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Did AA work for you?

As a recovering alcoholic, I am often asked a lot of different questions. The most popular question I receive is how I was able to get sober. When I tell them that AA had a large part in my journey, I get the next question- did AA work for you? Everyone wants to know how well the support group works and whether or not I would recommend them. The answer is yes, I would. In my humble experience, too many people think that they can get sober on their own. They believe that they do not have to admit to anyone that they have a problem. I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t usually work that way. I tried many times to get sober

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What is a Sober House?

People going into recovery from drug and alcohol abuse often ask about the term “sober house” and how it relates to their journey to wellness. The sober house is where you can transition to recovery, after completing the previous steps in your treatment. The sober house, or sober living house is also called a halfway house. It can serve as a bridge between your living at an inpatient facility and going back to the real world, where you may suddenly face numerous challenges. Some of the steps that you will have taken already before you are ready for a sober house include: Detox Inpatient facility Therapy and programs Counseling As an inpatient, you had very little freedom to go about. This will change when you

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Why is it so hard to get clean and sober?

Many people may assume that addiction is a choice. If the addict or alcoholic could just stop using drugs or alcohol, they could be so much happier. The logic makes sense, but the disease doesn’t. There are plenty of reasons getting clean and sober is not as easy as just having the “willpower”. For most people, getting clean and sober requires a network of help rather than gumption alone. While it is certainly possible to kick addiction, there are very real factors that can get in the way if they are not tackled head on. The Connection Replacement Despite what was once a popular belief, those who abuse substances are often incredibly self-reliant and strong-willed people. In fact, these traits can actually lead to addiction.

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What is best place to send an alcoholic?

Alcoholism, alcohol abuse and alcohol use disorder (AUD) are three prevalent issues that can cause serious mental, emotional and financial damage. When someone suffers from alcohol addiction, or any addiction for that matter, they often feel a sense of helplessness and hopelessness. But this is not true as there are plenty of areas to go for help. Here are some of the best places for alcoholics to go to. Alcohol Treatment Center One place many alcoholics go to for help is an alcohol treatment center. These rehabilitation facilities are designed to help their patients overcome their alcoholism through multiple methods. These methods may include: Therapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, family counseling and support groups Taking medication designed to treat alcoholism such as vivitrol,

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Do you live a sober life? What does that feel like?

It took me years to come to terms with the fact that I had an addiction to alcohol. I was always under the assumption that alcoholics were just people who couldn’t handle their lives and ended up alone and on the streets. That wasn’t me, I told myself. I had a good job, paid my bills, and had family and friends who cared about me. However, it was becoming increasingly apparent to everyone around me that I was having a problem with alcohol. Four years after I took my last drink, I have no trouble admitting that I had an addiction. Now people ask me, Do you live a sober life? What does that feel like? I’m happy to admit that it feels amazing. No,

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After Going To Treatment in South Florida, Should I Continue On To Sober Living?

Beating an addiction is only one step in a lifelong process. Treatment in South Florida is a place many people begin their journey in recovery. However, early recovery, especially the transitional period from treatment back into normal life, can be challenging. Frequently, one of the toughest challenges for people in recovery is returning to an unsupportive or risky home environment. The specter of old faces and places can be triggers for relapse. They can present a dangerous level of temptation to early sobriety. So what can you do after going to treatment in South Florida to best insure you remain clean and sober? One available option is a sober living home. If you’re currently in treatment, or soon to finish, here are a few reasons

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Should I Still Get Addiction Counseling After Rehab in Florida?

You’re here because you have made the wonderful decision to take care of your addiction once and for all. Maybe you are here because you are doing some research for a loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol. Whatever the case, you have made the right decision. There is simply no time like the present to check into a local rehab facility and begin the process of lifelong sobriety! However, you probably already know just how hard it can be when you are an addict. The popular phrase “say no to drugs” really isn’t all that easy to follow, is it? You may be worried about what will happen once you leave rehab and head back into the real world. Rehab is a

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Why Recovery Homes in South Florida Are a Critical Next Step After Treatment

Whether someone you love is preparing to finish treatment or you are planning an entire course of treatment from beginning to end, it pays to think a few steps ahead. “Getting better” is a unique process that varies from person to person, but almost everyone finds a jarring difference between life within a treatment facility and life outside of one. The adjustment can be so drastic that it is damaging to the newly-emerged patient, overwhelming them to a point where they might feel unreasonably uncomfortable or even triggered to relapse. People who are newly sober can find a safe space to continue their healing journey in recovery homes, where their sobriety is supported by an understanding community of people while maintaining a level of independence

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Do Women’s Halfway Houses in Florida Allow Pets?

It will be challenging enough transitioning from rehab to a halfway house without having to worry about your pets while you are away. You may not have anyone that you can trust to watch your pets, or the cost of a kennel may simply be out of the question. Luckily, many halfway houses understand just how important it is to have your pet with you while you are in recovery. The chance to build your life clean and sober is highly important, and having your pet with you can make this transition much easier. Halfway Houses First off, let’s take a look at what a halfway house actually is. Halfway houses are generally run by rehab facilities or other organizations and provide recovering addicts a

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