San Diego Tag

My name is Pashka, I am a graduate of New Life house and I have three and half years sober. Like many of the graduates, I grew up in sunny San Diego. I come from an amazing family, my parents immigrated here and were able to accomplish exactly what they sought out for, the American Dream. Not only were they able to establish themselves successfully in this country, but were able to provide me, their only son, with everything that they were not able to have themselves.

"Love Yourself. Be Drug Free." is this year's theme for Red Ribbon Week.  Red Ribbon Week was established almost 30 years ago in memory of one man's work towards drug prevention.  Since then, Red Ribbon Week has been recognized nationally as a month for drug prevention and awareness.

Going through a drug rehab program can be challenging, exciting and healing to the individual. While in primary treatment (drug rehab), an individual is supported by counselors and sober clients in a setting that allows one to primarily focus on recovery from drug addiction. But what happens once one completes drug rehab? How can one continue to grow and be supported after the first 30-90 days of sobriety?