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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

The Significance of Genetics in an Individual's Predisposition to Drug Addiction

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on July 26, 2020 at 5:17 AM

Drug addiction is a major problem in many places across the globe. With more than one third of the adult population battling drug addiction on a daily basis, research has been done to identify a person’s predisposition for drug addiction. One of the findings is that genetics may play a role in a person’s predisposition to drug misuse.

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Topics: Treatment, Substance Abuse

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

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. One third 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