Is it good to be a “patient” in regards to solving a volitional problem such as excessive substance use? Obviously, I say no.
The NAADAC, the association for addiction professionals, just wrapped up its first annual National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD). The conference took place in Washington DC from Sept 8-11th, included 800 attendees, nearly one hundred exhibitors, and included a full schedule of seminars. So what’s the news to come out of this event? Nothing. I [...]
Time magazine actually published an insightful article on the plight of teens in rehab, back in July. They’re saying something I’ve been personally telling people for years: if you send your kid to rehab after catching him experimenting with drugs, you’ll turn him into a full fledged substance abuser. Here are some excerpts from the [...]