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Sees-The-Day operates transitional housing programs, also known as Recovery Houses, for men and women in the south-central Pennsylvania region. Partial Residential programs, providing a more structured environment as well as therapeutic services, are also available.

Transitional housing differs from the halfway house, in that no professional counseling is provided onsite...

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Helpful Transitional Living Recovery House Articles

The Necessity of Exercise to Heal Opiate Withdrawal Pain

Posted by David Dunkle

Jan 29, 2016 5:30:00 AM

The last thing anyone wants to do during opiate withdrawal is exercise. But it’s the first thing your brain and body needs in order to heal. Healing may take some time. You must realize the necessity of exercise to heal opiate withdrawal pain and make sure that you push through, no matter how much energy you seem to lack.

Thousands of years ago, our ancestors were required to move around for the majority of their day. They were hunters and gatherers. If they did not go out to get food for sustenance, they would starve. Their bodies used up a ton of energy because it took more than a few hours in order to find food. People were much healthier back then.

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Topics: aerobic exercise increases natural endorphins, opiate withdrawal pain, exercise

Expectations of a Sober Living Environment at Sees-the-Day Recovery House

Posted by David Dunkle

Jan 27, 2016 5:30:00 AM


Spiritual and emotional growth are conducive to recovery. Safety, structure, and stability are three key words that all recovering addicts need in their atmosphere in order to fully recover from all substances. What are your expectations of a sober living environment at Sees-the-Day Recovery House?

Sees-the-Day is not your traditional halfway house because we do not offer counseling on site. This is why it’s best to consider us a transitional housing program. Yet, you must still obtain counseling in an outpatient program. The best ones in York County PA are affiliated with the state drug and alcohol programs.

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Topics: Recovery House, sees-the-day, Sober Living Environment

Heal From Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome at a PA Recovery House

Posted by David Dunkle

Jan 25, 2016 5:30:00 AM


INTRODUCTION:

I cannot speak for everyone, but many of you will not be able to function at a sober recovery house while you are still experiencing withdrawal. However, post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) is a little different. Some days you will feel great and other days you might wonder if you are still sick from opiates. This is what characterizes PAWS.

Others may feel that coming to a sober living environment is the only way you will be motivated to quit using drugs. PAWS may still be an issue, but you can work through it with the proper tools.

Don’t worry, we won’t leave you hanging. We are going to give you a list of tools to help you heal from post-acute withdrawal syndrome at a Pa recovery house. Post-acute withdrawal syndrome is not something to take lightly.

You may have to go to rehab first to get through the initial withdrawal; as this is what many people decide to do before going to some type of halfway house.

However, even after leaving rehab, you may still experience post-acute withdrawal syndrome for quite some time, maybe even a year or more. It depends on how healthy you were when you quit using drugs.

Here is a list of tools that you must choose to use, no matter how silly any of them sound. You will find them to be extremely helpful.

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Topics: Recovery House, recovery, pa recovery house, paws

A Recovery House in York PA That Offers Structure and Stability

Posted by David Dunkle

Jan 23, 2016 5:30:00 AM


Recovering addicts are not used to a structured sober living environment. That’s why it’s important for many of you to have this lifestyle ‘forced’ upon you. Otherwise, you may never get clean. Sees-the-Day is a recovery house in York PA that offers structure and stability.

You are probably used to living whatever way you want, doing what you want, when you want. Either your parents didn’t care what you did with your life, or you were old enough to do what you wanted, with no one to be accountable to. At a recovery house, there is always someone else to be accountable to.

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Topics: Recovery House, pa recovery house, stability, structure

Addiction Can Be a Lethal Disease, but Recovery is Your Right

Posted by David Dunkle

Jan 21, 2016 5:30:00 AM


Drug addiction is a harsh word. But addiction can be deadly, so why make it look pretty? You have two immediate choices in front of you, right now…Recovery or relapse. Addiction can be a lethal disease, but recovery is your right and responsibility.

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Topics: recovery, ADDICTION, disease model of addiction

The Disease Model of Addiction Compared to Diabetes

Posted by David Dunkle

Jan 19, 2016 5:30:00 AM


Not all diseases are created equal. Some are curable, others are treatable. And still, others you will have to endure forever. Let’s take a look at the disease model of addiction compared to diabetes.  

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Topics: narcotics anonymous, ADDICTION, living clean, the disese model of addiction

Use Adventure to Recover From Addiction in a Sober Living Environment

Posted by David Dunkle

Jan 17, 2016 5:30:00 AM


If you plan on going after your sobriety just as hard as you went after your drug of choice, then it only makes sense to use adventure to recover from addiction in a sober living environment.

Drug addicts are used to the thrill of obtaining and using substances. The entire process that begins with seeking and finding your drug of choice, all the way to shooting up heroin or smoking crack, getting dope sick or feeling crappy and starting all over again is an adventure.

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Topics: Sober Living Environment

Shake Off the Guilt from Your Past and Start Over in a Recovery House

Posted by David Dunkle

Jan 15, 2016 12:40:59 PM


INTRODUCTION:

Guilt can be dangerous if you wallow in it. If you merely sit there, not taking advantage of what life has to offer you, it will be easy to fall back into your old habits. Shake off the guilt from your past and start over in a recovery house instead.

Guilt is a very heavy weight to carry. It may have been useful when you first got clean. But if you want to stay sober, you have to let it go. Dwelling on the past won’t change what happened to you.

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Topics: Recovery House

Quarterly Newsletter for December 2015

Posted by David Dunkle

Jan 13, 2016 11:30:56 AM

Happy New Year.  See our newsletter here.

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Topics: sober

Living Clean and Letting Ourselves Go May Be the First Step in Finding Ourselves

Posted by David Dunkle

Jan 9, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Have you rejected yourself because you believe that others have done the same? Are your family and friends are still judging you for your past? Maybe you have done some horrible things and are having a difficult time forgiving yourself. Narcotics Anonymous is for living clean and letting ourselves go may be the first step in finding ourselves.  

We aren’t talking about being lazy; quite the contrary. You must go after your recovery just as hard as you chased your drug. But this blog is about something else.

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Topics: living clean