Should We Include a Moral Dimension? The Aesthetics and Anesthetics of Addiction

The True, The Good, and the Beautiful In his lecture titled, “The True, The Good, and The Beautiful” Roger Scruton asks what these three things embrace and what they have to do with each other. Overall, the subject matter of that lecture is aesthetics:  the philosophy of art and beauty.  Scruton states that pleasure says, … Continue reading Should We Include a Moral Dimension? The Aesthetics and Anesthetics of Addiction

Addiction treatment’s uncertain future

Programs closing This story about the impact of COVID on the treatment industry grabbed my attention: At the beginning of 2020, addiction treatment was a solid, growing industry, with 15,000 providers, $42 billion yearly revenue, and a projected 5.2% annual growth. Then Covid-19 hit. By the summer, the industry had lost $4 billion in revenue, and about … Continue reading Addiction treatment’s uncertain future

REFLECTIONS ON RECOVERY REPRESENTATION (BILL WHITE AND BILL STAUFFER)

Since its inception in the late 1990s, a central goal of the new recovery advocacy movement has been assuring the representation of recovering individuals and families in the decision-making venues that affect their lives. As this movement matured, the complexities of achieving such representation became increasingly apparent. Dynamics within and beyond communities of recovery can … Continue reading REFLECTIONS ON RECOVERY REPRESENTATION (BILL WHITE AND BILL STAUFFER)