This is a political post; I hope readers give me a chance and hear me out. As I have said before, I am a student of history, and have spent some time learning about the history of addiction and recovery in America. History can teach us important and relevant lessons. Over the last sixty years … Continue reading I am a card-carrying member of the nonpartisan “Recovery Party”
In this blog, “we” refers broadly to society. In 2016 police officers posted photos on social media of two adults who were unconscious from a non-fatal opioid overdose in the front seat of their vehicle with the woman’s four-year-old grandson in the back seat (the four-year-old’s grandmother had been caring for him because of his … Continue reading Moving from the back seat to the front seat
"Strengthening recovery community is a critical element in the revival of American community. Recovering people become engaged citizens which benefits all society. As Bill White, Pat Taylor and Carol McDaid note in there 2010 paper Recovery and Citizenship, we become involved in volunteerism, with our own families and reconnect with meaningful activities as citizens. Citizenship is central to the recovery identity."
An open paper published by the Journal of the American Medical Association this month berates residential treatment providers for not following guidance on the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). A study with impressive numbers (over quarter of a million admissions to residential treatment centres in the USA) seems to me to make some errors … Continue reading Residential Treatment and Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
After sitting through two days of CEU training, I began to think about my feelings regarding the space in which I have dedicated my time and energy. As a true practitioner-scholar, I am often on the intellectual boundaries between science and practice. There is a tension in that borderland between knowledge and praxis that, in … Continue reading The Comfort of Donna Haraway
I am sitting here in my office at the University of Michigan and reflecting and it seems like a good time to blog. This is going to be a free form ramble. Forgive me if it falls short in some ways. Today marks 18 years and one day since the last time I used any … Continue reading 18 Chai. Life. 18 and life to go
I mentioned a few minutes ago in a text that I’m writing my first blog for Recovery Review. The text back asked “what’s it about?” “It's about guilt,” I texted. “Guilt because Jason started this blog in October. He asked me to be a contributor and I have yet to contribute.” For a couple months … Continue reading What’s good for the goose isn’t always good for the gander