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Sober Living: The Crucial Step in Drug and Alcohol Recovery

Drug and alcohol recovery is a difficult and unpredictable journey. After completing an in-patient treatment program, individuals may face obstacles in the ongoing process of recovery once they leave. Medical doctors and chemical dependency experts often provide suggestions or guidelines for how to best handle recovery. Studies show that addiction is a chronic relapsing disease.…

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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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Understanding Physical Dependence vs. Addiction

Physical dependence is a term that many do not fully understand. While this condition mirrors some characteristics of addiction, the state of physical dependence also differs from addiction in several key ways. If you are struggling to stop using drugs and alcohol despite negative consequences, you might be facing physical dependence. Physical dependence is not…

important questions to ask during recovery

Important Questions to Ask During Recovery

Recovery happens after an individual completes their primary treatment and detox programs. Typically, the recovering individual moves to a transitional living facility like a sober living house. At the residence, therapists, trained staff, physicians, sponsors, and wellness experts help guide them through the various phases of recovery. There are a number of questions that can…