Sobriety

7 Steps to Stop a Divorce When You Get Sober

Just because you get sober doesn't mean the birds will start singing, there will be money in your bank account, your boss will start to understand you and your spouse won't file for divorce.

Sobriety isn't a magic panacea for everything that bothers you. It took years to create the mess in which you may live — it will take a while to clean up the mess. It won't happen overnight.

If your spouse is contemplating divorce because of...
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Sobriety

When Doctors Get Drunk

When California medical doctor Scott Greer submitted hair and urine samples to a Medical Board of California’s investigator, lab tests found signs of opiates and oxycodone — but no signs of alcohol.

A year later Greer was placed on probation for 7 years. His license suspended for 30 days and he agreed to restrictions including submitting to regular random alcohol and drug testing.

Two young children  died in 2003 after being killed by a drug-impaired...
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Sobriety

How to Get Sober When You Have a Dual Diagnosis

Getting sober is a challenge. Achieving sobriety when there is a co-occurring issue makes the process more difficult. Substance abuse can mask mental illness. Mental illness may be conflated with addictive symptoms. Often, individuals with mental health problems don't adequately address their substance abuse as they don't think drinking or drugging is relevant to their problems.

The term ‘dual diagnosis' is used when an individual has...
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