Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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.

Drug-Free New Jersey Unveils Campaign

Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey Unveils Campaign in Times Square to Raise Awareness...

The New Campaign Encourages Vital Family Communication Regarding the Opioid Epidemic and COVID-19 Pandemic MILLBURN, NJ — The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) today announced the unveiling of a new public...
OREGON DRUG

NEW OREGON DRUG POLICY MAKES WAVES IN RECOVERY COMMUNITIES

By following public health models rolled out in Portugal, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, Oregon is spearheading a new attempt to improve the ongoing opioid epidemic. Oregon has particularly high rates of substance...
Winners and Boozers

Winners and Boozers

When I asked her if she thought it was wise for her to go on drinking since her father had become diabetic and that alcohol turns to sugar, the look on...
INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT

INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT TO TREATMENT IS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL

“After a one year drop in 2018, U.S. opioid overdose deaths increased again in 2019, topping 50,000 for the first time according to the CDC.” (Associated Press 10-22-2020) There were 82,000...
family celebrating thanksgiving

Staying Strong, Sober and Sane on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the ever-stressful holiday season. It’s a challenging time of year for everyone, and especially for people in recovery. Family events—both large and small—can be stressful,...
struggling woman upset and crying

Untreated Mental Illness May Repeatedly Trigger Relapse to Substance Use

It’s not uncommon to find that individuals suffering with substance addictions also often have other mental health problems, such as depression or anxiety. It’s not always clear which came first, but...
women speaking about stigmatizing language

Stigmatizing Language- Changing the Way We Talk About Substance Use

On the initiative of a graduate social work intern, McLean is looking closely at the language used to talk and write about addiction. Jessica Lareau, a graduate social work intern in the Center...
eric clapton playing guitar

The Public Anguish of Eric Clapton

Drugs were a part of the 70’s scene, symbolic of rebellion, individualism, and the culture of the times. While legendary guitarist Eric Clapton is recognized for his role in influencing the...
12steps leading to the sky

The Twelve First Steps

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. ~The First Step of AA’s 12 Steps   My name is Sue and I am an alcoholic. I started drinking in my...
people in recovery attending meeting

Groups in Residential Treatment and IOP – What is their purpose?

Anyone who has been in an alcohol and drug rehab and/or has attended IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) sessions know that there are regularly scheduled and mandatory ‘groups.’  These can be run...

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