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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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Cross Addiction And What It Means

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Why Florida Needs Naxolone Access Laws

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The Prescription Drug Epidemic

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A Disease That Needs Healing

A Disease That Needs Healing

One year after the most tragic event in our country took place, I experienced a moment of blissful laughter that I did not know I was capable of feeling without the...
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Painkillers That Kill- A Silent Injustice

A nightclub fire in Brazil leaves 242 college students dead and it makes worldwide news, as it should. Overdoses on opiate painkiller medications take the lives of over 25,000 individuals every...
THE OPIATE ADDICTION EPIDEMIC AND THE RISE IN HEROIN ABUSE

THE OPIATE ADDICTION EPIDEMIC AND THE RISE IN HEROIN ABUSE

THE OPIATE ADDICTION EPIDEMIC AND THE RISE IN HEROIN ABUSE. If I told you that 2 million people were in the grip of addiction, nearly every one of you would nod...
THE SILENT ASSAULT ON AMERICANS WITH ADDICTIONS

THE SILENT ASSAULT ON AMERICANS WITH ADDICTIONS

Albert will never know what it’s like to cheer on his college football team or date the co-ed of his dreams. The tall and handsome blonde haired, blue eyed high school...

THE NEW DRUG DEALER IN TOWN

I want to tell you about the new drug dealer in town. You won’t recognize him because he’s cleaned up his appearance. The new guy traded-in his hoodie and sneakers for...
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Adolescents, Brain Development And The Turkey Model

Adolescents and Brain Development For the past five years I’ve overseen an adolescent substance abuse treatment center in southern Turkey, near the Syrian border. The boys are between the ages of 13-20,...

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