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Where Can I Find Sober Living Near Me in Los Angeles?

Sober living homes are group homes for people in recovery that are free of alcohol and drugs. Many individuals who have completed an addiction treatment program do not feel ready to return to their home environment right away. Sober living programs serve as a transition from inpatient treatment to independent living and provide individuals the… Continue Reading Where Can I Find Sober Living Near Me in Los Angeles?

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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… Continue Reading What Will Life Skills Training Teach Me?

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Signs of a Functioning Alcoholic

Alcohol addiction might not always look like the media’s portrayal of alcoholics. Only a small percentage of those addicted to alcohol will look like that. In actuality, a large majority of those who have a problem with alcohol can get through the day just fine. They hold down jobs, attend family functions, and often avoid… Continue Reading Signs of a Functioning Alcoholic

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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… Continue Reading Tips for Having a Sober Independence Day Celebration

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

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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,… Continue Reading What to Look for in a Sober Living Program

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9 Tips for Building Self Esteem During Recovery

In recovery, many people have a wide range of feelings about the past, including guilt, shame, remorse, self-judgment, worry, and even fear. Depending on your experiences, you might struggle with self-confidence and self-esteem. In fact, commonly, substance use helps to mask those feelings of insecurity and self-doubt. But without the use of substances, those feelings… Continue Reading 9 Tips for Building Self Esteem During Recovery

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A Practice of Deep Breathing Will Strengthen Your Sobriety

One of the main reasons why people end up using drugs and alcohol on a regular basis is because it helps them cope with emotional, psychological, or physical pain. When the pain feels too overwhelming, a person can begin to feel anxious, tense, and stressed. And this, in turn, can drive a person to drink… Continue Reading A Practice of Deep Breathing Will Strengthen Your Sobriety

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How to Support Your Spouse in Sobriety

Relationships and marriage can have their challenges. However, when you add addiction to the mix, marriages can experience a significant strain. Although your spouse might be sober now, a marriage can still feel burdened by recovery and the possibility of relapse. If you want to offer your spouse sober support in recovery, one of the… Continue Reading How to Support Your Spouse in Sobriety

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What To Do For Fun When You’re Sober

Sometimes, something as simple as boredom can lead to drinking or drug use. Not knowing what to do in your free time can lead individuals in recovery towards relapse whether they’ve been sober for a long time or only briefly. In fact, boredom is one of the leading triggers of substance use, along with loneliness… Continue Reading What To Do For Fun When You’re Sober