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Chateau Owner Ashlee Krichmar Interviewed in VoyageLA Magazine

Chateau Owner Ashlee Krichmar Interviewed in VoyageLA Magazine

VoyageLA Magazine recently published an article interviewing Chateau Recovery L.A.'s owner Ashlee Krichmar. "My dealer pulls up down the street. I watch him exit the vehicle and start walking towards me. I can barely walk due to the withdrawal. My entire body feels weak. He hands me 3 bundles of heroin rubber banded together and ready. I grab the drugs, nearly toss the cash at him, and I jump in the back seat of my vehicle. My hands are clammy and they won’t stop shaking. I start my ritual and fill the syringe up with my liquid brown magic, I…
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Keeping the Pink Cloud Floating in Recovery

Keeping the Pink Cloud Floating in Recovery

In the early stages of sobriety, some of us addicts and alcoholics experience what we refer to as a Pink Cloud. We have detoxed from drugs and alcohol, we look better and feel better. We are surrounded and supported by our fellow members of AA and NA, are fellowshipping, going to meetings, and feel a happiness we have not felt in a very long time. Sobriety seems easy and effortless. The future looks bright. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, a crisis happens. Someone gets sick, fired from a job, there’s a death in the family, divorce, natural disasters, etc. And, we…
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Chateau Recovery L.A. Opens Hayes House: A New Sober Living Home in Los Angeles

Chateau Recovery L.A. Opens Hayes House: A New Sober Living Home in Los Angeles

Chateau Recovery L.A. is proud to announce the grand opening of Hayes House, our third sober living home in Los Angeles. Hayes House is a co-ed home with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, and comes in at just over 3,200 square feet of living space. But having all that space isn't remotely among the top features of the house. From top to bottom, Hayes house is fresh off a new remodel inside. New appliances, fixtures, and furniture graciously adorn the luxurious home. Marble countertops, elegant tile, pristine hardwood floors, and bright, airy living spaces are all recurring themes at Hayes…
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Keeping Your Recovery in Check for the Holidays

Keeping Your Recovery in Check for the Holidays

Maintaining our sobriety on a daily basis is difficult enough for us when we’re new in recovery, but how can we maintain our sobriety through holiday celebrations and situations that just might trigger relapse? Holidays are already a period of emotional highs and lows for us. We may feel the extremes of loneliness, anxiety, happiness and sadness. We may not yet be reconciled with our loved ones, or we may be newly reconciled with tensions still high. We may even be returning to a family of people who are suffering from addictions of their own—people who do not yet understand…
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Getting Involved in Red Ribbon Week

Getting Involved in Red Ribbon Week

Every year for one week of the school year, our kids participate in school events centered around the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. If you have school-aged kids, you probably already know that this is called Red Ribbon Week. But what really is Red Ribbon Week? How did it start, and how can we get involved? Red Ribbon Week, also known by its proper name, the National Red Ribbon Campaign is an annual event that was created by the National Family Partnership (NFP). NFP is a grassroots nonprofit organization comprised of parents who wanted to play an active leadership…
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