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Alternative Families in Recovery

Alternative Families in Recovery: Fictive Kin Relationships Among Residents of Sober Living Homes Kevin C. Heslin, Alison B. Hamilton, Trudy K. Singzon, James L. Smith and Nancy Lois Ruth Anderson Sober living homes are group residences for people attempting to maintain abstinence from alcohol and drugs in a mutually supportive setting. Residents typically develop strong […]

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Transforming Recovery Services in California

California’s current budget crisis has led to drastic cuts in human services programs, particularly those most needed by those struggling to overcome alcoholism and drug addiction. The crisis highlights a more basic deficiency in service delivery, namely the over-reliance on short-term and expensive treatment services. Most recovery-related (including mental health services) funding from State and […]

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The California Budget Crisis

The California Budget Crisis: A Challenge to the Recovery Community Kevin Heslin and Dave Sheridan The Sober Living Network provides alcohol and drug-free housing for about 25,000 Californians every year. Our diverse resident population includes vulnerable groups such as women with children, U.S. veterans, and previously homeless young adults rejected by their families. The vast […]

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