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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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Men’s Sober Living

Men’s Sober Living When considering options for sober living housing, the choice between co-ed or gender-specific sober living is a common consideration. The choice is very important. Men’s sober living is, as the name implies, open only to men. There of course are female-only options and co-ed options. There are pros and cons to both considerations,…

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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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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…