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What its Like to Struggle with Addiction

What its Like to Struggle with Addiction

"I sat in the living room with my mom and dad," he said. "They told me that they wouldn't give me any more money or even talk to me if I kept on drinking. I wanted to stop, in fact I was miserable. I didn't want to drink anymore. But physically, or mentally, I knew I couldn't stop. I didn't know how. My parents told me that it was simple: Just don't drink. If only it were that easy." This is a very common story. Unfortunately, people who have never had a problem with an addiction don't understand its complete…
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Six Reasons to go to Sober Living after Treatment

Six Reasons to go to Sober Living after Treatment

As people who are new in recovery, most experts highly recommend some sort of supportive aftercare to help you stay sober. For many of us, we’ve become so accustomed to our lives in active addiction that we may not remember, or perhaps never even learned healthy living skills. We don’t know what life is supposed to be like without drugs or alcohol. It’s no secret that the relapse rate among alcoholics and drug addicts is very high. Having the right support for a period of time after treatment can help solidify the new skills and healthy patterns that often prevent…
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Chateau Recovery Opens In West Hollywood

Chateau Recovery Opens In West Hollywood

West Hollywood, CA – New to the recovery scene in West Hollywood, owner Ashlee Krichmar is beginning a new journey in her own recovery program. With the hope of sharing her experience, strength and hope with others, Krichmar has opened up the first of what she hopes to be many sober living homes in the Los Angeles area. This new venture is called Chateau Recovery, and her business model is unique, even for the L.A. sober living community. Focusing on personal growth in recovery, Krichmar operates her home as a family, providing food, emotional support, and an environment of personal…
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Battling the Prescription Drug Epidemic

Battling the Prescription Drug Epidemic

Addiction to illegal drugs and the legalization of some controlled substances is often a hot political and social topic. Unfortunately, there is another related issue that commonly gets ignored or written off. Dependence on drugs that are already completely legal all too often goes under the radar. Prescription drug abuse still remains one of the most poorly recognized types of addiction. Prescription drugs generally work by either suppressing or promoting chemical reactions in the brain. The most commonly abused types are stimulants, opiates, and sedatives. Sound familiar? Not only do these legal drugs have similar effects and chemical makeups to…
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