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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.

Addiction, Sobirety, And Spirituality

The following article is the continuation of a two part article on the importance of Spirituality in long term recovery which was in our June issue. For those who want to...

Back to the Basics of Recovery – Step Two

Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. In the first article of this series, I presented some of the guidelines that AA sponsors used in...

When Teens Abuse Drugs – Why It Matters When Kids Experiment With Drugs And...

Adolescent drug, tobacco and alcohol abuse is a pervasive problem around the world. Addiction and its medical consequences have been called the most costly health problem in America today. In the...

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...
Drug Court

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...
Florida Marchman Act

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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