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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

The Impact of Pandemic Related Stress on Alcohol Consumption

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on June 11, 2020 at 8:49 PM

Stress is a concern that many share during the coronavirus pandemic. A survey by the National Endowment for Financial Education has shown that 9 out of 10 Americans, or 88%, are experiencing financial stress due to the pandemic.  

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Topics: Addiction, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Alcoholism

The Effects of Social Isolation During a Pandemic

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on June 4, 2020 at 9:52 PM

Americans across the nation are experiencing varying degrees of social isolation, and it is a pressing matter for the general health of the populace. This is due to the fact that humans require social interaction in order to remain healthy. With a pandemic forcing people to distance themselves from each other in order to slow down the spread of the virus, social isolation is an inevitable occurrence. But what exactly are the risks of social isolation on people during a pandemic, and what options are available to mitigate its effect?

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Topics: Precautions, Alcoholism, Soberman's Estate, Covid19

Rob Lowe: Drug Addiction and Sobriety

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on June 1, 2020 at 7:22 PM

Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Robert Hepler Lowe, Rob Lowe for short, is an actor who starred in a number of popular movies in the 1980s, such as The Outsiders, Class, and Oxford Blues. His TV shows like Westwing pushed him forward in popularity leading to two Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2001 and 2002 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, and a number of other awards including a Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. Despite his success, he struggled with problems that caused him to lose popularity, and put his future in jeopardy.

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Topics: Addiction, Alcoholism, Rob Lowe

An In-Depth Look at Substance Use Disorder and Comorbidity

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on May 21, 2020 at 8:20 PM

A common trend that occurs when there is a case of addiction is the presence of another disorder. The presence of another disorder when there is already a pre-existing case is called comorbidity. There are many questions surrounding these conditions, which is why we will be taking an in-depth look at how both substance use disorder and comorbidity interact by answering these questions.

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Topics: Addiction, Treatment, Substance Abuse, Alcoholism

Soberman’s Estate Supports Recovery Community

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on May 7, 2020 at 1:11 PM

In these difficult times with COVID-19, we have seen many people find solutions to problems they thought they would never have.

Soberman’s Estate is responding innovatively to COVID-19.

With the elimination of in-person 12-step and group support meetings, Soberman’s Estate created an online directory of virtual meetings.

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Topics: Treatment, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Zoom, online meetings, Self-Help Groups, Alumni, Alcoholism, Soberman's Estate

The Warning Signs of Substance Use Disorder

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on April 29, 2020 at 7:17 PM

Substance use disorder is a crippling disorder that can affect anyone regardless of their age, gender, or status in life. However, it tends to be more common in people who have the means to afford these substances. Having access to substances and being able to have the means to use them at will is why professionals many times are higher risk for substance use problems. These professionals include pilots, artists, entrepreneurs, and doctors with high paying salaries. The best way to start treatment for these individuals is to help them identify that they have a problem.

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Topics: Addiction, Substance Abuse, Alcoholism

The Link Between Stress and Substance Use Disorder

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on April 9, 2020 at 8:35 PM

Stress is a normal factor in every person’s life. However, chronic stress is a major concern for many Americans today. According to the American Institute of Stress, 33% of the American population experiences extreme stress that can affect their physical and mental well being. The vast majority of these people experiencing stress reach out to drugs, alcohol or both to relieve it. But what exactly is the correlation between stress and substance use and what can you do about it?

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Topics: Treatment, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Alcoholism

Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on April 1, 2020 at 1:48 PM

Wood on Covid-19 sobriety: 'If I can do it, you can'

Updated / Saturday, 28 Mar 2020 12:43
Origional Post Saturday, 28 Mar 2020

https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2020/0328/1126987-wood-on-covid-19-sobriety-if-i-can-do-it-you-can/


Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood used his time on the Brendan O'Connor Show on RTÉ Radio One on Saturday to encourage people to look after their sobriety during the Covid-19 emergency.

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Topics: Treatment, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Self-Help Groups, Alumni, Alcoholism, Soberman's Estate, Covid19, Ronnie Wood