7 Ways to Help You Avoid a Relapse

February 23, 2017

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After you’ve overcome an addiction, it can be hard to not to let it take over your life once again. Here are a few tips that can help you stay clean after recovery:

  • Make new friends.
  • Reach out to your support system.
  • Stay away from friends and locations (bars, clubs, etc.) that might cause you to start using again.
  • If applicable, take your medication regularly.
  • Avoid stressors or find other ways to relieve your stress.
  • Distract yourself with other things.
  • Return to rehab if the urges get to be too much.

Unable to avoid giving into your urges? Contact Addiction Exchange for help. Dr. Daniel Warsaw Minerva specializes in drug, alcohol, and gambling addiction. Let him help you find the path to success.

“Do I Have an Addiction?”

January 18, 2017

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How to Tell If You’re Addicted

Life throws difficult times at us. Whether it’s been a rough day at work or a rough five years, it’s natural to turn to things that we enjoy to help us feel better. But if we’re not careful, we may develop a dependence. When does a feel-good activity cross the line to addiction?

  • You no longer control how much you take or participate in.
  • You try to hide the amount of time you spend on it.
  • You feel withdrawals if you go without it for an extended amount of time.
  • Other activities you used to enjoy become neglected.

The Help You Need

Dr. Daniel Warsaw Minerva of Addiction Exchange in Boulder, Colorado knows how to help you overcome your addiction. Visit www.addictionexchange.com to begin the journey of transforming yourself into the person you want to be.

3 Ways To Relieve Stress When You’re In Recovery

January 5, 2017

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When stress takes over your life, you will find yourself wanting to fall back on old habits. Replace those bad habits with new, good habits. Here are 3 alternate and healthy options for you to relieve the stress you’re carrying around with you.

1.       Exercise

2.       Pamper yourself

3.       Play with your pet

If you try these things and still find yourself struggling, reach out to a therapist. Dr. Daniel Warsaw Minerva of Addiction Exchange in Boulder, Colorado has over 20 years of experience treating addiction. Visit www.addictionexchange.com for a free consultation.

5 Common Addictions in Colorado

December 1, 2016

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5 Most Common Addictions in Colorado

Addictions can overtake lives and cause addicts to become distant and detached from their family and things they love. Some of the most common addictions in Colorado are:

  1. Alcohol
  2. Marijuana
  3. Methamphetamine
  4. Heroin
  5. Cocaine

Colorado Addiction Counseling

Dr. Daniel Minerva Warsaw specializes in the counseling and treatment of addictions including, but not limited to, alcohol abuse, drug addiction, and substance abuse. Dr. Minerva is a licensed clinical psychologist and makes himself available to patients and potential patients after hours until 8 PM MT at (303) 442-3110 as well as via email. Visit www.addictionexchange.com for more information about Dr. Daniel Minerva, to get in touch, or to learn more about Dr. Minerva’s specialties.

Exchanging your Addiction

October 18, 2016

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Dr. Daniel Warsa Minerva, Boulder, Colorado therapist, spent years studying psychology and addiction at the University of Colorado. During his studies and experience he realized that if a person changed his or her identity from addict to non-addict, his or her addiction would end. He calls this the addiction exchange.

“Finally, I discovered that if people really exchanged their addiction for the life they always wanted to live, most of them signed and sealed the bargain…”

Services and Consultations

Dr. Daniel Minerva specializes in addiction counseling and offers a variety of additional counseling services to help you become a better you. Visit www.addictionexchange.com for more information, to contact Dr. Daniel Minerva, or receive a free consultation.