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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

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.

Step 1: Expand Treatment Centers

We can interrupt the cycle of children aging up into homelessness, which is a problem in our state.

“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.

Label Cans, Not People

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

Person-Centered Care and the Value of Peer Support

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

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.

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.

Sue Purchase: Guerrilla Public Health Provider

Overdose deaths in the U.S. rose to over 93,000 in 2020 — up from 70,630 in 2019 — which was the largest amount ever recorded in a 12-month period.

Collaborative Policing

August 31, 2021 — An expansion of embedded social workers…

Tag Archive for: substance abuse