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Addiction, Sobriety, And Spirituality

The following is a two part article on the importance of spirituality in long term recovery. Since before the advent of Alcoholics Anonymous spirituality, religiosity, or some belief in a higher power...

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...

The Window Of Opportunity

I had the pleasure of meeting Wally P. a few years ago. I was so impressed by the work he did with people seeking recovery that I wanted to share his...

An Inside Look at Drug Court

As a Clinical Treatment Consultant and Criminal Justice Addictions Professional, my job is to assess clients in the Criminal Justice system and to determine the best treatment option for that individual....

Prescription Drug Abuse Skyrocketing Among Youth: Is Your Child Safe?

In the fight against teen drug use, it has been a classic case of two steps forward, one big step back. Young people are getting the message about illegal street drugs,...

Involuntary Commitment Under Florida Law

In Florida, the law allows for two different types of involuntary commitment. Involuntary commitment of a loved one who is suffering from ‘mental illness’ or ‘substance abuse’ is always a difficult...

What Treatment Options Are Available With The Florida Marchman Act?

When a person is court ordered to treatment via the Florida Marchman Act, the treatment is either paid for privately or through personal health insur- ance plans. If the Respondent or...

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