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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Clinicians Blogs

Mental Health and Gun Violence

I’m all in favor of wider access to good mental health care, and since drug and alcohol problems are included, I thought this might be an opportunity to point out some serious flaws in this approach.


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.