Despite earning separate DSM classifications, a debate over the strength of the correlation between substance use and other mental health diagnoses still lingers.
This may just be one example of harm reduction allowing one alcoholic to improve his quality of life. But he didn’t die. I didn’t “let him” use and watch him spiral…
Fifty percent of people seeking treatment don’t get the help they need because they can’t afford it. Are we only responsible for helping those who can pay for it?
We can always fall back on gratitude, one of the cornerstones of recovery. Find something, anything to be grateful for, and squeeze the life out of it. At any other time of year, it’s a great discussion to have.
The pain of an addict is as real as the pain of a teetotaler, but no one judges the abstinent. It’s time to educate on the effects of stigma rather than just the science of addiction.
We need to work harder to get and keep HIV+ patients in treatment to keep their disease under control and prevent widespread effects. Sound familiar?