Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Heroin And The Age Of Jazz

Although only a select portion of his repertoire was about drug use, Cab Calloway inscribed  an important footnote to the underbelly of jazz. The film International House captured Calloway performing “Reefer Man” (Brunswick, 1932), a tune about a man who enjoyed marijuana cigarettes. “He...

Using Psychoeducation Materials For Co-occurring Disorders

Like a Storm Substance use starts out as a light mist, a gentle drizzle, occasionally drinking or using in a seemingly harmless fashion. However, with even a casual glance, one can see ominous storm clouds building and feel the accelerated gusts of wind. For some,...

How Could I Wish It Had Been An Overdose?

My husband and I had just had dinner at a restaurant when he got a call on his mobile phone. The officer who called said they’d meet us in the parking lot and didn’t say what it was about. When they did arrive, I...


My Dear Child, I miss you. I ache for you to fill your place in my life. Will I ever again feel your hug? Hear your laugh? See you proud? I don’t want you to be an addict. I don’t want you to push me away....

My Child is an Addict: A Parent-to-Parent Podcast

Each week, a group of parents warmly greet each other as we meet in a townhouse office building on the east side of Manhattan in New York City. Many different groups gather here, including those attending AA and Al-Anon meetings, sibling groups, and others...

Is Technology Use a Risk To Sobriety?

For many individual’s addiction is confounding, frustrating and destructive. Whether it’s sugar, caffeine, nicotine, shopping, gambling, alcohol or drugs, it seems no one is exempt. Everyone struggles with something. For many, involvement in these behaviors doesn’t appear to cause an issue. However, for many,...


You are not alone; suicidal ideation occurs when someone is considering taking his or her own life. It is the constant dwelling and preoccupation with suicide that heightens the risk. It is this state of being preoccupied with such matters that increase the probability...

You Were Never Meant To Be Here

Several months ago, I had the unexpected privilege of sharing my heart with a room full of folks battling and in various stages of recovery from drug, alcohol, and other addictions at a residential treatment facility in the Mountain West. It was the last...

Oxycontin Heir To Market Opiate To People Addicted To Oxycontin

When and where does this insanity end?! Just when I thought I’d seen it all, that I’ve heard the most outlandish words ever to pass over a persons lips or witnessed with my own eyes the most despicable act a human being could commit,...

College Mental Health: A Checklist For Parents

Approximately four million students will enroll in college for the first time this year, and the transition to university life can be overwhelming. Coupled with the known fact that many mental health issues often emerge during an individual’s early twenties, with the onset of...


Compassion is ultimately the ability to completely understand and share in the feelings of another. It is a powerful tool that redirects blame and shame. Its intentions are to help the individual make a healthy connection to the problems that lay before them ultimately...

For The Families

“This was written by someone I met a few weeks back who prefers to remain anonymous..” ~Patricia I’m sending you this letter because I’ve read some of the articles in The Sober World and I think your magazine does a great service to the community....

The Interplay Between Borderline Personality Disorder And Addictive Illness

I have a beloved patient whose millennial daughter has proudly embraced her diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder stating that understanding this diagnosis has notably enhanced her self-awareness and capacity for forgiveness both of herself and, yes, of others. I am one of the first...

Regulation of Depression By a New Type of Brain Stimulation In Addicted Patients: Reedeming Joy

Depression is also known as clinical depression and major depressive disorder (MDD). This severe medical illness affects 15 million American adults every year or about 5-8% of the adult population of the US. Women are nearly twice as likely as men to develop major...

Krokodil: “The World’s Deadliest Drug”

Like an alien spore oozing from a sci-fi film, krokodil has emerged as one of the worst drugs of abuse. Called “the Zombie Drug,” and “The World’s Deadliest Drug,” krokodil is the nightmare scenario that officials hoped would never happen. But, it has. And...


Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers offers addiction services from medically monitored detox, residential rehabilitation and outpatient aftercare services, providing a full continuum of care. We work with most commercial insurers, offer 24/7 admissions and complimentary ground transportation. We have locations in Lancaster County, PA and Palm Beach County, FL. as well as the future opening of Retreat at Southern Connecticut in New Haven, CT. At Retreat we pride ourselves in providing a compassionate and spiritual environment for those struggling with addiction in a secure and comfortable setting with dedicated and caring staff.

Wayside House in Delray Beach has since 1974 offered residential and outpatient services, plus day/night services for women 18 and older suffering from addiction and co-occurring conditions such as eating disorders. In addition to therapeutic services, we provide a wide range of holistic programs including equine, art and horticulture therapy, parenting, yoga and meditation. We also have a full-service employment preparation and placement program.

The recovery industry is experiencing faster changes today than they have ever experienced in the history of addiction. These changes and challenges will undoubtedly create an industry that does not look anything like it does today. I am Jeffrey Lynne, and I have been advocating for the rights of those in recovery since I began working in private practice.

At Beachway Therapy Center we understand that there may not be a second chance at recovery so we strive to be the last treatment program you will need.  By providing a continuum of care, from PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) to Outpatient services, we can offer a fully individualized treatment plan that meets the clinical and medical needs of each client.

First Step is a detoxification center providing personalized care and assistance for patients dealing with various types of substance abuse. Our team has many years of experience helping people successfully recover using proven protocols to detox.

The Delray Center is one of the most advanced outpatient treatment centers in the United States. The Center incorporates the most effective evidence based psychological and medical therapies to provide comprehensive outpatient treatment of Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Major Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Trauma, Personality Disorders, and Addiction.

CenterPointe Hospital, located near St. Louis in the beautiful rolling hills along the Missouri River, provides a full continuum of addiction treatment at our Changing Pointe Addiction Treatment Center including detox, 4 weeks of residential treatment, outpatient treatment, medication-assisted treatment, family support groups and aftercare for life. Our dedicated and highly trained staff provide treatment that addresses the complexities of addiction as well as underlying mental health issues that often accompany addiction such as depression, anxiety, trauma and other emotional issues. Let this be your changing point in life! For more information call 800-345-5407

The Florida House Experience is a nationally recognized, dually accredited behavioral health treatment facility that offers the newest treatment options for both addiction and mental health. Our mission is to provide safe, effective, medically integrated behavioral healthcare to revitalize brain function and restore health to patients and their families. We deliver innovative therapies including neuro rehab to inspire patients and families to pursue healthy, productive lives.

Family Center for Recovery treats adolescents, adults and pregnant women for mental health and substance use disorders. In all of Florida, we are the only owned and operated by a triple board certified psychiatrist. We offer residential inpatient care, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient and outpatient care. Transitional living facilities are also provided for patients that advance through our program, along with a free alumni program that includes all kinds of fun events and activities.

Our outpatient drug and alcohol treatment center offers a variety of programs for addiction treatment including holistic and treatment for substance abuse.



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Codependence In Men



We are a nation in crisis. There is hardly a family that has not been affected by addiction. The statistics on the matter of...




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The recovery industry is experiencing faster changes today than they have ever experienced in the history of addiction. These changes and challenges will undoubtedly create an industry that does not look anything like it does today. I am Jeffrey Lynne, and I have been advocating for the rights of those in recovery since I began working in private practice.

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

When substance abuse or drug addiction affects a friend or member of your family, there is a legal procedure that allows you to confidentially request a court order for assessment, stabilization and treatment. In Florida, this procedure is called “The Marchman Act.” This measure provides court-ordered consequences if the person does not follow the court’s directives.

Emotionally Naked is a growing village of changemakers focused on all the taboo subjects no wants to talk about: mental illness, addiction, suicide, and grief. The site is in memory of Charles Aubrey Rogers who died by suicide 6/5/2015 in Richmond, Virginia. He suffered from depression and addiction


Not All Aftercare Programs Are The Same! We will help you build a foundation tailored to your specific needs that will support and promote your recovery with evidenced – based and scientifically proven therapies. Help in just one phone call away 786-271-5732.

Florida Center for Recovery (FCR) provides supervised medical detox and rehab programs to treat alcoholism, drug addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders such as PTSD, depression and anxiety. Our 72-bed rehab facility, accredited and certified by The Joint Commission, sets the standard for the delivery of the safe and effective care of the highest quality and value for our clients.

Bluff Plantation Augusta, GA
Positive Sobriety Institute Chicago, ILL
Malibu Beach Recovery Centers Malibu, CA

We are a national organization- with meetings throughout the U.S. Parents with a child addicted to drugs and/or alcohol can find hope in a support program called Parents of Addicted Loved-ones (PAL). Meetings are held around the U.S. and are expanding monthly. PAL meetings are open to anyone of any faith or background as our primary goal is to provide hope through education and support for parents dealing with addicted loved ones. The guiding principles of PAL are confidentiality, respect, acceptance and support. Differences in opinion are embraced without judgment and suggestions are offered in lieu of advice. Members are encouraged to “take what works and leave the rest.” Everyone experiences the journey at their own pace and is supported by the group regardless.

Desert Rose has created a gender-specific, long-term treatment program designed to help people overcome addiction and reclaim their lives. Addiction is always accompanied by emotional and spiritual scars. We don’t believe complete recovery is possible without addressing the issues that caused the addiction in the first place; this is what we call Soul-Centered Treatment ™. The average length of stay at Desert Rose is about 90 days, and many of our clients stay with us for a year or longer. We take the time to know and love every person who walks through our door.

Futures of Palm Beach is an addiction treatment center located in Tequesta, FL, providing residential and aftercare treatment for those suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction and co-occurring disorders and is the centerpiece of the Futures Recovery Healthcare platform. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to live a healthy life, which is why our fully credentialed and experienced staff provides unparalleled addiction treatment to serve each person’s unique journey towards a lifetime of recovery.

The Recovery Research Network (TRRN) is a licensed outpatient adult substance use disorder treatment facility in Lake Worth, Florida. TRRN has developed a treatment platform that includes a health outcome tracking evaluation software to individualize treatment in order to mitigate relapse and support long-term recovery.  TRRN offers comprehensive substance use disorder treatment, including medication to support recovery as appropriate.  Additionally, The Recovery Research Network Foundation (TRRNF), a 501(3)(c), is active in engaging the local community to reduce the stigma, increase education, and support chronic disease management.

Palm Beach Outpatient Detox specializes in the personal and direct
treatments for the detoxification of opiates, alcohol and benzodiazepines.
Our success is based on treating both the physical and psychosocial
components of addiction.  Not only does Dr. Scanlan tailor and closely
monitor each patient’s detoxification from drugs or alcohol based on each
patient’s particular medical needs, he also helps each patient begin a life
of sobriety by introducing them to the principles of recovery.