Tag: substance use disorder

10 Ways To Improve Addictions Treatment, From Someone Who’s Been There

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– by Maureen Palmer & Mike Pond As Fentanyl overdoses make headlines coast to coast, it’s clear that there is an urgent need for effective, evidence-based treatment. But Fentanyl isn’t the only issue: in Canada, alcohol misuse is a much bigger problem. According to Dr. Gregory Tayler, Canada’s Chief Public… Read more »

Eric Adams Is Changing the Conversation About Addiction.

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Today is primary day in New Hampshire. Here’s hoping the citizens of the state vote for a candidate who will stop the insanity of failed policy on addiction. Addiction costs the U.S. some 70 billion, yes that’s billion, dollars every year. The war on drugs has failed. Prisons are overflowing with people… Read more »

Why Addiction is Especially Deadly for Young People

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  Substance Use Disorder is a disease of youth. Yet we don’t often think of it that way. According to a study in the New York Times, “of 40,000 who began drinking before the age of 14, nearly half had become alcohol dependent by the age of 21. In contrast,… Read more »

Challenging the Language of Addiction

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My name is Michael Pond and I live with an alcohol use disorder. (AUD) That’s what we now call alcoholism in the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – 5. In psychology and psychiatry, the DSM-5 is our bible. The change in language is in part to address… Read more »