Is Pot a Good Treatment For Opioid Addiction?

As more and more states legalize it for medical indications, a number of addiction treatment programs are using pot as a substitute for people addicted to opioids.

The Demise of For-Profit Addiction Treatment

The substance abuse treatment industry has become a multi-billion dollar industry – an enormous “cash cow” with very deep pockets.

An Inside Look at Youth in Recovery With Brooke Feldman

For young people, we shouldn’t make them identify as addicts or alcoholics. They can grow out of this moment.

Getting Your Brain Back Together After Benzo Withdrawal

Benzo withdrawal can be painful, but the benefits of getting your brain back – no longer having impaired cognitive function – are worth it.

Preventing and Handling Recurrences (aka “Relapses”): What Clients Need Most From Addiction Treatment

Recurrences can be of particular concern for people who go to strict abstinence-based programs, where they’re told that any use of substances is a “relapse.”

Kenneth Anderson Talks Harm Reduction, Activism, and Challenges in the Field

Our revealing chat with Kenneth Anderson, founder of the international organization Harm Reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support.

The Right Way – and the Wrong Way – to Deal With Our Opioid Epidemic

Drug companies and cartels kill 30,000 Americans a year, yet we see political hand waving, little action, and counterproductive mistakes.

One More Time: Can We PLEASE Do Away with “Relapse?”

Seldom with medical conditions do we use the term “relapse” when the symptoms come back.

Why Isn’t Endorsement of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Teens with Opioid Addiction a Bigger Deal?

Last fall, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a formal Policy Statement supporting the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for adolescents and young adults with opioid use disorders.

Can We Stop Calling It “Medication-Assisted Treatment”?

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?