Category: Sober Living

The Health Benefits of Sobriety: An Exploration

January 16, 2018

Exploring the Benefits of Sobriety When alcoholics move towards recovery, one of the most powerful motivators for seeking treatment is understanding the health benefits of sobriety. It’s probably no mystery that drinking to excess takes a toll on a person's health and well-being. The adverse effects of alcoholism are well documented. Excessive drinking can lead to liver failure, heart problems, and cancer, among other serious health issues....

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Sober Living vs Rehab: What's the Difference?

January 12, 2018

Sober Living Vs Rehab Centers When it comes to sober living vs. rehab, many people don’t understand the difference. . They are two different places with completely different roles in the recovery of patients. The primary role of a rehab facility is to help the addict recover from substance abuse. Some rehab centers that follow the spiritual approach while others follow the traditional medication approach to handle substance...

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Employment for Recovering Addicts: Tips & Advice

January 15, 2018

One of the many questions people have about sober living is how to address employment for recovering addicts. As addicts begin the process of recovery, sooner or later their attention will shift to the necessities of daily life. Although learning how to embrace a sober lifestyle and building a new and healthy life that revolves around recovery becomes an addict’s number one goal, establishing one's independence is critical to long term...

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How To Prevent Relapse

February 11, 2019

How To Prevent Relapse The best way to prevent a relapse is by having a plan. Once rehab is complete and it's time to go home or stay in a sober living home, a recovering addict may be wondering how to prevent relapse. They need to prepare themselves to handle temptation in social situations. Doctor Howard Samuels, a recovering addict himself, has several relapse prevention strategies. 1. Prevent Relapse by Using Your Willpower Research...

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What is a Sober Living Home?

January 4, 2018

.text-wrap { float:left; margin: 10px; } What is a sober living home's role in recovery?  A sober living home helps guide residents who are trying to stop drinking or using drugs through the recovery process. Such homes provide a sober living environment in a residential setting. Like halfway houses, they help transition residents from addiction and recovery back into society. Sober living homes are for addicts,...

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5 Tips to Help You Finish Your Degree During Recovery

October 3, 2017

You can and probably should finish your degree, even when you're concentrating on your recovery. One major reason is the financial benefit; the more educated you are, the more likely you are to gain employment and increase your income.1 More than 37 million people have attended college but never earned a degree.2 Let's take a look at how to avoid becoming part of this statistic when you finish your degree during recovery. Tips to Successfully...

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Staying Sober in 6 Simple Steps

September 27, 2017

Getting sober is a huge accomplishment, but staying sober can pose an even greater challenge. Addiction is a chronic condition, and the risk of relapse is real. You may be feeling excited and positive about your bright future, but first you need to learn to deal with the days one at a time without derailing your recovery efforts. In this article, we'll discuss some simple steps that can help you succeed in staying sober. Staying Sober and Getting...

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The Advantages of Traveling for Sober Living

February 18, 2019

Sober living homes offer a unique living environment that supports abstinence from drugs and alcohol and helps maintain a healthy recovery lifestyle.1 Sober homes offer people in recovery a safe place to transition into independent living, and many people decide on traveling for sober living, rather than staying close to home. Let's take a look at why leaving your hometown may be best. Traveling for Sober Living Offers More Options When you're...

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The Sober Living Environment

January 30, 2018

What are Sober Living Environments Really Like? A sober living environment is designed to accommodate those who want to maintain abstinence from alcohol and drugs.  Addicts in recovery who might otherwise experience serious difficulty in maintaining abstinence find that being in a stable, drug-free environment following treatment is better for them. Sober living environments were originally introduced as a safe and supportive place for...

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The Long Term Effects of Alcohol Abuse

February 8, 2018

Understanding Alcohol Abuse To some people, enjoying alcohol in moderation is o.k. The problem is, everyone's definition of "in moderation: is different. When people use alcohol as an escape route for social, personal or career pressures, alcoholism can result. Long term, the effects of alcohol can cause to liver damage and other debilitating conditions. Most people already now this. Even mild alcohol abuse can lead to full-blown alcoholism....

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