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The Benefits of Being Sober

While the benefits of sobriety are well-publicized, many people with active alcohol use disorder find even the abstract idea of sobriety terrifying. Many myths and misconceptions surrounding addiction serve to worsen this problem, to the extent that only 10% of those with substance use disorder get specialist treatment. Some people feel you must hit rock bottom…

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Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Recognizing the signs of alcohol addiction, whether in yourself or a loved one, could help you to kick start recovery before alcohol use disorder becomes more severe, and consequently more complicated to treat. With the help of sober living homes and communities like The District Recovery, people Alcohol use disorder is the clinical descriptor for…

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Dating Someone in Recovery

Dating someone in recovery is complicated and nuanced. As a general guideline, most addiction experts recommend that newly sober addicts and alcoholics refrain from dating during the first year of recovery. The early phases of sobriety are challenging and require full focus. This applies both for those undergoing inpatient or outpatient treatment and for those…

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Guide to Opiates: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Opiates are one of the most addictive substances available, and oftentimes, people fall into this form of addiction due to a legal prescription. That said, there are treatment options for people dealing with addiction, such as addiction rehab options as well as sober living homes. Before we jump into the effects and treatment options of…

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Suboxone (Buprenorphine and Naloxone) for MAT

Suboxone is a combination medication that contains both buprenorphine and naloxone in one tablet. What is buprenorphine, then? Buprenorphine is proven effective in treating heroin addiction. The medication works by triggering your brain’s opioid receptors, but without delivering the euphoria or the potentially dangerous side effects of opioids. In this way, buprenorphine can both reduce…

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Men’s Sober Living

If you or a loved one is looking into treatment options for a substance abuse problem, looking into the benefits of gender-specific treatment, like men’s sober living programs can help you make an informed decision. When considering options for sober living housing, the choice between co-ed or gender-specific sober living is a common consideration. The…

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Importance of Full Continuum of Addiction Care

If you’re looking for sober living options for your loved one, then you might have come across the importance of a full continuum of addiction care. Continuum of Care Definition By definition, the continuum of care describes the process of maintaining the continuity of healthcare given to a person for an extended period. For patients…