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To Heal Instead of Judge: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“All of a sudden you feel like somebody has your back and you matter. You are not just an addict. That grace is huge.” — April Chouinard

  • 05/28/2022
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After Parental Rights are Terminated, Mothers Find Support in One Another

I am able to talk freely about my story without judgment and with total acceptance. This has changed my life.

  • 05/28/2022
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Step 2: Define Success on Individual Basis

Somebody came into my office and said ‘I relapsed yesterday. I already talked to my probation officer. I already have my bags packed to go to treatment.’ That is success for that person.

  • 05/28/2022
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In the News: June 2022

Naloxone Finder Map, Monthly Addiction Treatment Shot, Mental Health Crisis Response

  • 05/28/2022
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“Many People Who Do Bad Things Are Not Bad People”

Bit by bit, I shared more of my truth, however ugly, each time I returned.

  • 05/28/2022
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Label Cans, Not People

Why can’t we reward and celebrate the people who seek help?

  • 05/28/2022
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Person-Centered Care and the Value of Peer Support

Our role is not to “fix what is wrong.”

  • 05/28/2022
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De-stigmatizing Substance Use Disorders

We often do not treat people who are seeking help for a drug addiction with empathy. We treat them with judgment and scorn.

  • 05/28/2022
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We Recover With Others: A Conversation with Farhia Budul

We help people understand that substance use disorders are a brain disease, and that recovery is possible.

  • 05/28/2022