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stigmatization of addiction

The Importance of Considering Culture (and Questioning ‘Truth’) in Addiction Treatment

The Importance of Considering Culture (and Questioning ‘Truth’) in Addiction Treatment

September 18th, 2017

An academic look at how assumptions about the “truth” about addiction and its treatment can inadvertently disempower those we are trying to help.

1 Health Insurance and its Influence on the Opioid Epidemic

Health Insurance and its Influence on the Opioid Epidemic

June 1st, 2017

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.

Addiction Treatment Barriers in the LGBT Community

Addiction Treatment Barriers in the LGBT Community

April 30th, 2017

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.

2 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.

Are We Diseased? The Inconsistencies and Implications of the Disease Model of Addiction

Are We Diseased? The Inconsistencies and Implications of the Disease Model of Addiction

February 21st, 2017

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.

2 Problem gambling: Help and healing for the family

Problem gambling: Help and healing for the family

December 9th, 2016

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.

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.

2 Does addiction affect women differently than men?

Does addiction affect women differently than men?

October 2nd, 2014

Yes, addiction affects women differently than men. An exploration of the ways that men and women differ in active addiction and recovery here.

How to recover from drug abuse? INTERVIEW with Allan Kehler

How to recover from drug abuse? INTERVIEW with Allan Kehler

September 22nd, 2014

How can addicts or their loved ones understand addiction and start the path to recovery? Tips and pointers from motivational speaker, Allan Kehler, here.

1 The social stigma of addiction

The social stigma of addiction

July 24th, 2014

The social stigma surrounding substance use disorders is that addiction is a choice, a character flaw, and a lack of integrity. More on this stigma and how you can change it here.

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