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Sober Living

A profile of an upscale, gay sober living house in the NYT:  Avoiding the Undertow of Temptation.

“A critically important component of recovery for people is a sense of community, not isolation,” said Robert J. Lindsey, president and chief executive of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. In sober share houses, the people “are creating for themselves their own environment, and have the opportunity to be out in one of the most beautiful places in the country.”

Find a directory of sober livings in Los Angeles at soberhousing.net.  Caution: Not all sober livings have sober residents. Look for houses that do random testing, require 12-step attendance, and otherwise seem serious about recovery.

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Posted by Will Baum, LCSW