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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.

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...
ADDICTION DILEMMA

DECODING THE ADDICTION DILEMMA

A Familiar Tale Recently I had the pleasure of engaging in a counseling session with a young woman who was in considerable distress over her binge eating. An excerpt from her email...
Finding Happiness

Finding Happiness and Activating Dopamine The Neureka! Neurofeedback Way: Can We Return To Neverland?

Happiness and other positive feelings are the rewards we feel when dopamine acts appropriately in the “normal” brain. These feelings are actually rewards for paying attention and learning something new—part of...
TAMING THE MONKEY MIND

TAMING THE MONKEY MIND

One of the most difficult tasks that humans undertake is listening to the chatter of our inner voice. It is that nagging voice in our head telling us things we do...
New Health Care Bill's Devastating Impact

New Health Care Bill’s Devastating Impact on the Mentally Ill, Addicts and Treatment

It was a typical spring day when Olympic Gold Medalists Allison Schmitt and Michael Phelps received special recognition awards from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). During the...
Powerful Club Drug Ketamine

Powerful Club Drug Ketamine aka Special K Provides Rapid Relief for Treatment Resistant Depression...

“I could watch the sunset over the ocean, or notice a rainbow after a warm summer rain, but never feel moved or awed by its beauty or wonder. Drinking or getting high is...
Treatment Transparency

Treatment Transparency 12 Questions to Ask when Seeking Treatment

With addiction on the rise in the United States, we need a cultural shift in the way we view and treat it. According to a report from the Attorney General’s office,...
Schizophrenia and substance use disorder

Schizophrenia and substance use disorder: The split molecular genetics of Dopamine and Endorphins

Schizophrenia Ranks among the top 10 causes of disability in developed countries worldwide. The prevalence rate for schizophrenia at any given time is the number of individuals affected per 1,000 total...
From the rear view

From the rear view to a clear view

"We live our lives forward, but only understand our lives backward" ~ Epictetus The #1 reason why people don’t become who they want to be is that they’ve grown too attached to who...
Discovering our Mystical Self

Discovering our Mystical Self

"This above all: to thine own self be true" ~ Shakespeare In his horrific autobiography "Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines," Nic Sheff reflects on advice given to him by Spencer, his sponsor. "As...

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