Why are the best sober houses for either men or for women, but not both?

Sober Living is an amazing recovery vehicle. Unlike detox, rehab, intensive outpatient program and managed medication, the results for our version of sober living are 99%; their positive results hover at 30%. But how does that work when the two sexes are mixed together? The results are universal- anyone and everyone engaging with the opposite sex halts their emotional growth. In addiction’s co-dependent relationships, the sexes are each playing a role rather than experiencing real intimacy. Here relationships are a search and rescue mission-one is being saved and one is doing the saving. At the end of an active addiction, those so afflicted are reduced to a child-like level of living and are

Did You Ever Wonder if it's "Nurture or Nature?"

“Not all addictions are rooted in abuse or trauma, but I do believe they can all be traced to painful experience. A hurt is at the center of all addictive behaviors…As we’ll see, the effects of early stress or adverse experiences directly shape both the psychology and the neurobiology of addiction in the brain.” ~Gabor Maté, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction Every person who struggles with an addiction – and every suffering family member – eventually asks this question: “What causes addiction”? Is it NATURE – Are we at the mercy of our genetics? Is it NURTURE – Is our susceptibility to substance abuse shaped by our environment and experiences? Per the Natio

Can I Smoke Marijuana and Stay Sober?

“… the state of being abstinent from alcohol and drugs while developing a strong character based on honesty and unselfish values is called ‘recovery…’ legitimizing smoked marijuana as a ‘medicine’ is a serious threat to the health of all Americans, and particularly, the health of individuals in recovery.” ~Dr. Robert DuPont, MD, the first Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the second White House Drug Czar Every substance abuse recovery professional has heard this question at some point – “I’m in treatment for (pain pills, alcohol, heroin, etc.…) Is it okay for me to smoke marijuana?” Many people new to recovery have the mistaken belief that they can still use marijuana



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After rehab, in-home care, and/or extended care, we think sober living is the next logical step toward recovery life. From SAMHSA research, we offer the four pillars of recovery: (1) community, (some life skill support,) (2) mental and physical wellness; including membership at the gym and yoga studio, an emphasis on whole food in shared evening meals, and professional therapy delivered from the surrounding community, (3) finding purpose in work or school and (4) re-integrating into a re-structured family dynamic or a new home. We welcome those with or without a history of treatment .