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12 Fun Sober Activities

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on September 9, 2020 at 1:01 PM

Sobriety is achieved one day at a time. Being able to choose your activities, rather than “choosing” drugs or alcohol, is true freedom. Here are 12 things you can choose to do to enjoy life sober!

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Topics: Addiction, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Self-Help Groups, Alumni

Understanding the Effect of Alcoholism on Sleep Patterns

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on August 23, 2020 at 7:24 PM

Sleep is an essential part of human biology. It helps you revitalize your body and mind over several hours of inactivity. However, sleep issues can be prevalent in those who are recovering from alcohol addiction.

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Topics: Addiction, Alcoholism

What is a Commencement Stone Ceremony?

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on August 19, 2020 at 5:51 PM

“Welcome everybody, to the Commencement Stone Ceremony for our client, David. As you know, at Soberman’s Estate, we do not use the word graduation, we use the word commencement because it’s a beginning,” said Mitch Prager, Founder and CEO of Soberman’s Estate, to his team.

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Topics: Addiction, Professional, Treatment, Recovery, Alumni, Alcoholism, Farm, family

The 4 Notable Symptoms of a High Functioning Alcoholic

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on August 13, 2020 at 7:11 PM

Alcoholism is a struggle that a large number of individuals deal with on a daily basis. More than 15 million people struggle with alcoholism and it only continues to grow over time. A vast majority have a difficult time dealing with their alcohol addiction. However, there is a small number of individuals that function perfectly fine despite their current situation. They are called high functioning alcoholics and they are composed of only 20% of that 15 million and they can be a challenge to identify without knowing the right symptoms. 

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Topics: Addiction, Professional, Functioning Addict

The Impact of Covid 19 on Individuals with Drug Misuse Concerns

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on July 31, 2020 at 6:34 PM

The impact of the ongoing pandemic of Covid 19 is felt across the nation. This is especially true for those who are undergoing drug and alcohol misuse concerns. Nearly 3.3 million individuals die to substance use each year and that number will grow even larger by the end of this year due to Covid's impact. Covid 19’s presence has given us an insight on the severity of the problem of the use of illicit substances during a pandemic. 

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The Significance of Genetics in an Individual's Predisposition to Drug Addiction

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on July 26, 2020 at 5:17 AM

Drug addiction is a major problem in many places across the globe. With over 38% of adults battling drug addiction on a daily basis, research has been done to identify a person’s predisposition for drug addiction. One of the findings is that genetics may play a role in a person’s predisposition to drug misuse.

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Topics: Treatment, Substance Abuse

The Long Term Effect of Drugs on The Body

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on July 20, 2020 at 6:28 PM

Drug abuse is a common problem in many households. Over 19 million individuals aged 12 and above experience its effects. These individual’s personality and behavior are severely hampered by their use of illicit substances. However personality and behavioral disorders aren’t the only risks. They are also at higher risk for long term illnesses and diseases that otherwise healthy individuals would not have.

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The Impact of Alcohol and Drug Use On Family Dynamics

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on July 12, 2020 at 8:45 PM

Alcohol and drug use is a common concern shared by many households. Over 16 million people in the United States have a form of alcohol intake disorder and over 10 million have a substance use disorder according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health’s 2018 survey. Nearly 10% of all households have an alcoholic or an individual misusing drugs. This can have a major impact on family dynamics and the overall happiness of the individuals within the household.

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Topics: Addiction, Functioning Alcoholic

Understanding High Functioning Alcoholics and Their Daily Struggle

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on June 26, 2020 at 3:27 AM


The common assumption when it comes to alcoholism is that a person who is drinking is struggling with life, and can sometimes even fail to make ends meet.  However, there is a small portion of alcoholics who are succeeding in life. They are called high functioning alcoholics, and nearly 20% of alcoholics are high functioning alcoholics. Despite their success, they still require assistance to overcome alcohol addiction.

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Topics: Functioning Alcoholic, Professional, Functioning Addict, Impaired Professional, Alcoholism

The Effect Of Substance Use Disorder on Mental Health

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on June 19, 2020 at 3:22 AM

Substance misuse has always had dangers associated with it. It is responsible for damaging the internal organs of a large number of individuals. Alcohol is only second to Hepatitis C when it comes to causing liver cirrhosis. However, another pressing matter in regards to substance misuse is how it can affect the mental health of an individual as it takes over every facet of their life.

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Topics: Addiction, Professional, Alcoholism