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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

  • What to know about urine drug screening October 18, 2018
    Doctors, sports officials, or employers may request a urine drug screen to check if a person has recently used illegal or prescription drugs. Urine tests can detect many substances, including alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana. The detection times differ, depending on the drug. Learn more here.
  • Can you drink alcohol if you have COPD? October 17, 2018
    The link between alcohol and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is unclear. While smoking is the biggest cause and risk factor for COPD, alcohol may also play a role. Whether a person with COPD can drink alcohol safely may depend on factors such as the severity of symptoms. Learn more here.
  • Higher risk of alcohol- and suicide-related death in diabetes October 13, 2018
    Diabetes can severely impact a person's mental health. This may be why people with this condition are more at risk of death by suicide or due to alcohol.
  • How do you lose belly fat? October 10, 2018
    Belly fat, or excess fat around the abdomen, has causes that include lack of exercise, poor diet, and stress. Being more active, improving nutrition, getting better sleep, and cutting alcohol intake can all help people to shed belly fat. Learn more about the causes of belly fat, and how best to lose it, here.
  • Is there a link between marijuana and COPD? October 8, 2018
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) describes a group of long-term lung conditions. Here, we explore whether marijuana can cause, worsen, or even help to treat COPD, and we examine the research behind these claims.
  • Just how harmful is it to have 1 drink per day? October 4, 2018
    New research is piling up evidence indicating that even light drinking increases a person's risk of various health issues, as well as premature death.
  • Drug overdose rates are rising, but can we 'curb the epidemic for good?' September 28, 2018
    Scientists have conducted in-depth research into drug overdose trends. The findings may help specialists devise strategies to curtail this growing problem.
  • Genetics may determine severe alcohol withdrawal September 27, 2018
    The sudden cessation of drinking in people with harmful drinking habits leads to withdrawal symptoms. But how do genes influence symptom severity?
  • How cannabinoid drugs affect the experience of pain September 21, 2018
    A new study reviews the effects of cannabis on the experience of pain. The results highlight the affective component in cannabis's pain-relieving effects.
  • Using the immune system to combat addiction September 14, 2018
    An unlikely relationship between immune proteins and addictive behavior may help researchers design innovative ways to tackle cravings and beat addiction.

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