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The Strength of Positive Community

Live Free Structured Sober Living Staff have worked to create peer ran community founded off of the spiritual principle of Unity. The philosophy of Live Free is that of the men of the house holding each other accountable with love and compassion. Men provide each other feedback on a daily basis on areas that they believe are, or could be troublesome. Men are encouraged by staff and each other to respect one another at all times, even when there are disagreements in the house. When disagreements arise that the men themselves cannot work through staff trained in Crisis Intervention will step in and facilitate a mediation. Being proactive in preventing negativity from spreading within the community is a top priority for staff. It does not take long for a small resentment amongst men to spread throughout the entire house.

Each week in the Community Meeting on Thursday nights the group facilitator encourages men to hold each other accountable, and discuss conflicts amongst one another. The facilitators goal of each week is to reestablish a foundation of unity. When the men have a sense of being united they are easily able to push aside conflicts, and work together to establish long-lasting recovery. This unity is achieved by not only the men holding each other accountable for their actions, but offering their fellows assistance in any manner necessary for them to overcome their difficulties.

Through Positive Community, the challenges of early Recovery begin to look like small tasks instead of large barriers. Where life’s problems use to pile up on individuals, now the Unity that men find in one another can become a vital tool in their recoveries here at Live Free. The power of Unity and togetherness can brighten up anyone’s life.

Our Open House Was A HUGE Success!

The Live Free Structured Sober Living Open House was a big success for us and for the city of Manchester, NH. A huge thanks goes out to all that came out and supported us! Check out the local media coverage here:

‘Live Free’ Has Opened Its Doors!

Today begins a new chapter in the book of addiction recovery in New Hampshire. Actually, Live Free Structured Sober Living is one of several new recovery supports being introduced locally at a crucial time during this horrifying addiction epidemic. So, in a time when unfocused anger and reactive politics shroud public understanding of addiction and of recovery, Live Free has been quietly building a nest from the strongest elements available. We have been improving upon our years of experience in the field of residential aftercare for men. We have been reimagining the client experience in a way that involves his whole being, his family, and his community. And we have been tightly binding a committed team of peers in recovery and a forward-thinking community around a singular cause: Freedom from the need for relief through mind-altering substances.

Today marks the beginning of a process for a first handful of recovering men that cultivates their inner strengths while filling gaps between each man’s good intentions and his unintended actions.

Today marks Day One of a talented team of staff that gets out of bed thinking of new ways to improve conditions and to help residents over the divide between inpatient treatment and lifelong, sustained recovery.

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