Stigma against methadone and buprenorphine isn’t just a social burden; it has real-world consequences.
With all this attention being given to opioids, we are overlooking another silent killer that’s responsible for even more deaths: suicide.
If addiction treatment involves using medication, why must we call it by a different name and relegate it to the outskirts of the recovery community?
Should the Party of Trump succeed in repealing ObamaCare, few industries would be harder hit than addiction treatment and mental health providers.
Could we be on the cusp of a revolution in our field with the advent of the “tripping cure” – psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy?
Exclusive reliance on personal experience and positive behavior modeling has also led to some very sloppy “therapy.”
Most of the time, what is passed along as fact in the addiction recovery world is little more than lore, and when scrutinized even a little bit, these myths quickly unravel.
Even in the 21st Century, far too many recovery programs still make no distinction between the patient’s drug of choice and the type of treatment offered.