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If your struggling with drug or alcohol abuse and are looking to get sober, The Sober World has many resources that can help. There are treatment centers that can help you get sober and live in a state of sobriety without the use of drugs or alcohol.

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WHY STAY SOBER IF I’M DYING?

I had just completed a workshop on relapse prevention. As I was leaving the conference room, a thin and frail-looking man from the audience approached me. “Mr. Gorski,” he said, “My...

A NEW ATTITUDE FOR A CLEAN AND SOBER NEW YEAR

“The altitude of your attitude is based upon the fullness of your gratitude.” Martin Jackson Whenever an individual, family member, friend or loved one is struggling with, or on a journey with someone...

Taking Back Power – Finding The Way Back After Hitting Rock Bottom

As the saying goes, once you hit rock-bottom, there’s no place to go but up. My experience with overcoming alcoholism is a testament to the adage. Having dug my way out,...

Changing Seats On The Titantic: Cross Addiction

Understanding Addiction Addiction is a bio-psycho-social illness that disrupts the lives not only of the person who is addicted but also their family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Addiction is an illness because...

Double Trouble In Recovery: 12-Step Support For Mental Illness And Addiction

If you ask anyone dealing with a substance use problem what “AA” means, they will immediately say “Alcoholics Anonymous.” Established in the 1930’s, AA is a well-known, effective peer-run approach used...

The Truth About Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a chronic, incurable, life-threatening illness that can be managed. We have learned more on the subject of addiction in the last thirty-years than all prior accumulative knowledge. We now...

A Mindful Recovery

Robert completed inpatient treatment a few weeks ago. While there, he learned about addiction, explored some of the thoughts and feelings surrounding his substance use, and worked on improving a few...

Post-Acute Withdrawal (PAW): What It Is And Why You Should Care

When most people think about alcoholism or drug addiction they think only of the alcohol/drug-based symptoms and forget about the sobriety-based symptoms. Yet it is the sobriety-based symptoms, especially post- acute...

Dual Recovery Made Simple(r)

As an addiction psychiatrist, I have been working directly with individuals who have co-occurring conditions (formerly known as “dual diagnosis”) and their families for over 30 years. I have also directly...

Relapse Warning Signs

Relapse is more than just not using alcohol or drugs. It is the progressive process of becoming so dysfunctional in recovery that self-medication with alcohol or drugs seems like a reasonable...

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