Friday, April 3, 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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NAVIGATING THE GUILT AND SHAME OF ADDICTION

I have often likened active addiction to an aerial view of a tornado as it tears through town. What’s left in either case, addiction or the tornado’s path, is...
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LIVING BEYOND – FIRST RESPONDERS AND ADDICTION: THROUGH THE EYES OF A FIRST RESPONDER

As a first responder and psychologist, I have been in the midst of some of the most horrific and unimaginable scenes. All the training in the world can never...
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DRUGS AND THE BLACK AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Heroin (Diacetylmorphine), a semi-synthetic narcotic derived from morphine, was created in 1847 by a chemist at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London and used as a cold medication...
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WHY IS OUTPATIENT MAT THE FUTURE OF ADDICTION TREATMENT?

There have occurred dramatic advances in the treatment of SUD (substance use disorders) in the last decade. Treatment models have evolved from pure abstinence and social context approaches to...
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How Do You Win The War When You Don’t Know Who The Enemy Is?

What’s the war? It’s the physiological and emotional reactions to the neurotransmitter imbalances within your physiology, which expresses as an addiction and/or abuse of drugs and alcohol. 
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ADDICTION – A FAMILY’S WORST NIGHTMARE

There are only a few words in the English language that can evoke more pain and wider range of emotions in a parent than, “your child is addicted to...
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HOW FAMILY MEMBERS CAN MOVE FROM FEAR TO LOVE AND HELP THEMSELVES AND THEIR...

Have you ever seen the X-Men character Wolverine where claws magically emerge from his knuckles when he needs them and then go back in when he doesn’t?
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ADDICTION AND STIGMA DON’T DISCRIMINATE

Wayne is one of many Deconstructing Stigma participants who is bravely sharing his story of addiction and recovery Addiction doesn’t discriminate.It doesn’t matter how old you...
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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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DEPRESSION AND RELAPSE UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION AND HOW IT IMPACTS RECOVERY

Depression and Substance Use DisordersDepression is the most common behavioral health diagnosis among adults. An estimated 300 million people around the world suffer from depression according to the World...

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