7 Ways to Help You Avoid a Relapse

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… Read more »

“Do I Have an Addiction?”

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… Read more »

3 Ways To Relieve Stress When You’re In Recovery

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. Exercise Pamper yourself Play with your pet If you try these things… Read more »

5 Common Addictions in Colorado

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: Alcohol Marijuana Methamphetamine Heroin Cocaine Colorado Addiction Counseling Dr. Daniel Minerva Warsaw specializes in the counseling and treatment of addictions including,… Read more »

Exchanging your Addiction

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… Read more »

How to help a Loved One Overcome Addiction

3 Steps to Freedom It can be difficult to navigate a relationship with an addict but it is impossible. These tips below will help you and your loved one overcome the struggle of addiction: Acceptance – Acknowledging that your loved one has a problem is the first step. It is a hard reality to face… Read more »

Overcoming Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol dependence plagues many people every day and it can greatly affect every area of their lives, their relationships, their jobs, and more. Although they may experience negative results of their alcoholism it still may not be enough to get them to stop. If you cannot function without a drink it may be time to… Read more »

Struggling with Addiction?

Are Drugs, alcohol, or gambling interrupting your everyday life, ruining your relationships, or causing you despair? There is hope for you. Dr. Daniel Minerva specializes in helping people find freedom from their excessive use of alcohol, cocaine, prescription medications, obsessive thinking, tobacco, and other drugs, gambling, and compulsive sex. Dr. Daniel Minerva has over 20… Read more »

Ending Addiction: Beginning of the Addiction Exchange

Welcome to our first blog on ending addiction. When I say “our” blog, I mean a blog that belongs to both the readers and creators of the blog. I am glad to be here (subject of our next blog) and I hope you are glad to be here as well. I view addiction as what… Read more »