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Replacing jail with drug (mis)treatment

We happened onto this heartbreaking  photo on the website of the Courthouse Dogs Foundation with the following caption:

“Most treatment court participants struggle in their long recovery from substance abuse and mental health issues. 188 more words

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New Article by Ditte Andersen: "Giving Clients a Backstage Experience: A Case of Dramaturgical Trouble in the Professional Performance of Drug Treatment"

Ditte Andersen’s article, just published on Early View, explores the role of clients and professionals in achieving change through drug treatment. 


Professionals who provide drug treatment to young people seek to approach clients as agents of change, i.e., highlight clients’ agency and ownership of treatment plans. 77 more words


Why Confidentiality is Key When it Comes to Your Employee's Addiction Recovery

Confidentiality is an important part of of the recovery process. That’s because addiction experts have shown that access to confidential treatment services gets the most effective recovery results. 499 more words

Drug Testing

We're concerned about health cuts

The recent announcement from Mental Health and Community Services Minister Mary Wooldridge in The Latrobe Valley Express newspaper (14/7) of job losses from the Latrobe Community Health Services should be of concern to all in the Latrobe Valley. 410 more words



In Working Through Rehab, my non-fiction about kids and drug treatment, I feature a chapter entitled “Play Gone Wrong”, which draws attention to the corrupted pleasure-seeking that leads thousands, even millions of people into drug rehab programs each year. 726 more words

A Day in Symposium, Part Two

As I listened to several speakers champion the apparently threatened cause of drug treatment at the 2nd Annual Addiction Symposium in San Francisco, I wondered to what degree I was hearing cutting edge opinion. 511 more words