The Biggest Lies in Recovery, Part 1

Full Spectrum Recovery and Counseling is dedicated to providing 21st century information and guidance for recovery. As a recovery coach,I have found that the language and myths of recovery can create obstacles to progress. This series of articles from Practical Recovery has helped us move from a 20th century approach into a realistic, pragmatic and […]

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SMOKE IT! Promoting a change of opiate consumption pattern – from injecting to inhaling

Heino Johann Stöver1 and Dirk Schäffer2 Background Intravenous drug use has been predominantly practised since illegal heroin use became known in Germany in the early 1970s. The available data suggest that the risk of accidental overdose when smoking heroin is substantially reduced compared to injecting a substance of unknown purity and quality. Moreover, the risk […]

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Abstinence vs. harm reduction

Addiction Blog Published: January 5, 2013 By Josh Thompson, Alcohol addiction is a complex problem with no easy answers.  Is alcohol abuse a mental illness?  Experts don’t agree. Even when it comes to peer-reviewed research on how to treat alcohol addiction, the studies are often conflicting. Yet the recovery community in the U.S. so often […]

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The Courage of the Harm Reduction Therapist

The Courage of the Harm Reduction Therapist By Richard Juman 12/11/14 A master therapist discusses the things that can keep him up at night in his work with clients who are still using substances. This week Professional Voices features an interview with Dr. Tom Horvath, a leader in the progressive treatment of addictive disorders and a […]

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The ‘Third Wave’ of Substance Use Treatment

The ‘Third Wave’ of Substance Use Treatment By Debra Rothschild 02/05/15 How the culture and treatment of addiction are finally changing. For many years, society viewed addiction as a moral failing, and substance misusers were almost always referred to with the familiar language of stigmatization—drunks, junkies, crackheads. So, addiction came as a double whammy—the addiction […]

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Top 5 Mental Health Problems Facing College Students

Top 5 Mental Health Problems Facing College Students Learn the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders Find resources that lead to a happier and healthier college career. This guide helps to identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues for college students and where and when to seek help. Left untreated, […]

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Effective Addiction Treatment

Effective Addiction Treatment By Jane E. Brody Jane Brody on health and aging. Countless people addicted to drugs, alcohol or both have managed to get clean and stay clean with the help of organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous or the thousands of residential and outpatient clinics devoted to treating addiction. But if you have failed one […]

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