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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

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