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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.

fentanyl in bottle

THE FIGHT AGAINST FENTANYL – WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW

As the opioid crisis continues to rage on around the country, drugs such as oxycodone, heroin, and hydrocodone have all seen increases in drug overdose deaths in the past...
girl on bed taking pills

AMERICA’S OPIOID EPIDEMIC AND TEENS – SAVE A LIFE

Almost every day we hear about deaths caused by overdoses of opiates or opioid. (The word opioid include opiates.) The statistics for the general population are increasingly alarming as...
chairs at treatment center

THE CONTINUING OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Getting treatment for an opioid use disorder will hopefully in turn reduce the number of overdoses and deaths related to opioid use. Despite increased public awareness...
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MONEY AND POLITICS: THE OPIATE EPIDEMIC

Opiate addiction, distinctly a healthcare problem, has grown into a national epidemic, the bounds of which have not yet been completely realized. HHS has stated that 3-4 % of...
pen filling out a prescription for opiate replacement therapy

Naltrexone Therapy for Addiction Recovery

This opioid blocking agent can save lives. What is Naltrexone Therapy? Naltrexone is non-addictive/non-narcotic FDA approved medication that blocks the brain’s receptors for...
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The Deaths of Prince and Tom Petty: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Fentanyl is a powerful narcotic painkiller known to be 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. It can easily paralyze the chest wall and stop a person from...
Lady with back pain

Chronic Pain: Implementing A Physical Therapy Plan

Chronic pain is one of the leading reasons many people become addicted to opioids. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 21 to 29 percent of people who were prescribed...
LOVED ONES OF THOSE STRUGGLING WITH OPIOID ADDICTION

LOVED ONES OF THOSE STRUGGLING WITH OPIOID ADDICTION

I have worked for over thirty some years in the field of behavioral health as a therapist, university faculty member, and advanced practice nurse. My experience has covered more ground than...
The Road to Resilience luncheon

The Road to Resilience Luncheon

The Road to Resilience luncheon held on March 12 at the Wycliffe Country Club, which I co-chaired along with Diane and Bob Herzog, was a huge success. We had over 250...
Sno Babies - Better Noise Films first trailer to Bridget Smith’s feature film

Sno Babies – Better Noise Films first trailer to Bridget Smith’s feature film

Better Noise Films has released the first trailer to Bridget Smith’s feature film SNO BABIES. The film, produced by Allen Kovac, Mike Walsh and Michael Lombardi, stars Katie Kelly (Game of...

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