Relapse Prevention

Working on some relapse prevention last night for a presentation and I realized how the words “Relapse Prevention” can really be minimized when we use them consistently over the years in the treatment field. Conducting interventions, I find that getting someone...

Tennessee’s New Drug Law

It was brought to my attention last night that Tennessee is proposing a new law that will make drug use during pregnancy an offense for the mother if she doesn’t seek treatment. After reading the law, learning more about Tennessee’s governor, and reading some of the...

Inpatient Drug Treatment Program

This is a reprint of a message I wrote to one of my brothers who worked at the treatment center I attended, from my personal page. “I remember coming to NARA and one of the guys gave me a bunch of nylon dress socks because he had been given white socks. I was so...

Drug Epidemic?

Society talks about the drug epidemic, or the drug problem. Providers share how to pick the right treatment, or what constitutes good treatment. What is ever discussed about what constitutes good recovery? I got into a discussion with some clients the other day about...

We are Not a Sociological Entity

We are not a sociological entity, although sociologists find us fascinating. We are not a therapy group, although remarkable healing takes place among us. And we are not a religion, even though some people want to see us as such … We are a spiritual entity.” May 2006...