01 Oct 2022

What is the DDAP? The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), formerly known as the Department of Health, was officially formed in Pennsylvania in July 2012. The goal of the DDAP is to provide education, intervention and treatment programs to reduce drug and alcohol abuse and dependency for residents in Pennsylvania. Their mission statement […]

20 Sep 2022

Why it is Necessary to End Harmful Relationships with Drug & Alcohol Users for Long-Term Recovery Men and women recovering from addiction to drugs and alcohol must actively work to protect their sobriety. While it is not required for newly sober people, cutting ties with old friends who still regularly participate in drug and alcohol […]

13 Sep 2022

Key Reasons to Volunteer as Part of your Recovery Journey People adjusting to a sober life must find fun, productive and interesting ways to spend their free time. Healthy hobbies like exercise, art, meditation and volunteering allow you to manage your free time and avoid triggers that could lead to relapse. Incorporating community volunteer work […]

10 Aug 2022

Guide to Navigating Life Post Sober Living Housing A sober living home provides a safe, structured and protective environment after drug & alcohol rehabilitation. Once your 60- or 90-day stay is complete, it is time to transition back home. Whether that means moving in with family or going off on your own, post sober living […]

13 Jul 2022

Summer Sober Hobbies & Activities The summer months can be challenging for people in early recovery. From pool parties to beach day trips, 4th of July BBQs and concerts, it seems drinking and drugging are involved in every social gathering. While you’re equipped with the tools to prevent a relapse in these situations it is […]

10 Jun 2022

First Sober Fourth of July? Here’s How to Host or Celebrate the Holiday Holidays like Thanksgiving & Christmas are known as the most stressful and triggering times for those in recovery. But Fourth of July BBQs can also be an intimidating setting, especially if you’re in the beginning stages of long-term sobriety. The warm weather […]

24 May 2022

Don’t Leave Your Sober Living House: Importance of Staying Committed You’ve successfully completed a residential treatment plan at a rehabilitation center and have transitioned into your sober living home. Whether you’ve been there for a few weeks or coming onto the three-month mark, you may be wondering: how do I know if I’m ready or […]

08 Apr 2022

Spring Has Sprung: Enjoy the Sunshine with these Spring Sober Activities Spring is the season of renewal & fresh starts, making it the perfect season to reset your energy and refocus on the positives. Dust off the winter blues, get outside and start discovering some new spring sober activities. If you are in recovery, you […]

01 Mar 2022

Important Relapse Prevention Strategies that Work Addiction recovery is a life-long commitment you make to yourself to stay clean and sober. While you may have successfully completed detox, rehabilitation and transitional housing, you must work on your recovery every single day. There is little you can do to fully eliminate triggers, stressful situations and cravings […]