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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 TREATMENT

HOW MUCH DOES ADDICTION TREATMENT COST… WHEN IT DOESN’T WORK?

According to statistics from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, approximately 40 million Americans have addiction (21.5 million with substance use disorder),...
HEROIN EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA

HEROIN EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA (Part 4)

This is the fourth in a series of articles discussing the ten reasons for the current heroin epidemic, so if you have missed the prior editions of The Sober World Magazine,...

Lessons From Real Stories Of Addiction Recovery

Addiction is more than just a lifestyle. It shapes the way you understand yourself; it can define how you see yourself as a person. From inside this perspective of addiction, we tell...
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WHY DO SOME PEOPLE BECOME ADDICTED WHILE OTHERS DO NOT?

Some people become addicted while others don't why?. No one thing can predict whether or not a person will become addicted to drugs. Risk for addiction is influenced by a person’s...

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...
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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM NEW OPIOID DRUG POLICY (PART 3 OF 3)

This is the third installment of this article. The previous articles can be found at www.thesoberworld.com In Part 1 of this article, I examined the first two prongs of the administration’s proposed...
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LIVING BEYOND – HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND ADDICTION: THE EGREGIOUS EXPLOITATION OF OTHERS

There is a reason fairy tales most commonly end with happy endings. It is because nobody wants to face the realization of human depravity. The story would no longer be a...
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ADDERALL: WHY IT IS BEING ABUSED AND WHAT WE CAN DO

Modern life bears little resemblance to the lives past generations have lived. Technology has changed, expectations have changed and how we spend our time has changed. In today’s world...
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SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS: A GRIEVING MOMS POINT OF VIEW.

The holidays. Those two words used to bring such joy to my heart and plans to my head. I would head to the store with my list and always...

ALCOHOL-RELATED DEATHS RISING, ESPECIALLY AMONG WOMEN

A recent study has found that the rate of alcohol use-related deaths in the U.S. has increased by more than 50% in the past 20 years. According to R. Kathryn McHugh,...

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