What to Expect in Sober Living

What to Expect in Sober Living

Entering a sober living home can be a little bit like the first day of school. Much like school, we know that the sober living facility will provide us with the tools we need to make a positive impact in our lives, and that through sober living, we can transition into the men we’ve always […]

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10 Signs the Party’s Over

10 Signs the Party’s Over

Most of us like a good party. There’s just something in our DNA that seems to make us enjoy hanging out with good people, having good fun, and not doing any work. Here in Los Angeles in particular, partying can sometimes feel like it comes with the territory of being a young man in one […]

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10 Benefits of Getting Sober Young

In his powerful song Starting Over, Macklemore croons some deep verses about recovery, relapse, and his journey to getting sober. One particular verse stands out: “If I can be an example of getting sober, then I can be an example of starting over.” As young men in recovery, getting sober is very much an opportunity […]

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Going to Sober Living for Addiction as a Young Man

Going to Sober Living for Addiction as a Young Man

We’re humans, and as humans, we’re conditioned to want more out of life. We want more fun, more adventure, more enjoyment. One of the incredible concepts about addiction recovery  is that it teaches us that we can have “more” and lead fulfilling lives while being sober and without using substances. As a Los Angeles-based sober […]

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When is an Addiction an Addiction?

Misuse/abuse. Regular use. Tolerance. Dependence. Addiction. The stages of addiction might manifest differently based on the place or person, but misuse or abuse of drugs is still one of the most likely ways to start down the slippery slope towards addiction. In fact, the misuse or abuse of substances is so prevalent that the FDA […]

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Being a Young, Sober Man in Los Angeles

Being a Young, Sober Man in Los Angeles

Los Angeles. The home of film, dreams, beautiful people, and activities galore. Being a young, sober man in Los Angeles means tons of exciting opportunities to explore, mature, and strengthen our independence. After all, there’s no better way to enjoy the City of Angels than with a clear mind and a sense of adventure. Here […]

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Misuse versus Abuse: Understanding Addiction

When it comes to drug use, there’s often one question that’s commonly asked: is drug misuse the same as abuse? In short, no. Both are unique issues that come about in different ways. However, both drug use and drug abuse can lead to addiction if not corrected as soon as possible. Fortunately, correcting drug misuse […]

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Learning to Make Lemonade out of Lemons

Learning to Make Lemonade out of Lemons

Helplessness is a learned behavior– but it’s one that many of us, thanks to the power of addiction, learn all too well. The Big Book describes helplessness as the last step before we turn ourselves and addiction over to a higher power: “Having reduced us to a state of absolute helplessness, you now declare that […]

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