This article explores the internal and external factors of the stigma of drug use and how it relates to our social understanding of addition. In this article, we’ll look at social context and how it affects identity for drug users…plus, its implications in policy, treatment, and criminalization of drug users.
A look at the clinical importance of Drug, Set, and Setting and, more importantly, how it can be applied to reduce harm in substance use.
Substance use is a substantial obstacle when drug users try to secure and maintain housing. Details about how housing can become an addiction treatment modality here. Ideas that can push our industry forward…!
A look at Harm Reduction and the possibilities that this philosophy opens up in addiction treatment.
The legalization of marijuana makes many addiction treatment professionals uneasy. Here, we get an insider’s look into how recent changes in policy can/will impact the addiction industry as a whole. A timely and important commentary here.
I have spent the last ten years of my life considering what it means to be an addict and what it means to have the disease of addiction. A look here at the inconsistencies that I see within this model of addiction, and how it affects those of us who work in the field.
A fresh look into the responsibility that society plays in how people use drugs and, more importantly, how people find recovery. Ideas that get us to pause and think…more from addiction treatment clinician, Scott Novotny, here.
A call to treat people where they are at. Are you ready to look at addiction from another angle? How Step 1 can influence the way that we view the disease model of addiction. Plus, more thoughts here.
What does it mean to “be an addict” and work in the field of addiction treatment? Essential reading for anyone who uses critical thinking to examine addiction. More progressive thoughts on addiction here.