Austin is responding to the problem of public intoxication with a recovery-focused approach. It’s good to see when the tide is pushing on the direction of wet shelters. Those shelters may be an important element of a complete continuum of services, but when the complete continuum does not exist and people are asking for recovery-oriented services, Austin’s approach and programs like The Healing Place make a lot of sense.
Published by Jason Schwartz
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