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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.

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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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RELAPSE PREVENTION PLANNING – PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES

Understanding the framework and basic principles that underlie the relapse prevention planning process is essential for successful outcomes and lifelong recovery. Accompanying each principle is a brief procedure or...
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WHAT IS THE KEY TO FAMILY RECOVERY? INFORMATION,TRANSFORMATION, AND SUPPORT!

Anyone who has been in recovery knows that sustaining The Miracle of Recovery often carries with it a tremendous amount of work, sweat and tears. And to get to...
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ADDICTION – A FAMILY’S WORST NIGHTMARE

There are only a few words in the English language that can evoke more pain and wider range of emotions in a parent than, “your child is addicted to...
BIGOTRY OF LOW EXPECTATIONS

DEFYING THE SOFT BIGOTRY OF LOW EXPECTATIONS

My name is Andrew Burki and I’m a person in long term recovery who hasn’t found it necessary to take drugs or drink alcohol since December 5, 2001. I’m the product...
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EMPOWERMENT: HOPE, HEALING AND RECOVERY IN WOMEN’S HEALTH

This essay is about hope, healing, and recovery regarding women impacted by the opioid epidemic. It is not about blame, shame, or placing guilt on anyone or any system such as...
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WHY TOUGH LOVE MIGHT FINALLY BE THE ANSWER

CONFRONTING YOUR LOVED ONE ABOUT SUBSTANCE ABUSE IS DIFFICULT. BUT TAKING A FIRM STANCE – AND NOT BACKING DOWN – MAY BE THE BEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE THEM. At 22 years...
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The Crooked Road Of Recovery: Rethinking Relapses And Success In Addiction Treatment And Research

It’s Friday night in West Los Angeles. As Angelenos flock with their entourages to trendy restaurants and night clubs, an eclectic group of recovering addicts attend Shabbat services at Beit T’Shuvah...
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Denial: The False Harbor That Families of Individuals With Use Disorders Run To Again...

Whoever it was that said love would be easy was wrong, especially when the person you love has a use disorder. And it doesn’t matter really which one…alcohol, other drugs, gambling,...
New Norm For Addiction Treatment

50% Is The New Norm For Addiction Treatment

Yep, I said it. Truth bomb. I have been in this field for the last 20 years and in recovery as well, and I can say- the field has changed a...

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