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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Defining Sobriety: Getting Sober in Los Angeles

By dictionary definition, sobriety is simply the act of not drinking or using substances. In actuality, however, sobriety can mean a number of different things, and the way we choose to define sobriety for ourselves can define our recovery. As a sober living facility for men in Los Angeles, we choose to define sobriety as […]

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Starting 2019 Sober: Best Year Ever

Starting 2019 Sober: Best Year Ever

We’ve made it. 2019 is finally upon us, and with every new year comes new opportunities to better ourselves, achieve our goals, and become the men we always knew we could be. Year one of the recovery journey can duly be one of the most challenging and rewarding years of our lives– and there’s no […]

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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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Sober Living After Graduation

Sober Living After Graduation

Who said the sober living community’s way of doing things had to stop after we graduated? It doesn’t! The purpose of sober living is to prepare us for those “what’s next?” moments of our lives. We all have them. Maybe we return home to find that things have changed, and we need to pivot to […]

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