Monday, June 21, 2021

Mental Health

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.

OREGON DRUG

NEW OREGON DRUG POLICY MAKES WAVES IN RECOVERY COMMUNITIES

By following public health models rolled out in Portugal, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, Oregon is spearheading a new attempt to improve the ongoing opioid epidemic. Oregon has particularly high rates of substance...
INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT

INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT TO TREATMENT IS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL

“After a one year drop in 2018, U.S. opioid overdose deaths increased again in 2019, topping 50,000 for the first time according to the CDC.” (Associated Press 10-22-2020) There were 82,000...
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Staying Strong, Sober and Sane on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the ever-stressful holiday season. It’s a challenging time of year for everyone, and especially for people in recovery. Family events—both large and small—can be stressful,...
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Untreated Mental Illness May Repeatedly Trigger Relapse to Substance Use

It’s not uncommon to find that individuals suffering with substance addictions also often have other mental health problems, such as depression or anxiety. It’s not always clear which came first, but...
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Children and Trauma

The dire effects of COVID may linger long into the next decade. It really depends how much longer this egregious virus clutches its claws into the minds, the hearts, and the...
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Groups in Residential Treatment and IOP – What is their purpose?

Anyone who has been in an alcohol and drug rehab and/or has attended IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) sessions know that there are regularly scheduled and mandatory ‘groups.’  These can be run...
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Legal Intervention In Alcohol Related Illnesses And Cannabis Induced Psychosis

Legal Intervention In Alcohol: Lost sometimes amidst the opioid epidemic dominated news over the last several years, we note the steady increase in deaths related to alcohol and the rise in...
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4 Tools to Break Free from Self-Destructive Behavior

To free yourself from self-destructive behavior may feel like a big and heavy task. In many ways, life can be stressful. As a result, you may have resorted to habits and...
mother trying to speak to son who has headphones on

CODEPENDENCY: IT MAY NOT BE WHAT YOU THINK (PART II)

Healing from codependency is a process that takes practicing new behaviors. In this month’s article, Part II of “Codependency: It May Not Be What You Think,” I’m sharing some of the...
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LONELINESS AND SOCIAL ISOLATION

As a species, human beings are socially driven. Unlike the wolverine who has been described as the “ultimate loner,” we were not designed to be loners or isolated from other human...

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