Sunday, January 24, 2021

Treatment

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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IS UNTREATED MENTAL ILLNESS HURTING YOUR BOTTOM LINE?

Depression, anxiety, and substance use may not seem like things that an employer should concern themselves with, but the reality is that mental health can have a critical impact...
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NEW CUTTING-EDGE TREATMENTS THAT ARE IMPROVING OUTCOMES

Lately, when I think about the linear progression of addiction treatment in this country, and the world for that matter, an old adage comes to mind, “if you don’t know where...
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ALCOHOL AND THE DEVELOPING TEENAGE BRAIN

Studies at McLean Hospital and elsewhere have shown that alcohol affects the brains of adolescents in profound and dangerous ways. During the teenage and early adult years, the brain is still...
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KNOWING IF, WHEN, AND HOW TO LET GO OF AN ADULT CHILD WITH...

Being a parent (or a sibling of a using adult) is not easy. I remember being pregnant with my daughter. It was a cold winter morning and I was at work with...
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ADDICTED AND PREGNANT

ADDICTED AND PREGNANT: Sarah wasn’t like most girls when she was growing up in a middleclass home located in  suburbia USA. She was a bit shy and didn’t have a vast...
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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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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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INTERVENTION: THE JOHNSON MODEL

When Vernon Johnson wrote I’ll Quit Tomorrow in 1973, and Intervention: How to Help Someone Who Doesn’t Want Help in 1986, his radical ideas were met with resistance from many groups....
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CONFRONTING NARCISSISTIC ABUSE

We’re all capable of abuse when we’re frustrated or hurt. We may be guilty of criticizing, judging, withholding, and controlling, but some abusers, including narcissists, take abuse to a different level....
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Regulation of Depression By a New Type of Brain Stimulation In Addicted Patients: Reedeming...

Depression is also known as clinical depression and major depressive disorder (MDD). This severe medical illness affects 15 million American adults every year or about 5-8% of the adult population of...

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