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Hello and welcome to the News & Reviews section of Sober Nexus!

We realize there are so many websites out there that offer news about addiction and recovery, so we've created something a little different here. The articles on this page focus on positive news reporting, awareness and education, and promoting service providers that we truly believe excel at what they do. The articles here are unique and are not found anyplace else on the internet. Editorials express opinions that are our own and not that of any outside individual, organization, or facility.

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Recovery. Your story. How will you get there?

We all have a story to tell. Some have better stories than others. Many of us have stories that include abuse, hurt, anger, loneliness, and addiction. Sometimes we can't control how our story has unfolded, but we all have the power to write a better story for our future. We saw it this week. Dylan was 22. A tall, rugged Angels baseball fan with a promising future and a daughter on the way. Tragically, his story ended with heroin. His story will be told again and again to those who struggle with opiate addiction: stop now or your story may…
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21st Century Cures Act Combats Opioid Addiction, Alzheimer's, Cancer

The federal government is taking drastic action against opioid addiction this week with a new bill passed by congress and awaiting President Obama's signature. The new bill, called the 21st Century Cares Act, proposes $1 billion for expanded access to drug treatment, research, and prevention. A recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found a sharp rise in fatal overdoses in 2015, with a majority of the deaths linked to fentanyl-laced heroin. Fentanyl is a synthetic opoid that that is up to 50 times more powerful than heroin, and up to 100 times more powerful than morphine.…
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Sober Living Review: A Work In Progress Sober Living for Women

Established in 2007, A Work in Progress is a very hands-on and structured sober living catering to women in Chatsworth, California. Built with a focus toward helping women recover and reintegrate into society, A Work in Progress is owned by Liz Sanchez and operated with the assistance of full-time residential house manager Carla Luna, both of whom are in recovery themselves. Together, Sanchez and Luna currently offer 13 beds in the five-bedroom, four-bath home in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. A second location now offers four additional transitional sober living also in Chatsworth just a few blocks…
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Bringing Awareness to the Prescription Drug Epidemic

Addiction to illegal drugs and the legalization of some controlled substances is often a hot political and social topic. Unfortunately, there is another related issue that commonly gets ignored or written off. Dependence on drugs that are already completely legal all too often goes under the radar. Prescription drug abuse is often one of the most poorly recognized types of addiction. Prescription drugs generally work by either suppressing or promoting chemical reactions in the brain. The most commonly abused types are stimulants, opiates, and sedatives. Sound familiar? Not only do these legal drugs have similar effects and chemical makeups to…
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