Community in Sober Living

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Community in Sober Living

John Donne once wrote his Meditation, “No man is an island…every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main”. A man or woman who is on the journey of treatment and recovery for addiction cannot travel alone. This season of life is not a solitary, isolated one, but rather an opportunity to form real, intentional relationships. Who we surround ourselves with can make all the difference in the healing process. (more…)

Being Honest

HonestyBeing honest with ourselves

During the course of our life, we have all at some time encountered someone who was not completely honest with us. In fact, if we are being truly honest right now, lies are a part of every addict’s life. Lies are a way to avoid reality and keep our true selves from coming to the surface. (more…)

Success in Chaos

succsess in chaosSuccess in Chaos, Learning to Deal with Stress

Dealing with stress when you’re in recovery is more difficult than anyone else dealing with stress. You have to struggle with your own issues while at the same time having to navigate through the rough waters of outside dilemmas. You can learn to deal with this stress during recovery and achieve success in chaos without losing the place you’ve worked so hard to get to. With a few simple tools, you can relax when everything around you is moving faster than you can manage. (more…)

Finding New Freinds

finding new freindsFinding New Friends During Your Transition to Sober Living

When you make the transition to your new sober living community, finding new friends is a crucial part of discovering how to move forward. You’ll understand new things about yourself and about living your life that may not be easy to get used to right away, but with a few friends in your corner, it won’t be as difficult as it seems. (more…)

Beating Addiction

beating  addictionBeating Addiction When the Holiday Blues Are Getting You Down

Whenever Christmas and New Year’s come around and all the other holidays that surround it, it’s easy to get bogged down in feeling alone or depressed. This is especially true when you’re in recovery and struggling to keep yourself together. Beating addiction when those holiday blues seep into your being is possible, and it doesn’t have to be as difficult as it seems. As the holiday season ends and Valentine’s Day comes around the corner, you won’t feel so lonely with just these few tools to help you get past it all.
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Safe Environments

saftyLiving in a safe environment while working through addiction recovery is a critical part of this successful process.  These environments serve as an interim facility between in-patient rehab and a return to the person’s normal living situation.  The goal is to provide a living situation that also offers the support and structure that recovering addicts need to continue on their path to sobriety.  Many of these environments incorporate 12-step programs, which, if started in a rehab facility, help the person, continue on their path. (more…)

Sober Living

 

sober lifeLiving a sober life means different things to different people. At its core it means to maintain one’s recovery while making life affirming changes.  By living a sober life, we lessen the likelihood of a relapse.  Using a 12 step program to get sober is one of the many methods for achieving that goal, maintaining the sobriety can be done with the support of meetings and counselors as well as residential treatment facilities. (more…)

Sober Living

Sober Livingsober living

Did you know that it takes more than 30 days to create a lifelong habit?  Since we know that sober living requires daily attention, this is the reason it is so important to have a structured, consistent environment during the recovery process.  Sober Living Properties is a great example of this and a great place in which to establish and maintain your recovery.  Typically, a 1-month stay is a great start for sober living and a longer stay can improve the success rate even further. (more…)

Sober Life

sober lifeSober Life  means different things to different people. At its core it means to maintain one’s recovery while making life affirming changes.  By living a sober life, we lessen the likelihood of a relapse.  Using a 12 step program to get sober is one of the many methods for achieving that goal, maintaining the sobriety can be done with the support of meetings and counselors as well as residential treatment facilities. (more…)

Graduation to Sober Living

drug_rehab_graduationGraduation to Sober Living Properties

After graduating from a drug rehab center, what should your next steps be? Any type of abuse has the potential to leave lives in shattered remains. Many addicts lose their jobs, relationship, friends and even family. Interest in what we consider “normal” life was lost outside of obtaining the next high. One of the more critical pieces of any recovery is the direction you choose when you walk out the door of the rehab facility. (more…)