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Cocaine Addiction

Posted by Soberman's Estate on February 17, 2023 at 3:09 PM

Cocaine is an extremely powerful, highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. It is commonly snorted, injected or smoked in its powder form; crystal cocaine, also known as crack cocaine, is created by processing powder cocaine with baking soda and water to create a solid form. Cocaine use can cause serious physical and mental health issues, including but not limited to organ damage, depression, paranoia, and hallucinations. It produces an intense high, followed by a crash that can cause users to feel dysphoria and depression. Cocaine use can also lead to increased risk of stroke, heart attack and overdose.

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Topics: Addiction

Boredom and Addiction

Posted by Soberman's Estate on January 31, 2023 at 2:18 PM

Boredom is an emotion that can lead to a variety of responses, both positive and negative. One of the most common and potentially detrimental responses to boredom is addiction. When people become bored with their current environment or activities, they may turn to addictive behaviors as a way of distracting themselves from the boredom. These behaviors might include substance abuse, gambling, or any other form of escapism. Unfortunately, these behaviors often lead to further distress and even more serious addictions that are harder to break.

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Topics: Addiction, Alcoholism

Help for a Fentanyl Addiction

Posted by Soberman's Estate on December 22, 2022 at 9:48 AM

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but is 50-100 times more potent. Because of its high potency, even small amounts can cause serious harm. Fentanyl may be mixed with heroin and other drugs, often without the user's knowledge. This makes it extremely dangerous as users do not know the potency of the drug they are using and do not have the proper tools to protect themselves from overdosing.

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Topics: Addiction

7 Steps to Beating a Heroin Addiction

Posted by Soberman's Estate on November 18, 2022 at 3:40 PM

Heroin is one of the most addictive substances in the world. It is a very powerful opiate drug, derived from morphine and made from poppies.

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Topics: Addiction

Helping a Friend Get into an Addiction Facility

Posted by Soberman's Estate on October 20, 2022 at 2:52 PM

When you care about someone who is struggling with addiction, it can be difficult to know how to help. You may feel like you are enabling their addiction by continuing to support them, but at the same time, you don't want to see them suffer. It's a delicate balance, but ultimately, if you feel like your friend's addiction is out of control, it may be time to consider getting them into a great addiction facility.

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Topics: Addiction, Recovery

False Self

Posted by Thomas Gazda, MD, FAPA, FASAM on April 21, 2022 at 1:57 PM

It was the famed British psychoanalyst and pediatrician, Donald Winnicott MD who coined the term "false self" - a universal phenomenon that we all suffer from in a matter of degrees. To function in society we may have to say "please" when we are not pleased and "thank you" when we are not feeling any gratitude. This need to comply with social norms can go way beyond such niceties and can for instance suppress such basic human emotions as anger and sexual desire so that such expressions coming from the "true"self are unable to be processed, digested and made peace with.

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Topics: Addiction, Treatment, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Self-Help Groups, Alcoholism, Soberman's Estate

12 Tips for a Sober and Happy Holiday Season

Posted by Hannah Prager on December 21, 2021 at 3:28 PM

The holiday season can be warm and joyful, it can also be challenging and stressful. If there is any anxiety around holiday events for you or your loved one, here are 12 tips to stay sober and enjoy your season! 

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Topics: Addiction, Recovery, Alcoholism

May: Mental Health Awareness- Depression & Substance Use Disorders

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on April 29, 2021 at 12:15 PM

We all know that alcoholism and addiction are serious diseases, affecting many people without discrimination, but the conditions that go along with these diseases are just as serious. 

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Topics: Addiction, Treatment, Substance Abuse, Alcoholism

4 Ways to Sustain Growth in Addiction Recovery, Inspired by Arbor Day

Posted by Hannah Prager on April 26, 2021 at 2:32 PM

“Staying clean” also known as not drinking or using, is easier while being cared for in a Residential Treatment Center. Although residential treatment teaches individuals the tools they need to succeed, it is said that the ‘real work begins’ once a client leaves rehab.  

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Topics: Addiction, Treatment, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Self-Help Groups, Alcoholism, Soberman's Estate

April: Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on March 22, 2021 at 8:57 PM

What is Alcoholism? 

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Topics: Addiction, Functioning Alcoholic, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Alcoholism