We have four blogs on our site, each with its own focus:
How to Talk so Someone With Addiction Will Listen (Families) is a question-and-answer format blog that provides help for families struggling with an addiction problem.
How to Talk so Someone With Addiction Will Listen (Clinicians) is a question-and answer format blog serving as a discussion forum for treatment clinicians & recovery pros.
Tips for Treatment Programs is a question-and-answer format blog that gives practical tips for people who want to run excellent treatment & recovery programs.
Thinking About Addiction is a more traditional “sharing our thoughts” blog that responds to news, information, and whatever’s happening for us right now. It’s too long a title to call it “Thinking About Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery” but that’s a better description.
Here’s a feed of all the posts to all of our blogs:
The goal is to eventually develop an objective scale by which pain can be measured not by self-report, but by neuroimaging.
As control erodes, the drinker redoubles efforts to regain it. Some resort to “white-knuckle” abstinence, giving up alcohol for a while, just to prove to themselves or someone else that they can.
As the article points out, it’s possible to make use of the flashlight on your cellphone for the necessary illumination.
My concern is that these same hallucinogens have a pronounced tendency to escape the research environment and find their way out into the streets
…as one judge told me at a conference: “no matter how many jails you build, judges will fill them. It’s the easiest way to make this someone else’s problem, instead of ours.”
Some approaches are better than others at helping an individual identify what works for them in understanding their disease and establishing a stable recovery.
So if some enterprising MD or PhD were to show with a proposal for research designed to prove that drinking has definite health benefits, the industry will throw money at it.