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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

We are deeply saddened by the news that our friend and colleague Rowdy Yates passed away. Through work in the field of addiction and recovery, we had the opportunity to

January 12, 2022 ~ billstaufferpa Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to testify in front of the PA Senate Judiciary Committee in favor of legalizing Fentanyl Test Strips. One

There’s been a lot of grim news about addiction—but there are big gains, too Our collective mental health has been under siege for nearly two years. In no way does

In the opening decade of the 2000s, there were calls from multiple quarters to shift the organizing center of the alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems field from a focus

Even as the opioid epidemic dominated national attention over the past decade, the rate of overdose deaths involving cocaine, methamphetamine and other stimulants tripled, a new study in veterans suggests.

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