Baystate Recovery Blog Posts

This Blog is written by The Author of Loving Lions and Director of Family Services for BRS, Michael J Wilson. He shares his personal and professional experience through his various short stories and insightful articles.

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6 Effective Ways to Prevent Alcohol Abuse and Addiction

6 Effective Ways to Prevent Alcohol Abuse and Addiction

Abstinence from alcohol is the most effective way to avoid alcohol abuse and addiction, but in the U.S., alcohol is easily accessible and included in many traditions. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that if you choose to drink, drink in...

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Addiction Treatment Certified by the Joint Commission

Addiction Treatment Certified by the Joint Commission

Addiction is a serious, complex, and debilitating disease that can last for a lifetime if people fail to receive the quality treatment they need at a drug and alcohol rehab center. Rehab centers that are certified by the Joint Commission are recognized for providing...

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    Parenting in the age of Marijuana legalization We can no longer deny that Marijuana is readily available to our youth, and that its use has been recreationally “normalized” over the past decade. There was a time, not too long ago, where the argument about how, “it is illegal, and that… Read more »
  • The pursuit of reliefThe pursuit of relief
    This is not our first public health crisis related to substance abuse in the United States. It is also not our first attempt to fight it through politics and public policy change. Decades of misplaced efforts, and poorly allocated funds, have left our country and its citizens worse off than… Read more »
  • Unite for them!Unite for them!
    **Abstinence-based treatment ** 12-steps ** Evidence-based treatment ** Modern medicine ** Medication Assisted Treatment MAT ** Holistic medicine ** Spiritual healing ** Therapy ** The new “war on drugs” is being fought and lost by us, partly because we can’t collectively find common ground. The divide that exists, or is… Read more »
  • Another “war” on “drugs”?Another “war” on “drugs”?
    I have been working in the family service area of the substance abuse field since January 1, 2009. However, my sobriety date is February 23, 2010. How is this possible? Through the use of MAT, or Medication Assisted Treatment, I was able to stabilize and manage my life long enough… Read more »
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