Sunday, August 9, 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.

Parental Addiction, Invisible Victims and Silent Victims

One of my most vivid childhood memories is from when I was about 9 years old and planned to meet my friend at the roller skating rink. I knew that day...

Addiction Is A Family Affair And The Family Member You Save Maybe Your Own!

Motivation comes in many forms. For me, it was the pain of watching my son deal with addiction. He over-dosed twice before he was old enough to drive and then tried...

Back To The Basics Of Recovery Guidance: Step Ten

Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. Many A.A. pioneers described Steps Ten, Eleven and Twelve as the Guidance Steps. In Step Ten, we are guided...

Cravings: Why We Can’t Seem To Get Enough

Why is it that we often can’t live up to our goals when it comes to addictive behaviors? What undermines us every time? As a psychiatrist and addiction expert who has...

Pills And Pot On The Playground Seeking Solutions For Teen And Tween Drug Abuse

The problem of drug and alcohol abuse has been around for a very long time. It evolved from the shadows of the underworld, thrived during Prohibition, escalated in the 60’s and...
Internet addiction

Inernet Users Lose Brain Function/ Cognitive Control

Last month I had the distinguished honor of being a keynote speaker at the 1st International Conference on Behavioral Addictions held in Budapest, Hungary. The foremost authorities on addiction and its...

Does The Treatment Industry Need To Adopt FCAT Standards?

Teachers in Florida spend months preparing their students for the FCAT, Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. The goal set by the State of Florida was to increase student achievement by implementing higher...
Back To The Basics

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...

From Addict to Addiction Counselor: The Strange and Winding Journey of Mitch Feld

Mitch Feld was, for all practical purposes, dead. He was in a coma. And doctors told his parents that, even if he managed to survive, he’d never get out of a wheelchair. *...

Oxy Crackdown Brings Heroin Back

Law enforcement has made dynamic efforts to shut down the pill mills that have plagued our South Florida communities for the last several years. As I had predicted when we first...

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