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The Sober World would like to help individuals return to a normal state of health, mind and strength. On our website you will find many treatment centers able to provide the proper treatment you need to get healthy. We also have an assortment of recovery related articles that you can educate yourself on all aspects of recovery.

APPROVAL SEEKING

APPROVAL SEEKING

It is possible that seeking approval is the single most common, and possibly the most painful addiction ever created by mankind. It can be more devastating than heroin, more addictive than...
Early Recovery Insight

What Does That Mean? Early Recovery Insight

Recovery is the most overwhelming experience I’ve ever had.  Whether in a meeting room of complete strangers or in a treatment center learning to live among people of all backgrounds, the...
Debunking Myths About Addiction Interventions

Debunking Myths About Addiction Interventions

 We bust the top three reasons why people may avoid this helpful step toward recovery. If you hear the word “intervention,” your mind may go to one you’ve seen on a...
Winners and Boozers

Winners and Boozers

When I asked her if she thought it was wise for her to go on drinking since her father had become diabetic and that alcohol turns to sugar, the look on...
The Fire Extinguisher: A Breakthrough In Relapse Prevention

The Fire Extinguisher: A Breakthrough In Relapse Prevention

In my 30 years of working with addiction in various levels of care and treatment modalities, I have seen clients who relapse even after numerous treatment attempts and continually fail to...
struggling woman upset and crying

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...
women speaking about stigmatizing language

Stigmatizing Language- Changing the Way We Talk About Substance Use

On the initiative of a graduate social work intern, McLean is looking closely at the language used to talk and write about addiction. Jessica Lareau, a graduate social work intern in the Center...
mother yelling at daughter who has head in hand

Let Go? Are You Kidding Me?

‘It is Important to Let Go Without Giving Up or Giving In’ The BALM® (Be A Loving Mirror) Family Recovery method teaches families how to ‘be there’ for their struggling loved one...
12steps leading to the sky

The Twelve First Steps

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. ~The First Step of AA’s 12 Steps   My name is Sue and I am an alcoholic. I started drinking in my...
man in emotional pain looking out window with rain coming down

Handling Emotional Pain In Addiction Recovery

Those of us who work in the addiction field will often explain to clients battling various addictions, “you need to learn to hold onto your emotional pain and move forward despite...

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