Tuesday, December 1, 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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The Fire Extinguisher Relapse Prevention Technique

In my 30 years of working with addiction in various levels of care and treatment modalities, I have seen clients who continually relapse even after numerous treatment attempts and continually fail...
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MUSIC THERAPY IN ADDICTIONS TREATMENT

I sit in a small, unadorned room with ten other women—all residents of an addictions treatment facility in Dayton, Ohio. Samia’s hands rest casually on the tubano drum, positioned on the...
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When Helping Hurts

Let’s face it, not all adult children are dysfunctional, any more than all parents are enablers. Many adult children have been raised to have deep respect for their parents and themselves....
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ALCOHOL-RELATED DEATHS RISING, ESPECIALLY AMONG WOMEN

A recent study has found that the rate of alcohol use-related deaths in the U.S. has increased by more than 50% in the past 20 years. According to R. Kathryn McHugh,...
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TOO MANY MOMS MOURNING

In the middle of the dual crisis of COVID-19 and opioid overdose, the systemic racism of our criminal justice system raised its ugly head with the police killings of Breonna Taylor...
Sno Babies - Better Noise Films first trailer to Bridget Smith’s feature film

Sno Babies – Better Noise Films first trailer to Bridget Smith’s feature film

Better Noise Films has released the first trailer to Bridget Smith’s feature film SNO BABIES. The film, produced by Allen Kovac, Mike Walsh and Michael Lombardi, stars Katie Kelly (Game of...
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A ROCKY ROAD TO JOY

I was filthy and smelled horrible. I caught wind of myself occasionally and was repulsed. I was destitute and ashamed. I was living on an apartment building roof top in Manhattan...
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Relapse Warning Signs

Relapse is more than just not using alcohol or drugs. It is the progressive process of becoming so dysfunctional in recovery that self-medication with alcohol or drugs seems like a reasonable...
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Ketamine: The Many Faces of the Chameleon Drug

Because of its many faces, Ketamine has been called the “chameleon drug.” Now, this popular club drug has reappeared on the streets, as a tool for law enforcement. Elijah McClain was a...
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Setting Boundaries: Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself

As anyone who cares about an addict knows, these relationships can be very difficult. The basic challenge for loved ones of addicts of any kind is to continue to care without...

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