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.
Self-disclosure by addiction treatment counselors has a long and illustrious history. The original alcohol and drug counselors were people in recovery themselves and their primary methodology was based on the 12-Step model. Essentially paid sponsors, they shared “experience, strength, and hope” with new clients as they worked their way through the 30-day program. In fact, […]
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.