Monday, July 28, 2014

The Stigma of Addiction Prevails....

And yet another display of a community's portrayal of stigma and ignorance: not in my backyard. That doesnt happen in your neighborhood, right? The fact that recovery resources are available in a city such as treatment centers, sober living homes and detoxes, are only a sign of the sensitivity and care that a community places to America's addiction epidemic. It is not in a specific zip code. Its everywhere. A sign of a community coming to a realization that punitive efforts are not efficient and that recovery should be part of their culture. C'mon, help your youth or be pulled back by an inability to offer resources.


http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20140728/NEWS01/307280037/Swartz-residents-still-fighting-proposed-addiction-center

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Is addiction treatment progressing in the US?

Sometimes we beat ourselves over the lack of progress in treatment in the United States. Need not worry, we are light years ahead, and though very rightly so are we still in need for greater standards, evidence-based research and progress, here's to the country that brought you 12 steps, hope and alternatives to punitive measures.

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2014/Jul-26/265158-beatings-and-addiction-pakistan-drug-clinic-prescribes-torture.ashx#axzz38WTu49jy

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ibogain...for heroin withdrawal or ATM withdrawal?

Sounds like Ibuprofen but not, and offered South of the border because, well, because you can. Isn't a hallucinogen for drug withdrawal mean a drug to continue drug use? Is it a better 'bad'? The problem with opinions without research is its catchy and I'd love to look more into the background of the person offering it. Thoughts?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/hallucinogen-being-offered-by-st-john-s-man-to-treat-addiction-1.2706786

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Yes, even out in vermont... #heroin #addiction

The epidemic of heroin keeps escalating, causing twisted heads to look further into the problematic with a need for education, prevention and above all treatment. What is your state doing?

http://m.rollingstone.com/culture/news/the-new-face-of-heroin-20140403