Category: Substance Abuse

What is Harm Reduction Counseling?

What is Harm Reduction Counseling? Harm Reduction

The concept of harm reduction was initially founded and introduced in the 1980s, as an alternative to abstinence-only focused interventions for adults with substance abuse disorders. Since then, the practice has evolved and is seen as revolutionary in the field of addiction. Harm reduction is based on programs, practices, and policies with an aim to […]

Myths About Substance Abuse Recovery

Myths About Substance Abuse Recovery Substance Abuse Recovery

While a person may get through a recovery program and stay clean for a while after, nobody can force an addict to recover. An addict can only begin the recovery journey when they admit that they are powerless over the substance, and their life has become unmanageable. Such rigorous honesty, admitting our addiction and seeking […]

What Is the Meaning of Sobriety?

What Is the Meaning of Sobriety? sobriety

When you hear the word sobriety there are probably a few different things that come to mind. The most common idea people have about sobriety is abstinence from illicit drug use. While this idea is not completely wrong, it is also not actually accurate either. We will go over the meaning of sobriety in detail […]

Harm Reduction Strategies for Overdose Prevention

Harm Reduction Strategies for Overdose Prevention Harm Reduction Strategies

Many people characterize drug addicts as weak-willed, selfish, morally inferior, wastes of space who purposely choose to ruin their lives. However, science caught up to the facts a long time ago. Addiction is a progressive, chronic, and all-too-often fatal disease in which brain circuits related to decision-making and rewards are permanently altered. It is difficult […]