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November 19, 2023 ~ billstaufferpa Recently, the founder of Recovery Review Jason Schwartz penned an important piece on the polarization of current drug policy, Protecting autonomy by denying it? Undermining

It’s happened again. Your loved one has promised to change, not to use drugs or drink alcohol, and yet, here you are, facing their broken promise. You’ve tried time and

At their heart, they both rely on creating environments where people flourish without drugs and alcohol—and on evidence-based strategies By Alison Jones Webb “Prevention doesn’t work!” That’s a phrase often

Buying drugs on the street is a game of Russian roulette. From Xanax to cocaine, drugs or counterfeit pills purchased in nonmedical settings may contain life-threatening amounts of fentanyl. Physicians

What were the hot topics, burning themes and searing subjects in addiction recovery in 2022? I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the talking points on

By Jason Schwartz In a recent post, I tried to unpack “drug policy” to look beyond legal/illegal and think through the kinds of things that drug policies determine and influence.

By Bill Staufferpa Working in the substance use service system has always been a challenge. This was true even from its early days. We help people in some of their

For most of my career, I’ve been responsible for managing treatment programs. I believed strongly in those programs. At one of those programs, we developed a continuum of care that

NIH-funded results add to growing scientific evidence of negative health effects of cannabis use during pregnancy Prenatal cannabis exposure following the middle of the first trimester—generally after five to six

You are in Recovery? Or are you a Recovery Organisation working with people in recovery? Are you based in the Balkans, Sweden or the UK? Please take part in our

A teacher who found her daily tipple had turned into three bottles of wine is one of the increasing numbers of professionals seeking help for addiction. During the pandemic, rehab

May 3, 2022 ~ Jason Schwartz The question of how to describe and categorize addiction has been the subject of several of my recent posts. Some people scratch their heads

The international recovery advocacy (and peer recovery support) movement is marked by the proliferation of grassroots recovery community organizations (RCOs) that are distinct from traditional addiction treatment organizations and recovery

Published by Dr David McCartney on Recovery journeys can be long and involve several attempts in order for people to resolve their problems. Treatment can be part of this for

If effectively addressing addiction was easy and straightforward, we would have done so already. In reality, it is a multifaceted condition that defies narrow solutions. There are complex genetic and

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