Justin K. – Alumni

It's never a great moment in one's life to admit defeat. After 3 years of white knuckling a disease that was doing push ups in the parking lot, I finally hit my bottom.  My life burnt down to the ground after one night of heavy drinking. To say that I was scared of myself would be an understatement. I could not imagine life with alcohol, and I couldn't imagine without it. I had no place to go, homeless, helpless, and afraid. Some say that is the best place to be because you are teachable at that...
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Eddie M.

      Like others, I've had several experiences in state-mandated rehab and sober living facilities. For the last three years, I've considered myself to be serious about my recovery and have still had numerous relapses in that time. No different from other relapses, I sought out rescue from the misery and hopelessness of my addiction. A senior resident of the Power House was able to contact me through social media and help me secure a place.       Aside from the comforts of this facility, their...
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Alex N.

Life had beaten me down pretty well over the past few years.  My chemical dependency, coupled with severe depression had brought me to a place that I could not see a way out of, on my own.   Over the past decade or so, I have lived in 3 different half way/sober houses, and not lasted, nor wanted to remain in any longer than a couple of days to a couple of weeks.  Upon arriving at The Power House, I was immediately struck by the positivity and upbeat attitudes of those that lived there.  From the...
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Structure in Recovery by Joy Anderson

STRUCTURE - There’s simplified plan that is frequently introduced in the drug and alcohol treatment environment -  the blanket structure of simple order is implemented and seems to work pretty well for most people.  Speaking from experience - very  simple, very easy was a fantastic combo and I was blessed to have the latitude to take advantage of it at the time.  Life can be fast and hard - get a cute helmet and keep things simple and easy to manage as long as you can - you’ll thank yourself in ...
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Random Acts

7 Easy Random Acts of Kindness from Joy Anderson   Random Acts of Kindness are an very easy way to lift someone up and subsequently make yourself feel good.  Here are some of favorites that you can go out and do right now!  You can start these while you’re still in a treatment program and continue the rest of your life making people feel good. SMILE! In a world where there is so much negativity, comparison and judgement, don’t forget to smile!  It’s simple - just smile.  Smile whe...
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Sober Sounds

Recovery Unplugged click here to listen Recovery Unplugged™ Treatment Center is a rehab facility in Florida that specializes in a rehabilitation approach that is unique, long-lasting, and truly individualized. We combine traditional and cognitive behavioral rehabilitation approaches by using music as a catalyst to break down defenses to help facilitate, motivate and inspire the change necessary for long-term recovery and sobriety.
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Recovery Research

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism   Click to visit site NIAAA is the lead agency in the United States for research on alcohol abuse, alcoholism, and other health effects of alcohol. As a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIAAA is funded by the U.S. government.  Guided by our mission to lead the nation’s research efforts on alcohol use and abuse, NIAAA supports research conducted within the Institute, as...
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Winning the Lottery

If it is true that 10% of our population has a propensity to alcoholism and/or drug addiction then if you are one of the folks that happen to be in  treatment, or in a recovery environment then Congratulations - YOU HAVE WON THE LOTTERY!!!! It goes like this - I live in Houston, Texas and within the Greater Houston area there is approximately 6,220,000 people, plus or minus a few undocumented folks, living and getting along in their lives. Ten percent of this number is 622,000. Wow, that is a l...
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