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This is Why We Work | Sober Living Alumni | November 2019

This is Why We Work | Sober Living Alumni | November 2019

Sober Living Alumni Spotlight A very, very Happy Thanksgiving to our entire Surfside family! During this holiday season, we reflect on just how grateful we are for the Surfside community and how much it has grown over the last few years.  All of your unwavering...

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Meth Related Overdoses on the Rise, Report Says

Meth Related Overdoses on the Rise, Report Says

Fentanyl Remains Top-Dog, but Meth Related Overdoses Surge The opioid epidemic has claimed the lives of thousands of sick and suffering addicts over the past several years.  As we have seen over the past few months, fentanyl has been the leading culprit in the...

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NFL and Drug Addiction: Darren’s Story

NFL and Drug Addiction: Darren’s Story

NFL and Drug Addiction: Darren Waller If you are an avid football fan or fantasy football guru, the name Darren Waller might ring a bell. At a relatively thin tight end position, the Oakland Raider has nearly eclipsed the 500 receiving yard mark at the midway point of...

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$260 Million Settlement in Federal Opioid Trial

$260 Million Settlement in Federal Opioid Trial

Settlement Reached Prior to First Federal Opioid Trial The opioid epidemic has claimed the lives of over 400,000 Americans in the past twenty years. Earlier this morning, Cuyahoga and Summit counties agreed to a tentative settlement against drug makers and...

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SAMHSA Sober Living Guidelines and Best Practices: Part Two

SAMHSA Sober Living Guidelines and Best Practices: Part Two

Sober Living Guidelines: Part Two Anddd we're back! It's time to circle back and review SAMHSA's Sober Living Guidelines and Best Practices.  Today, we are going to outline Principles 6-10.  If you missed Part One, which covers Principles 1-5, you can check it out...

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This is Why We Work | Sober Living Alumni | October 2019

This is Why We Work | Sober Living Alumni | October 2019

October 2019 Sober Living Alumni Spotlight The sweet, sweet smell of Fall.  It's time to curl up in front of the fire with your blanket and hot tea to enjoy another edition of the Surfside Alumni Spotlight. In this month's issue, we sat down with a former Surfside...

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SAMHSA Sober Living Guidelines and Best Practices: Part One

SAMHSA Sober Living Guidelines and Best Practices: Part One

What are Sober Living Guidelines? At the micro-level, we have seen a variety of community and local-efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and improve the quality and regulation of sober living residences.  What about at the macro, federal level?  Well, in 2018, the...

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The Mother of an Addict: Insight From a Surfside Mom

The Mother of an Addict: Insight From a Surfside Mom

The Mother of an Addict A mother's love for her son. There are few bonds as strong as the connection between a mother and her son.  When you are a mother of an addict, that love can be tested; but it does not fade away.  That can be said for the entire Surfside...

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Sober Living at the Beach: Could It Improve Mental Health?

Sober Living at the Beach: Could It Improve Mental Health?

Why Might Sober Living at the Beach Work? Remember the last time you visited the beach?  You head down around 10 o'clock in the morning, put your toes in the sand, play some tunes on your radio, and enjoy the smell and scenery of the ocean. You take a deep breath......

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This Is Why We Work | September 2019

This Is Why We Work | September 2019

Surfside Structured Sober Living Alumni Spotlight- September 2019 Wow! What an incredible summer here at Surfside Structured Sober Living.  Our residents have experienced a multitude of exciting and challenging activities all along the east coast.  From camping in the...

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Lost on the Path to Recovery? Try Google Maps

Lost on the Path to Recovery? Try Google Maps

Google Maps And Recovery Resources What a world we live in in 2019.  All of the information we need can be accessed in seconds via a quick swipe across screen or a simple question to Siri.  With immersive technology comes the good and the bad, but it cannot be argued...

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Angels and Demons: Tyler Skaggs Cause of Death Released

Angels and Demons: Tyler Skaggs Cause of Death Released

Tyler Skaggs Cause of Death Revealed On July 1st, authorities found Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs dead in his hotel room.  The team resided in a hotel is Southlake, Texas while on a road trip to play the Texas Rangers.  In the weeks after his death,...

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PSA to Parents: Be on the Lookout for Kratom

PSA to Parents: Be on the Lookout for Kratom

Kratom: The Drug You've Never Heard Of Before Addicts and alcoholics are smart, resourceful, and manipulative.  If our drug of choice is taken from us, we will find another way to get what we need unless presented with a real solution.  If we are subjected to random...

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Active Recovery in Addiction Treatment

Active Recovery in Addiction Treatment

New-Look Addiction Treatment Adapt or Die. A statement as old as time that has now become a driving force in the ever-emerging addiction treatment arena. When you think of addiction treatment, many of you probably imagine an all-white room with flickering industrial...

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The Feel Good Story You Missed: Empowering the Homeless

The Feel Good Story You Missed: Empowering the Homeless

A New-Look Approach to Helping the Homeless We've all been in this situation before... You pull up to a red light and look to your left where you see a man standing in the median with a cardboard sign that reads: Please Help I'm Homeless. At this point, the internal...

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The Addiction Industry: A Dangerous Cycle

The Addiction Industry: A Dangerous Cycle

A Commodity in the Addiction Industry You've seen him before.  The guy standing at the corner of the parking lot with ragged clothes, rustled hair, and scrungy skin.  He has two bags laid next to him that contain all of his possessions. A few feet away rests two empty...

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This is Why We Work | July 2019

This is Why We Work | July 2019

Surfside Alumni Spotlight July 2019 Is it seriously already July? We hope everyone is having a great summer and enjoying the beautiful weather. If you have a few minutes, check out July’s Edition of the Surfside Alumni Spotlight. This month, you will hear the story of...

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Struggling To Get The Day Going? We Have Some Morning Tips

Struggling To Get The Day Going? We Have Some Morning Tips

Do you find yourself struggling to get through the day? We aren’t talking about sobriety, but just every day life stuff?  Are your previous morning tips just not cutting it anymore? Surely you have seen the “Make Your Bed” speech by Admiral William H. McRaven.  This...

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Staying Sober on the 4th of July?  We Have Some Tips For You

Staying Sober on the 4th of July? We Have Some Tips For You

Worried About Staying Sober on the 4th of July? A very happy Fourth of July to our Surfside community and beyond!  We hope you all have a wonderful holiday full of family, food, and a whole lotta fun!  Today is a day to reflect on the history of our great nation, as...

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This Is Why We Work | June 2019

This Is Why We Work | June 2019

June 2019 Sober Living Alumni Summer is finally here! That means it’s time for the June Edition of the Surfside Alumni Spotlight. This month, we will meet Jordon S. and follow his journey from addiction to recovery as a sober living alumni. Enjoy! Jordon grew up on...

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Having Fun in Recovery: It’s Not Just Bowling Anymore

Having Fun in Recovery: It’s Not Just Bowling Anymore

Struggling to Have Fun in Recovery? Getting sober young is not easy.  Many young people phase out of early recovery because they simply cannot accept a new way of life.  A critical obstacle in getting sober young is the delusion that one cannot have any fun without...

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NJ Offering Free Narcan in June

NJ Offering Free Narcan in June

Free Narcan on June 18th In response to the ongoing opioid epidemic, the New Jersey Department of Human Services announced that NJ residents will be able to obtain free Narcan at participating pharmacies. On June 18th, individuals can receive one dose on a...

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