Here’s an NPR story the program that houses drinking alcoholics in Seattle. The story makes it clear that they’ve given up hope that these people can get better. I’m all for housing them, but put some expectations on the client (participation in some form of treatment and/or mutual aid groups) and keep working to facilitate recovery.
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I have been an addiction professional and social worker since 1994. I started blogging in 2005 as the Clinical Director at Dawn Farm. I no longer work at Dawn Farm and am now the Director of Behavioral Medicine at a community hospital, and a lecturer at Eastern Michigan University’s School of Social Work. Views expressed here are my own. Keep in mind that the field, the contexts in which the field operates, and my views have changed over time. View all posts by Jason Schwartz