Thursday, July 2, 2020

Addiction

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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Seven Reasons Addiction and Trauma Are Related – A Strong Relationship

The field of addiction is becoming more and more aware of the connection between addiction and trauma. This relationship is a vital one. Research has proven this. Studies have shown that...
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DEPRESSION AND ADDICTION

Many individuals with addiction to alcohol or other drugs also suffer from co-occurring depressive disorders. When someone has both disorders independently of the other, each is considered a “primary disorder.” Alternatively,...
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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.”...
drunk mother lying on couch

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...
Human Brain

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...
TEENS DRINKING BEER

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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