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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.

Time to up the standards

Time to up the standards: part II

In my last article, Time To Up the Standards( January 2017), I wrote about the state the addiction treatment milieu is presently in and emphasized the necessity for increasing standards in...
SUBSTANCE ABUSE IMPAIRMENT FACTOR INTO FAMILY COURT

HOW DOES SUBSTANCE ABUSE IMPAIRMENT FACTOR INTO FAMILY COURT PROCEEDINGS

In last months’ edition of Sober World, we discussed how substance abuse and treatment may factor into divorce and child custody proceedings. In this edition, we discuss the role that substance...
Heroin Epidemic In America

Heroin Epidemic In America

In last month’s The Sober World Magazine, I reviewed the biological, psychological and sociological aspects of the disease of addiction; and differentiated tolerance, dependency and addiction. I also listed ten reasons...
two fingers touching creating a spark

Living In The Moment: From Isolation To Spiritual Connectedness

Through my years of working with people suffering from the disease of addiction, I have found a common experience expressed by most, namely, as the disease progressed, they became isolated not...
Destruction Of An Addiction

What’s Your Fix? The Unstoppable Destruction Of An Addiction

MOST of us are partial to the odd guilty pleasure, whether it’s a sugary treat or an occasional glass of wine. Or perhaps your secret vice is to peep at Facebook while...
When Society Loses Control: A New Challenge To Healthy Recovery

When Society Loses Control: A New Challenge To Healthy Recovery

Ever since the beginnings of my own recovery, I’ve been asking the question “what happens to people after they stop drinking?” I’ve been exploring the terrain of recovery and outlining theories...
mother and young daughter nose to nose

A Mother And Daughter’s Worst Nightmare

Mom: I was born the oldest of seven children in a sweet catholic family. Our parents loved and respected each other and we felt safe in our home. I was a...
ALCOHOLIC PARENT

COPING WITH AN ALCOHOLIC PARENT

“The teenage years are a time to restructure your relationship with your child, but it’s not time to let go and disengage, they still need their mom and dad.” Teen years are...
ADOLESCENTS AND CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY

ADOLESCENTS AND CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY

Adolescents, by nature, struggle with many internal conflicts and often act impulsively, at least in one area of their lives. Their central conflict is their attachment to their parents versus their...
MEDICAL MARIJUANA: 5 MEDICAL MYTHS DEBUNKED

MEDICAL MARIJUANA: 5 MEDICAL MYTHS DEBUNKED

The heated medical marijuana debate still rages through Florida – and it will likely continue until the last voting day in November. Advertisements state the mythical “benefits” of marijuana. These myths...

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