December 9, 2013

The Danger of The “Patient” Role In Addiction

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Is it good to be a “patient” in regards to solving a volitional problem such as excessive substance use? Obviously, I say no.

Fake Success Rates: Retention and Completion

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The addiction treatment industry doesn’t care about real success for it’s patients – they only care about keeping you in treatment for as long as possible. This is evidenced by the fact that they present retention rates rather than real success rates.

National Conference on Addiction Disorders

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 […]

Does Teen Drug Rehab Cure Addiction or Create It?

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 […]