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Getting the Most Out of Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance abuse treatment programs offer the opportunity to heal from drug and alcohol abuse and co-occurring mental health conditions that contribute to addiction. Of the millions of Americans affected by addiction, a significant portion of them sadly never choose to seek readily available professional help. For others, it can take several attempts at recovery to…

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What Will Life Skills Training Teach Me?

Drug and alcohol detox and subsequent rehab programs are necessary treatments for addiction, but they are only the beginning of the recovery journey. After completing substance abuse treatment, people naturally have to return to their daily lives of work or school, family obligations, and general responsibilities. Completing treatment is an incredible accomplishment that can come…

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Tips for Having a Sober Independence Day Celebration

A federal holiday since 1941, Independence Day, or The Fourth of July, is widely regarded as the most popularly celebrated holiday in our nation. This year, with July Fourth publicized as the time it is safe to gather in large groups again following COVID-19, the celebrations are sure to be even bigger than ever. Commemorating…

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What It’s Like to Live in a Sober Living Home

Sober living is a recovery option for those who have completed primary treatment for a substance use issue. Sober living is not just a temporary home but a lifestyle. Residential life teaches those in recovery how to function in the regular world without having to turn to drugs or alcohol. The main goal of all…

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Where to Find LGBTQ-Focused Treatment in LA

Of the nearly four million people in Los Angeles and the greater LA metropolitan area, almost five percent identify as LGBTQ. Compared to the general population, the rates of substance use disorders and mental health disorders among the LGBTQ community are significantly higher. Open discrimination has resulted in many people choosing to avoid seeking the…

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What to Look for in a Sober Living Program

Alcohol or drug detox and subsequent treatment are just the beginning of the recovery process. Upon completing inpatient or outpatient treatment, the hard work of re-establishing yourself into your community, and society as a whole, as a sober person begins. For many, especially those who did not have a supportive and healthy environment before treatment,…

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Effectiveness of Sober Living in Luxury

Sober living is a transitional living environment where individuals in recovery may choose to live during treatment and beyond. These residences provide structure and support for those who are working to rebuild their lives. Due to the complex nature of addiction, relapse is very common. Cultural, societal, and biological factors all contribute to the development…

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Typical Addict Behavior in Relationships

If your significant other is struggling with addiction, you must understand the common signs of substance abuse and how addiction can negatively impact your relationship. Taking the time to learn more about this will ensure you’re prepared to intervene if necessary and protect your significant other, yourself, and your relationship. These changes develop over time,…