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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The Two Year War

Addiction is a very complicated brain disease. Many of us are naturally prone to look at an addict and say, “Wow, he doesn’t care about his family,” and “What a loser,”...
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Alcoholism, Anxiety, And Yoga- Neurobiologic Benefits

In May 2007 Boston University School of Medicine published an article in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine saying they had MRI imaging showing as few as one yoga session...
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What Exactly Are “Addictive Behaviors”?

Bill’s wife, Pat, is concerned about him. She complains that Bill “smokes like a chimney.” Josh’s mom continually asks him to get off the computer. She is certain that he spends too...

Dear Readers

Dear Readers, Hi. My name is Penny. I’m an addict and I am 59 years old...I’ve been married for almost 30 years. I have an extraordinary husband and three amazing adult children...
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ADDICTION, RECOVERY AND A PATH TO PREVENTION: STEMMING THE TIDE ON YOUTH SUBSTANCE USE

Lawrence Steinberg, Ph.D., author Age of Opportunity – Lessons From the New Science of Adolescence, warns us that “When a country’s adolescents trail much of the world on school achievement, but are...
EQUINE FACILITATED PSYCHOTHERAPY

HOW CAN I CONNECT WITH YOU WHEN I BARELY KNOW ME? EQUINE FACILITATED...

The isolation resulting from substance dependence is deeply damaging. 12 Step programs acknowledge the importance of connection in fellowship and the Steps. Yet social connection remains difficult for many recovering people....
DESIGNER DRUGS

DESIGNER DRUGS AND EMERGING NATURAL SUBSTANCES

“Ladies and gentlemen, we’re at war,” Lance Dyer told an audience gathered for a community drug forum at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, GA in December. “These are poisons,” he added,...
Six Styles Of Enabling

Six Styles Of Enabling

I wanted to share this article that the Parents Support Group in New Jersey was kind enough to allow us to print in The Sober World. ________________________________________________________________ Enabling includes a superstructure of perspectives...
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GAMBLING: THE HIDDEN ADDICTION

Compulsive gambling is a progressive disease, much like an addiction to alcohol or drugs. In many cases, the gambling addiction is hidden until the gambler becomes unable to function without gambling,...
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Heroin And The Age Of Jazz

Although only a select portion of his repertoire was about drug use, Cab Calloway inscribed  an important footnote to the underbelly of jazz. The film International House captured Calloway performing “Reefer...

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