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During treatment, you learned that the main challenges in sobriety begin after discharge from an inpatient program.

Are you ready to go back to the chaos of life?

Inpatient treatment planted the seed of recovery, but it needs structure, safety, and security to grow. You’ve decided to discharge to a sober living home to learn how to use coping skills, establish sober support, and how to live a life free from alcohol and drugs.

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For many executives, high stress and responsibility are coupled with a lavish lifestyle of travel and parties and open bars. In this setting, it can be that much more difficult to accept the truth of addiction, get help, and operate in this professional lifestyle without backsliding. It is critical to be able to recognize triggering situations, such as stress, failure, success, and the omnipresence of substances. Support can come in the form of peers, who understand the triggers and help

It’s easy to sweep drug addiction out of our minds, either feeling judgmental or indifferent about the stereotypical addict. We might imagine them as homeless…or at least wayward, and probably with a checkered employment history at a dead-end job, if they are employed at all. Some of us kind of expect drugs and alcohol to run hand-in-hand with certain employment choices, don’t we? If we knew the real statistics, we may all be surprised. Drug Addiction Among Professionals As a business owner and someone

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, addiction recovery is defined as a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential. Reaching addiction recovery isn’t simply abstaining from drugs or alcohol— it includes making important changes to your lifestyle.  For many people, the first year spent sober is often daunting and stressful. It’s important to remember that just as each person’s struggle with the

 Drinking wine, spirits, and the like has been at the center of social occasions since the Greeks and Romans. Even on today’s healthy living scene, beer yoga, workouts-and-wine, and mindful cocktail nights foster engagement in what many love to call “healthy moderation.” But in a number of wellness circles, people are calling time on casual drinking, simply because it makes them feel like, well, crap. Or because the 12-step model of addiction isn’t really a fit for these abstainers who are

As a young adult attending college, it felt liberating and exciting to drink to the point of intoxication. It was “typical” to binge drink, party, and use illicit substances while at university, particularly for students in a fraternity or sorority. After all, being part of an organization with deep historical roots and a wealth of social opportunities felt like much more than just a part of your college experience—it felt like a home away from home. Kegs and eggs on Saturday

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