Parenting in the age of Marijuana legalization We can no longer deny that Marijuana is readily available to our youth, and that its use has been recreationally “normalized” over the past decade. There was a time, not too long ago, where the argument about how, “it is illegal, and that is why you shouldn’t use…

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This is not our first public health crisis related to substance abuse in the United States. It is also not our first attempt to fight it through politics and public policy change. Decades of misplaced efforts, and poorly allocated funds, have left our country and its citizens worse off than when we started. How did…

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**Abstinence-based treatment ** 12-steps ** Evidence-based treatment ** Modern medicine ** Medication Assisted Treatment MAT ** Holistic medicine ** Spiritual healing ** Therapy ** The new “war on drugs” is being fought and lost by us, partly because we can’t collectively find common ground. The divide that exists, or is being created within this industry,…

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I have been working in the family service area of the substance abuse field since January 1, 2009. However, my sobriety date is February 23, 2010. How is this possible? Through the use of MAT, or Medication Assisted Treatment, I was able to stabilize and manage my life long enough to create new opportunities, and…

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