Julie Eldred is a heroin user who violated probation by testing positive for an opioid. She’s contesting the probation violation ruling all the way up to Massachusetts’ State Supreme Court on the grounds that relapse is a symptom of the disease of addiction, and it’s therefore a cruel and unusual punishment to put her in […]
Jane Velez-Mitchell spews garbage recovery advice about eating foods that contain alcohol, or using any products that contain alcohol, and their supposed ability to trigger relapse. Jane identifies as a recovering alcoholic and consumption addict.
Relapse Prevention Therapy has fast become a popular addiction treatment approach, but is it all it’s cracked up to be? Relapse Prevention may actually create a self-fulfilling prophecy whereby people expect to relapse.
The Twisted Arm Error is a phenomenon whereby failure in coerced attempts at addiction treatment confirm the notion that addiction is an incurable disease which requires ongoing cycles of treatment and a lifelong effort at “recovery.” This causes hopelessness for the plight of people with substance use problems and their loved ones.
Baseball player Josh Hamilton was involved in a freak accident which ended in a fan’s death. With a history of addiction, the sports media is concerned Hamilton may relapse over guilt about the incident.
Here’s a helpful list of ways to make sure you never solve your substance use problem.