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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

  • Parkinson's drugs may lead to compulsive behavior June 21, 2018
    A new study finds that, with time, half of those who take dopamine agonists develop compulsive shopping, eating, gambling, or sexual behaviors.
  • Alcohol, mortality, and cancer risk: Is moderation key? June 20, 2018
    There have been many studies on alcohol and its impact on health, but the relationship is not fully understood. A new, large-scale study investigates.
  • What to know about Freon poisoning June 17, 2018
    Chemicals used as cooling agents in refrigeration and air-conditioning units can be deadly if inhaled. This rarely occurs by accident, but some people inhale these chemicals, commercially known as Freon, to get high. Read on to find out about the dangers and what to do if someone shows signs of refrigerant poisoning.
  • What is rhinophyma? June 16, 2018
    The skin disorder rhinophyma is a subtype of rosacea. It causes a distinctive growth of the nose, which can make it look red, large, bulbous, and distorted. Doctors can often diagnose rhinophyma visually. In this article, learn about the causes and risk factors. We also explain the treatment options, including surgery.
  • What is refeeding? June 13, 2018
    Refeeding is reintroducing food after a period of malnourishment or starvation. If electrolytes become imbalanced as digestion resumes, a person can develop refeeding syndrome. Symptoms include fatigue and weakness, and treatment involves careful monitoring and intravenous electrolyte replacement. Learn more here.
  • Does CBD oil work for menopause symptoms? June 9, 2018
    There are different treatments available for menopause symptoms. Cannabidiol (CBD) is becoming a more popular alternative treatment, however, there is some dispute over how effective it is. Also, its legal status means that it is not available everywhere. Learn more about the potential use of CBD for menopause here.
  • Alcohol may prime the brain for Alzheimer's, but how? June 5, 2018
    Heavy drinking is a risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's. New research now reveals how alcohol may endanger the brain by impairing its defenses.
  • The truth about formaldehyde in e-cigarettes May 25, 2018
    Whether there are dangerous levels of formaldehyde in e-cigarettes or not has been a contentious issue for years. A new study reopens the debate.
  • Understanding and treating alcoholic neuropathy May 18, 2018
    Alcoholic neuropathy is a serious condition caused by excessive alcohol use. This can damage a person’s nerves, which can lead to unusual sensations in the limbs, reduced mobility, and loss of some bodily functions. Here, learn what alcoholic neuropathy is, what causes it, and the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.
  • Drug addiction: Is brain stimulation the answer? May 18, 2018
    Researchers used a brain stimulation technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation to reduce the brain's response to drug cues in chronic drug users.

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