Why You Should Get A Sponsor

Why You Should Get A Sponsor

When first coming into recovery, it is very difficult to know and understand what direction to take in recovery and in life. Sober Nation makes a point to incorporate all forms of long term recovery into the content that we send out to the...
Explanation to Bed Bugs Hoax – Straight from the Horses Mouth

Explanation to Bed Bugs Hoax – Straight from the Horses Mouth

As many of you know, we posted a humorous and ghastly article about kids smoking bed bugs. We quickly posted a disclaimer at the bottom of the video when we found out how completely fictitious it was. This weekend I was contacted by Shane Watson...
Lower Sentences for Drug Offenses Could Come Into Effect Soon

Lower Sentences for Drug Offenses Could Come Into Effect Soon

Some progress and big changes were made on Thursday regarding prison sentences for low level drug offenders. As we have spoken about, there is much debate about the harsh and frequent prison sentences given to drug offenders, many of whom...
Kids are now smoking BED BUGS to get high.

Kids are now smoking BED BUGS to get high.

In their latest effort to find a cheap high that doesn't require the purchase of any actual drugs, teens have discovered a way to smoke bed bugs. Yes, BED BUGS. The things that normal people hate even thinking about. The little critters that plague...
Sober Nation Speaks with a Top Pharmaceutical Company

Sober Nation Speaks with a Top Pharmaceutical Company

As most people know, Sober Nation works hand in hand with a few other organizations. One of these organizations is Young People in Recovery. YPR is an advocacy group that looks to be proactive in treatment, political and societal issues relating to...
E-cigs’ liquid nicotine causing poisonings

E-cigs’ liquid nicotine causing poisonings

Over the next few years, we believe there will be a lot more discovered about E Cigs and vapors and what the effects of smoking them are. This is what cnn.com recently published about the effects. (CNN) -- As electronic cigarettes increase...
Dixie’s Story

Dixie’s Story

My name is Dixie M.  I am truly honored to share my experience, strength and hope. My addiction to alcohol and drugs came on fast.  I had no idea what addiction was in the beginning.  My mother and father were both alcoholics.  The drinking,...
I Do Recover – A Story of Tragedy and Divine Intervention

I Do Recover – A Story of Tragedy and Divine Intervention

Unlike many addicts, I can not say I grew up in a dysfunctional home. For the most part of my childhood, I grew up in a 2 parent home, the oldest of 3 children. We lived in a upper-middle class neighborhood. We didn't have everything we wanted but...
Removing the Stigma From Addiction Treatment

Removing the Stigma From Addiction Treatment

I found this relaly good article on Salem News about Treating Drug Addiction without the stigma. It was written by Brian T Watson. I thought it made a lot of great points.  Last week, I sat in on two support-group meetings conducted by...
Can Science Tell Us – Is Addiction Genetic?

Can Science Tell Us – Is Addiction Genetic?

Anyone who has struggled with an addiction themselves, or has struggled with the addiction of a loved one, knows that everyone’s fights a different battle. There has been a common question that several professionals have tried to answer, is...
Rock Bottom – A Story of Redemption

Rock Bottom – A Story of Redemption

Pain it seems, is our greatest motivator. With websites, it is easy to portray an image. An idea or a perception that you want people to think of you. The internet allows us to show the world exactly what we want them to see. Very rarely do we get...
Recovery Tools: Setting Boundaries

Recovery Tools: Setting Boundaries

I used to have terrible boundaries. In fact I never knew what a ‘boundary’ was until I got sober. I certainly didn’t know that I was responsible for my own boundaries. My self-worth was so wrapped up in what other people thought of me, that I...
Where is the Help? – Woman Nodding out on Bus Sparks Investigation

Where is the Help? – Woman Nodding out on Bus Sparks Investigation

By now you must have seen the video. We were reluctant to say anything about this video, because Sober Nation does not consider ourselves a gossip site. We do keep up with news and current events if it is recovery related. However, we have kept...
Why We are Here – The Purpose of Sober Nation

Why We are Here – The Purpose of Sober Nation

About a week ago, we put a post on social media. The post reads as follows. At first glance, there was nothing special or noticeable about this post. It's business as usual. We were just making ourselves available to those who are still...
Managing Alcohol Withdrawal

Managing Alcohol Withdrawal

From the managing withdrawal series. While many people consume alcohol, consumption of alcohol does not always lead to physical dependence. In the case of alcohol, a physical dependence most likely means the individual drinks alcohol on a daily...
Choosing to Seek Help from a South Florida Addiction Treatment Facility

Choosing to Seek Help from a South Florida Addiction Treatment Facility

South Florida is a hotbed for recovery. It has been called "the recovery capital of the world." More people come to South Florida to get sober than anywhere else in the country. Seeking South Florida addiction treatment is the first step in...
Are You Ready to Get Sober?

Are You Ready to Get Sober?

Make no mistake about it... sobriety can be challenging. You know what else can be challenging? Being a junkie. Being a heroin addict is very challenging. My biggest fear when getting sober was that I wasn't going to have fun anymore. I know...
What Does ObamaCare Mean for Addiction Treatment?

What Does ObamaCare Mean for Addiction Treatment?

The Affordable Care Act is designed to help Americans get the health insurance coverage and medical treatment that they need, but many people don't realize just how much this affects them. Along with helping individuals who have other health-related...
Supporting Your Teen During Recovery

Supporting Your Teen During Recovery

Watching a loved one struggle with drug addiction and recovery is one of the hardest things a person can face, especially when that loved one is your teenage child. Parents of teens recovering from drug addiction often don't know where to turn or...
What is Sex Addiction?

What is Sex Addiction?

Sex addiction is a taboo topic for many people, but it is important not to pretend that it doesn't exist. By understanding sex addiction a little better, you can help yourself or others around you who might suffer from this disorder. What is...