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Addiction and Recovery Information

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Friday Night Insight: From the Darkness to the Light

Friday Night Insight: From the Darkness to the Light

In the first ever edition of Friday Night Insight, a Surfside staff member travels deep into his mind to reflect on his active addiction, and how he finally found the light in the midst of never-ending darkness. From the Darkness to the Light As a young man in...

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An Athlete in Recovery: Adopting a New Mindset

An Athlete in Recovery: Adopting a New Mindset

An Athlete in Recovery You have to surrender. Admit defeat. You lost. Some difficult words to hear for an athlete in recovery. In the competitive world of sports, athletes are groomed, and somewhat programmed, to adopt a mindset that is conducive to consistent...

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From Addiction Treatment to Quarantine: What Do I Do??

From Addiction Treatment to Quarantine: What Do I Do??

Making the Transition from Addiction Treatment to Life in Quarantine If you or a loved one is in addiction treatment, or nearly ready for discharge, you may feel uneasy about reentering into this new life we find ourselves in. There is no doubt, things have changed as...

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This is Why We Work | April 2020

This is Why We Work | April 2020

Surfside Alumni Spotlight Addiction Recovery Story We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during these hectic times. For those of you in recovery, we know that the COVID-19 crisis has brought its fair share of challenges. But do not fret, recovery is still...

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Long Term Addiction Treatment: What to Expect

Long Term Addiction Treatment: What to Expect

What is Long Term Addiction Treatment? Long term addiction treatment is a resource that comes in many forms. There are very few actual "long term addiction treatment" facilities that offer extended daily clinical services, but there are programs that offer addiction...

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This is Why We Work | March 2020

This is Why We Work | March 2020

Sober Living Alumni: Aidan B. Not the best of times around the world, but Surfside is still moving forward in our mission to help young men recover from addiction. We hope everyone in our community is safe, healthy, and hopeful that this too shall pass. Surfside will...

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Philadelphia Opioid Pill Mill Busted

Philadelphia Opioid Pill Mill Busted

Four Arrested in Latest Philadelphia Opioid Pill Mill Late last week, four individuals were arrested in a two-year long Philadelphia opioid pill mill operation. Among the bunch were two doctors, who would write prescriptions in the names of individuals that weren't...

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Quarantined and In Recovery? We Got You Covered

Quarantined and In Recovery? We Got You Covered

New Jersey Shutdown; What Do We Do? As you may have heard, Governor Murphy instituted a mandatory lockdown for the state of New Jersey in response to the Coronavirus spread. If you are in addiction recovery, the news might bring mixed emotions. Maybe you are looking...

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This is Why We Work | Februrary 2020

This is Why We Work | Februrary 2020

Addiction Recovery Success Story: Surfside Structured Sober Living We hope everyone is having an awesome start to the New Year! We have some exciting new projects in the works at Surfside... be sure to check out this month's newsletter with all of the information! But...

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This is Why We Work | January 2020

This is Why We Work | January 2020

Addiction Recovery Success Story from NYC A Happy New Year from all of us here at Surfside! We are looking forward to another successful year of helping young men in their journey to recovery from addiction.  Let's kick off the year with an incredible addiction...

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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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