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Recovery Housing still not a priority

Posted by on December 28, 2019 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)
We are interested in hearing from you in the community about what you think is needed in Southern Wisconsin in terms of housing for individuals who are in recovery or seeking to live in recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Bill Lauer's Remarks at the April 21 Listening Day

Posted by on April 22, 2016 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (2)

Hello, I am Bill Lauer. . I am a person in long term Recovery. I am the founder of Friends of Recovery WI, which advocates for recovery housing and I earn my living being a landlord. I understand the housing issue. The term “sober house” or Sober Living’ is an umbrella term that has come to mean a lot of different things. SO I want to clear that up first. I use the term “recovery residence” to describe a residence where people self-identify as being in recovery...

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Paul Molloy's Testimony to the Joint Finance Committee

Posted by on March 12, 2016 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (2)

Oxford House, Inc. • 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 300 • Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

A 501[c][3] organization listed on the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices [NREPP] • Tel. 301-587-2916

Statement of J. Paul Molloy

Cofounder and CEO of Oxford House, Inc.

Oxford House, Inc., the national 501[c][3] umbrella organization for all individual Oxford

Houses, is very interested in develo...

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NEWS RELEASE - Budget Funding Sought

Posted by on March 19, 2015 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

News Release Contact: Mr. Bill Lauer 608-213-2964 March 20, 2015 Mr. Gary Goyke 608-219-5237

For Immediate Release


Budget Funding Sought for Oxford House Expansion in Wisconsin


Supporters and residents of Oxford Houses in Wisconsin are testifying in the Joint Finance Committee hearings around the state to educate the public and legislators about the Oxford House program and to see...

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Editorial by Bill Lauer, Founder of Friends of Recovery, Inc.

Posted by on February 23, 2015 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Safe housing a must for long term Sobriety

When I was in treatment, I was advised to not go back to my hometown Milwaukee, where I used drugs. My using was so wrapped up in so many neighborhoods there; I knew I couldn’t find a place to live without temptation. My using history was all around me. I was very lucky to find a well-run sober house in another state to call home for 3 months after my insurance ran out. I was a...

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Real Recovery is Always Developmental

Posted by on September 3, 2014 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I just found this....take a minute to read it! 

Methadone Overdose Deaths

Posted by on May 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

This CDC article is 2 years old, but still relevant.  And still frightening.

High-Functioning Alcoholics

Posted by on May 2, 2014 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)


Many of us know someone who is, or likes to think they are, a 'high functioning alcoholic.'

This person is usually a well-respected professional, a leader in the community, and spends substantial amounts of time working at various charities. It breaks my heart to know that unless this person WANTS to get better, this disease will kill him or her.  But not before it destroys their health, their self-esteem, their career, their children, their spouse, their ...

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