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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...
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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...
PETS IN RECOVERY

Pets In Recovery

People have heartrending stories when they reminisce with their collection of, “Susie Q was the best dog…” or “I adored my cat Sammy…” We all remember that fi rst neighborhood kitten...

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM NEW OPIOID DRUG POLICY (PART 3 OF 3)

This is the third installment of this article. The previous articles can be found at www.thesoberworld.com In Part 1 of this article, I examined the first two prongs of the administration’s proposed...

TRAUMA THEN AND NOW (PART 3 OF 3)

In Part 1 and Part 2 we learned what trauma is, the history of trauma and the underlying causes. The Addiction/Trauma Connection Although I have worked with many patients over the years that...

MUSIC THERAPY IN ADDICTIONS TREATMENT

I sit in a small, unadorned room with ten other women—all residents of an addictions treatment facility in Dayton, Ohio. Samia’s hands rest casually on the tubano drum, positioned on the...

MUSIC THERAPY: CONSIDERATIONS FOR TREATMENT AND RECOVERY

On their website www.musictherapy.org, The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) defines music therapy as: …the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a...

WORDS AND PHRASES WE NEED TO ERADICATE FROM OUR TREATMENT LANGUAGE

Language is important. For those that were raised to believe the adage “It’s not what you say, but how you say it”, it was a lesson learned early in life. From...

THE CHANGING POINTE AT CENTERPOINTE HOSPITAL

Addiction to alcohol and other mood-altering substances has affected individuals, families and societies throughout recorded history. Research on genetics and the brain demonstrates that 10% of our population is at risk...

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