Saturday, October 31, 2020

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.

young girl on floor

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...
woman and music therapist

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...
TREATMENT LANGUAGE

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...
centerpointe hospital

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...
addict talking to nurse about MAT

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT)

The mechanisms of addiction have a very strong biologic and physiologic basis, in addition to the psychological and spiritual components. It makes perfect sense then that the right kinds of medical...
RESET THERAPY

RESET THERAPY: AN ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR ADDICTION

Twenty years ago, we knew very little about how memory was stored in the brain let alone how to alter it. Neither were we aware of the critical role that memory...
LAMAR ODOM playing basketball

BASKETBALL AND REALITY TV STAR LAMAR ODOM FINDS RELIEF FROM ADDICTION WITH IBOGAINE

Lamar Odom’s performance on the basketball court earned him honors any athlete – young or old, professional or amateur – regardless of their sport would proudly display in their trophy case....

The 30 Day Myth- Shouldn’t Rehab Only Take 30 days?

There is an idea in society that drug rehabilitation should only take 30 days. This idea says that, after only 30 days of withdrawal and treatment, the individual should be clean...
relapse prevention therapy

DOES RELAPSE MEAN TREATMENT FAILURE?

Relapse in most cases is not self-inflicted. Relapse-prone patients experience a gradual progression of symptoms that create so much pain that they become unable to function in sobriety. They turn to...

HOW TREATMENT FOR A CHRONIC SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER EVOLVED INTO TREATING ACUTE EPISODES

When we look retrospectively it’s easy to wonder, “How could this have happened?” It has little to do with how smart people have been or motives. It has more to do...

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