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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

8 Chicks Admitted to Men's Rehab

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on April 16, 2020 at 9:33 AM

"From Farm to Table" is the goal for Jesse Busch, Executive Chef at Soberman's Estate.

"I grew up living on a farm and have experience raising chickens and growing organic gardens. There is a spiritual connection when you grow your own vegetables." says Chef Jesse. Of course these chicks will grow up and start producing eggs, but Chef Jesse has a grander vision. His plans include introducing goats for fresh goat milk, an orchard and multiple greenhouses to incorporate organic produce into the Soberman's Estate menu.

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Topics: Treatment, Recovery, Soberman's Estate, Organic, Healthy, Vegtables, Farm, Farmfresh

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

Times are Changing for Self Help Programs

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on March 25, 2020 at 8:06 AM

At Soberman’s Estate, we provide outreach and information to our Alumni on a regular basis and feel it is pertinent to everyone in our recovery community to be privy to the information below. Although our program is not based on Self-help programs, we support our Alumni in finding any resources which are helpful to recovery.

In-person meetings are the lifeline of Self Help programs across the country and across the world. The ability to meet with other addicts and alcoholics has a grounding effect on everyone’s who attends. With the onset of COVID-19 many meetings are being temporarily cancelled and access to the many locations have ceased because of the instruction to increase social distancing.

Local Intergroup offices are trying to keep up with the changes which are occurring with meeting schedules and they are more than willing to assist you in finding in-person meetings which are currently active. In addition, “The Grapevine” which is usually a paid subscription for members can now be accessed online for free to support self-help members with reading personal recovery stories and listening to personal stories through the Grapevine YouTube channel online.

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

Reducing Anxiety: Let's spread Serenity not Fear

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on March 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM

According to the March 13th edition of the USA Today, 41 people in total have died in the US from the Coronavirus. According to the National Center of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 241 people die every day in the US from alcoholism.

Following through on a decision to enter residential treatment for alcoholism (or other addictions or behavioral health issues such as anxiety, depression, or stress) does not have to be impacted by the coronavirus.

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Topics: Professional, Treatment, Recovery, Substance Abuse, coronavirus, covid-19, Flu, Precautions, Safety

10,000 Beds Gala & Silent Art Auction

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on February 25, 2020 at 1:58 PM

Recently, the organization, 10,000 Beds toured Soberman’s Estate, and we resonated with their mission and agreed to partner with them. The idea for 10,000 Beds was conceived in the fall of 2014.  10,000 Beds unique model of partnering with treatment programs directly for the donation of scholarship beds is recognized as innovative and effective throughout the behavioral health industry.  10,000 Beds partners with addiction treatment programs which provide at least one scholarship (bed) per year.  10,000 Beds is then able to offer these 100% donated scholarships to qualifying 10,000 Beds scholarship applicants who want and need help but are without resources.

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Topics: Addiction, Professional, Treatment, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Silent Auction, 10,000 Beds, Lucy Dickens

Physician Burnout: Definitions, Causes, Impacts, Solutions

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on February 4, 2020 at 12:32 PM

by Kay Miller Temple

“We see these elevated risks in suicide in all the caring professions, whether it be dentists, human medicine, or animal medicine,” Dr. Chris Bundy, psychiatrist and president-elect of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs (FSPHP) said, providing a perspective on physician suicide and burnout. “We can debate each study’s outcomes, odds ratios, methods, and time intervals. We can express our concerns about how suicide is a stigmatized cause of death that impacts death certificate accuracy. But no one can argue this: any number in any of these professions is just too high.”

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Topics: Addiction, Professional, Treatment, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Doctor, Physicians, Impaired Professional

Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults: A Growing Threat

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on January 30, 2020 at 10:15 AM

By Judy F. Minkove on 05/01/2019

Published in Brainwise Winter 2019, Dome MAY/JUNE 2019, Brainwise Spring 2019

As a matter of course, geriatric psychiatrist Susan Lehmann asks her patients struggling with their mental health if they drink alcohol or use drugs. In recent years, she’s noted that more of these patients in their 60's, 70's and even 80's — have answered yes to that question. “I thought to myself, ‘Something’s going on here.’”

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Topics: Addiction, Professional, Treatment, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Elderly

Substance Abuse Among Business Professionals

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on January 13, 2020 at 10:07 AM

Many business professionals and executives suffer from alcoholism and/or drug addiction. This can cause problems in their career and in their organization. Those under the influence of alcohol or unprescribed medications become less productive, incur more injuries, and often an additional result in increased health insurance claims. Many companies face huge losses when employees’ substance abuse isn’t addressed. The economic and human resources impact from the challenges arising from issues around substance abuse, can range from safety to performance and negatively impact coworkers and family members.

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Topics: Addiction, Professional, Treatment, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Employment, Policy