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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.

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DUAL RECOVERY ADDICTION AND RELATED PERSONALITY/MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

Many chemically dependent people are also suffering from coexisting personality and mental health disorders. These coexisting disorders are serious because if they are not properly treated they can lead to a...
STAY SOBER

WHY STAY SOBER IF I’M DYING?

I had just completed a workshop on relapse prevention. As I was leaving the conference room, a thin and frail-looking man from the audience approached me. “Mr. Gorski,” he said, “My...
Applying Attachment Theory To Treatment And Recovery

Applying Attachment Theory To Treatment And Recovery

Addiction is an attachment disorder. Human beings, addicts or not, only know and repeat what was modeled for them during childhood. I like to call ages 0-10 healthy narcissism given that...

GENETIC INNOVATION FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY AND PREVENTION

Following 27 years of extensive worldwide research, a panel of ten reward gene risk variants, along with a proprietary scoring index called the Genetic Addiction Risk Score (GARS™), has been developed....
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...
Addiction

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

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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