sober living

How Can Sober Living Help Me?

The purpose of any rehabilitation program should be to replace unhealthy habits with health-supporting behaviors. This comes from taking advantage of all the appropriate support and rehabilitation stages on offer. Sober living homes provide an additional opportunity to gain the necessary skills needed for long term recovery. Effectively, a practice phase where we reintegrate into…

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Managing Stress During The Holidays

If you are in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, managing stress during the holidays is crucial to avoiding a relapse. Although the holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, a packed schedule, family conflict, financial problems, or seasonal depression can lead to anxiety and stress. This, in turn, can…


I Have Professional Responsibilities. Can I Take My Phone Into Rehab?

When we enter treatment or detox for substance use, the need to entirely remove ourselves from daily activities is a vital part of the detox treatment. However, as professional adults with both career and family responsibilities, not being able to contact or be contacted by those within our close circle of professional colleagues and family…

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Risks of Binge Drinking Regularly

For many people, binging happens on occasion – college graduation, a bachelorette party, or a trip out of town. However, binge drinking can have some serious consequences. Some of the binging’s immediate consequences include underage drinking, risky behavior, drinking, driving, or alcohol poisoning. Long-term effects can include health problems, substance abuse, financial problems, job loss,…