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Why We Should Say Someone Is A ‘Person With An Addiction,’ Not An Addict

From NPR. To view the entire article, click here. by Maia Szalavitz For years, people with addiction have wondered when the media would recognize our condition as a medical problem, not a moral one — when they would stop reducing us to mere “addicts” and speak of us in the more respectful and accurate “person […]


Why Gender-Specific Treatment Is Crucial for Women

From The Fix. To read the full article, click here. Why Gender-Specific Treatment Is Crucial for Women “When co-ed therapeutic groups happen, the women will often hesitate or hold back while the male members of the group speak up and get their needs met.” Addiction does not discriminate but there are legitimate reasons why treatment […]


Dialogue Connections Corner, November 2016 – Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D.

      Dr. Carlo DiClemente is professor of psychology and director of The Habits Lab at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. He has written and co-authored several books, as well as numerous articles and book chapters about the stages of change. Dr. DiClemente was awarded a Presidential Citation in recognition of his scientific and […]


Obama and Macklemore tackle opioid crisis in MTV documentary

Multi-platinum artist and recovering addict Macklemore tackles addiction in a new MTV documentary. The hour-long film goes inside America’s opioid epidemic, meets those living with addiction, and heads to Washington D.C. for an discussion with President Obama on this important issue. Macklemore served as executive producer of the documentary. ‘Prescription for Change: Ending America’s Opioid […]


Co-Occurring Training at the DC Department of Behavioral Health

The District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health (DBH)* conducted a free three-hour training entitled Introduction to Co-Occurring Disorder, Treatment Implications & DBH Services which this reviewer attended on October 17th, 2013. Although open to the general public, the majority of attendees were employees of DBH who needed to earn continuing education credits. The presenter, […]

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Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #58, Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) now available

Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #58, Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), is now available for download from the SAMHSA Store. The first TIP to deal directly with the topic of FASD, TIP 58 provides best-practice guidelines for preventing and addressing FASD in behavioral health settings.  The publication of TIP 58 provides a valuable new resource to the […]