Women and Alcohol

BUTLER CENTER FOR RESEARCH NOVEMBER 2017 – RESEARCH UPDATEResearch Update is published by the Butler Center for Research to share significant scientific findings from the field of addiction treatment research. With all of the recent attention focused on the opioid crisis, it is easy to overlook the fact that misuse of alcohol continues to be…

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2019 Guide to Smart Recovery

Smart Recovery – A Different Step-based Recovery Program A secular recovery support group that uses evidence-based models. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) Recovery is a substance abuse rehabilitation program that serves as an alternative to traditional 12-step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous. 1 SMART Recovery is a program designed to help a person overcome self-defeating…

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Came to Believe

  by Carol Wilke“I remember complaining to my first Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor that I didn’t get this “Cod thing.” I knew that step two of AA, “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity,” was an important part of staying sober, but I had no idea how to incorporate…

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Radical Hope and Recovery Initiation

by Bill White Radical hope—a radiant vision of new possibilities in the face of personal or collective devastation—is the catalytic ingredient at the heart of personal transformations and successful social movements. Such hope has been spread contagiously by charismatic figures like Handsome Lake, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Mahatma Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King,…

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Medication Assisted Treatment – Q & A

Q&A with Hazelden’s Dr. Marvin Seppala on Medication-Assisted Treatment Traditionally many addiction treatment programs have focused only on 12-step programs and avoided medication-assisted treatment, which is the use of medication, along with therapy and other supports, to help address issues related to opioid dependence. Join Together spoke with Marvin D. Seppala, MD, Chief Medical Officer…

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