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I Just Relapsed on MDMA

I Just Relapsed on MDMA

February 10th, 2018

What’s it like to relapse? If you’re struggling for your sanity, you’re not alone. Join Glenn as he relates what it’s like and how he plans to make another go of recovery. We’re behind you, Glenn!

1 The Roots of U.S. Stigma of Drug Use and Addiction

The Roots of U.S. Stigma of Drug Use and Addiction

February 8th, 2018

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.

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…!

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.

2 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.

2 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!

9 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.

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