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Marijuana in Relapse

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If you’ve been down that road, making repeated attempts to control use or to stop and stay stopped, only to fall fall flat, you should eventually realize that what works for others just doesn’t work for you


Do You Know What (Drugs) Your Kids Are Doing?

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It is vital that your teen feels able to talk to you about drugs; if they are using but are afraid of the consequences of telling you it will only lead to more deception.


Choosing Your Rehab: 4 Success Factors

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A shorter stay is cheaper and less disruptive to your life, but 90 day programs give you more time to master the skills of recovery.


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Drug Epidemics, Part 2

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We might have been making things more difficult for the patients we wanted to help. This is not unknown in healthcare.


Medicalizing Marijuana

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We’re already a society at risk of drowning in sciencey-sounding flapdoodle.


Drug Epidemics, Part 1

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Drug epidemics, like other epidemics, follow a reasonably predictable pattern.


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Case Study: Medical Pot

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Alcoholics have never had much success giving up drinking while using some other sedative. Often it results in a problem with the second substance.


Professionally Suspicious: Clinicians & Recovery Fellowships

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You might as well write ‘I don’t want you to go to AA’ in big letters on the wall behind the therapist’s chair. It’s about that obvious.


Introducing Newcomers to 12-Step Fellowship

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AA and NA weren’t designed by professionals and they do not operate like professionally-developed behavioral therapy programs.


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Clinician Blogs


Cross Addiction: Is it a Myth?

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There are many concepts in clinical psychology that are not science-based, but are nonetheless still of use in therapy.


Drug Epidemics, Part 2

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We might have been making things more difficult for the patients we wanted to help. This is not unknown in healthcare.


Medicalizing Marijuana

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We’re already a society at risk of drowning in sciencey-sounding flapdoodle.


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Documenting Supervision

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Busy professionals, though, may rely on “taking notes,” and doing the more formal documentation “later, when there’s time.”


Professional Development Plan

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Clinicians who improve their skills produce better outcomes for the client.


Prescription ProTips for Physicians

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Is there a disparity between what you can observe and what the patient reports?


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Programs Blogs


Drug Epidemics, Part 2

drug abuse drawing

We might have been making things more difficult for the patients we wanted to help. This is not unknown in healthcare.


Medicalizing Marijuana

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We’re already a society at risk of drowning in sciencey-sounding flapdoodle.


Drug Epidemics, Part 1

drug abuse drawing

Drug epidemics, like other epidemics, follow a reasonably predictable pattern.



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Confirmation Bias and Counseling

September 29, 2014 in How to Talk so an Addict Will Listen (clinicians)

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Project Match has long been held up as demonstrating the efficacy of three very different approaches.


Cross Addiction: Is it a Myth?

September 25, 2014 in How to Talk so an Addict Will Listen (clinicians)

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There are many concepts in clinical psychology that are not science-based, but are nonetheless still of use in therapy.


Drug Epidemics, Part 2

September 22, 2014 in Thinking About Addiction

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We might have been making things more difficult for the patients we wanted to help. This is not unknown in healthcare.


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