Getting Wrapped Up In Labels

We spend an inordinate amount of time and effort talking about what we're going to call the people we interact with. "Patient" and "Client" have been deemed too clinical and we're not supposed to be clinical. We're trying "Recoveree" and "Participant" on for size, but it's a little too inaccurate and imprecise for my taste. Many people I've dealt with find it silly. We're caught in the uncomfortable position of awkwardly using one term when speaking among ourselves and then reverting to "patients" or "clients" when interacting with clinicians and doctors.

A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism

North Shore AA is at times infamous for the cornucopia and variety of meetings available in the area. You can’t spit without with out hitting a meeting at any given time during the day. It can be confusing, frustrating, and a life saver depending on where you’re at and what’s going on in that little head of yours. One group in particular, The Peabody Group, has been the subject of controversy around the area.

Addiction and Buddhism

People who know me, know that I'm a bit of an evangelist for meditation. It's tough to get into meditation without getting a hint of Buddhism. This article at The Fix makes a pretty compelling argument for how recovery and Buddhism are a likely match. At least the eyes of the author of piece, Nathan Thompson.

What Is Suboxone? Video

Questions about Suboxone are some of the most frequent I get at work. 
Many people suffering from addiction have been prescribed Suboxone (or Subutex) either in order to detox from other opioid medications, or as a maintenance treatment.