When you’re in the market for a sober living home, questions will naturally come up  – how long will I stay? How do I even get started? What will I gain by going? It’s important to ask these questions and more so you know that you’re getting the best treatment available. What is a sober…

One of the most obvious ways of staying sober after recovery is by avoiding temptation, that is, staying away from all alcohol and situations where it might be present.  When you start to think of all the places alcohol is present – restaurants, weddings, parties, concerts, your friends’ backyard barbeque – it starts to sound…

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When you think of “freedom,” what comes to mind? What mental images appear when you think of what it means to be a man? These questions don’t have simple answers; many men spend a lifetime continuing to better understand the concept of masculinity from one year to the next. We can’t identify a clear-cut definition…

Sober Living house

Sometimes, the difference between maintaining sobriety and falling into relapse is as simple as making a single decision. Individuals who enter sober living houses, joining communities of other individuals actively pursuing freedom from addiction and substance abuse, have made their decision. They have chosen to live in a structured environment as they transition from addiction…

Sober Living Home

A sober living home provides a structured support system to those recovering from addiction. These facilities provide structure while teaching sober living requirements and designing a treatment plan that is personal and effective in each stage of the recovery process.How Is a Sober Living Home Different from a Halfway House?One common misconception is that sober…

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Helping an addicted friend takes courage. You may fear that speaking the truth will make your friend angry, but ignoring the problem is not really being a friend at all. Often the best course of action for someone battling addiction is to enroll in a transitional residency program at a sober living home.A sober living…

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Working with a counselor to combat dependency and become chemical-free is only part of the battle. Addiction is more than a reliance on outside substances, it is an uphill struggle against well-established habits that have formed over days, months, or years. The doubt, pain, and depression that coincide with breaking the addiction cycle often rear…

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For many people, moving out of a residential or inpatient treatment facility for substance use can be a daunting task. Structured sober living homes can help because they provide individuals an opportunity to practice the recovery skills they have learned in a real world setting, while still having the support of staff and peers who…

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Getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult in early recovery. Due to post-acute withdrawal symptoms, people in early recovery can experience weeks of tossing and turning as well as racing thoughts that prevent them from being able to fall asleep. When they finally do fall asleep, they may find themselves jolted awake by drug…

When considering living in a sober living facility, some people are reluctant to live by the rules they are expected to follow. As adults, these individuals may believe that they deserve independence or trust from the house manager.However, independence and trust are earned over time through compliance with rules. Rules are important because they set…