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Are We Just Talking To Ourselves?

Bringing Recovery Talk to the Mainstream

“Try not to get caught up with the endless argument about whether alcoholism is a disease or a bad habit. If alcohol is a problem for you or your family, the difference doesn’t matter, and worrying about it will only delay or even prevent you from seeking the help you need. You can sort out the argument once you are in recovery.”
- Dr. Garrett O’Connor, Irish America magazine, January 2012
Saturday, December 19, 2015/Author: Ruth Riddick/Number of views (740)/Comments (0)/
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Addiction is a Moral Issue

The Need for Shifting Paradigms

Here’s an interesting scenario: While shopping in the local grocery store, located in a strip mall in the mid-Cape Cod area, I overheard a conversation between two women...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015/Author: Ann Temple, LMHC, LADCI/Number of views (348)/Comments (0)/
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Greg Liotta, MSW

The End Game We All Want: A Call to A.A.

In January of this year, Johann Hari published an article that went viral: “The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think.”  The article put forth the idea that the “disease model” the addictions industry has embraced might not be the panacea its propped itself up to be.  Citing some intriguing research, Hari presented the idea that “the opposite of addiction is not sobriety.  It’s human connection.”  He states,  “what I learned on the road is that almost everything we have been told about addiction is wrong – and there is a very different story waiting for us, if only we are ready to hear it.”  Apparently, a lot of people were ready to hear it, since as of this writing, well over 1 million Facebook readers have “liked” the article.  That doesn’t include the multitudes promoting it through Twitter and other platforms. 

Monday, May 4, 2015/Author: Greg Liotta, MSW/Number of views (1271)/Comments (0)/
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Joan Borsten

Has Aetna Declared War on Out of Network Substance Abuse Providers?

Until recently did you consider Aetna as reliable a partner as Cigna and United Health Care?

Remember when Aetna paid your out of network residential and outpatient level substance abuse claims according to what was “reasonable and customary” in your particular zip code or geographic location? 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015/Author: Joan Borsten/Number of views (946)/Comments (0)/
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Greg Liotta, MSW

Where Are All The Black People: Diversity & the Changing Face of Recovery

"Do I have to have an open mind on this one?

Hes one of the brightest, emotionally intelligent men I know.   A force in the addictions field, a respected leading clinician, a long-time member of the recovery community with over 20 years clean & sober, and my friend.  But when the conversation turned to the new messaging about recovery thats sweeping the country, the gates of his mind slammed shut.  

Friday, November 14, 2014/Author: Greg Liotta, MSW/Number of views (1537)/Comments (0)/
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