Bill White on efforts to develop and implement recovery check-up protocols: There is one sentence in the Standards that deserves particular acknowledgement: "Recovery check-ups by addiction specialist physicians, just as those by primary care physicians or other providers, may promote sustained recovery and prevent relapse" (p. 13). . . . The "recovery check-up" language marks … Continue reading Recovery Checkups
Howard Wetsman has been part of a workgroup challenging the dominance of pharmacological treatments and promoting psychosocial treatments. He's had some unsettling feelings and engaged in a thought experiment about what might happen if a real cure was developed. What we’re imagining is a complete cure. This is not a method for, let’s say, alcoholics … Continue reading How would we react to a CURE?
A recent study reported that men and women benefit from AA in different ways: For both men and women, participation in AA increased confidence in the ability to cope with high-risk drinking situations and increased the number of social contacts who supported recovery efforts. But the effect of both of those changes on … Continue reading Gender Differences in AA Benefits