Between 1986 and 2003, I served as the evaluator of an innovative approach to the treatment of addicted women with histories of neglect or abuse of their children.  Project SAFE eventually expanded from four pilot sites to more than 20 Illinois communities using a model that integrated addiction treatment, child welfare, mental health, and domestic(……)

There is a discrepancy for each of us between the internal self and the personas we project to others.  Personal health, wholeness and integrity hinge in great measure on the degree to which these private and public selves can be brought into harmony.  That reconciliation is potentially life-saving for persons seeking the metamorphosis from active(……)

I will be posting a blog in the coming weeks that summarizes the results of a new health survey with imbedded questions related to addiction recovery.  The results will underscore once again the role nicotine addiction plays in the compromised health of people in recovery from other addictions.  As a prelude to that forthcoming blog,(……)

Research on addiction recovery is quite scant compared to the volumes of research on addiction-related pathologies and clinical interventions.  Additionally, some of the most important research on addiction recovery is buried in academic journals rarely if ever read by the people who need it most–addiction treatment professionals and people needing, seeking or in recovery.  Such(……)