Holly L Campbell, CADC, RMSR, SQP

Archive for March, 2017

Addiction: A Disease Delegitimized by Stigma


Professional medical associations, such as the American Society of Addiction Medicine and American Medical Association, define addiction as a disease just like diabetes, cancer, or heart disease. Articulating a usable definition of what “disease” actually is can be surprisingly difficult, as notions of health vary by context. Dorland’s Medical Dictionary generally defines disease as any […]

via Addiction: A Disease Delegitimized by Stigma — Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment

Free CEU Webinar


Addiction has a stigma attached to it, causing many to blame the struggling individual for their problems and assume that they should just be able to stop using if they want to. But the effects of substance use can change the chemistry of the brain, making the task of “Just Saying No” seem inaccessible. This […]

via Gateway Treatment Centers Offers Two Free CEU Webinars: “Understanding Addiction: Why Can’t Those Affected Just Say No” — Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment

New Buprenorphine Study


So . . . congress recently passed $1,000,000,000 to address the opioid crisis. Much of that money is expected to be spent on medication assisted treatment. Buprenorphine has been the most frequently touted form of medication assisted treatment. I’ve reviewed the research here and found that it does not live up to the hype. A […]

via New buprenorphine study – more disappointing outcomes — Addiction & Recovery News

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