Resources


The Advice Trap

There are folks who make the rounds, getting the same advice over and over, and never putting it into action.


Running for Recovery

It’s difficult to gab or text with your friends or play Candy Crush while you’re struggling to assume the yoga position.


The Journey of the Heroic Parent

Before trying to change behavior, we would be best served to listen to what their behavior is trying to teach us.


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Families Blogs


Decision Making in Early Recovery

topics related to decision making process - uncertainty, alternatives, risk consequences, complexity, personal issues; white chalk handwriting and color sticky notes on blackboard

Suddenly we’re missing obvious warning signs, ignoring key markers of danger, or simply deciding to take a leap of faith at exactly the wrong moment.


Another Story of Recovery

Nonetheless, years of drinking and drugging and lapsing and relapsing will invariably have an effect on the victim of addiction.


Cheaters Do Get Caught…

These multi-billion dollar fines sound enormous, but like the one levied on Facebook, they represent a small portion of the company’s actual assets.


Resources


Trauma and Memory

In fact, it’s often difficult to convince the trauma patient to seek treatment, in part because of fear of having to re-experience the event.


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.


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Clinician Blogs


Decision Making in Early Recovery

topics related to decision making process - uncertainty, alternatives, risk consequences, complexity, personal issues; white chalk handwriting and color sticky notes on blackboard

Suddenly we’re missing obvious warning signs, ignoring key markers of danger, or simply deciding to take a leap of faith at exactly the wrong moment.


Negotiating With Ourselves

I contend that the outcome of a given treatment episode is often determined right at the outset, based on why the clients is in treatment in the first place.


Cheaters Do Get Caught…

These multi-billion dollar fines sound enormous, but like the one levied on Facebook, they represent a small portion of the company’s actual assets.


Resources


Trauma and Memory

In fact, it’s often difficult to convince the trauma patient to seek treatment, in part because of fear of having to re-experience the event.


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.


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Programs Blogs


Cheaters Do Get Caught…

These multi-billion dollar fines sound enormous, but like the one levied on Facebook, they represent a small portion of the company’s actual assets.


Drugs and the Homeless

…the problems we decide not to deal with at present go on to undermine treatment for the rest.


Demand and Supply

Picture a horde of lemmings suddenly deciding to change direction and stampede off a different cliff.



Newest Resources


Decision Making in Early Recovery

August 15, 2019 in How to Talk so Someone With Addiction Will Listen (families), People in Recovery, Recovery

topics related to decision making process - uncertainty, alternatives, risk consequences, complexity, personal issues; white chalk handwriting and color sticky notes on blackboard

Suddenly we’re missing obvious warning signs, ignoring key markers of danger, or simply deciding to take a leap of faith at exactly the wrong moment.


Negotiating With Ourselves

August 12, 2019 in Addiction Clinicians, How to Talk so Someone With Addiction Will Listen (clinicians)

I contend that the outcome of a given treatment episode is often determined right at the outset, based on why the clients is in treatment in the first place.


Another Story of Recovery

August 8, 2019 in How to Talk so Someone With Addiction Will Listen (families), Recovery

Nonetheless, years of drinking and drugging and lapsing and relapsing will invariably have an effect on the victim of addiction.


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