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Prisons’ Refusal To Medically Treat Opioid Addiction May Be a Human Rights Violation 

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.

Shifting the Addiction Counseling Paradigm: Starting with Harm Reduction

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,

Smashing the Stigma Around Community College

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