Greg Williams says we need to get angry: It is apparently OK for those family members to angrily demand a better response from the federal government to the current health crisis. But when the addiction recovery community — more than 23 million Americans and their families — gathers to walk, speak and put a face … Continue reading Do we really want to get each other angry?
DJ Mac recently posted about smoking, recovery and mortality: There’s not a lot of acknowledgement of the cruelest of ironies: that people in recovery from alcohol and other drug dependence will still die of addiction-related disease. The fact is that about one in two of them will develop fatal pathology like cancer or heart disease because … Continue reading Smoking, recovery and mortality
Bill White on the biggest barrier to better addiction treatment in the US. Our acute care (AC) approach: This AC model works well with acute trauma, and it can play a role for many in addiction recovery initiation and stabilization. Unfortunately, it does not work well with the treatment of addictions of high severity, complexity … Continue reading Graduate diabetes care? That would be crazy!
This infographic is from a report on obesity and it's set off a debate its accuracy. But it gets at a point I've made before. And, the more I learn, the clearer it becomes that this general principle applies to medical problems, mental health problems and addiction. To me, this doesn't make a case for … Continue reading What we spend on health