Bro Grabs | Fun & Friends in Sobriety

By Michael A Tree House Staff Let’s face it, hugs can be weird. As men, we don’t typically hug each other. John Wayne wasn’t a hugger, and that’s a “real man.” Let’s take a look at this though.. When we see a friend we have this innate desire to grab …

Recipe for Healthy Living

By Justin McMillen Founder & CEO “Is there a specific way in which to live my life, have my thoughts, and interact with the world around me that will cause me to wake up everyday feeling fulfilled, happy with who I am, what I am, and how I live?” We …

Cheers to New Friends

Graduate Blog: a travel, health and personal evolution lifestyle blog. By Ryan Howsley Graduate I’m the type of guy that hates the big crowds, bumper to bumper traffic, and the chaos of the big city. I have never really felt comfortable in a big group setting and I always felt …

Trusting in Your Other Half

Graduate Blog: a travel, health and personal evolution lifestyle blog. By Ryan Howsley Graduate Living in a self-converted van is a continuous work in progress. It never feels like the van is completely finished and the more time we spend in it the more ideas we get to build (or …

On the Road to Relapse

By Robert Mo Tree House Staff Sober? Or abstaining from substances? Unpredictable relapse? Or set up behavior that lead back to active addiction? How many attempts at sobriety do you have? I accumulated at least half a dozen sobriety dates before achieving over 4 years and counting of continuous sobriety. …

Movement is Your Medicine

By Ryan Bain Tree House Staff Most of us have spent our entire lives being sold on ideas and products that we hope are the remedy for whichever ailment we happen to be struggling with at that time.  However, many of us fail to recognize the truth in the idea …

Tobacco is Wacko

Graduate Blog: a travel, health and personal evolution lifestyle blog. By Ryan Howsley Graduate I’ve been sober or just over two and a half years now and have been able to put aside all of my nasty habits except for one- chewing tobacco. I chewed all day, every day, only …

I Found Myself in Baja, Mexico

Graduate Blog: a travel, health and personal evolution lifestyle blog. By Ryan Howsley Graduate Watching, reading, and listening to the media about the dangers of Baja can make the hairs on your back stand up and quickly stray any person away from even thinking about making the trip. I know …

Why Can’t I Get Sober?

By Keith W Tree House Staff Birds fly, fish swim, I get high. I am simply incapable of living a drug-free life. That’s all there is to it. I’ve tried everything. I’ve worked the steps honestly and enthusiastically. I’ve gone to long-term treatment — 12-step based and alternative. I don’t …

Gym on the Go

Graduate Blog: a travel, health and personal evolution lifestyle blog. By Ryan Howsley Graduate Forget about your typical gym set up — its gone. Forget about having a standard/daily routine — also gone. Welcome to my world of creative workouts that must endure through the elements. Long gone are the …

Meditation or Medication?

By Dan Delabre Tree House Staff Between the ages of four and seventeen, I underwent six operations due to injury and illness. I learned very quickly that I enjoyed the phenomenon of being “put under.” The state of euphoria, bliss, and complete contentment was pleasant beyond anything I had ever …

Bon Apetit

Graduate Blog: a travel, health and personal evolution lifestyle blog. By Ryan Howsley Graduate Exploring, traveling, and living in a van have had their fair share of rewards and a brand new set of daily challenges. Each day, my girlfriend and I are forced to eat with intention, and must …

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Graduate Blog: a travel, health and personal evolution lifestyle blog. By Ryan Howsley Graduate I’m currently two years sober and I am having the time of my life. Two months ago, I left the comforts of my structured day-to-day routine and have embarked on a new alternative lifestyle – full …

Tree House in the Huffington Post

As the Co-Founder of WeRecover, the world’s first online booking engine for addiction recovery centers (essentially Hotels.com for rehab), my co-founder Max Jaffe and I have seen thousands of people go through hundreds of treatment programs and we have learned a great deal about what somebody suffering from addiction should …

Introducing the Tree House Blog

Welcome to the Tree House Blog! We will be sharing our experience and expertise in order to help people lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. We will be regularly posting essays, resources, research and videos. Posts are written by Tree House staff along with graduates. Check back often for updates and …