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My Life in Recovery

They soon realize they need to learn how to stay sober, while also repairing relationships, restoring health, and picking up the pieces of a career.


“S/he Did it AGAIN?” Repeat DUI Offenders

A criminal defense attorney complained to me that his clients didn’t begin to take things seriously until the second or even third offense.


Perception or Deception?

The addicted brain is unable to accurately evaluate the situation.


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Families Blogs


Medical Cannabis Laws and Addiction

Substance Use Disorders don’t appear overnight. People who develop them may use for months or years or even decades before they seek help.


Drug Sniffing Parents

…actually more of an issue now than in the 80’s, because of the presence of super-powerful opioids like fentanyl or carfentanil, and the growing risk of unintended overdose.


In the News: Prince’s Pills

Shame always plays a role. Not just the shame of discovery, but the shame of having a problem in the first place.


Resources


Crime- the Lifestyle

Young man wearing handcuffs, sitting back againts a wall, looking angry.

That’s why drug treatment may reduce crime, but doesn’t always eliminate it.


Mandated vs. Voluntary Treatment

I suspect that the methodology for measuring success was far too narrow. Focused entirely on crime, they missed a host of other gains from participation in treatment.


My Life in Recovery

They soon realize they need to learn how to stay sober, while also repairing relationships, restoring health, and picking up the pieces of a career.


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Clinician Blogs


Medical Cannabis Laws and Addiction

Substance Use Disorders don’t appear overnight. People who develop them may use for months or years or even decades before they seek help.


Is it Recovery Yet?

It may seem to the individual as if it happens by itself– the result of an autopilot, set to return home.


The Medicine They Don’t Take…

But given the experience in other fields of healthcare, a return to the old lifestyle, however destructive, may be little more than human nature.


Resources


Crime- the Lifestyle

Young man wearing handcuffs, sitting back againts a wall, looking angry.

That’s why drug treatment may reduce crime, but doesn’t always eliminate it.


Mandated vs. Voluntary Treatment

I suspect that the methodology for measuring success was far too narrow. Focused entirely on crime, they missed a host of other gains from participation in treatment.


“S/he Did it AGAIN?” Repeat DUI Offenders

A criminal defense attorney complained to me that his clients didn’t begin to take things seriously until the second or even third offense.


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Programs Blogs


Compliance via Coercion

“You don’t see much motivation or insight. But I guess that’s why they have to be compelled in the first place, right?”


Medical Cannabis Laws and Addiction

Substance Use Disorders don’t appear overnight. People who develop them may use for months or years or even decades before they seek help.


Is it Recovery Yet?

It may seem to the individual as if it happens by itself– the result of an autopilot, set to return home.



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Compliance via Coercion

May 25, 2017 in Tips for Treatment Programs

“You don’t see much motivation or insight. But I guess that’s why they have to be compelled in the first place, right?”


Medical Cannabis Laws and Addiction

May 22, 2017 in Thinking About Addiction

Substance Use Disorders don’t appear overnight. People who develop them may use for months or years or even decades before they seek help.


Is it Recovery Yet?

May 18, 2017 in Tips for Treatment Programs

It may seem to the individual as if it happens by itself– the result of an autopilot, set to return home.


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