Category: Sober living

Mesa residents push back on complex with suspected illegal sober homes

A study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment found sober living home residents experienced improvements in arrest rates, alcohol and drug use rates, and employment rates. The authors found evidence that 12-step program attendance and social support systems were key components of recovery for residents. Sober living homes usually house only same-sex residents […]

Timely talk about ‘Big Alcohol’, friendship and living sober

Substance use disorder is a primary, chronic, and progressive disease that sometimes can be fatal. No matter your background or expertise, your loved one will likely need outside help. If your loved one is truly dependent on alcohol, they are going to drink no matter what you do or say. However, there are certain things […]

10 Strategies for Managing Alcohol or Drug Cravings

Atkinson further explained that long-term alcohol use might also cause shrinkage because alcohol is a diuretic and causes water to be removed from your body. The authors note that the brain’s frontal regions play several important roles, including decision-making, emotional regulation, and working memory. Less volume in these regions could make people less able to […]

Abstinence Violation Effect AVE What It Is & Relapse Prevention Strategies

While AUD treatment studies commonly rely on guidelines set by government agencies regarding a “low-risk” or “nonhazardous” level of alcohol consumption (e.g., Enggasser et al., 2015), no such guidelines exist for illicit drug use. Thus, studies will need to emphasize measures of substance-related problems in addition to reporting the degree of substance use (e.g., frequency, […]