Prisons' Refusal To Medically Treat Opioid Addiction May Be a Human Rights Violation December 13, 2019 Although there is still some debate within the larger addiction treatment community over the use of methadone and buprenorphine maintenance as treatment for opioid use disorder, the medical community is pretty much settled.
Dealing With Toxic Relationships During the Holidays December 6, 2019 It’s that time of year again. The time of year when it becomes impossible to deny that the holidays are approaching. Streetlights and storefronts twinkle with lights and other festive regalia. Social media feeds are clogged with holiday-themed memes and end-of-year challenges.
I SHOWED UP and Slowly, I Got Better November 29, 2019 October 8, 2018, was not a good day. After choosing to start drinking again after five plus years of continuous sobriety, after countless attempts to remain sober over the course of several years, after two failed suicide attempts that I
Shifting the Addiction Counseling Paradigm: Starting with Harm Reduction November 22, 2019 I can think of no other field in the mental health world where counselors regularly predetermine goals for clients and threaten the counseling relationship if the client doesn’t comply. Unfortunately, in the addiction treatment world this is a common reality,
Childhood Trauma and How It Affects Substance Use Disorder November 8, 2019 Have you ever looked at a crying child and thought “worthless junkie?” I don’t know you, but I’ll wager a guess that nah, you probably haven’t. I’m asking this question, though, because there is a very strong link between childhood
Smashing the Stigma Around Community College November 1, 2019 Have you ever heard someone say that community college is not “real” college? Or maybe—even worse—it’s college for dummies? For some reason, we have developed a social image of community college as second class. While attending an Ivy League like Harvard or Yale
HELP IS THE ANSWER: Addressing addiction and mental health illness, and sharing so others can do the same
HELP IS THE ANSWER Addressing addiction and mental health illness, and sharing so others can do the same October 25, 2019 Millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition along with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Despite mental illnesses’ reach and prevalence, stigma and misunderstanding are