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INTERVENTION: THE JOHNSON MODEL

When Vernon Johnson wrote I’ll Quit Tomorrow in 1973, and Intervention: How to Help Someone Who Doesn’t Want Help in 1986, his radical ideas were met with resistance from many groups....

CONFRONTING NARCISSISTIC ABUSE

We’re all capable of abuse when we’re frustrated or hurt. We may be guilty of criticizing, judging, withholding, and controlling, but some abusers, including narcissists, take abuse to a different level....

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

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...

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...

SMART: Raison D’etre And An Introduction

A short time ago I asked Patricia Rosen, Publisher of The Sober World, if an article on SMART (self-management and recovery training) might be in order. An introduction was suggested. So,...

Plant Based Medicines That Can Change Addiction Treatment As We Know It

Mark Twain once famously said that, ‘truth is stranger than fiction.’ That pretty much sums up my thoughts on how we treat addiction here in the U.S. There are things about...
ibogaine

COMBINING IBOGAINE AND AFTERCARE TO OVERCOME ADDICTION

There is extraordinary news for people struggling to rid themselves of an addiction. It’s a naturally occurring plant medicine called Ibogaine that is a detox agent. Ibogaine offers an unusual experience...
PETS IN RECOVERY

Pets In Recovery

People have heartrending stories when they reminisce with their collection of, “Susie Q was the best dog…” or “I adored my cat Sammy…” We all remember that fi rst neighborhood kitten...

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM NEW OPIOID DRUG POLICY (PART 3 OF 3)

This is the third installment of this article. The previous articles can be found at www.thesoberworld.com In Part 1 of this article, I examined the first two prongs of the administration’s proposed...

TRAUMA THEN AND NOW (PART 3 OF 3)

In Part 1 and Part 2 we learned what trauma is, the history of trauma and the underlying causes. The Addiction/Trauma Connection Although I have worked with many patients over the years that...

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