North Western Regional Training: Addiction Recovery! Stigma, Language, & Advocacy.

Recovery is a Process, Not an Event We have five decades of research proving that addiction is a chronic brain disorder, not a moral failing, yet we have been responding to it with the acute care model of addiction treatment and incarceration. This educational experience will provide information on the pathology and chronic nature of…

ASAM Strategic Plan: People Get Better Than Well

Yesterday, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)¬†revealed their strategic plan¬†for 2018-21 in which they strengthen their focus on the full spectrum of addiction care: prevention, treatment, remission, and recovery. The inclusion of recovery as the ultimate potential within the addiction spectrum, distinct from remission, affirms what many of us have known for decades: recovery…