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Wednesday, July 27, 2011


A very timely and thoughful Humatities addition. I am sure that the authoress (Kat -- undaubtedly short for Catafalque) whould have made it shorter is she had more tiem.

Excellent article. I'm tired of the media and addiction professionals absolving addicted people of blame because they have a disease, then turning around and blaming them for "not accepting treatment" or doing what they've been "told to do". And of course, everyone has ruled on the cause of death before it's even known, when it's been widely reported that Amy had multiple health and mental health problems that may have contributed to her death. Sadly, she may never have received quality evidence-based treatment because several of her rehab stays were at a facility that a judge said "would shame the Third World"(see below.) Another program she went to offered a very traditional model of treatment – Amy was anything but traditional! Perhaps the focus should have been more on her underlying disorders. Thanks for the balanced perspective on this.


" recovery from addiction without treatment is more common than previously expected (Albanese & Shaffer, 2003)."
i don't know that WITHOUT treatment is all correct here
i THINK there is something but it was not a traditional treatment IE rehab or medications
a Miracle and who what does miracles??


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