rehab Articles
Going Deep: Surgery For Addiction?
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 by Dirk Hanson
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Controversial DBS technique shows early promise for Parkinsons, Tourettes.Bielefeld, GermanyThe third in an irregular series of posts about a recent conference, Neuroplasticity in Substance Addiction and Recovery From Genes to Culture and Back Again. The conference, held at the C... Read more
Drug Craving, or How to Be Your Own Worst Enemy
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 by Dirk Hanson
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Plus the disease model, warts and all. Bielefeld, GermanyThe second in an irregular series of posts about a recent conference, Neuroplasticity in Substance Addiction and Recovery From Genes to Culture and Back Again. The conference, held at the Center for Interdisciplinary Resear... Read more
What Mark Kleiman Wants You To Know About Drugs
Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 by Dirk Hanson
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The public policy guru guiding state legalization efforts.Mark A. R. Kleiman is the Professor of Public Policy at UCLA, editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis, author of many books, and generally regarded as one of the nations premier voices on drug policy and criminal jus... Read more
Do Addicts Benefit From Chronic Care Management?
Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 by Dirk Hanson
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Controversial JAMA study questions orthodox addiction treatment. What is the best way to treat addiction The conventional wisdom has been to treat it with chronic care management CCM, the same approach used for various medical and mental illnesses. But a study in the Journal of t... Read more
More Hard Facts About Addiction Treatment
Sunday, March 24th, 2013 by Dirk Hanson
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Yes, we take your insurance. Recent reportage, such as Anne Fletchers book, Inside Rehab, has documented the mediocre application of vague and questionable procedures in many of the nations addiction rehab centers. You would not think the addiction treatment industry had much pol... Read more
Addiction Rehab: Everything is Broken
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 by Dirk Hanson
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Down the rabbit hole in search of effective treatment. When I first began researching drugs and addiction years ago, a Seattle doctor told me something memorable. Its as if you had cancer, she said, and your doctors sole method of treatment consisted of putting you in a weekly se... Read more
How to Kick Everything
Sunday, February 24th, 2013 by Dirk Hanson
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Christopher Kennedy Lawford on recovery. Christopher Kennedy Lawfords ambitious, one-size-fits-all undertaking is titled Recover to Live Kick Any Habit, Manage Any Addiction Your Self-Treatment Guide to Alcohol, Drugs, Eating Disorders, Gambling, Hoarding, Smoking, Sex, and Porn.... Read more
Broken Treatment: How the Addiction Industry is Failing its Clients
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 by Dirk Hanson
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Its not medical. It's not psychiatric. What is it 1. Most clinicians who treat addicted patients are counselors, not physicians; thus they cannot prescribe medication and they generally dont believe in the use of medication for addictive disorders. 2. Most patients have medical i... Read more
John Berryman and the Poetry of “Irresistible Descent”
Saturday, July 21st, 2012 by Dirk Hanson
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The penal colonys prime scribe. Will power is nothing. Morals is nothing. Lord, this is illness. John Berryman, 1971 A year before he committed suicide by jumping off a Minneapolis bridge in 1972, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet John Berryman had been in alcohol rehab three times, an... Read more
Interview with Deni Carise, Chief Clinical Officer of Phoenix House
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 by Dirk Hanson
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Why addiction treatment worksif you let it. This time around, our Five-Question Interview series features clinical psychologist Deni Carise, senior vice president and chief clinical officer at Phoenix House, a leading non-profit drug treatment organization with more than 100 prog... Read more
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