06-17-2015 - Professional Articles -

Under the Harm Reduction Therapy Umbrella, Part 1

Check it out:  “I’m pleased to direct your attention to this week’s Professional Voices on The Fix: Addiction and Recovery, Straight Up, written by Harm Reduction…

03-24-2015 - -

Rethinking Alcohol: Can Heavy Drinkers Learn To Cut Back?

Please click here if you would like to read the article Rethinking Alcohol: Can Heavy Drinkers Learn To Cut Back? by Allison Aubrey.

03-20-2015 - Harm Reduction Treatment -

A Harm Reduction Treatment Model – Part 2

By Patt Denning, PhD Based on the principles outlined in Part 1 and on empirically validated approaches, harm reduction psychotherapy (HRP) uses multiple interventions, depending…

03-19-2015 - Harm Reduction Treatment -

Check out this article in April’s Atlantic magazine

Check out this article in April’s Atlantic magazine – it questions the wisdom of our culture’s reliance on Alcoholics Anonymous and proposes alternatives: The Irrationality…

02-10-2015 - The Debate – Harm Reduction vs. Traditional Treatment -

The Third Wave

It’s harm reduction – the third major model for understanding and treating substance misuse, following the Moral and the Disease models of addiction.  In short…

02-10-2015 - Harm Reduction Treatment -

The Real Cause of Addiction

  Addiction is not caused by drugs, nor by diseased people. The antecedents are far more complicated and the solution is human connection and fulfilling…

02-06-2015 - Harm Reduction Treatment -

Dying To Be Free: There’s A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works. Why Aren’t We Using It?

“It continues to amaze and anger me that the treatment (and the criminal justice-based treatment) systems operate outside of any oversight when it comes to…

01-24-2015 - Harm Reduction Research -

The Origins of Addiction: Research from Rat Park

Think addiction is a disease? Think again, and enjoy this cartoon which highlights [Norman Zinberg’s] Drug, Set, Setting model. Please click here.

12-30-2014 - Harm Reduction Treatment -

STEP UP, STEP DOWN: A Kinder, Gentler Approach to 2015

‘Tis the season when many of us are feeling stuffed and stymied: too much food, too many late nights, way too many conversations with people…

12-10-2014 - Harm Reduction Treatment -

Harm Reduction for the Holidays

Holidays offer many opportunities to overdo it. Between parties, celebrations, families, or money worries, we are often at a loss about how to cope. The…