Posts by Sober Admin
Substance Abuse Statistics
Written by: Melissa Pena Lately, I have been watching people I love who are in recovery slip back into their old habits. It is sad to watch the ones you love slip away. Since my recovery, I watched seven lose their lives and tons fall. Some that fall come back quickly, realizing this is not…Read More
How Finding God Helped Me Find Sobriety
Written by: Melissa Pena I hear from many people that there is only one way to get sober: through a program. Let me tell you this; that is entirely wrong. There are many ways to get sober. You could try getting sober at home, working a 12-step program, in jail, or finding God. I remember…Read More
Detoxing from Drug Addiction
Written By: Melissa Pena When I hear the word detox, I remember the multiple times I tried to get clean from methamphetamine. The walk to get off any drug is different per person. Detoxing not only causes acute symptoms an individual will have post-acute symptoms. Please remember that there are facilities that will help you…Read More
A Personal Account of Addiction Treatment
While entering my first addiction rehab, I was scared, broken, and beaten by my drug addiction. I had no idea there was such a thing as rehab and was unfamiliar with how it worked. The facility I went to back in 2005 is no longer open, but it helped aid my path in eventually finding…Read More
Addiction Recovery Centers
Written By: Melissa Pena Are you struggling with your recovery? Let me say there are several options for you if you struggle at home. There are rehabs, sober living, and detox facilities. I want to speak to you first about the drug treatment facility I personally attended. The facility is a residential treatment program. In…Read More
How to Stay Sober Through Tough Times in Recovery
Written by: Dwayne Myers Life was a mess during active drinking. The pain and suffering wasn’t going any where even while I was using. I hear a lot of people saying the drink or drug freed them from pain but for me the pain was there just allowed me to do lots of negative things.…Read More
New Year, New You!
Written By: Melissa Pena Did you bring in the New Year sober or addicted? This year I brought in the New Year sober and with my kids. Enjoying these little moments was the most breathtaking experience. Let me stop and say addiction ate up my life. My addiction caused me to miss holidays, school events,…Read More
Stigma Behind Addiction
Written By: Melissa Pena I recently had a run-in with a person who has no idea what addiction is and what addiction does to families. I was called a junkie, and I am far from this. Sometimes I find that individuals with no family who went through addiction or themselves tend to push the word…Read More
Happy Holidays from Sober Network!
A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO: Dr. Harold Jonas PHD The year started with little fanfare but much anticipation. We spent resources updating all the software of our various platforms and focusing on our newest project, the Sober Podcast. Momentum is growing and listeners were demanding new content. The Sober Network is determined to carve out…Read More
Life After Rehab: What’s Next?
Rebuilding your life after rehab can be challenging, so take the necessary steps to help you start fresh. Recovering does not just require you to quit your addiction, you’ll also need to change your habits, mindset, and social circles as well. After rehabilitation, almost everything will require change. Gathering a support network, getting your finances…Read More