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The Agenda-Setting Chart The Agenda-Setting Chart is a tool that helps someone set several goals, the achievement of which will help him or her accomplish a larger, long-term goal. This chart is especially useful when the ma... 01/15/2013 - 16:26
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The Readiness to Change Ruler: Are You Ready to Change? The Readiness to Change Ruler is exactly what it sounds like: a tool used to assess how ready or willing someone is to change. The ruler is a continuum from “Not prepared to change” to “Already chang... 01/11/2013 - 15:13
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How Drug Addiction Affects Adolescents Exposure to illegal substances is a common experience among adolescents, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Although most teenagers stick to experimentation and recreational drug use,... 09/12/2012 - 15:02
Passion vs. Addiction Although some may believe that there is little distinction between passion and addiction, the two are in fact very different. While we may jokingly describe being "addicted" to something (or even some... 08/29/2012 - 19:13
What is Motivational Interviewing? Motivational interviewing is a method of psychological treatment founded by William R. Miller, Ph. D. It focuses on behavioral change, and is often used to treat substance abuse. The four basic tenet... 08/05/2011 - 09:49
5 Stages of Change The five stages of change are precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance. They are used to examine and treat a variety of behavioral problems, including addiction. Here is... 07/26/2011 - 17:53

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Addicts don't chase the high, they avoid the low New research from Rutgers University suggests that addicts a... November 8, 2013
Survey shows top five reasons moms become addicted Modern moms face more pressures than even before. Juggling c... May 7, 2013
Parents who share their own drug experiences with kids might do more harm than good Parents who relate stories of their own experiences with dru... March 4, 2013
Shame about past drinking increases risk of relapse for alcoholics Recovering alcoholics who feel shame about their past behavi... February 21, 2013
People more accepting of food abuse, but not other addictions Most schools of addiction theory propose that addiction is a... February 8, 2013
"Inside Rehab" says current addiction treatment is outdated and ineffective A groundbreaking Columbia University report issued last year... February 6, 2013

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How Everyone Already Knows the Disease Theory is Full of ___, but is Afraid to Say So I was interviewed for a podcast the other night by the indomitable Monda Williams.As I told her repeatedly, she knew everything I knew, only she was intimidated from saying it based on the bullshit sh...
The Disease Model of Addiction Reconsidered The NIDA brain disease paradigm: History, resistance and spinoffsBioSocieties (2010) 5, 137-147David T Courtwright?, Department of History, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, 32224-26...
The Disease Model of Addiction Reconsidered Another reason for clinicians' acceptance of the status quo was that the drug war, for all its excesses, never seriously endangered their ability to prescribe mood-altering drugs. Richard DeGrandpre h...
Estimating and explaining early exit from drug treatment Alex Stevens 1, Polly Radcliffe 1, Melony Sanders 2 and Neil Hunt 1,31  EISS, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NP, UK2  The Institute for Criminal Policy Research, 8...
To Drink (for Health?) or Not to Drink: Question Debated in JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently detailed a debate among doctors focusing on the question of whether a patient called "Mr. Q" should continue to consume moderate amounts...
Substance Use Management: A Harm Reduction-Principled Approach A Process to go with the Options: Respect and CollaborationSUM replaces the indoctrination of the disease model of addiction ideology so common in the treatment system today with an ideology of actual...