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Rescued Lives: The Oxford House Approach to Substance Abuse


This paper explains how to start self-run, self-supported recovery houses in your state. It is a simple concept, based on the Oxford House experience, and provides a cost-effective way to help thousands of individuals recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction to avoid a return to addiction by living a comfortable life without the use of alcohol and drugs. Recovering individuals living together in the disciplined environment of an Oxford House in a good neighborhood are almost always able to help each other stay clean and sober without relapse.

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