Oct 20 2017

Recovery courts divert vets from jail, into treatment

For nearly 30 years, drug courts – sometimes called “recovery courts” have offered a treatment alternative to jail for criminal defendants who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. More recently, local court systems across the U.S. have been developing a new type of recovery court, tailored to meet the...
Jun 20 2017

All cold turkey everything – Quitting smoking can increase chance of sobriety

Almost any addiction treatment provider will tell you that a strong support system is key to finding success in recovery. And for many users, support comes 20 to a box, 200 to a carton. Smoking cigarettes has long been associated with substance abuse as studies have shown that people with substance ...
Sep 29 2016

Seven Things We Must Understand About Addiction to Undo the Mistakes of the Past 40 Years

September 29th, 2016 When Archie Brodsky and I were writing Love and Addiction in the early 1970s, a medical resident told us, “Oh, we’ve established what addiction was long ago.” It turns out, that wasn’t true. In 2013, DSM-5, the most recent edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s diagno...