What are Ruminating Thoughts?

thinking concept, man and woman thinking with hand on chin

Everyone ruminates at times, especially when life feels uncertain. But when it takes hold long-term, rumination can cause emotional distress.

Preparing for the Holidays During Rehab or Recovery

christmas wool socks and feet next to the fireplace

The holiday season is bound to look quite a bit different this year. For one, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made in-person gatherings risky, so many are choosing to celebrate with loved ones over video chat instead of at big family dinners. Second, many Americans are struggling with mental health due to the pandemic’s effects of isolation, uncertainty and financial … Read More

Mental Health Winter Prep for Coloradoans in Recovery

Person practicing yoga on a rock overlooking mountains trying to destress

The seasons affect our mood and sometimes significantly so. There are biological reasons for this. For example, changes in seasons affect melatonin and serotonin, which play not just a role in mood but also sleep. Some people experience Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. SAD is a type of depression that usually starts in the fall and continues until spring. Knowing … Read More

Is Substance Abuse Treatment Safe During the Coronavirus?

covid safety concept

Mental health is declining, and substance use rates are rising throughout America due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There’s still no clear end in sight and a growing need for accessible addiction treatment resources in many areas. Rehab facilities and community organizations are doing what they can to improve accessibility, but some people are still questioning the safety of going … Read More

Ways to Celebrate a Sober Halloween

halloween concept

Halloween is all-too-often linked to partying when you’re an adult, but that doesn’t have to be the case. You may be worried you can’t have fun on Halloween if you’re in recovery, but you absolutely can. While it’s still important to understand the challenges you face and be mindful of triggers or temptation, you can make spooky sober memories when … Read More

Colorado Takes on Sober October

two women looking at phone drinking coffee

Sober October is a unique way to rethink your own relationship with alcohol or other substances as well as show support to those people that are in the recovery community. October also happens to be Substance Abuse Prevention Month, which is when we think about the role of substance abuse treatment and highlight people in the recovery community and their … Read More

Teletherapy Use Is High in Colorado and May Get Even Higher Soon

man holding teletherapy session on laptop

Although the infection rate of coronavirus in Colorado seems relatively low compared to other parts of the country, the pandemic’s effects are still noticeable. Mental health concerns like stress, anxiety and depression are rising throughout the United States due to the impact of isolation, financial worries, health fears and general uncertainty. In a survey by The Recovery Village, 81% of … Read More