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Where to Begin Searching for Sober Housing

What is a sober living program, and do programs like this always involve residing in sober living homes? Yes, a sober living program usually involves living in a sober home, also called drug- and alcohol-free housing or a halfway house. Housing options like this can offer people in recovery a positive, safe, and secure environment…

Your Guide to a Sober Holiday

Your Guide to a Sober Holiday

For the majority of individuals in recovery, the holidays are a challenging point in their recovery. The holidays pose unique struggles and challenges to sobriety, so it can be helpful to have strategies to help prevent a relapse. Opportunities to engage in old, unhealthy behaviors are abundant during the holidays. Due to the general indulgence…

tips to stay present this holiday season

Tips to Stay Present This Holiday Season

The holiday season is swiftly approaching, and with it comes the joy and excitement as well as the addiction triggers associated with this time of year. Stress, loneliness, and anger all play a part in how people handle their recovery from addiction. For some, the holiday season only exacerbates these negative feelings when everyone is…

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How Mental Health Affects Addiction

There are a variety of ways that mental health affects addiction. Mental health and addiction issues often occur together in the same person. Many treatment programs, such as Rockland Recovery, treat the whole person, not just the addiction. People with addiction issues and their family members must understand how mental health affects addiction and the…