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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

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

Purim and Alcohol Addiction

Posted by Hannah Prager on February 28, 2021 at 7:03 PM

Being Jewishhaving family members in addiction recovery, and now working for a treatment center for alcoholism and addiction, I wanted to learn more about Purim, and the commandment to drinkI had the opportunity to (virtually) sit down and learn with Rabbi Dr. Chaim Meyer Tureff to learn about the roots of Purim, how serious is this commandment, and what does it mean for the recovery community and their and loved ones?  

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Topics: Addiction, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Alcoholism, Soberman's Estate

Is My Husband an Alcoholic? Here's What You Need to Know.

Posted by Hannah Prager on January 29, 2021 at 3:31 PM

Maybe your husband or loved one is exhibiting questionable behavior related to alcohol, and it doesn't feel right. Know that you are not alone. 12.7% of American adults have an alcohol use disordercolloquially known as alcoholism. We’re going to talk about signs you’re in a relationship with an addict, as well as strategies to cope and heal.  

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Topics: Addiction, Executives, Functioning Alcoholic, Professional, Treatment, Functioning Addict, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Employment, Doctor, Physicians, Soberman's Estate, family, Intervention

Interventions

Posted by Justin Fisse on January 29, 2021 at 3:10 PM

I was struggling with the appropriate words to give to a counterpart as they worked on a blog focused on addiction and relationships. They had a section devoted to intervention and wanted to include a couple names of interventionists as resources to offer the reader. I could not possibly commit to two or even 10 names of professionals, not because I do not know and trust ten individuals, but rather because I know and trust hundreds.

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Topics: Addiction, Executives, Functioning Alcoholic, Professional, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Safety, family, Intervention

The Pups in Rehab

Posted by Hannah Prager on December 28, 2020 at 2:13 PM

The team members at Soberman’s Estate enjoy a fun, functional, family work environment. Sometimes, this means bringing your dog to work! Some staff members bring their dogs to work every day! Not only do the pups bring joy to the staff, but they also bring numerous healing benefits to clients. 

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Topics: Addiction, Executives, Professional, Treatment, Recovery, Alcoholism, family

Addiction, Recovery, Holidays and Covid

Posted by Frank Saverino, LPC, LISAC on December 1, 2020 at 5:44 PM

In this article, Clinical Director Frank Saverino discusses the holiday season, what it looks like for individuals in recovery and their family members, and what we can do to help facilitate a joyful, healthy, successful holiday season for all.

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Topics: Addiction, Professional, Treatment, Recovery, Substance Abuse, coronavirus, covid-19, Safety, Self-Help Groups, Alcoholism

Equine Therapy with an Expert

Posted by Janice Story on November 30, 2020 at 10:22 AM

Janice Story has over thirty years of expert horsemanship. She is an Equine Therapy Coach, who trains and certifies fellow Equine Therapists. She is also a gifted Meditation Coach, Mind-Body-Spirit Practitioner, Reiki master, Published Author, Speaker, and Ordained Minister. In this article Janice shares the role of a horse in Equine Therapy, which is often misunderstood.

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Topics: Certification, Addiction, Treatment, Recovery, Impaired Professional, Soberman's Estate