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The Sober Living Environment

What are Sober Living Environments Really Like? A sober living environment is designed to accommodate those who want to maintain abstinence from alcohol and drugs.  Addicts in recovery who might otherwise experience serious difficulty in maintaining abstinence find that being in a stable, drug-free environment following treatment is better for them. Sober living environments were…

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Long Term Effects of Prescription Pill Abuse

Long-Term Effects of Prescription Pill Abuse Prescription pill addiction affects individuals of all ethnicities and genders—here are the long-term effects of prescription pill abuse. Many studies have been done on the long-term effects of prescription pill abuse. When prescribed for you by a doctor, these medications can indeed be helpful or even life-saving. It’s when…

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What are the Signs of Adderall Abuse?

What Is Adderall? To understand the seriousness of Adderall abuse and addiction, it helps to understand what Adderall is. Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine that is used primarily to treat the symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It has benefits with sleep disorders and in managing some forms of severe depression as well.…

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Does Sober Living Work? The Experts Weigh In

Does Sober Living Work? After rehab or detox, recovering addicts who are looking to maintain their sobriety often look for additional resources. Options for continuing support and treatment usually come down to halfway houses or sober living environments. So does sober living work? A great study by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes…

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The Health Benefits of Sobriety: An Exploration

Exploring the Benefits of Sobriety When alcoholics move towards recovery, one of the most powerful motivators for seeking treatment is understanding the health benefits of sobriety. It’s probably no mystery that drinking to excess takes a toll on a person’s health and well-being. The adverse effects of alcoholism are well documented. Excessive drinking can lead…

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Employment for Recovering Addicts: Tips & Advice

One of the many questions people have about sober living is how to address employment for recovering addicts. As addicts begin the process of recovery, sooner or later their attention will shift to the necessities of daily life. Although learning how to embrace a sober lifestyle and building a new and healthy life that revolves around recovery becomes…