Failure to Launch and Substance Abuse

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    Young adults are having a harder time moving out their childhood homes and are continuing to live with their parents well after high school and college. Now the average age to move out is 27! In fact, out of the 10 million millennials in the U.S., about 32% live with their parents. This […]

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The Benefits of Therapy During 12 Steps

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The Benefits of Therapy During 12 Steps   Mental health services like therapy helps people function better daily, live well and cope with daily stressors. In the world of mental health, therapy is defined as any technique that helps improve and change one’s behaviors, feelings and thoughts and is guided by theory. Mental health therapy comes […]

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Prison Country: Prisons, Drugs, and a Way Forward

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  It’s an easy thing to be tough on crime in American politics. “Don’t do the crime, if you can’t do the time”, “Three-strikes-and-you’re-out”, and other phrases captured the spirit of the time on crime in America, especially in the 1990s. They were not idle words.   An Individual’s Crime, An American Sin From 1980 […]

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Wilderness Treatment for Young Adults & Teens

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Wilderness Treatment for Young Adults And Teens Explore. Uncover. Change.   Wilderness treatment for young adults is also known as adventure-based therapy and outdoor behavioral healthcare. This research-based treatment modality has been in existence for the last thirty years and focuses on behavior modification and interpersonal self improvement in a wilderness setting. Exposing individuals, mostly […]

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The Opioid Crisis in Perspective

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The Opioid Crisis in Perspective Tune into any major news network on any given day and its difficult not to hear something about the Opioid Crisis. More people have died from drug overdoses in 2016 year than the total number of Americans in Vietnam.[1] And opioids represented two thirds of those deaths, according to the […]

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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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