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Monday, December 5, 2016

Margaret Cho on Sober Living

We thank Margaret Cho, comedian extraordinaire, for voicing the importance of extending sobriety through sober living. Given the low rates of recovery and previous limit on rehab due to insurance, the focus on extending sobriety through sober living has been a controversial, in housing, but behaviorally transforming emphasis of sobriety in healthcare. Although having a more limited structure and supervision than rehab or detox, sober living homes have made it possible for those wanting drug and alcohol rehab go beyond the common 28 days, even sometimes to a year.

The more we speak about it, the less a stigma it has on society and those who are hurting. We are all a part of this world and are impacted by the effects by alcohol or drugs whether directly or indirectly, thank you to those who choose to share about the hope of behavioral elements of recovery such as sober living. We are excited to see society wake up and have the word sober living be part of their vocabulary when offering help and or support.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3921696/Margaret-Cho-reveals-staying-sober-living-facility-spending-time-rehab.html

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Bobby Brown: A Story Of Hope

It's great to hear positive news and an emphasis on sobriety as opposed to the turmoil cause by substance use disorder. We salute and wish the best to those public figures seeking help and leaving a path of hope for those that might never hear about the way out and the success stories.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/bobby-brown-finally-clean-sober/story?id=43244157

www.bytheseasandiego.com

Bobby Brown: A Story Of Hope

It's great to hear positive news and an emphasis on sobriety as opposed to the turmoil cause by substance use disorder. We salute and wish the best to those public figures seeking help and leaving a path of hope for those that might never hear about the way out and the success stories.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/bobby-brown-finally-clean-sober/story?id=43244157

www.bytheseasandiego.com

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sober Living, a Neighborhood Nightmare?


People are complaining about the growth of sober living homes, but isn't it at its core a reflection of the drug and alcohol problem in the United States? Is there a space to talk about procedures and best practices? Absolutely? Can they be stopped or closed down? We might as well follow the Phillipines, from research and evidence based practices, housing is a first step for the need and a community that reintegrates those suffering understands the importance of its impact on the long run. Thank you for the conversations, we hope there are just as many solutions as the problems that arise. For those sober living homes that are rocking it (doing great), please come to the front and share your hope, we need it.


http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/federal-legislation-expected-on-sober-51995/

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

As the ban for sober living continues...

It is not so much 'cracking down', but understanding what is being done to make sure that great places can be available as well as making sure that does that do not qualify do not operate. The problem is not so much in the sober living homes, but in the qualification and standards, for disabled housing is not only a right, but the tension and interaction with society is real. How can we support both movements? Metric based systems and stringent measures to operate as well as the aesthetics and limits for these homes are a must. Heres to solutions and standards rather than witch hunting.


http://www.ocregister.com/articles/city-725121-living-facilities.html

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Fiorina opens up on family addiction

"I buried a child to drug addiction," Fiorina said.

In a presidential election coming up, the United States becomes a little more aware of an epidemic with Carly Fiorina opening up about her daughter's battle with addiction. A long time stigma making its way to the spotlight in order to have solutions, options and plans ready to be implemented and placed in our healthcare system. Her vulnerability is a gift to the over 20 million struggling with substance use disorders in the United States.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/09/17/carly-fiorina-i-buried-a-child-to-drug-addiction-how-addiction-is-changing-america/

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

The new face of addiction

The new face of addiction is no longer the cliche brown bag holding homeless adult. Its in the suburbs, in college forms and in the comfort of a family home. As the stigma of substance use disorders begins to be a part of the vocabulary of community, the shock of overdoses will continue to cause intimidation and fear from agencies towards an education and preventive task. Cities such as New York seem to be leading the way in Narcan training (naloxone), placing power in non medical and lay responders to avoid overdoses all together. The shift from finding the fault to understanding the nature is the big first step.


http://www.9news.com/story/news/health/2015/08/11/heroin-addiction-colorado/31508123/

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