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Importance of Your Social Environment in Recovery

From the Show: Rewired Radio
Summary: The right roommate can make all the difference when you’re focused on sobriety.
Air Date: 10/3/16
Duration: 27
Guest Bio: Jesse Sandler, LCSW
Jesse-SandlerJesse Sandler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy for people in addiction recovery. He works at a dual-diagnosis intensive outpatient program and has a small private practice in Los Angeles.

Most recently, Jesse created MySoberRoommate, a new, free online community for sober people to find likeminded roommates. Aware of the crucial role that one’s living environment plays in maintaining a clean lifestyle, and frustrated that his clients had nowhere to search for and connect with sober roommates, Jesse decided to make one.

He believes that through hard work, commitment, and hope, people can and do get better.
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Importance of Your Social Environment in Recovery
When we talk about recovery, the conversation is usually focused on the internal work needed to get on track.

Your physical and social environments are just as important if you want to stay on a healthy path.

With rents rising all across the country, most of us need to live with a roommate. The right roommate can make all the difference when you’re focused on sobriety.

Jesse Sandler, LCSW, created My Sober Roomate, a free online community that makes it easy for sober people to connect with like-minded roommates.

Jesse shares why he created My Sober Roommate and explains the pivotal role environments play in recovery.

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