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:
In addictions, a compulsion is usually expressed as a powerful, perhaps even overwhelming urge to continue gambling, drinking, whatever.
That we have such a large and growing community of frequent users is a tribute not to evidence, but to hype.
Stress builds up beneath your awareness. Then it passes a certain level and suddenly, you’re really aware of it.
She had to relearn truthfulness, a day at a time, much the way the victim of a serious stroke might have to relearn speech.
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.
Topics: mental illness
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.
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.
Nonetheless, years of drinking and drugging and lapsing and relapsing will invariably have an effect on the victim of addiction.
These multi-billion dollar fines sound enormous, but like the one levied on Facebook, they represent a small portion of the company’s actual assets.