Monthly Archives: April 2011

Medication Assisted? Therapy

04/27/11   I am switching gears today.  I was going to talk about what science has discovered about addiction, and that will be one of my next pieces.  Today, I will be writing about Medication.-Assisted Therapy (MAT) with methadone or suboxone.  … Continue reading

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Overdose

by Jim Recktenwald, CADC, MSW              Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death among persons under 30.  This is partly because current legal case law follows folk wisdom that says a person must want help before treatment will help.  That … Continue reading

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HELP!

I’ve talked before about my Uncle Joe who could not figure why life was so tough on him, until he was able to realize that the source of his problems was his alcoholism.  That was not all he had to … Continue reading

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Uncle Joe

My family had the “drug problem” a long time before we knew what it was.  Booze was the main drug, but there were others: uppers, downers, hangover pills.  We did not think of ourselves as having addicted members.  We thought … Continue reading

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undoped: straight; cut: stuff

 UNDOPED: straight up; CUT: stuff, point of view I am a 60-something tired hippy, and an alcohol and other drug counselor who has been in that business for 35+ years.  I have some things to say before I stop doing what … Continue reading

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