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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.


Prescription ProTips for Physicians

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


Good and Bad Advice at 12 Step Meetings

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12 Step literature suggests that sponsors stick with advice on how to work the Steps, rather than stray into realms better left to trained professionals.


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Families Blogs


Stigma in the Bigger Picture

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This is the sort of reasoning that leads unthinking legislators to chop funds for substance abuse services whenever there’s a budget shortfall on the horizon. It’s not based on return on investment from treatment, which research demonstrates is phenomenal.


Outpatient Follies

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The experience of addicts and alcoholics, particularly at the lower end of the socioeconomic scale, makes it clear that we could use more inpatient resources, not fewer.


Medical Marijuana

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They don’t advertise themselves as PTSD docs; they’re pot docs. Little or no mention of treatment associated with the prescription.


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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.


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.”


Diagnosis: Towards Validity and Consistency

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The way addicts and alcoholics themselves talk about their condition (“an emotional disease,” “a parasite the feeds on our emotions”, “an emotional cancer,” “a fear based disease”) is rarely considered in theories of addiction.


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Clinician Blogs


Stigma in the Bigger Picture

rotten apple

This is the sort of reasoning that leads unthinking legislators to chop funds for substance abuse services whenever there’s a budget shortfall on the horizon. It’s not based on return on investment from treatment, which research demonstrates is phenomenal.


Outpatient Follies

iStock_000013966635Small

The experience of addicts and alcoholics, particularly at the lower end of the socioeconomic scale, makes it clear that we could use more inpatient resources, not fewer.


Medical Marijuana

iStock_000010387607XSmall

They don’t advertise themselves as PTSD docs; they’re pot docs. Little or no mention of treatment associated with the prescription.


Resources


Documenting Supervision

iStock_000008534204Small

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


Stigma in the Bigger Picture

rotten apple

This is the sort of reasoning that leads unthinking legislators to chop funds for substance abuse services whenever there’s a budget shortfall on the horizon. It’s not based on return on investment from treatment, which research demonstrates is phenomenal.


Outpatient Follies

iStock_000013966635Small

The experience of addicts and alcoholics, particularly at the lower end of the socioeconomic scale, makes it clear that we could use more inpatient resources, not fewer.


Medical Marijuana

iStock_000010387607XSmall

They don’t advertise themselves as PTSD docs; they’re pot docs. Little or no mention of treatment associated with the prescription.



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Introducing Newcomers to 12-Step Fellowship

July 31, 2014 in Articles

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


Stigma in the Bigger Picture

July 28, 2014 in Thinking About Addiction

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This is the sort of reasoning that leads unthinking legislators to chop funds for substance abuse services whenever there’s a budget shortfall on the horizon. It’s not based on return on investment from treatment, which research demonstrates is phenomenal.


Choosing Your Rehab: 4 Success Factors

July 24, 2014 in Articles

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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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