Monday, June 21, 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.

What Is NAD

What Is NAD (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide)?

Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+) is a coenzyme that also acts as a neurotransmitter at times. It is in charge of fueling the oxidation of cells in our bodies and is an...
Addiction and Death

A Mother’s Tale: The Heartbreak of Addiction and Death

Before July 13, 2011 I was the mother of an addict. After that date, I became a bereaved parent grieving the loss of my 24 year old son Jon. My husband...
The Marchman Act

Florida Makes The Marchman Act Easier To Use Assuring Families of Confidentiality

Florida’s Marchman Act found in Florida Statutes Chapter 397, “Hal S. Marchman Alcohol and Other Drug Services Act”, allows families, friends or those with knowledge of an individual with substance use...
Good Intentions Is Not Prevention

Good Intentions Is Not Prevention: “Prevention In Many Ways Is More Valuable Than The...

Treatment and intervention without prevention is simply unsustainable. I understand that there are things we do in a triage or crisis situation that we wouldn’t tolerate in a more planned scenario....
HYBRID AFTERCARE RECOVERY CENTERS

HYBRID AFTERCARE RECOVERY CENTERS MAKING AN IMPACT

Stephen Loyd, like most of his college contemporaries, was struggling to keep up with his rigorous course work. He found it to be stressful beyond words. It was just by chance...
Dangers of Illicit Drugs

Deadly Adulterants: New Dangers of Illicit Drugs

The “cutting” or “adulteration” of street drugs is common practice in the manufacturing, distribution and selling of illicit drugs, all in the name of increased profit. The term “adulterant” generally refers...
ADDICTION DILEMMA

DECODING THE ADDICTION DILEMMA

A Familiar Tale Recently I had the pleasure of engaging in a counseling session with a young woman who was in considerable distress over her binge eating. An excerpt from her email...
The Recovery Community

The Florida Legislature Sends A Message To The Country-We Will Protect The Recovery Community

On June 14, 2017, the Florida Legislature sent to Governor Rick Scott for signature House Bill (HB) 807, which has unofficially been referred to as the “Practices of Substance Abuse Service...
Families In Recovery

Everything Changes for Families In Recovery

According to a Columbia University study, “40 million Americans age 12 and over meet the clinical criteria for addiction involving nicotine, alcohol or other drugs.” It is estimated that each chemically...
Violation of probation

Violation of Probation in Florida

When a defendant is sentenced to Probation in Florida they are basically being granted a chance to stay out of jail or prison assuming that they adhere to the conditions of...

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