Category: Sober Living

Working While in Recovery

May 16, 2019

Working While in Recovery: Can it be done? The short answer is - it depends. Since there are different stages of recovery, let's focus on which stage of recovery is most conducive to working while in recovery. First, let's quickly cover the stages of recovery: Rehab/Detox - The first step on the recovery journey is purging the toxins from one's body. This means in-patient rehab (aka "detox") During this stage, you're eseentially in a facility,...

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What Is MAT?

April 24, 2019

MAT, or Medication Assisted Treatment and its Role in Recovery. Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies for the treatment of substance use disorders. A combination of medication and behavioral therapies is effective in the treatment of substance use disorders, and can help some people to sustain recovery. Medication-assisted treatment is the use of anti-craving medicine...

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What Does a Sober Living Home Do?

March 11, 2019

The role of a Sober Living Home Research highlighted in PsychCentral suggests that it can take up to 66 days to create just one new habit. Until all of your drug habits shift, you’re at risk for a relapse to addiction. How can you keep yourself safe during that time? Assuming you've gone through Rehab/detox, you've probably been told that continuing your recovery through an IOP, PHP or sober living facility will significantly increase your...

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What's After Rehab?

January 19, 2019

Knowing What's After Rehab is Critical to the Recovery Process The goal of treatment is always to pass to you the the skills you need in life to live a sober life and to manage stresses and challenges. Success after rehab means that these skills are vital to your success. Unfortunately, some people think that completing rehab means they're recovered. Nothing could be further from the truth. Rehab (aka "detox") is nothing more than purging the...

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7 Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

December 12, 2018

Staying sober for the holidays Here are some tips for protecting your sobriety, preventing relapse and how to handle delicate situations. There's a tendency to approach the holidays with unrealistic expectations and the normal holiday festivities can be more complicated for everyone if you don't set some boundaries and expectations. Just traveling over a holiday weekend can be a trigger for relapse due to delays, scheduling or...

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How To Support a Friend or Loved One in a Sober Living Home

November 5, 2018

While sober living homes in Orange County are similar to others around the country, but with a unique advantage - several of them are in superb locations. Some of amazing amenities. some are close to the beach and others offer budget-conscious options. When someone you love comes finally seeks help with their drug addiction problem and makes the choice to enter an inpatient drug treatment program or sober living home, it’s often an incredible...

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How Can Meditation and Yoga Strengthen My Recovery?

October 13, 2018

YOGA & MEDITATION FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY Through a blend of breath, flow, and meditation, yoga promotes healing and relieves stress in men and women recovering from substance abuse. Yoga is one of the more popular holistic therapies offered by The District Recovery Community. We actively integrate yoga and meditation practices throughout all phases of our co-occurring disorder or addiction treatment program. We work with some amazing...

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Addiction vs Dependence: Is There a Difference?

October 11, 2018

Opioid addiction vs. dependence on opioids. Although frequently confused, differentiating between these two conditions is important in order to understand. Defining these differences will help distinguish the values and effectiveness of certain treatment regimens including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) – which is  treatment approach that combines the use of medications such as methadone and buprenorphine with behavioral counseling. To...

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Five Books To Get You Or a Loved One Through Recovery

September 18, 2018

Not everyone likes to read - we understand that. However, there are some great books about recovery that should compel you to want to take it up again. After all, if you're sitting in rehab or undergoing substance abuse treatment, you've probably got some free time and you could sure use some encouragement, right? For friends or family of a recovering addict, the many great books about recovery offer you some insights into what a recovering addict...

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Tips For Visiting a Loved One In Sober Living

September 13, 2018

When a loved one is recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, chances are pretty good that they'll end up in a sober living facility at some point. In Southern California for example, one finding a sober living facility in Orange County is easy. What draws recovery patients to Orange County sober living facilities is the good weather, access to supportive resources and a strong base of recovery professionals. Sober living house rules cover many...

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