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The Sober World has many resources for those struggling with addiction/mental health. We have Detox Centers, treatment centers, sober living, extended care, wilderness programs, therapists, family programs, and much more.

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GUIDE TO SOBRIETY DURING THE HOLIDAYS

If you think you are at risk for substance misuse, be realistic about how the holidays can increase your anxiety and stress and lead to dangerous behavior
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MONEY AND POLITICS: THE OPIATE EPIDEMIC

Opiate addiction, distinctly a healthcare problem, has grown into a national epidemic, the bounds of which have not yet been completely realized. HHS has stated that 3-4 % of...
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DRUGS AND THE BLACK AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Heroin (Diacetylmorphine), a semi-synthetic narcotic derived from morphine, was created in 1847 by a chemist at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London and used as a cold medication...
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WHY IS OUTPATIENT MAT THE FUTURE OF ADDICTION TREATMENT?

There have occurred dramatic advances in the treatment of SUD (substance use disorders) in the last decade. Treatment models have evolved from pure abstinence and social context approaches to...
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ADDICTION AND STIGMA DON’T DISCRIMINATE

Wayne is one of many Deconstructing Stigma participants who is bravely sharing his story of addiction and recovery Addiction doesn’t discriminate.It doesn’t matter how old you...
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MARCHMAN ACT

Families of individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders ask many questions about the Marchman Act. The following are frequently asked questions we receive in our...
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PSYCHEDELIC DRUGS SHOW PROMISE AS AN EFFECTIVE ADDICTION THERAPY – NO YOU ARE NOT...

One of the greatest sources of consternation in my life is the way our political leaders and lawmakers continue to respond to the greatest drug epidemic the world has...
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FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS: PREPARE FOR A SAFE LANDING AFTER TREATMENT

After a long flight, most of us welcome the small overhead light that indicates it’s time to fasten our seatbelts. Usually this is followed by the announcement:
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IS CAPITALISM DRIVING AMERICA’S DRUG EPIDEMIC?

Andrea was in her 17th day of addiction treatment for opioids when she was called in to the administration office. She had been through so much at this point,...
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FLORIDA’S MARCHMAN ACT CONSISTENT WITH THE SCIENCE OF TREATING ADDICTION

It is settled science that compulsory treatment or court ordered treatment is an effective tool in assisting individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD) to obtain the help they...

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