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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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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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MAKING ANXIETY MANAGEABLE

There are things in life that we never think of controlling. We tend not to worry about those things or try to change them. For example, I used to live around...
CREATING POSITIVE CHANGE

CREATING POSITIVE CHANGE

Many people live their lives in a state of predictable boredom. There is little spontaneity, little excitement, and little reward. Nothing changes. Everything remains the same. The common complaint of the...
Recover At Home

Recover At Home – A New solution To An Old Problem

In today’s world, we are all too familiar with the drug crisis running rampant in the US. The CDC reported 63,632 overdose deaths from all substances in 2016, and multiple states...

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