Not all Sober Houses Are Created Equal

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Sober living houses are not regulated in the same way that other treatment facilities are by guidelines. Consequently, there is a range of quality of care offered in sober houses throughout Connecticut and the country that requires those seeking a safe intervention to really do their homework before moving in. At Westport Sober House, we can help you know what …

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 …

Westport Sober House adds Director of Recovery Services

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Gregory Gillam Joins Westport Sober House as Director of Recovery Services Westport Sober House, a provider of sober living services for men in Westport Connecticut, is pleased to announce the new hire of Greg Gillam, MA as Director of Recovery Services. Greg joins us from Caron Treatment Centers in Wernersville, Pennsylvania where, in the role of Graduate Student Intern, he …

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, …

Healthy Lifestyles: Understanding Relapse

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After recovery from an alcohol or drug addiction, it can be hard to kick thoughts away that doubt your sobriety. This can be a scary idea when you realize how hard you’ve worked to get and stay sober. To avoid a relapse of any type, it’s incredibly important to understand the contributing factors to relapse and how to avoid them. …

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 …

5 Benefits of Being Sober

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For anyone who has struggled with alcoholism and finally obtained sobriety, the benefits can be clearly seen. You can ask their friends, family members, and loved ones, and they’ll tell you the same thing. Sobriety is about more than quitting alcohol; it’s about standing up for your life and the things that are special to you. Here are 5 of …