I know how often the quest for business success has in the past overtaken and even overwhelmed the quest to deliver good services.
It’s the basic unit of most drug-free approaches. What would happen if it could be incorporated into the OTP curriculum?
Of course with additional treatment responsibilities, a counselor couldn’t be expected to manage a caseload of up to 75.
…we should be looking at modifying our historical approach to the addicted cannabis client, away from emphasis on legal consequences and mandated compliance, and towards a more patient-centered model.
An important step that programs often skip: the collection of baseline data. Improvements are often incremental, and if you don’t know exactly where you started, it’s easy to miss them.
In his review of long-term outcome studies involving both alcohol and heroin users, Vaillant noted the inspirational aspects of such participation.
“You don’t see much motivation or insight. But I guess that’s why they have to be compelled in the first place, right?”
Politicians are often accused of flip-flopping, but they may see themselves as representing the will of the voters.
Don’t forget that relatively few Americans vote in local elections. That may be a disgrace, but it also means that advocacy by a committed few can have the greatest impact.