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SHELVE IT: TOOLS OF THE SOBER TRADE

Recently, I was engaged in a sobriety conversation with a random stranger while waiting for an elevator at the doctor’s office. I can’t remember how the conversation started, but she asked...

MY TEEN IS IN RECOVERY…. NOW HOW WILL I FIND MINE?

I picked my son up from college at the end of his first semester as a seemingly successful student and exactly one week later was checking my drug addicted 18-year-old into...

Using Psychoeducation Materials For Co-occurring Disorders

Like a Storm Substance use starts out as a light mist, a gentle drizzle, occasionally drinking or using in a seemingly harmless fashion. However, with even a casual glance, one can see...

My Child is an Addict: A Parent-to-Parent Podcast

Each week, a group of parents warmly greet each other as we meet in a townhouse office building on the east side of Manhattan in New York City. Many different groups...

You Were Never Meant To Be Here

Several months ago, I had the unexpected privilege of sharing my heart with a room full of folks battling and in various stages of recovery from drug, alcohol, and other addictions...

Oxycontin Heir To Market Opiate To People Addicted To Oxycontin

When and where does this insanity end?! Just when I thought I’d seen it all, that I’ve heard the most outlandish words ever to pass over a persons lips or witnessed...

SMART: Raison D’etre And An Introduction

A short time ago I asked Patricia Rosen, Publisher of The Sober World, if an article on SMART (self-management and recovery training) might be in order. An introduction was suggested. So,...

Plant Based Medicines That Can Change Addiction Treatment As We Know It

Mark Twain once famously said that, ‘truth is stranger than fiction.’ That pretty much sums up my thoughts on how we treat addiction here in the U.S. There are things about...

Living Beyond: WHEN IS AN ADDICT MOST LIKELY TO RELAPSE

The risk of relapse is at its highest when an addict lacks support, accountability, and an ongoing relationship with a mental health professional. While the relationship with the mental professional may...
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COMBINING IBOGAINE AND AFTERCARE TO OVERCOME ADDICTION

There is extraordinary news for people struggling to rid themselves of an addiction. It’s a naturally occurring plant medicine called Ibogaine that is a detox agent. Ibogaine offers an unusual experience...

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