But if a community treats a correctional institution as a kind of locked flophouse, what else we can expect?
Topics: disease, legal problems, relapse, signs and symptoms
Treatment is a formative time for a recovering addict—the ideas that seem to save us end up staying with us.
Topics: 12Step, disease, tools for recovery
Epidemics do tend to end at some point, but they leave considerable destruction in their wake.
Topics: cannabis, disease, heroin, MAT, opioids
The experience of addiction routinely includes periods of reduced substance use, or abstinence.
Topics: disease, disease model, signs and symptoms
Complex behaviors often require complex explanations.
Topics: disease, therapeutic models, trauma
Alcoholism has been around for nine or ten thousand years, but most of what science understands of brain function is less than eighty years old.
Topics: disease, disease model, stigma
It makes us uncomfortable to acknowledge that degree of helplessness.
Topics: co dependency, disease, relapse, treatment
Ultimately, you are the only one that makes decisions about your life.
Topics: alcoholism, diagnosis, disease, getting help, recognizing addiction, signs and symptoms
There’s a big difference between “knowing” that something is a disease, and actually treating it as one.
Topics: disease, physical effects, recognizing addiction, signs and symptoms
But to start opening those doors, someone has to be in the room — that is, they have to be identified (by themselves, preferably, but frequently by others such as the court system or family members) as possible/probable addicts.
Topics: alcoholism, diagnosis, disease, signs and symptoms