Guest Writers Archives - AspenRidge
recovery coaching and addiction support
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Takeaways from Recovery Coaching

Last week, I ordered new business cards with my full title, Alumni Coordinator and Certified Recovery Coach at AspenRidge Recovery. That still amazes me as I write this. If anyone had told me that would be my title three years ago, I would have…
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Spirituality: Simple But Not Easy

Spirituality: Simple But Not Easy By Debi Anson   When newcomers first come into the rooms of any 12-Step program, spirituality and the higher power concept can sometimes be more difficult to accept than the idea of powerlessness.…
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5 Questions and Answers about LGBTQ Dating in Recovery

5 Questions and Answers about LGBTQ Dating in Recovery You probably know that alcohol and drug use is higher among members of the LGBTQ+ community than the general population. Not only does my community recreationally use substances more than…
woman on laptop talking to therapy through REACH Online Intensive Outpatient Program
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Announcing: AspenRidge REACH Online Intensive Outpatient Program

We are very excited to share that AspenRidge has officially launched AspenRidge REACH, our first-ever Online Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)! Over 128,000 Coloradans were dependent upon or abusing illicit drugs last year. There are ten…
woman practicing meditation and addiction recovery practices

Meditation and Recovery: A Personal Experience

My passion for meditation and Eastern spirituality sprang from a more than emphatic suggestion from my first AA sponsor. In retrospect, it must have been painfully obvious to my sponsor that I was in need of practical skills to assist me…
two men discussing recovery vs sobriety

Recovery vs. Sobriety 

In the world of addiction, there are two terms used to discuss the self-work one must do: Sobriety and Recovery. Sobriety speaks to the abstinence of the act of using substances. Generally, this is the first goal of substance abuse treatment,…
women discussing primary emotions

Understanding Primary Emotions: A Holiday Survival Skill

The holidays are full of family, feasts, parties, and gifts. It can be a time full of love, community, delicious treats, and exciting moments, but it can also be a time of stress, guilt, financial difficulties, and overstimulation. The holidays…
young woman holding head struggling with anxiety
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Heart racing, stomach churning, face perspiring, muscles tense, feeling like you’re about to lose control! These are some of the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety, if left untreated, can negatively impact work, relationships, and mental and…
individuals asking themselves is treatment right for you

Top 5 Reasons Treatment is Right for You

Still uncertain about whether treatment is right for you? Makes sense. It can be one hell of an intimating decision with plenty of unknowns, but let me tell ya, you’re not alone (by a long shot!). Countless number of my clients have said…
individuals discussing the blockchain in healthcare

Potential (Probability) of Blockchain in Healthcare: A Review of Patient-Centered Care By Adam Davis

First, what is Blockchain? Blockchain is a security software system that uses decentralized transparency mechanisms. Within a blockchain, each block in the chain is simultaneously unique to itself, informationally speaking, and a part of…