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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  • TO TALK – OR NOT TO TALK May 2, 2020
    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 is why you shouldn’t use…
    Michael Wilson
  • The pursuit of relief May 5, 2019
    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 when we started. How did…
    Michael Wilson
  • Unite for them! January 1, 2019
    **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 being created within this industry,…
    Michael Wilson
  • Another “war” on “drugs”? December 31, 2018
    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 to create new opportunities, and…
    Michael Wilson


  1. LINDSAY MCKINNON on January 4, 2019 at 12:03 am

    I love your realistic, down- to- earth style of writing. Thank you for this entertaining and thought provoking article!

    • baystaterecovery on January 4, 2019 at 12:32 am

      Thank you Lindsay! I appreciate your feedback.

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