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Why IOP and OP Combined With Sober Living Increases the Probability of Long-term Success.

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Alcoholism and addiction are complicated illnesses that have many causes leading to their onset. These illnesses are often aggravated by social, biological, environmental, and mental factors and given the differing in how someone may develop an addiction, the approaches needed in order to combat these illnesses need to differ as well. Researchers have identified combinations of treatments that have been …

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Westport House Selects Adventure Recovery to Develop Outdoor Therapy Program

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Westport House on Wednesday announced it reached an agreement with Bantam, Connecticut-based Adventure Recovery to develop an outdoor adventure therapy program designed to compliment and enhance the health and recreational activities that have proven to be core to our sober living model for young men. Wilderness Therapy Program Activities Adventure Recovery will facilitate day and multi-day off-site excursions, on a monthly basis, primarily for …

Trauma, Addiction and EMDR Therapy

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In the Westport House model, integrated services is a concept merging sober living, outpatient treatment, employment, academics, wellness, and life skills into a working whole – successfully launching clients into life with a solid foundation in recovery. We have created an environment that is both small and intimate to facilitate the variety of needs, goals, and expectations that the client, …

How to Transition From a Sober Living House to Independent Living

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Drug addiction treatment at a sober home is a continuum of care that begins with a primary treatment environment and eventually leads to transitioning into an independent life without formal support. The actions of the recovering person while following the continuum of care make all the difference in the success that person will have in long-term recovery. In this article, …

7 Signs Your Young Adult is Heading for Relapse

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Young adulthood, ages 18-26, is considered the most challenging stage of life to remain sober. We can imagine why that is: social culture in this demographic is largely characterized by ‘having fun.’ Often, that fun includes substance use. For people with addiction, use can become abuse in a heartbeat. Here are seven signs that your young adult is heading for …

Five Tips for Staying in Recovery during the First Year

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They say that if you can work a sober living program and stay sober for the first seven months of recovery then you have the best chances of staying sober for the first seven years of recovery. Why? Think about what happened in the last seven months of your life. How many significant life changes or stressors popped up in …

The Benefits of Transitional Sober Living

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The Benefits of Transitional Sober Living Making the transition from inpatient drug or alcohol rehabilitation to regular daily life can be a difficult process. First, inpatient treatment is often very structured and limits the individuals freedoms in order to facilitate recovery. Second, the environment of drug rehab is free from the negative influences and triggers of the outside world. Inside, …

5 Ways to Help a Loved One Through Recovery

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Recovery from drug or alcohol addiction can be a long and difficult road. While it is definitely challenging, recovery can last with the help of friends and family. If you have a loved one working through addiction recovery, make sure you do what’s best for them by providing loving support during a difficult time.  Here are 5 specific ways you …