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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…

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Completing addiction treatment is a major turning point in your life—it provided you with valuable coping skills to identify triggers and handle cravings that will serve you well in recovery. Once you leave the treatment center, it’s important to set yourself up for long-term success in recovery, and that may involve building a new social…

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Sober living homes help people transition from the safe and highly structured environment of a treatment program back to regular life, where things aren’t always easy. They provide a safe, sober place to live while you work on developing and honing the skills you need to stay sober for the long-term. But sober living homes…

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“Normies” is a term that is often used by people involved in addiction treatment and recovery to describe people who are free of the illness of addiction. If you are in recovery and facing the challenge of staying sober, that means learning to cope when in the company of normies. Don’t Expect Normies to Understand…

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Peer accountability means holding yourself accountable to your peers and not just to people in positions of authority. In sober living peer accountability, you’re accountable to the other household members with whom you reside, not just the counselors and administrators. Sober living peer accountability can be a major performance driver when it comes to everyone…

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Step 9 of the 12 Steps is, “Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.” The purpose of Step 9 is to acknowledge the harm caused during past alcohol or drug abuse and to make it right with the people involved, as much as is…

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An 18-month study published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs found that social support is one of the most important factors for ongoing successful recovery.1 For many, sober living homes provide the structure and support they need for success in the early months of sobriety, and their risk of relapse during sober living is decreased.…

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In some ways, it’s easy to understand why people confuse the difference between sober living and halfway houses. They both work as a type of housing to ease the transition for people who no longer need inpatient treatment, but who aren’t yet ready to return home to fully independent living. Both sober living homes and…

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When deciding where to live after addiction treatment, you may find that a supportive environment like a sober living community or halfway house offers the type of support you need during the first year of your recovery journey. Many recovering individuals still feel vulnerable when they’re fresh out of rehab, and their former homes may…