrive and leave behind your backpack full of river rocks (life's pain). 

Discover more from the Providence team below.

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Five Activities to Do in Your Home During COVID-19 Social Distancing

Apr 22, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Sober Life, COVID-19, Mental Health

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It’s not unusual to lose interest in your normal daily activities, especially during this time where COVID-19 has struck society and we’re quarantined. However, staying in your home doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, you can choose to see today and the next bundle of days as an opportunity to use your creativity or try out a new hobby. 

Discover five activities you can do in your home during COVID-19 below. 

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Combating Mental Health Effects Brought on by COVID-19

Apr 8, 2020 9:07:27 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in COVID-19, Mental Health

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During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, medical professionals have called for the community to go into social isolation and practice social distancing. Additionally, Colorado Governor Jared Polis ordered Coloradans to stay at home on March 26, 2020. As addiction treatment professionals, we have to wonder how this will mentally affect people. 

Sadly, there isn’t a lot of research out there about the mental health effects of COVID-19. However, the good news, information is updated daily about this crisis, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recognizes that this pandemic and social isolation are potential causes of increased stress.

It can be especially difficult for those who have mental health conditions including problems with substance use. Besides increased stress, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, it can also cause anxiety, obsession and loneliness. 

So, what can you do right now to keep a healthy mindset during the COVID-19 crisis? The Providence Recovery team has great tips for you to protect your mental health.

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What You Need To Know About Medicaid

Mar 25, 2020 9:09:42 AM / by Julie Drake posted in Medicaid

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When people come to the front desk at Providence Recovery for the first time, we give them several papers to fill out and ask, "What type of insurance do you have?" Frequently people will say, "I don't have insurance," not realizing that Medicaid is a type of health insurance. 

Which health insurance do you trust? My health insurance carrier is Colorado Medicaid. Medicaid is a very important piece of your recovery from addiction. It allows you to focus on the treatment and recovery process without worrying about having money to pay for it. 

In Colorado, Medicaid is called Health First Colorado. Medicaid is known as public insurance.  It can help pay for many services, but the leading service is health-related care, including Substance Use Disorder medications, counseling and recovery.  

Find out more about Medicaid and additional insurance inquiries below. 

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I Went To Rehab - Now What?

Mar 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Addiction Recovery

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The use of the term “rehab” is still common but remains a misrepresentation of recovery from substance use disorder (SUD). Rehab is the service that offers individuals the opportunity to stop using drugs and to begin treating their addiction. 

We hear it time and time again, “he went to rehab.” Then, you see him on the street the week after he was discharged, stating, “I am over it,” and a family thinking he is “cured” - this is a short-sided view of recovery and SUD in general.

Continue reading below to discover what you can do after rehab. 

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Benefits of a Local Addiction Treatment Center VS National Franchise

Feb 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Addiction Recovery

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According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), recovery focuses on health and wellness while creating goals that help you reach your fullest potential. 

Local addiction treatment can often provide a more personal approach to your addiction treatment program experience. Check out the benefits of attending a local treatment center in your community below. 

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Benefits of Having an Addiction Treatment Program Located in Your Community

Feb 12, 2020 1:15:44 PM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Addiction Treatment, Addiction Recovery, Local Addiction Center

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What comes to mind when you hear that an addiction treatment center is moving to your community? 

Will it attract “addicts?” 

How about, wondering if the crime rates will spike? 

We can refer to these stigmas as having a “not in my backyard” mentality, and both questions are untrue. Research proves that having a local, community-invested addiction treatment center near you can decrease long-lasting addictions and altogether the following in your hometown: 

  • Crime rates
  • Healthcare costs
  • Homelessness 

Continue reading to discover the positive impact an addiction treatment center can have on your community

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Breaking the Addiction Language Stigma: What You Can Do About It

Jan 29, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Substance Use Disorder, Addiction Treatment, Stigma

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Generally, addiction is known for compromising a life full of health for one that is entangled with negative, self-sabotaging experiences. At Providence Recovery, we understand a person who struggles with a substance use disorder (SUD) goes through many ups and downs when battling the disease. Most people don't want to be associated in a negative light - especially to be labeled an addict when they're trying their best to recover. 

Frequently, the stigma around addiction makes it worse for everyone involved due to a lack of information and knowledge about the topic at-hand. Let's find out more about the stigma of addiction and what you can do to minimize these adverse effects. 

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