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The Sober World provides informative articles on many different topics such as genetics, relationships, education, sobriety, living a healthy life free of substances, the impact of addiction on one’s health, yoga, meditation, healthy diets, depression, co-occurring disorders, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, heroin, addiction, opiate addiction, Benzo addiction and more.

Talking to Kids About Suicide

Don’t be Afraid to Say The ‘S’ Word-Talking to Kids About Suicide

Through my work as Clinical Director of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, I frequently get asked by parents,” How do I talk to my child about suicide? What...
Moving Beyond Your Past

Living Beyond: Moving Beyond Your Past

“It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.” ~ Immanuel Kant Have you ever been confronted with your past? Does your past seem to creep up on you...
DEPRESSION IN AMERICA

THE LAND OF THE FREE AND DEPRESSED: TAKING A LOOK AT THE COST OF...

America, the land of the free and happy, isn’t exactly “happy”. Americans are stressed, burned out and depressed. Americans spend more time at work and less time on vacation compared to...
MCO's and Medications

MCO’s and Medications: Contextual Factors That Influence Psychiatric Comorbidity Assessment

Co-occurring psychiatric disorders pose additional challenges for persons recovering from substance use disorders (SUDs). Psychiatric comorbidity (commonly referred to as “dual diagnosis”) involves having a psychiatric disorder in addition to a...
The Other Side of the Coin

The Other Side of the Coin

The reputation of South Florida drug treatment has now spread across the globe. Whereas before, the recovery mecca known as Delray Beach was a little known fact to, well, many residents...
Addiction and Death

A Mother’s Tale: The Heartbreak of Addiction and Death

Before July 13, 2011 I was the mother of an addict. After that date, I became a bereaved parent grieving the loss of my 24 year old son Jon. My husband...
The Marchman Act

Florida Makes The Marchman Act Easier To Use Assuring Families of Confidentiality

Florida’s Marchman Act found in Florida Statutes Chapter 397, “Hal S. Marchman Alcohol and Other Drug Services Act”, allows families, friends or those with knowledge of an individual with substance use...
HYBRID AFTERCARE RECOVERY CENTERS

HYBRID AFTERCARE RECOVERY CENTERS MAKING AN IMPACT

Stephen Loyd, like most of his college contemporaries, was struggling to keep up with his rigorous course work. He found it to be stressful beyond words. It was just by chance...
The Recovery Community

The Florida Legislature Sends A Message To The Country-We Will Protect The Recovery Community

On June 14, 2017, the Florida Legislature sent to Governor Rick Scott for signature House Bill (HB) 807, which has unofficially been referred to as the “Practices of Substance Abuse Service...
Families In Recovery

Everything Changes for Families In Recovery

According to a Columbia University study, “40 million Americans age 12 and over meet the clinical criteria for addiction involving nicotine, alcohol or other drugs.” It is estimated that each chemically...

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