If the media bothered to get their facts straight there could be a lot less hysteria and a lot more lives saved.
Heroin Hysteria: Media Misinformation and Responsible Reporting
Ibogaine has become increasingly popular in recent years for the treatment of drug and alcohol dependence, but how safe and effective are the treatments?
Ibogaine and Related Compounds: Safety and Effectiveness
How can the U.S. claim to have “evidence-based” answers to the addiction epidemic when we’ve seen drug use, addiction, and overdose deaths on a steady climb for the past 20 years?
Who’s in Favor of Addiction and Death?
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…
Harm Reduction in Action: Here is Ed’s Story
Although a few areas such as New York have made progress in this direction, the country lags behind and remains mired in a slough of ignorance and overdose death.
Death After Treatment for Heroin Dependence
Implicit bias is a well-studied phenomenon. The phrase refers to the unconscious attitudes we have towards groups of people. So, what does this look like in treatment?
Check Your Blind Spot: Understanding Implicit Bias
How we resolve these incompatible models of addiction will be the story of addiction treatment and policy in the 21st Century.
A Brief History of Disease Theory and Harm Reduction Treatment in the US
Simple comments about ‘Suboxone abuse’ only lead to ignorance, misperceptions and faulty policy. Our patients deserve better. If we don’t work toward that goal, who will?
Can Suboxone Be Abused?
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?
Addiction Treatment Works – If You Can Afford It
If disease branding works well with conditions that were previously stigmatized, then why hasn’t disease branding worked for Substance Use Disorders?