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The Sober World has many articles related to a person’s psychological and emotional well-being who are struggling with mental health disorders. We provide information on different co-occurring disorders, such as bi-polar disorder, depression, trauma, PTSD, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and where they can go for help. Learn about different medications, and how to communicate with someone struggling with mental health.

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LIVING BEYOND – THE HIDDEN SADNESS BEHIND THE SMILE

We are all too familiar with the many challenges that come with living life. Life has its ups and-downs. You can be certain that life will inevitably present a host of...
Post-Acute Withdrawal

POST-ACUTE WITHDRAWAL AND THE FAMILY

If there’s one thing I wish I knew when I was first getting sober, and when my son was getting clean and sober, it’s the information I’m about to share with...
Dual Diagnosis Patient

Basics Of Managing The Dual Diagnosis Patient

Patients with both a psychiatric diagnosis and chemical dependence are common in the treatment population at the Bergand Group. In general 47 % of schizophrenics, 32 % of mood disordered and 60...
SOOTHING THE BRAIN ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

SOOTHING THE BRAIN ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

Many people afflicted with a substance use disorder have histories of trauma, as well. The impact of trauma on the individual depends on the age and developmental stage of the person...

TRAUMA AND ADDICTION: A TRAUMA INFORMED PERSPECTIVE.

When I do an intake on someone seeing me for therapy, I always take history from birth to present. I create a timeline of traumatic events and mark the onset of...
PETS IN RECOVERY

Pets In Recovery

People have heartrending stories when they reminisce with their collection of, “Susie Q was the best dog…” or “I adored my cat Sammy…” We all remember that fi rst neighborhood kitten...
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LIVING BEYOND – FIRST RESPONDERS AND ADDICTION: THROUGH THE EYES OF A FIRST RESPONDER

As a first responder and psychologist, I have been in the midst of some of the most horrific and unimaginable scenes. All the training in the world can never...
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No Willpower Needed: We Must Treat The Deeper Mind!

Where do our thoughts come from? Why do we feel the way we do? Why did we make that “choice”? Why did I have that dream? The answers are to be...
DEPRESSION AND ALCOHOL

THE INs AND OUTs OF DEPRESSION AND ALCOHOL

We’ve all been sad or experienced downswings in response to life’s struggles, setbacks, or disappointments. Feeling the ups and downs of life from time to time are normal and are healthy...
addict sitting on a bench

The Silent Assault On Americans With Addictions We Were Born With A Gift

If you’re like me, born with a genetic predisposition to addiction, you were born with a gift. We’re a creative group who find excitement in discovering new solutions to old problems....

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