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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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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

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

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

Relapse is Not a Part of Recovery at Sees the Day Recovery House in PA

Posted by David Dunkle

Sep 10, 2015 1:20:56 PM

We aren’t denying that addiction to substances might be a disease of the brain. Yet, we want to inspire you to become something greater than you ever thought possible. Our beliefs are in alignment with the 12 steps, and we require you to go to 90 meetings in 90 days. Yet, we will continue to tell you that relapse is not part of recovery at Sees the Day recovery house in PA.

This will give you the inner strength and ability to grasp onto your will power which will increase your self-control. This self-control is a powerful spiritual tool that will help you overcome any potential genetic predispositions to substance abuse as well as any disease of the brain you may be experiencing.

The body and brain is undoubtedly affected by a variety of toxic substances – not just drugs and alcohol. You might feel weak at first, especially while you are detoxing. Whether you feel withdrawal pains and suffering, or not, your body needs time to recover.

You need to give yourself that time to clear your mind and purify your soul of your previous life experiences with substance addiction. You are probably wondering how you can accomplish this. We are going to give you a few ideas.

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Topics: Recovery House, recovery, sees-the-day

Addicted and in Need of a Sober House in PA

Posted by Jason Ohrum

Jun 15, 2015 1:05:00 AM

If you are coming out of rehab, it’s a good idea to transfer right into a sober house. Detox and rehab is the ‘easy’ part. Recovery takes hard work. You don’t want anything to get in your way after spending all of that time and effort in rehab do you? If you are addicted and in need of a sober house in PA, it will bridge the gap between rehab and recovery. Make plans before going into rehab to enter a sober house in PA – if at all possible.
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Topics: recovery, sober house in PA

The Difference Between Surrender and Resignation in Recovery

Posted by David Dunkle

May 18, 2015 11:15:03 AM

In the Narcotics Anonymous Step Working Guides, it says, “There’s a huge difference between resignation and surrender. Resignation is what we feel when we’ve realized we’re addicts but haven’t yet accepted recovery as the solution to our problem…Surrender, on the other hand, is what happens after we’ve accepted the First Step as something that is true for us and have accepted that recovery is the solution” (1998, p.6).

It’s possible to surrender and resign at the same time. There’s also the choice of surrendering and fighting for what you want.

Are you willing to go to any lengths to obtain your sobriety and recovery through the 12 steps of Narcotics Anonymous?

How do you know the difference between surrender in resignation in recovery? Your personal journey of recovery…

Let’s take a look at some examples.

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Topics: recovery, narcotics anonymous, resignation, surrender, 12 steps

How to Enjoy Life While Living Sober

Posted by David Dunkle

Mar 29, 2015 12:00:00 AM

You must take steps in order to live the life you really want. It isn’t going to fall out of the sky. Faith does not hope, pray, and wish only – faith takes action. Just like you took action every time you went out to cop your drug of choice, you also must take action to enjoy life while living sober.

We are going to give you some tips on how to enjoy life while living sober. You do not have to put these into action in any certain order. Just memorize them and use them when the time is right for you.

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Topics: Living Sober, recovery, enjoy life

Living Sober in The Present Moment

Posted by David Dunkle

Mar 24, 2015 5:12:00 PM

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha
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Topics: Living Sober, recovery, present moment, sobriety