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Oct 17 | Posted By

Treating Clients in Addiction Treatment with Respect


It’s a long held belief (and sometimes truth) that people who go to addiction treatment are treated poorly. In the wild west days of addiction treatment, client respect was almost unheard of. Today, this discrimination and mistreatment still exists, despite the extreme violation to people’s ethical rights. The reasons for this lack of respect are somewhat…

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Aug 22 Posted By

Addiction and Mental Health Issues

Lots of people struggle with things beyond their addiction. Some typical challenges are depression, anxiety and panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief over losing a loved one, and attention deficit disorder. In the old days of addiction treatment, counsellors didn’t pay much attention to these issues. Mental health professionals didn’t want to work with them because they were "addicts"; addiction counsellors didn’t want to work with them because they had mental health struggles. So people with concurrent disorders often just fell through the cracks in the system. Thankfully, this has mostly changed now....

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Jul 13 Posted By

A Case for Gender Specific Treatment: The...

Research and studies show that the impact of addiction can be different for men and women. Here are some differences at a glance: Men: Are more likely to have a drug or alcohol use problems than women. Have higher rates of chemical dependence than women for all ages except the 12 to 17 year age group. Tend to higher rates of “social drinking” when compared to women. Tend to start using cocaine recreationally as a way to bond with other men. Women, on the other hand, typically initiate recreational cocaine use as a way to bond with the men in their lives. Women: Tend to proceed more rapidly to drug dependence...

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