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The Drug, Set, and Setting Model of Addiction (An Intro)

The Drug, Set, and Setting Model of Addiction (An Intro)

September 26th, 2017

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.

If Not A.A., Then What?

If Not A.A., Then What?

July 7th, 2017

An exploration of some of the most effective alternatives to A.A. here, with a section at the end for your questions.

Housing as Healthcare and Substance Use Treatment

Housing as Healthcare and Substance Use Treatment

May 21st, 2017

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…!

1 What is Harm Reduction? How is it Different from Traditional Addiction Treatment?

What is Harm Reduction? How is it Different from Traditional Addiction Treatment?

April 26th, 2017

A look at Harm Reduction and the possibilities that this philosophy opens up in addiction treatment.

1 How Marijuana Legalization Will Affect Substance Use Treatment: A Counselor’s Opinion

How Marijuana Legalization Will Affect Substance Use Treatment: A Counselor’s Opinion

March 25th, 2017

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.

1 Unmanageability: A.A.’s Greatest Contribution to Addiction Treatment

Unmanageability: A.A.’s Greatest Contribution to Addiction Treatment

December 2nd, 2016

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.

Should you take fentanyl or carfentanil?

Should you take fentanyl or carfentanil?

October 3rd, 2016

A brief look at the trends and dangers of synthetic opiates often mixed with heroin: fentanyl and/or carfentanil. Buyers beware!

7 The principles of A.A. & N.A.: Is total abstinence helping or hurting addicts?

The principles of A.A. & N.A.: Is total abstinence helping or hurting addicts?

September 25th, 2016

12 step support groups believe that total abstinence is the only means to complete recovery. But, can this notion be more harmful than beneficial for some individuals in recovery? More on why no one should be stigmatized for their drug replacement and maintenance, here.

7 Why is Harm Reduction important?

Why is Harm Reduction important?

August 22nd, 2016

The stigma on sharing needles or using naloxone can cause unnecessary overdoses. More on what Harm Reduction is and why it’s so important here.

1 When does drinking moderation work?

When does drinking moderation work?

January 20th, 2016

Tactics and expertise on how to assess possible drinking problems in yourself or a loved one. Plus, advice in cases when drinking moderation DOESN’T work. More from experts Allies in Recovery here.

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