A Brief History of Cocaine and Crack Cocaine in the U.S.

May 24th, 2017

While the use of coca leaves as a means to get high dates as far back as three thousand years, America’s cocaine addiction started to gain widespread attention during the 1970s. Today, cocaine in all of its forms is the second most popular drug in the United States behind marijuana. This highly addictive substance impacts […]

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The Effect of Substance Abuse on Children

May 24th, 2017

While alcohol and drug dependency often takes a harsh toll on a person’s body and mind, and can play a large role in people isolating themselves from family members and friends, perhaps nobody pays a bigger price than the children of addicts. In fact, research shows that kids who come from homes of addicted parents […]

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Legislators Acting to Bolster Sober Living Resources

April 18th, 2017

Because of loosened medical regulations on prescription drugs over the last 20 years and states that formerly had tight alcohol policies relaxing sale restrictions, America is facing its worst substance abuse crisis in history. In recent years, addiction-related deaths have soared past those caused by car accidents and violent crimes and in response, legislators at […]

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Bond Sober Living Roommates over Home Cooked Meals

April 18th, 2017

A normal eating schedule is one of the first routines people in drug or alcohol recovery re-discover during the initial phases of sobriety, and when addicts live in sober living facilities, they not only have access to modern kitchens with updated amenities, they also have people with whom they can share meals. Many treatment experts […]

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Sober Living Residences: Your Home Away from Home

March 17th, 2017

When people decide to live sober, it can be extremely difficult to cut ties with the familiar surroundings that enable addiction cycles.  As a result, people fighting addiction often turn to sober living residences to help them build the foundation for a lifetime of living without drugs or alcohol. Some of the most effective sober […]

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The Painful Link Between Trauma and Alcohol Addiction

March 17th, 2017

After traumatic events such as seeing war violence, being sexually abused or dealing with personal loss, people often turn to alcohol to deal with the stress, painful memories or depression. While post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) itself is typically diagnosed and treated on a case-by-case basis, there is no question that authorities see a troubling link […]

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What to Expect at a Sober Living Facility

February 21st, 2017

Sober living facilities provide a place of support for people who struggle with alcohol or drug addictions as they transition to a long-term path of sobriety and recovery. As a place where residents are in similar circumstances and different stages of recovery, sober living residences help create a framework for long-term sobriety by encouraging healthy […]

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Pets Provide Welcome Support to People in Recovery

February 21st, 2017

People struggling with addiction often put off recovery because they worry about leaving their pets while they seek treatment. As a response, certain sober living facilities, such as Discovery Houses, are making their homes animal-friendly because research shows that pets can help their owners achieve lasting sobriety by providing companionship, encouraging active socialization and promoting […]

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