Soberman's Estate was founded in honor of two men. The Soberman's Estate Founder's Brother (Jeff Prager) and his Best Friend (Jerry Josen) who committed suicide as a direct result of alcoholism. Jerry's daughter wrote the following paper.
September is Pain Awareness Month, a time dedicated to increasing understanding and empathy around all kinds of pain, including the emotional and psychological suffering many of us go through. When it comes to emotional pain, guilt and shame often take center stage, becoming overwhelming barriers in the path to recovery.
Hello, I'm Janice, part of the dedicated team at Soberman’s Estate specializing in Equine Therapy and Mindfulness Coaching. I’ve been sharing thoughts and insights through our blog for a year now, and today’s post is particularly close to my heart. September marks National Suicide Awareness Month, and I'm compelled to share a deeply personal perspective, rather than statistics or data points.
Labor Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of People in our workforce, and recognize the value of hard work and dedication. However, as we relax on this long weekend, it's also essential to consider the challenges that many workers face, particularly those affected by addiction. Addiction, whether to drugs, alcohol, or other substances, casts a long shadow over the workforce, impacting individuals, their families, and businesses in profound ways.
The intricate, winding path of addiction is often accompanied by the heavy weights of shame, guilt and regret. Making the transition from addiction to sobriety can be as much about healing our inner world as it is about breaking free from the physical and mental bonds of substance use. Below are some insights and steps that may help in releasing these burdens and embracing the new chance at life that recovery offers.
My name is Janice Story, I am the Equine and Meditation Coach at Soberman’s Estate. I know from my own personal experiences, that you cannot heal if you don’t feel safe in your surroundings or in your own body. I also understand how challenging it can be to recognize and find safety. When it comes to addiction treatment, the environment in which an individual recovers can significantly influence their journey to sobriety. In particular, the creation of a safe space within a residential treatment center can have profound effects on the recovery process. As leaders in alcohol and substance abuse treatment, we understand the crucial role such a setting plays and incorporate it into every aspect of our care model.
As our summer season in Arizona starts to heat up and July approaches, it’s a great time to pause for a moment and reflect on the concept of independence. Our minds can be filled with images of flags wavering, fireworks illuminating the sky, family gatherings, bbq picnics, and large celebrations. This July, let’s look at the powerful connection between sobriety and freedom, and discover how embracing a life free from substance abuse can lead to genuine independence.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and this year's theme is "Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow." This month is an opportunity to raise awareness about the serious impact of alcohol on individuals, families, and communities. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, approximately 14.5 million adults in the United States have Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), with men being more likely to struggle with alcohol abuse and addiction compared to women.