We have four blogs on our site, each with its own focus:
How to Talk so an Alcoholic Will Listen (Families) is a question-and-answer format blog that provides help for families struggling with an addiction problem.
How to Talk so an Alcoholic 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.
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There are plenty of steps we could take, supported by research and common sense, that would produce measurable gains in a relatively short span.
Addictions are complex. Considering the various risk factors, it’s likely that marijuana will appear to act as a gateway to harder drugs for some users, but not others.
The next big step would be the appearance of cannabis products, edible and perhaps smoked, on the shelves of large chain retailers and pharmacies.
I assume high school is no less boring than it ever was, and it would be a real temptation for some kids to just stay buzzed throughout the school day, while earning praise for avoiding tobacco.
A reasonably good rule of thumb for differentiating results of substance addiction from other illnesses: When the substance use stops for an extended period, the symptoms improve dramatically or go away entirely.
Topics: co-occurring disorders
In many communities, the push to get the drinker or user “off the street” has turned the jail into an unwilling detox facility.