halfway house

What Is A Halfway House?

A halfway house, also known as a sober living home, is a type of group home that helps people with addictions work through the process of reintegrating back into society. An effective halfway house serves as a transitional point between drug and alcohol treatment and healthy, productive life. Halfway houses are often private, for-profit entities.…

physical dependence

Getting Help for Physical Dependence

Marijuana legalization and decriminalization have been at the forefront of the United States’ mind for some time now, as several states have changed their policies surrounding the substance. This requires us to adjust our understanding of marijuana. Many people have favored rulings like this, but you shouldn’t think of marijuana as a non-addictive substance. Although…

heroin detox

Do I Need a Heroin Detox?

Heroin addiction is a struggle for many all across the country, and withdrawal and detox from heroin can be incredibly difficult. Checking in with a licensed drug and alcohol detox program can be crucial to getting past that long first week after stopping using heroin. Heroin users typically begin experiencing symptoms of withdrawal between six…

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Tips to Enjoy a Sober 4th of July

For those dedicated to sobriety, some days or weekends can be challenging. With the Fourth of July approaching, those in recovery may find themselves in a difficult situation since outdoor festivities and celebrations largely partake in alcohol consumption on Independence Day. Fortunately, there are plenty of activities to engage in if you are committed to…