Sunday, January 17, 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.

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Living Beyond: WHEN IS AN ADDICT MOST LIKELY TO RELAPSE

The risk of relapse is at its highest when an addict lacks support, accountability, and an ongoing relationship with a mental health professional. While the relationship with the mental professional may...
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RECONSIDERING GENERATION X

We rarely hear about Generation X, those individuals born between 1965 and 1978. Out-muscled by larger masses of Baby Boomers (1946-1964) and Millennials (1979-1995), the voices of Gen X had been...
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MICHAEL’S GIFT

There he was. My precious baby boy. My first child. It was instant love. I was a mother dedicated to doing everything I could for my baby so that...
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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...
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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...
The Basics Of Recovery Guidance: Step Eleven

Back To The Basics Of Recovery Guidance: Step Eleven

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. According to...
Self-Indulgence

For People Who Can’t Stand Self-Indulgence in Others, But Often Forgive It In Themselves

Self-Indulgence: Years ago, when I was a creative director in the ad biz, I wrote a headline for a luxury item which read: “For People Who Can’t Stand Self-Indulgence in Others,...
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How To Have a great Holiday: Reflect On Best Moments Of The Past

How often do we robotically immerse ourselves in the traditions of our families around the holidays without questioning whether those “must do’s” actually create the holiday joy we are seeking for...
RECOVERY PROCESS

FALLACIES ABOUT 12-STEP PROGRAMS AND THE RECOVERY PROCESS

I’ve recently experienced some negative conceptions about 12-step recovery programs from those who have seen others try and fail, and from the frontlines of those who are still struggling with the...
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Inspired By Fear

How can this become a strong point? There were many times in my life when failure was comfortable and losing everything became second nature. How do you tell a person with...

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