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The Two Year War

Addiction is a very complicated brain disease. Many of us are naturally prone to look at an addict and say, “Wow, he doesn’t care about his family,” and “What a loser,”...
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A NEW ATTITUDE FOR A CLEAN AND SOBER NEW YEAR

“The altitude of your attitude is based upon the fullness of your gratitude.” Martin Jackson Whenever an individual, family member, friend or loved one is struggling with, or on a journey with someone...
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ADDICTION-WHERE WERE THE PARENTS?!

I see the comment so often when it comes to addiction. “Where were the parents?”. That REALLY infuriates me. It adds to the stigma that is already present and a big...
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MOMS LESSONS OF LOVE

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate love in all relationships and forms. For mothers whose children have struggled with substance use disorders, it is a day to reflect on the...
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The Rise of Domestic Violence

The pandemic’s mandatory lockdown has set in motion an array of economic, political and global instabilities. It has been the catalyst of political and civil unrest. It has created a massive...
Family Weekend

Family Affair: The Recovery Team’s Family Weekend

Family weekend, the Recovery Team strives to do everything possible to help those suffering from the disease of addiction to lead a sober and healthy life. In order to accomplish this...
Launching LWI

The Dangers Of Launching While Intoxicated- LWI And Arrested Development

The stresses of helping to guide and facilitate our adolescent and young adult children’s journey to economic and emotional self-sufficiency are greatly compounded by misuse of both legal and illegal “mind...
SUBSTANCE ABUSE IMPAIRMENT FACTOR INTO FAMILY COURT

HOW DOES SUBSTANCE ABUSE IMPAIRMENT FACTOR INTO FAMILY COURT PROCEEDINGS

In last months’ edition of Sober World, we discussed how substance abuse and treatment may factor into divorce and child custody proceedings. In this edition, we discuss the role that substance...
The Road To Relationships

The Road To Relationships

As a substance abuse therapist, there are certain things I dread hearing from a client in early recovery. One of those being, “so, I hooked up with someone I met on...
ADOLESCENTS AND CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY

ADOLESCENTS AND CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY

Adolescents, by nature, struggle with many internal conflicts and often act impulsively, at least in one area of their lives. Their central conflict is their attachment to their parents versus their...

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