rehab Articles
Why Will Power Fails
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by Dirk Hanson
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How to strengthen your self-control.First published August 12, 2013Reason in man obscured, or not obeyed,Immediately inordinate desires,And upstart passions, catch the governmentFrom reason; and to servitude reduceMan, till then free.John Milton, Paradise LostWhat is will power I... Read more
Drugs and Disease: A Look Forward
Sunday, July 20th, 2014 by Dirk Hanson
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First published 2182014. Former National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA director Alan Leshner has been vilified by many for referring to addiction as a chronic, relapsing brain disease. What often goes unmentioned is Leshners far more interesting characterization of addiction as th... Read more
Gone in June
Friday, June 27th, 2014 by Dirk Hanson
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Alcohol takes a friend. What good does it do You write about addiction, research it, think about it, formulate new ideas about it. You try to be of service.What good does it do One of your best friends ever, a talented writer you have talked to and argued with and smoked with and... Read more
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
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