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The Sober Living Environment

January 30, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
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 maintaini...
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How to Build Confidence in Recovery

February 6, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Health and wellness
How to Build Confidence in Recovery Self-esteem is the “feeling of having respect for yourself and your abilities; a confidence and satisfaction in oneself.” Although subjective, self-esteem is a value that only the individual can define from wi...
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The Long Term Effects of Alcohol Abuse

February 8, 2018
Drug and alcohol abuse, Sober Living
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...
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What Are the Health Benefits of Sobriety?

February 12, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Health and wellness
Examining the Health Benefits of Sobriety The health benefits of sobriety include improved focus, energy, memory and sleep. It can also reduce your risk for heart problems, liver problems and several types of cancer. It's a well-established fact th...
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Men's Sober Living

February 14, 2018
Health and wellness, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment, Sobriety
Men's Sober Living When considering options for sober living housing, the choice between co-ed or gender-specific sober living is a common consideration. The choice is very important. Men's sober living is, as the name implies, open only to men. The...
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How Does a Sober Living Home Work?

February 19, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
How Does a Sober Living House Work? Sober living homes (SLHs) were created to provide a safe, supportive, and affordable housing option to those in recovery. Typically, people choose a sober living community as the next step after rehab or detox. Th...
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How to Find an AA Sponsor

February 21, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Health and wellness, Sober Living, Sobriety
The Role of An AA Sponsor Most people already know that the role of 12-step sponsorship programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is to provide a support system for new individuals who are seeking sobriety. When an alcoh...
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Is Alcoholism Hereditary or Genetic?

February 26, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, For Parents, Sober Living
Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain, affecting the reward and motivation centers. "Is alcoholism genetic or hereditary?' is a question that has turned to science for answers. Indeed, scientists have argued about the genetic and hereditary inf...
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Advantages of Choosing an Out of State Sober Living House

March 1, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
People, Places, Things The process of recovery usually involves rehab or detox first, then transitioning to a local or out of state sober living home. But how does one choose whether to stay local or opt for out of state addiction treatment? Man...
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