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The Sober World helps people that are addicted to a particular substance, thing or activity. Readers can learn what addiction is, how to treat their addiction and where they can go for help.Families can learn about the different drugs their loved ones are addicted to, and how to help them.

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Addiction Alongside Other Mental Health Disorders

Addiction to drugs or alcohol often coexists with one or more other mental health conditions. A 2018 study found that nearly 48% of American adults with a substance use disorder had...
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Substance Use and Risk-taking Behaviors – What Parents Need to Know

“It could be the ugliest person in the world; someone we wouldn’t think twice about if we were sober, but we’d go to bed with if we were high or intoxicated.”...
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Alcoholic Hell: One Drink Too Many

Channeling writers William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, and Philip K. Dick, Josh Brolin, in a brutally honest Instagram rant, described his passage into alcoholic hell: Drunk: when you think you’re having a...
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The Truth About Why Your Brain Drives Your Behavior and Addiction

Richard, 38 years old, had gone to twelve addiction treatment programs and failed every one of them. He really wanted to quit. He went to AA but was so...
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Is Alcoholism More Difficult to Treat than other Diseases?”

Alcohol can certainly be more challenging to treat than other substances for several reasons. One is that it there is a longer continuum that is affected by genetic and...
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Saving Your Loved Ones from Addiction By Treating the Disease in the Brain and...

Across America today, families are faced with unparalleled challenges from social media, peer pressure, financial insecurity, health issues, pervasive anxiety and inordinate stress which opens the door to darkness...
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Naltrexone Therapy for Addiction Recovery

This opioid blocking agent can save lives. What is Naltrexone Therapy? Naltrexone is non-addictive/non-narcotic FDA approved medication that blocks the brain’s receptors for...
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The Deaths of Prince and Tom Petty: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Fentanyl is a powerful narcotic painkiller known to be 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. It can easily paralyze the chest wall and stop a person from...
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Trauma, Addiction, and the Community

For many individuals in recovery self-help groups have evolved to give encouragement, support, and understanding to individuals who face lifelong trauma. Support groups outline a way of living that...
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GUIDE TO SOBRIETY DURING THE HOLIDAYS

If you think you are at risk for substance misuse, be realistic about how the holidays can increase your anxiety and stress and lead to dangerous behavior

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