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:
If the dose is in fact subtherapeutic, then what causes the effects so enthusiastically reported by the user?
Is Cannabis Addictive?
The best answer is the one we came up with to explain the selectivity of alcoholism: Differences in individual susceptibility.
Topics: addiction and the brain, cannabis, risk factors
Raising the Tobacco Age Limit
So, public health advocates maintain, the McConnell plan is really just a clever ruse to reduce support for other legislation that might actually reduce smoking and vaping.
Topics: prevention, tobacco, vaping
In the News: Magical Mushrooms
Will society benefit from greater access to this drug? Are there potential problems we haven’t anticipated?
Proposing a Plan
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.
Topics: recovery-friendly, systems
Coercion in Massachusetts
I compare it to finding someone lying on the sidewalk, helping them up, brushing them off, and pushing them down again.
Topics: consequences, court-mandated, leverage, opioids
Cruising With Cannabis
There’s not a lot of disagreement about the potential for cannabis intoxication to impair driving performance, though without an accepted standard and a reliable roadside test, it’s not of much value in a courtroom.
Topics: cannabis, consequences, DUI/DWI
When Shame Would Help
Clearly, these folks don’t experience shame in the way society expects. It’s why they arrive in treatment angry and defensive.
Topics: consequences, defense mechanisms, DUI/DWI
Perp or Victim?
We can’t be too surprised at the extraordinary lengths that owners and CEOs will go to hang onto those profits.
Topics: models of addiction, opioids
Evidence is Great, But…
Research admittedly takes a long time, including the need for replication, and patients in clinical programs aren’t necessarily willing to wait.
Topics: research, therapies and tools