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The Sober World has informative information on opiates. Learn how people overdose on opiates, stories from parents who have lost children through an overdose, treatment for opiates, and how to deal with a loved one struggling with addiction. The Sober World has many resources for families who have loved ones struggling with opiates.  We have information on some questions to ask when your loved one is ready to go to treatment. There are many treatment facilities in the country and you must choose the right one for your child.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

HUMANITY LOST: POLITICIZATION OF OPIOID EPIDEMIC PROVES DEADLY FOR ADDICTS

It wasn’t that long ago that I felt encouraged about the activity surrounding our drug policy. That is not to say I agreed with every aspect of policy, in fact there...
THE KAVA AND KRATOM CRISIS

THE KAVA AND KRATOM CRISIS

The word “natural” can be very misleading when used in marketing campaigns for consumable products. People often assume that natural products are safe and healthy. This actually is true much of...
ORGANIC PLANT MEDICINE

ORGANIC PLANT MEDICINE – A PLAN TO END OUR OPIATE/OPIOID EPIDEMIC TODAY!

In late September (2016), Florida State’s Attorney General, Pam Bondi, joined thirty-five other states and the District of Columbia in a class action law suite against Reckitt Benckiser, the manufacturers of...
chemists making illicit drugs

Deadly Adulterants: New Dangers of Illicit Drugs

The “cutting” or “adulteration” of street drugs is common practice in the manufacturing, distribution and selling of illicit drugs, all in the name of increased profit. The term “adulterant” generally refers...

Cake – Chronic Pain – Courage

In the hit independent movie Cake, Jennifer Aniston plays a woman who knows pain. Barely surviving a horrific car accident which kills her 3-year-old son, she is left with a scarred...
grandparents

HEY GRANDMA, CAN I LIVE WITH YOU? GRANDPARENTS AND THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

The other day I received a phone call from Helen. She and her husband Rick were beside themselves after learning their daughter, a 42-year-old PhD student, had relapsed into drug addiction....
SYNTHETIC STORM

OUR IMPENDING SYNTHETIC STORM

“ Danger Gleams Like Sunshine to a Brave Man’s Eyes” Heroin and opiate addiction in America is a pandemic. I have used the word epidemic many times during this escalation of death,...
SPECIAL REPORT: ADVOCATES MARCH ON WASHINGTON, DC FOR OPIOID CRISIS FUNDING

SPECIAL REPORT: ADVOCATES MARCH ON WASHINGTON, DC FOR OPIOID CRISIS FUNDING

WASHINGTON, DC - The 2016 FED UP! Rally and March to Capitol Hill was held on September 18, 2016 on a hot and sweltering autumn day. Activists and family members assembled...
ARE MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT) DRUGS ROBBING PEOPLE OF THEIR RECOVERY?

ARE MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT) DRUGS ROBBING PEOPLE OF THEIR RECOVERY?

With all due respect to my colleagues who might feel differently, an opioid is an opioid; period. I believe the vast majority of my colleagues’ hearts are in the right place...
The False Matching of the Buprenorphine Dose

The False Matching of the Buprenorphine Dose

Faced with a devastating opiate/opioid epidemic the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some Medication-Assisted Treatments (MATs) for the treatment of alcoholism, opiate, and nicotine dependence, but nothing for psychostimulant...

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