Once the patient gained insight, the theory went, the drive to abuse drugs or alcohol gradually disappears.
What works? For who? What doesn’t? Why? A complicated disease makes for complexities in treatment.
This is in part a course correction from the trend of several decades ago, when the emphasis was on cutting expenses in the naive belief all addicts could be successfully treated on an outpatient basis.Read More
The field is getting accustomed to patients arriving in addiction treatment complaining of problems with prescription opioids, stimulants, sedatives, etc, while actively enrolled in medical cannabis programs.Read More