Addiction Treatment – The Changing Landscape

Addiction Treatment – The Changing Landscape

The addiction treatment industry has been undergoing vast amounts of change, some of it long overdue. For example, state and local governments have finally cracked down on the “bad actors” in the industry. I’m talking about those treatment centers built years ago in...
Getting Well – Multiple Pathways to Recovery

Getting Well – Multiple Pathways to Recovery

The opioid epidemic has caused intense debate and media scrutiny around the topic of drug and alcohol addiction, not all of it positive. Many still question whether addiction is a disease. Having been in recovery and studying addiction for the past 50 years, I can...
Willingness Is Key

Willingness Is Key

Drug addiction and alcoholism, like virtually any other disease, will get worse unless the suffering person is willing to seek help. Similarly, someone with cancer has little chance unless they are willing to see a doctor and take the prescribed medications and...
The Stigma of Addiction

The Stigma of Addiction

The stigma around addiction today is heart breaking. Addiction is a disease. That’s a proven medical fact. So why is there a stigma attached to addiction? Addiction is possibly one of the most devastating diseases society has ever seen. When someone is stricken with...