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Do Sober Living Homes Accept Insurance?

Will Insurance Pay for Sober Living? The short answer is no–at least in the State of California. This is because California does not offer licensed certification for these types of facilities. This also applies to halfway houses or any type of sober living environment or facility. However, some outpatient and treatment centers can offer discounted,…

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Is Alcoholism Hereditary or Genetic?

Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain, affecting the reward and motivation centers. “Is alcoholism genetic or hereditary?’ is a question that has turned to science for answers. Indeed, scientists have argued about the genetic and hereditary influences on addiction for decades. To truly understand the influence of genetics and heredity, we must understand…

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How to Build Confidence in Recovery

How to Build Confidence in Recovery Self-esteem is the “feeling of having respect for yourself and your abilities; a confidence and satisfaction in oneself.” Although subjective, self-esteem is a value that only the individual can define from within themselves. People with high self-esteem hold themselves in high value; people with low self-esteem often feel inferior…

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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.…