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.
stigmatization of addiction
An academic look at how assumptions about the “truth” about addiction and its treatment can inadvertently disempower those we are trying to help.
Greed is keeping Americans sick. More on what the health insurance industry is doing in the face of the Opioid Epidemic … and possible solutions that can turn the tide.
The LGBT community faces some unique barriers to getting treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. If these barriers are not recognized and addressed, professional care CANNOT adequately address Substance Use Disorder in LGBT people. What are the barriers? A review here.
A look at Harm Reduction and the possibilities that this philosophy opens up in addiction treatment.
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.
What can you do if you’ve uncovered a gambling problem in the family? Advice from someone who knows. Syndey Smith is an internationally certified gambling counselor and former spouse of a problem gambler. More 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.
Yes, addiction affects women differently than men. An exploration of the ways that men and women differ in active addiction and recovery here.
How can addicts or their loved ones understand addiction and start the path to recovery? Tips and pointers from motivational speaker, Allan Kehler, here.