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Blog 2018-03-21T21:14:42+00:00

Benefits of Sober Living

Early sobriety is a confusing and precarious time in the life of anyone recovering from addiction. During the the first 6-12 months of recovery we learn how to navigate the world in our newfound sobriety, while simultaneously trying to learn how to be comfortable in our own skin. We are bombarded by unfamiliar, conflicting, and often painful emotions that combine with old habits and old ways of thinking. Emotionally, everything feels raw and uncomfortable, with even slight annoyances or disappointments feeling like the end of the world.

Without proper treatment, guidance, and a safe, supportive home environment, these triggers can become overwhelming, resulting in relapse. To minimize triggers and avoid potential relapses, many recovering addicts and alcoholics take up residence in a sober living. Sober livings encourage growth through accountability and responsibility, while giving […]

May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Early Recovery Services part 3: Rehab and Sober Living

When it comes to recovery from addiction to alcohol, drugs, or compulsive behaviors, it’s never too early to get started. But many for many people seeking recovery for the first time, it’s hard to know where to begin. Questions like, “should I start with meetings?” or “do I need to go to detox?” or “how do I find a rehab that works for me?” are common for those new to recovery. These questions can be overwhelming and confusing, but don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

In this 3-part series, we’ll explain the differences between detox, rehab, intensive outpatient programs, recovery fellowships, sober living, and more, to give newcomers and their families a basic roadmap for addressing and defeating addiction safely. This information in these posts is not a definitive blueprint for recovery. Rather, these […]

May 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Early Recovery Services: Part 2 – Intervention, Detox and Mental Health Services

When it comes to recovery from addiction to alcohol, drugs, or compulsive behaviors, it’s never too early to get started. But many for many people seeking recovery for the first time, it’s hard to know where to begin. Questions like, “should I start with meetings?” or “do I need to go to detox?” or “how do I find a rehab that works for me?” are common for those new to recovery. These questions can be overwhelming and confusing, but don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

In this 3-part series, we’ll explain the differences between detox, rehab, intensive outpatient programs, recovery fellowships, sober living, and more, to give newcomers and their families a basic roadmap for addressing and defeating addiction safely. This information in these posts is not a definitive blueprint for recovery. Rather, these […]

April 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Early Recovery Services: Part 1 – Getting Help

When it comes to recovery from addiction to alcohol, drugs, or compulsive behaviors, it’s never too early to get started. But many for many people seeking recovery for the first time, it’s hard to know where to begin. Questions like, “should I start with meetings?” or “do I need to go to detox?” or “how do I find a rehab that works for me?” are common for those new to recovery. These questions can be overwhelming and confusing, but don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

In this 3-part series, we’ll explain the differences between detox, rehab, intensive outpatient programs, recovery fellowships, sober living, and more to give newcomers and their families a basic roadmap for addressing and defeating addiction safely. This information in these posts is not a definitive blueprint for recovery. Rather, these […]

April 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Find Your Recovery Community

My addiction was a lonely place. During active addiction, I simply didn’t want to be around other people. The guilt, shame, and remorse stemming from my addiction caused me to isolate, pushing away my friends and family lest they discover my secret. I developed a double life, acting like everything was fine when really my world was caving in around me. I lost romantic relationships, friendships, employment, family connections, and my sense of community. I didn’t want to go anywhere, do anything, be around anyone, unless those interactions helped me get or use more of my substances of choice. Near my bottom, I would spend days on end locked in my bedroom, anxious, paranoid, angry, and afraid. I was truly alone.

I found recovery the way many people do: I was desperate for something […]

March 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|