Masculinity & Addiction

I want to talk about the Trumps. Yes, those people, places, things, and dare I say approaches that offer rare advantages to people in critical situations. Indeed, if you vote for these trumps you can, as Webster’s Dictionary would promise …

Trumps of Addiction

I want to talk about the Trumps. Yes, those people, places, things, and dare I say approaches that offer rare advantages to people in critical situations. Indeed, if you vote for these trumps you can, as Webster’s Dictionary would promise …

Counseling in Addiction

You may be wondering why counseling, is always recommended when seeking help with a substance use disorder. Below, I’ve outlined three primary ways in which counseling helps those on the path toward recovery...

What is Relapse?

When it comes to categories, The Academy Awards has nothing on Medicine.  We have syndromes, isms, conditions, contusions, disorders, fetishes, neuroses, fractures, thromboses, and of course diseases-just to ...

Drug of Choice!

I am a baseball fan.  However, I have become more and more discouraged by the pace of play. Games are way too long.  The culprits are players taking far too much time getting in and out of the batter's box between pitches. One of my favorite player's--Brett Gardner.....

Job in Addiction!

Right back to work.  That's my answer to the question of what a substance-dependent recoveree should do following the first stage of treatment--medical detoxification.  Of course, if that bridge has been blown, or partially damaged, I would still favor work.  As in the work to obtain work, that is....

Fantasy of Moderation!

BEST ANSWER? THE QUESTION  If you're reading this recovery column on a regular basis, you may have inferred a bias I maintain against prevailing treatment doctrine.  Yes, I don't trust "evidenced-based treatment". On that note, allow me to opine on how someone comes to understand....

Addiction Treatment Plan

Any Treatment Plan can look good on paper but, as they say in football, how good is it in the Red Zone? A person's recovery, whether it be from mental illness, trauma, substance abuse or, as we're discovering at an alarming rate these days.....

Dawn of Predispositions

My father told me to get a blue blazer. I was 14-years-old and, while not quite sure what that meant, figured it was closely related to a suit jacket. Orders in hand, I took the MTA (back then there was no "B", as in Bay, as in Bay State, in the acronym) Into Kenmore Square to a men's store located ....

Addiction Specialist

And what exactly is an Addiction Specialist, anyway? Well, since you might be looking for one, let's take a peek behind the title. With more shingles being hanged than coats at an Early Bird dinner in February, such folks warrant, I think, a bit of vetting. Historically, this professional handle....

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