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:
I ask myself if this Board, as presently constituted, is capable of taking the organization to that level of success.
Topics: administration, financial strategies, program development
Tricky Opioid Payouts
I’m no lawyer, but it makes me think of robbing a bank and returning 20% of the spoils to avoid jail.
Topics: opioids, prescription medications
Sober at the Wedding
What do you intend to prove, anyway, and to whom? That you can stay sober, or that you can drink again?
Topics: loss of control, maintaining sobriety, triggers
Topics: mortality, tobacco, vaping
Control- And the Loss of It
In addictions, a compulsion is usually expressed as a powerful, perhaps even overwhelming urge to continue gambling, drinking, whatever.
Topics: compulsive behavior, recognizing addiction
CBD Oil and Its Risks
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.
Topics: boundaries, maintaining sobriety, stress
“The War On…”
The Habit of Hiding
She had to relearn truthfulness, a day at a time, much the way the victim of a serious stroke might have to relearn speech.
Topics: barriers to recovery, recovery memoir
Mental Health and Gun Violence
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