What NEVER To Say & What ALWAYS To Say To Your Kids Who May Be Using Drugs & Alcohol

Kids are resilient in many areas.  The place where they are not resilient resides in their emotional lability. Kids suffer more ups and downs than any other age group.  Factored into t his is that their hormones raging, their self-esteem is bouncing, and, among many other things, they haven't  yet figured out or matured enough … Continue reading What NEVER To Say & What ALWAYS To Say To Your Kids Who May Be Using Drugs & Alcohol

Why Addiction is NOT a Disease – A Clinical Evaluation by a Psychiatrist

Addiction is not a disease Tim Holden, MMed (Psych), Psychiatrist and assistant professor The statement, in a CMAJ editorial, 1 that addiction is a disease is not supported by the evidence and reads more like a political policy statement than a reasoned intellectual argument. There has been a steady erosion of individual responsibility and loss of any concept of personal … Continue reading Why Addiction is NOT a Disease – A Clinical Evaluation by a Psychiatrist

What’s Wrong with Most Recovery Programs?

I will make this answer as brief as I can... highlighting what I see is wrong. Recovery, as the word implies, indicates that you will, at some point, recover; however, in addiction recovery, it takes on an entire new meaning when the 'Steppers' get involved. Recovery, in the broken 'Step' system that exists today, is defined … Continue reading What’s Wrong with Most Recovery Programs?

Why Addiction is NOT a Disease, According to Dr. Marc Lewis

A neuroscientist disputes the status quo, calling us all to rethink how we view addiction. As I looked down at my prepared questions, thinking they were juvenile or topical or pathetic, to ask Dr. Marc Lewis about his new book, The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease, he stopped me and said, “Before … Continue reading Why Addiction is NOT a Disease, According to Dr. Marc Lewis