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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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End Your Co-Dependency Now in a PA Sober Living Environment

Posted by David Dunkle

Mar 4, 2015 6:28:00 PM

It’s easy to be pulled down by other people around you. Addicts stick together like glue for the most part…a little too close. This chumminess can end up as a heavy weight upon your soul. There are negative aspects to closeness with other people during active addiction.

Do you argue a lot with your best friend, your companion, or other relative/friend whom you use drugs with and/or live with? Does it seem like the arguments are becoming worse and worse as time goes on? This is a typical sign of co-dependency.

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A Safe PA Sober Living Environment

Posted by David Dunkle

Feb 25, 2015 12:00:00 AM

People, Places, and Things

In order to get and stay clean and sober, you must get away from your past. It is well known in the recovery circles of NA and AA that you must stay away from the previous people, places, and things that you were so well-acquainted with during your drug and/or alcohol use.

Associating with the people and friends you were using with will obviously tempt you to relapse. But going to the places you know so well will trigger a familiar feeling and chemical in your brain. You will associate that feeling with getting high, and will probably want to get high again.

There’s also a small chance that certain things will also trigger your desire to use again such as spoons, needles, and even q-tips. These things may not be completely avoided since they are things you see almost every day. This is why the first two are so important, and why you really do need a safe PA sober living environment.

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