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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.

INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT

INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT TO TREATMENT IS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL

“After a one year drop in 2018, U.S. opioid overdose deaths increased again in 2019, topping 50,000 for the first time according to the CDC.” (Associated Press 10-22-2020) There were 82,000...
The Fire Extinguisher: A Breakthrough In Relapse Prevention

The Fire Extinguisher: A Breakthrough In Relapse Prevention

In my 30 years of working with addiction in various levels of care and treatment modalities, I have seen clients who relapse even after numerous treatment attempts and continually fail to...
women speaking about stigmatizing language

Stigmatizing Language- Changing the Way We Talk About Substance Use

On the initiative of a graduate social work intern, McLean is looking closely at the language used to talk and write about addiction. Jessica Lareau, a graduate social work intern in the Center...
mother yelling at daughter who has head in hand

Let Go? Are You Kidding Me?

‘It is Important to Let Go Without Giving Up or Giving In’ The BALM® (Be A Loving Mirror) Family Recovery method teaches families how to ‘be there’ for their struggling loved one...
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BEING READY, WILLING, AND ABLE FOR CHANGE

People change when they are ready, willing, and able. We know this because of exciting scientific data backing up this worn cliché. In the 1970s, Rhode Island University researchers James Prochaska...
young people dancing

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...
Addiction: It’s Not a Crime, It’s a Chronic Disease

Addiction: It’s Not a Crime, It’s a Chronic Disease

We’ve all read the headlines.   Drugs reportedly found strapped under woman’s vehicle Vehicle search uncovers pot, coke, heroin, and meth Jail inmate dies of suspected overdose Inmate dies of dehydration in holding cell while detoxing...
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THE CALL TO CHANGE YOUR ALGORITHM

The topic is phones. “We’re a lot like them,” he muses. “We sleep to recharge, we look for a connection, we can take in a lot of data. But when a...
GRAPH WHY SOMEONE DOESNT SEEK HELP FOR ADDICTION

Why Only 1 in 8 People Get Treatment for Addiction

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health is the nation’s most comprehensive annual survey on key indicators of substance abuse and mental health in the United States. In September of...
paper pictures of those on the autism spectrum

OVERCOMING ADDICTION FOR THOSE ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM

Serving others produce a chemical reaction in your body that makes you feel a natural high and better about yourself. Recent research studies have shown that people with autism who drink or...

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