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…

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Many people ask treatment centers the difference between a sober living community and a halfway house. Both settings can greatly support individuals who are recovering from substance addiction, but there are some decided differences between them. By learning about the benefits each has to offer, you can decide what makes the most sense for you…

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration cites community, comprised of relationships and social networks, as one of the four pillars of successful recovery. Sober networking helps people in recovery develop relationships and social networks; networks that provide friendship, love, support, and hope. Without a supportive social network, feelings of isolation and loneliness are…

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Relapse Prevention ActivitiesFor people in recovery from a substance use disorder, relapse prevention activities are a must. Many individuals experience relapse even after treatment. Addiction treatment specialists assert that during the first few years after treatment, the individual is especially vulnerable to relapse. Learning how to manage the triggers that can lead to relapse, therefore,…

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Asheville is a hub of excitement in Western North Carolina with its many cultural and natural attractions. One of the positive aspects of integrating into a community like Asheville after completing a sober living program is that it offers something for every taste. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, enjoy meeting lots of people or are…

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North Carolina is a beautiful state, with varied landscapes that range from the sandy Atlantic Ocean beaches of the eastern Outer Banks to the ranges of the western Appalachian Mountains. The city of Asheville and its accompanying countryside in particular reward visitors and residents with awe-inspiring natural beauty that features the Blue Ridge Mountains, canyons,…

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Anyone who’s come home to a dog’s joyful welcome after a rough day understands the emotional benefits of pet ownership. There’s nothing like the love and devotion of a pet. However, the bond between humans and their pets can have even greater rewards, helping people to cope with chronic illnesses and even navigate the challenges…

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Medication-assisted treatment is becoming a gold standard for treating opioid addiction, but unfortunately, it’s largely under-utilized in addiction treatment programs. Here’s what you need to know about access to medication-assisted treatment programs. What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment? Medication-assisted treatment is the use of medications in combination with behavioral therapy to help individuals overcome an addiction for…

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Recovery from an addiction can be isolating, especially for men. Choosing to reside in a sober living brotherhood gives you the opportunity to develop healthy relationships with other men, and the brotherhood that develops can have a far-reaching impact on your long-term recovery. Here’s how your relationships with other sober men can strengthen your recovery.…

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The success rates of addiction treatment programs in helping people to achieve and maintain sobriety are well documented. The majority of people who enter residential treatment programs will achieve sobriety and complete the program while remaining sober. However, the battle to control addiction is a continuous one, and overall relapse rates are high.1 Addiction treatment…