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Not-So-Early Recovery

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But no matter how difficult a challenge or how great a triumph it is for us to get from there to here, life’s still going to keep throwing more problems at us.


Where Goals and Effectiveness Meet

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Experience tells us that almost all of the wide variety of treatment strategies and models are around because they work well for someone.


The Colors of Serenity

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We were using the same kind of language to talk about it: Focusing, centering, in the moment, relaxing, stress-reducing, peaceful.


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Families Blogs


Opioids and the Assumption of Failure

It also suggests that the ‘return to heroin’ rate among former maintenance clients may be even higher.


Relapse and Addiction Policy

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Somebody who shows up six months later, sick, asking for another admission to the hospital, is in their eyes a failure.


Pot and the NFL Draft

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A key trait of the addict is a weird ability to function despite the presence of high concentrations of a drug.


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Where Goals and Effectiveness Meet

motiv-continuum

Experience tells us that almost all of the wide variety of treatment strategies and models are around because they work well for someone.


The Colors of Serenity

sky

We were using the same kind of language to talk about it: Focusing, centering, in the moment, relaxing, stress-reducing, peaceful.


Groups That Work: Climate

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When a group has been mired in the hostile or helpless mode, and breaks through into work, you’ll see an almost tangible change in tone.


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Clinician Blogs


Opioids and the Assumption of Failure

It also suggests that the ‘return to heroin’ rate among former maintenance clients may be even higher.


Relapse and Addiction Policy

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Somebody who shows up six months later, sick, asking for another admission to the hospital, is in their eyes a failure.


Josh Hamilton and Confidentiality Laws

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Nobody should have known about this in the first place. Somebody broke Josh’s confidentiality, and sources within the team are a prime suspect.


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The Colors of Serenity

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We were using the same kind of language to talk about it: Focusing, centering, in the moment, relaxing, stress-reducing, peaceful.


Outcome vs. Impact

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Correlation is not, I repeat not, causation, but it has some value in itself.


Lifestyle Balance Model for Recovery

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This is where ‘recovery work’ comes in, in the form of acquiring healthy strategies to successfully handle (i.e., without resorting to substance use) stressful situations and resulting emotions.


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Programs Blogs


The Monitoring Model

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We spend a great deal of time in treatment seeking to increase patient motivation, but these programs do not rely on a motivated patient.


The Power of Loss Aversion

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Mike Golic, a former pro football player, was asked to recall his five best-ever performances. He couldn’t. “Ask me about my five worst games,” he countered.


Opioids and the Assumption of Failure

It also suggests that the ‘return to heroin’ rate among former maintenance clients may be even higher.



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The Monitoring Model

May 28, 2015 in Tips for Treatment Programs

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We spend a great deal of time in treatment seeking to increase patient motivation, but these programs do not rely on a motivated patient.


The Power of Loss Aversion

May 25, 2015 in Tips for Treatment Programs

Greed

Mike Golic, a former pro football player, was asked to recall his five best-ever performances. He couldn’t. “Ask me about my five worst games,” he countered.


Opioids and the Assumption of Failure

May 21, 2015 in Thinking About Addiction

It also suggests that the ‘return to heroin’ rate among former maintenance clients may be even higher.


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