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:
Clearly, these folks don’t experience shame in the way society expects. It’s why they arrive in treatment angry and defensive.
We can’t be too surprised at the extraordinary lengths that owners and CEOs will go to hang onto those profits.
Research admittedly takes a long time, including the need for replication, and patients in clinical programs aren’t necessarily willing to wait.
Those of us who work in treatment quickly sense a problem: people with addictions aren’t likely to respond to this approach.
It is not always about having the right words to say, but asking the right questions and giving the space to answer with vulnerability.
I must take responsibility for the ways I acted and the things I did. Then, I must ask if there is anything I can do to make these mistakes right.
Now we carry 24 hour access to crap in our pockets, via the phone. And rather than a couple irritating broadcasters, we have access to millions.