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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

The American Addiction Crisis is a Societal Failure not a Personal Failure

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on February 28, 2021 at 7:12 PM

The founding of Soberman’s Estate was inspired by the loss of two men, including the owner’s brother and best friend. Mitch Prager’s best friend was Dr. Jerry Josen, and we’re pleased to share this article written by Dr. Josen’s daughter, Rachel Josen. 

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Topics: Addiction, Functioning Alcoholic, Professional, Treatment, Functioning Addict, Substance Abuse, Doctor, family

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

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

Addiction Symptoms and Treatment for Professional Men

Posted by Frank Saverino, LPC, LISAC on October 28, 2020 at 12:56 PM

While there are many issues that are universal in treating addiction, professional men often have specific challenges that must be understood and addressed. The men we treat most often still have their careers and their families. They have been extremely successful in those careers and have done well financially. They often are highly respected by others, especially outside their family. These successes often cloud the reality of their illness and contribute to their denial. Often there are enablers in their lives who do not know how to intervene. They come to us following some type of crisis, be it related to work or their families. Just the act of coming to a rehab and admitting to others that they have a serious problem is difficult for them. They see themselves as strong, stable, intelligent and proud. So, when they arrive here, their defenses are going to be up, and they continue to portray this persona of having it all together. Losing control is abhorrent to them. Control is important to their success in life. Unfortunately, with the disease of addiction, holding on to the notion that you can control it can have deadly consequences.

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Topics: Addiction, Executives, Professional, Treatment, Recovery, athletes, Substance Abuse, Physicians, Impaired Professional, Alcoholism, Soberman's Estate, family

12 Fun Sober Activities

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on September 9, 2020 at 1:01 PM

Sobriety is achieved one day at a time. Being able to choose your activities, rather than “choosing” drugs or alcohol, is true freedom. Here are 12 things you can choose to do to enjoy life sober!

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Topics: Addiction, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Self-Help Groups, Alumni