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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 coffee while breastfeeding? August 17, 2018
    While many people avoid caffeine during pregnancy, they may wonder if it is safe to drink coffee again while breastfeeding. For most people, it is safe to consume a moderate amount of coffee while breastfeeding. In this article, we look at the risks and benefits of caffeine consumption for people who are breastfeeding.
  • Psychedelic compound triggers near-death experiences August 17, 2018
    New research shows that DMT, the active ingredient in ayahuasca, has the same effect on the brain as what have been described as 'near-death experiences.'
  • What long-term cannabis use can do to your brain August 15, 2018
    Cannabis and cannabis-based drugs are increasingly used for clinical purposes, but researchers warn they may also harm the brain. A new study explains how.
  • Why cannabis relieves IBD symptoms August 14, 2018
    Cannabis users report that the drug relieves symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. A new study explains the mechanism behind this anecdotal evidence.
  • Psychedelic drugs 'may improve depression, anxiety, and PTSD' August 10, 2018
    Psychedelic drugs have a bad reputation, but could they be used to enhance psychotherapy? Some researchers argue they may help with anxiety and depression.
  • Can you mix cephalexin and alcohol? August 9, 2018
    Cephalexin, also spelled cefalexin, is an antibiotic. It belongs to a class of antibiotics known as first-generation cephalosporins, which doctors use to treat a range of bacterial infections. While some antibiotics are not safe to take when consuming alcohol, cephalexin does not usually cause adverse reactions.
  • Dementia: Both too much and too little alcohol may raise risk August 2, 2018
    A large study with a follow-up period of 23 years concludes that both long periods of abstinence and long periods of heavy drinking raise dementia risk.
  • Is it safe to drink alcohol while breast-feeding? August 2, 2018
    Is it safe to drink alcohol while breast-feeding? We explain how much alcohol enters breast milk and how long it takes for alcohol to metabolize out of the milk. Learn the recommendations and how to drink while breast-feeding without harming your baby.
  • Pancreatic cancer: Cannabis compound may boost survival July 31, 2018
    Pancreatic cancer has a very poor prognosis for survival, but researchers are looking for ways to improve that. Their secret weapon? A cannabis compound.
  • Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Lexapro? July 25, 2018
    Lexapro is the brand name of a drug called escitalopram, which is a safe and effective treatment for depression and anxiety. Doctors strongly recommend that people avoid alcohol while taking Lexapro. Alcohol can counteract the benefits of taking antidepressants and worsen their side effects. Learn more here.

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