Long Term Structured Sober Living

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  Today’s blog is something of an inaugural post. We will be bringing in strongly empirical (factual) evidence to thoroughly and simply explore and validate the claims of substance abuse experts. Today’s post, we will be exploring the effectiveness of structured sober living arrangements. The claim that structured sober living arrangements are effective has two […]

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Reflections on a Year in The Last House

Reflections on a Year in The Last House Dan B. When I first arrived at The Last House on December 9, 2016, I had no expectation of staying even a month, let alone the full year. It seemed such a daunting task: long-term recovery in a structured sober living. These were phrases to which I […]

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Quinn DeLoreto – A Grateful Survivor

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– Quinn DeLoreto 1/12/16 I am nowhere near the broken man I use to be. When I look in the mirror, I see a future, I see dreams and aspirations, I see somebody I like. No longer am I haunted by the torments of my addiction, or the pain of not knowing who I truly […]

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Am I Suffering From Insomnia?

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Am I Suffering From Insomnia? Most people experience periods of time when they have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, however for those with insomnia this is an ongoing struggle. Insomnia affects 30-40% of Americans a year and can have detrimental affects.   What is insomnia?   Insomnia is on going and includes a range […]

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Codependency and Recovery


Codependency and Substance Abuse:   What is codependency?   Before defining codependency, it’s important to differentiate dependence from interdependence. Although these terms sound similar, co-dependence is very different. Having needs and comfortably relying (depending) on others is healthy and a part of life. Interdependence is when both individuals mutually rely on each other and the […]

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Career Counseling

            You’ve probably heard or been asked many time as a child, “what do you want to be when you grow up?”  I remember some of my classmates were able to answer right away with things like, “a teacher, a race care driver, a doctor, a professional soccer player”, the […]

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Art Therapy and Substance Abuse

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Art Therapy and Substance Abuse     Have you ever noticed how much listening to music on a drive home relaxes you after a long day? Maybe you’ve even felt the sensation of being taken to another place when drawing! It’s possible you’ve experienced the therapeutic benefits of art.     What is art therapy? […]

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OCD and Addiction

OCD and addiction

OCD and Addiction by Claire Godden While alcohol and drugs may provide a temporary reprieve from symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the combination only serves to worsen the condition over time. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear” –  Mark Twain Seeking early treatment for OCD  is extremely important […]

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OCD and Substance Abuse

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“A physical sensation crawls up my arm as I avoid compulsions. But if I complete it, the world resets itself for a moment like everything will be just fine. But only for a moment.” —  Mardy M. Berlinger   Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) was briefly discussed in the previous blog written about Anxiety Disorder and […]

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Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

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Research and evidence based practices have indicated that Eating Disorders and other Addictive conditions have overlapping similarities. This blog article will discuss Eating Disorders and the similarities between Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse Disorder, as well as treatment methods. An Eating disorder is a serious and often fatal illness that is characterized by irregular eating […]

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