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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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WE DIDN’T START THE FIRE

I was maybe 14 years old the first time I tried marijuana. I was a child of privilege, well-known and (I imagined) well-liked by everyone in our community. My brother and...
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Doing Tough Love On My Son- Led Me To My Own Recovery

As the mother of a recovering addict, I am blessed that my son eventually chose sobriety. And, for sure, being sober is a choice. Every day, my son consciously chooses to...
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BASKETBALL AND REALITY TV STAR LAMAR ODOM FINDS RELIEF FROM ADDICTION WITH IBOGAINE

Lamar Odom’s performance on the basketball court earned him honors any athlete – young or old, professional or amateur – regardless of their sport would proudly display in their trophy case....
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Jimi Hendrix: Ill-Fated Emissary

The psychedelic trinity of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison embodied the volatility, excitement, and substance abuse of the 1960’s. Demonstrating an unprecedented musical ability, these overachievers rose to the...
The Big #CHILL

THE BIG #CHILL: YOUR SWEET SPOT FOR STAYING COOL UNDER PRESSURE

What did the young Thailand boys do in 2018 to survive being stranded in a cave? They meditated and remained still to conserve their energy. What did famed psychologist Viktor Frankl,...
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SOMETIMES YOU JUST CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE – A REVIEW OF THE...

A few months ago, USA Today ran a damning report titled: “U.S. deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide hit highest level since record-keeping began.” This wasn’t a human interest...
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Addiction Alongside Other Mental Health Disorders

Addiction to drugs or alcohol often coexists with one or more other mental health conditions. A 2018 study found that nearly 48% of American adults with a substance use disorder had...
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The Public Anguish of Eric Clapton

Drugs were a part of the 70’s scene, symbolic of rebellion, individualism, and the culture of the times. While legendary guitarist Eric Clapton is recognized for his role in influencing the...

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