Category: Sober Living

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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What We Mean When We Talk About Sobriety

September 11, 2018

How To Truly Define Sobriety "Sobriety" is a word whose 12-step misuse now pervades our entire culture, along with ruining addiction treatment. To truly define sobriety means putting conventional definitions in their place and taking a fresh (and often controversial) approach. Sobriety actually means, first and foremost, not being intoxicated. It does NOT mean abstinence, as AA takes it to mean. In fact, the DSM psychiatric manual (unbeknownst to...

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Six Alcohol Related Diseases You Need to Know About

September 6, 2018

Alcohol related disease is a very real threat for those who abuse alcohol.While the debate continues to rage over how much alcohol consumption is good vs. how much is bad, few topics have been studied more thoroughly or for a longer period of time. So what's the difference between substance abuse and addiction? We all know someone who indulges in a glass or two of wine at certain intervals and we also know people who enjoy a cold beer after a hard...

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How to Find The Right Drug Rehab Counselor For You

August 30, 2018

Knowing how to find a drug rehab counselor isn't something that is public knowledge. To this day, addiction is a disease that has been stigmatized, largely by people who simply haven't researched its causes and effects. In fact, for decades, drug addiction has been viewed as more as a criminal act than a disease. Because of this stigma and society's dim view of it, few resources were available on the topic and individuals suffering from a substance...

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The Do's and Don'ts of Helping an Alcoholic

July 31, 2018

When alcoholism has taken hold of a loved one, their addiction can be overwhelming. Knowing how to help an alcoholic requires a bit of homework and research. At first, families struggle to cope with the lies and self-destructive behaviors, not to mention the denial. Their actions or inaction may challenge your sanity and the consequences of their actions might have a profound impact on your life, your finances and your relationship with children,...

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