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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.

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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

Freedom From Addiction is Obtained Through Deep Self-Acceptance

Posted by David Dunkle

Jan 8, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Feeling judged by the people around you can make you feel small. Humility is a great virtue, but many people mistake low self-esteem for humility. Humility is thinking about yourself less, while low self-esteem is thinking less about yourself. Freedom in recovery from addiction is obtained through deep self-acceptance.  

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Topics: Recovery House, recovery, acceptance, serenity prayer, ADDICTION, sees-the-day, freedom, relapse

Do You Really “Got This Addiction?”

Posted by David Dunkle

Aug 22, 2015 2:05:49 PM

“I Got This”

You cannot take a break for one minute and think that “I got this” or “I’ll never relapse because I don’t want to.” Think long and hard…anyone and everyone who has ever relapsed probably said that they “Didn’t have any desire to get high anymore.” A lack of desire does not promise sobriety and clean time. Do you really “got this addiction?” What has your past addict behavior verified to you?

God does not even promise us that. 

“Pride comes before the fall”, (Proverbs 16:18). Many versions use the word “destruction” instead of “fall”. If you say that “I got this” at any point in time, it’s very likely that you are in serious trouble. If you catch yourself in a place of spiritual pride, please slow down, pray, and do whatever you can to humble yourself.

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Topics: ADDICTION, self-compassion, Pride

Actionable Tips For Pushing Through Opiate Detox and Withdrawal

Posted by David Dunkle

Jun 29, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Our viewpoints are simply opinions and viewpoints – they are not to be taken as medical advice. We are simply giving suggestions on how to get through withdrawal naturally and wholly. Taking care of yourself and indulging in stress relief activities is another fantastic way to stay sane during this time of pain and suffering. 

If you decide to take any supplements, you should check with your doctor first, especially if you are taking other medications. Don’t just try a supplement in the name of “faith” and believe you will be o.k. Faith sometimes depends upon you waiting on God’s answer – which could be much different than you originally expected.

Detox and Withdrawal

Depending upon the opiate you are withdrawing from, you could experience detox symptoms months after you leave a medical rehab.

Have you been to detox, or, are you detoxing from home right now? Maybe you are here out of desperation. We don’t want to leave you hanging, so we are going to give you some actionable tips for pushing through opiate detox and withdrawal.

Just to get it out of the way, we want to tell you that you should consider a medical detox if it all possible. Medical detox and rehab can get expensive if you don’t have insurance however.

So, if you cannot get to a detox for a more comfortable withdrawal, then here are 10 actionable tips you can implement right away for a boost in comfort and relaxation during the process.  

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Topics: substance abuse,, ADDICTION

The Difference Between Substance Use, Abuse, and Addiction

Posted by David Dunkle

Jun 7, 2015 1:13:00 AM

There is a fine line between substance abuse and addiction. It’s easy to cross that line without becoming fully aware of it. Remember when you used to take pain pills for a few days, and then just stop taking them without thinking about it?

You didn’t focus on how you felt, the withdrawal, and the emotional pain. The reason being – you probably weren’t aware that you could get withdrawal from pain medication. Maybe you were like many people who viewed pain medication like anything else – a simple prescription from a doctor that you really did not want to take. 

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Topics: ADDICTION, substance use, a