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.
Here’s a feed of all the posts to all of our blogs:
As the old chief says in the movie Little Big Man: “Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn’t.”
We don’t have the option of simply forgoing the use of opioids in medicine because, frankly, we don’t have a viable alternative.
An important step that programs often skip: the collection of baseline data. Improvements are often incremental, and if you don’t know exactly where you started, it’s easy to miss them.
In his review of long-term outcome studies involving both alcohol and heroin users, Vaillant noted the inspirational aspects of such participation.
A Federal judge once concluded in a famous lawsuit: It was clear that psychiatrists get together to define various disorders, and then every so often, get back together to redefine them.
Battling an epidemic requires considerable cross-state cooperation and coordination– something that’s never easy, even with strong Federal support.
“You don’t see much motivation or insight. But I guess that’s why they have to be compelled in the first place, right?”
Substance Use Disorders don’t appear overnight. People who develop them may use for months or years or even decades before they seek help.