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addiction recovery sober living articles and informationOne of the most interesting facts surrounding the world of addiction treatment, which of course includes sober living and recovery housing, is the fact that new information is always emerging. It is an ever-changing industry that constantly remains on the forefront of modern medicine, both on a physical and psychological level. At the same rate however, many of the most commonly used approaches also involve time-tested philosophies such as NA and AA.

While it is becoming more and more common for drug addicts & alcoholics to utilize the services of recovery homes, there still remains a need for traditional residential treatment for those who need the absolute highest level of structure. But for those without hands on expertise, how do they know which direction to go with this? How do they know which type of recovery option will best suit theirs or their loved ones needs? Or how do they know whether or not that the online article they’re reading is really nothing more than just another sales pitch?

Newfound Freedom is creating this “Articles and Information” page as an unbiased resource for anyone seeking information on any facet of substance abuse, relapse, recovery, treatment, sober living housing and so on… We remain committed to the process of engaging in life-saving efforts for anyone who is, or has been touched by the dark world of addiction. And while Newfound Freedom only offers locations in the state of Pennsylvania, this page is dedicated to recovery-related information far beyond any geographical boundaries!


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The Dis-ease of Addiction and the Recovery Process by Alexandra Birenbaum, MA, CAP, CSAT & Certified Life Coach

Halfway Houses vs. Sober Livings vs. Recovery Homes – Knowing the nuances in terminology between various types of recovery residence options

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Latest News and Information on Addiction, Alcoholism & Treatment

  • Can you drink alcohol with antibiotics? April 17, 2019
    Alcohol can interact with some antibiotics. This interaction can reduce their effectiveness or cause mild to severe side effects. In this article, we look at whether people should limit alcohol or avoid it completely when taking various antibiotics.
  • Experimental drug may ease opioid withdrawal symptoms April 14, 2019
    New research suggests that a drug that scientists initially developed to treat major depressive disorder may be an effective therapy for opioid addiction.
  • Through my eyes: Living with anxiety and addiction April 12, 2019
    The most memorable and joyous moments of my life are laced with a dark cloak of anxiety. Read about my journey to recovery from both anxiety and addiction.
  • How marijuana affects the body April 12, 2019
    Marijuana has several potential physical and psychological effects on the body, such as lung irritation and increased appetite. Learn more about the effects of marijuana on the body here.
  • Alcohol use disorder: Brain damage may progress despite sobriety April 7, 2019
    Scientists have compared the brains of people with alcohol use disorder with those of people without the disorder. They also studied rodents.
  • 'Even moderate alcohol consumption increases stroke risk' April 5, 2019
    A large cohort study in a Chinese population contradicts previous findings suggesting that moderate alcohol intake can protect against stroke.
  • The 'burden of disease' in those who recover from addiction March 31, 2019
    A recent investigation into health conditions that develop in people recovering from addiction reveals that more than one-third have a chronic disease.
  • Possible reasons weight loss is not working March 30, 2019
    Efforts to lose weight may not work for a range of reasons. A person may be following an ineffective fad diet, or consuming sugary drinks, or exercising more but making no dietary changes, for example. Learn more here.
  • Symptoms of caffeine withdrawal March 22, 2019
    Caffeine withdrawal symptoms can occur when a person abruptly stops consuming caffeine. Symptoms can last for a week or more and include headaches, fatigue, mood changes, concentration difficulties, and constipation. Learn more about caffeine withdrawal here.
  • Could cannabis use contribute to psychosis? March 20, 2019
    Researchers have found strong associations between the frequent use of highly potent cannabis and reports of first-time psychotic episodes.

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