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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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Dealing with Guilt as a Recovering Addict

Posted by Jason Ohrum

Mar 2, 2016 1:00:00 PM

When trying to satisfy the needs of an addiction, drug or alcohol addicts will do anything. This means hurting anyone in the process without regard to how they feel or what they lose. The main goal at all times is to get the fix you crave. When recovering from addiction, you will find that you will be overwhelmed by feelings of guilt especially when you remember the things you have done, and the people you have hurt in the process. This leads to a strong desire to relieve this guilt with the use of mind and emotion numbing drugs.

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Topics: Recovering Addict

Benefits of a Transitional Housing Program to Recovering Drug and Alcohol Addicts

Posted by Jason Ohrum

Feb 29, 2016 11:30:00 AM

The hardest part of mastering how to manage a drug or alcohol addiction is not getting sober, but the long and trying journey of staying sober. Addicts usually go into addiction treatment facilities and find an environment that has been designed to help them get sober; however, once they are done with the treatment they have to be reintegrated into society. A transitional housing program is designed to help recovering addicts slowly adjust to an environment with close to real world conditions. There are no treatment professionals, and the residents need to live drug free lives with lower restrictions on movement and interaction with the outside world.

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Topics: Alcohol Addiction

Tips to Help You Fight Drug or Alcohol Addiction

Posted by Jason Ohrum

Feb 22, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Drug and alcohol addiction is a serious disease that requires proper management to ensure that affected persons can lead normal lives. Recovering addicts face a long and trying journey after deciding to seek help. To have any chance of success in this journey, it is vital that you have some useful tips to guide you. Below we have compiled a list of some useful tips to help recovering addicts get an upper hand in fighting their addiction.

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Topics: Alcohol Addiction

Choosing the Right Transitional Housing Facility

Posted by Jason Ohrum

Feb 15, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Successfully recovering from drug addiction can be quite challenging. It is important to note that the process involves a lengthy journey that helps recovering addicts transform their lives, and themselves from a state of addiction to one where they are free and in control. Drug addicts who acknowledge that they have a problem which needs serious attention usually check into recovery facilities. These facilities are designed to create the best atmosphere to receive addiction treatment, and implement a program that helps them achieve the necessary level of control.

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Topics: Transitional Housing Facility

How Can You Get the Most Out of the A. A. Program?

Posted by Jason Ohrum

Feb 9, 2016 4:34:47 PM

Recovering drug and alcohol addicts have a variety of paths they can follow in their journey through sobriety. The 12 Step A. A. Program is one of the most popular programs recovering addicts use to stay sober. With the program attracting criticism about its effectiveness from various sources in recent times, it is important to note that it continues to be the most popular program for those seeking to manage their alcohol or drug addiction. It is no doubt that this program works; below we will look at how participants can get the most out of it.

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Topics: A. A. Program

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


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