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ADDICTION AND STIGMA DON’T DISCRIMINATE

Wayne is one of many Deconstructing Stigma participants who is bravely sharing his story of addiction and recovery Addiction doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t matter how old...

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MARCHMAN ACT

Families of individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders ask many questions about the Marchman Act. The following are frequently asked questions we receive in our...

PSYCHEDELIC DRUGS SHOW PROMISE AS AN EFFECTIVE ADDICTION THERAPY – NO YOU ARE NOT...

One of the greatest sources of consternation in my life is the way our political leaders and lawmakers continue to respond to the greatest drug epidemic the world has...

FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS: PREPARE FOR A SAFE LANDING AFTER TREATMENT

After a long flight, most of us welcome the small overhead light that indicates it’s time to fasten our seatbelts. Usually this is followed by the announcement:

IS CAPITALISM DRIVING AMERICA’S DRUG EPIDEMIC?

Andrea was in her 17th day of addiction treatment for opioids when she was called in to the administration office. She had been through so much at this point,...

FLORIDA’S MARCHMAN ACT CONSISTENT WITH THE SCIENCE OF TREATING ADDICTION

It is settled science that compulsory treatment or court ordered treatment is an effective tool in assisting individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD) to obtain the help they...

IS UNTREATED MENTAL ILLNESS HURTING YOUR BOTTOM LINE?

Depression, anxiety, and substance use may not seem like things that an employer should concern themselves with, but the reality is that mental health can have a critical impact...

NEW CUTTING-EDGE TREATMENTS THAT ARE IMPROVING OUTCOMES

Lately, when I think about the linear progression of addiction treatment in this country, and the world for that matter, an old adage comes to mind, “if you don’t know where...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ALCOHOL AND THE DEVELOPING TEENAGE BRAIN

Studies at McLean Hospital and elsewhere have shown that alcohol affects the brains of adolescents in profound and dangerous ways. During the teenage and early adult years, the brain is still...

KNOWING IF, WHEN, AND HOW TO LET GO OF AN ADULT CHILD WITH...

Being a parent (or a sibling of a using adult) is not easy. I remember being pregnant with my daughter. It was a cold winter morning and I was at work with...

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