Addiction Professionals in the Pandemic – Kristal Reyes

Who are you? That is a loaded question! My name is Kristal Reyes, and I am a person in long-term recovery. I am also a wife, I'm a mother, I'm the Director of Crisis Services for Neighborhood Services Organization [NSO] in Detroit. I'm also the Clinical Director for First Step Referral Services, and I'm a … Continue reading Addiction Professionals in the Pandemic – Kristal Reyes

Many [blank] treatment programs don’t offer [blank], at a deadly cost

This article, Many Residential Addiction Tx Centers Don’t Offer MAT, at a Deadly Cost, has some serious flaws but it addresses an important and common gap in systems of care. What it gets wrong The flaws relate to it being a mish mash of criticism of non-agonist treatments. First, the article seems to be muddying … Continue reading Many [blank] treatment programs don’t offer [blank], at a deadly cost

Substance Use Disorders as a category

(This post was originally published March, 2016) There's been a big change in the way professionals and advocates talk and think about drug and alcohol problems over the last several years. On one end, we have professionals changing the classifications and mental models for substance use problems. On the other end, we have recovery advocates … Continue reading Substance Use Disorders as a category