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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.

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Silent Assault On Americans With Addictions- Legislating For Profits

“History has proven you simply cannot prescribe your way out of an opiate epidemic; especially by bringing even more opiates into the already over-prescribed market ” ~ John J. Giordano “UNCLE SAM IS...
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...
Mal-Fee-Sance – Lobbyists and the Fourth Pillar of Government

Mal-FEE-sance – LOBBYISTS AND THE FOURTH PILLAR OF GOVERNMENT

When I was a young man, someone much more seasoned than I once told me that if I wanted the answer to anything in the world today, just follow the money....
BULLYING AND ADDICTION

LIVING BEYOND: CHRONIC PAIN AND ADDICTION

“Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes.”...
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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...
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Cross Addiction And What It Means

One of the problems that I see frequently is patients with cross addiction, specifically those who are also being given “legitimate” prescription medications such as stimulants, benzodiazepines and opiates for bona...
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Americans With Addictions: A New Year With Old Challenges

It’s a New Year and time to turn the page, or so I thought. It only took a headline before I was brought back to reality and reminded of the challenges...

Why Florida Needs Naxolone Access Laws

It is so important to know how to identify, prevent, and reverse an opioid overdose because this is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. In order to...
AMERICAN OPIATE/OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Mal–FEE–Sance – BUYING POLITICAL INFLUENCE AND THE SECOND COMING OF THE AMERICAN OPIATE/OPIOID...

David Jolly (U.S. Representative, Florida’s 13th congressional district) thought he was going to Washington to do the people’s work but quickly found out otherwise. He quickly learned that his highest priority...
HEROIN EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA

HEROIN EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA (Part 5)

I hope you have enjoyed the first four articles in this five part series on who and what to blame for the heroin epidemic in America. More importantly, I hope that...

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