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Project MATCH Gets an F in Psych 101

If I made a wiener out of fifty percent pork and fifty percent beef and labeled it and sold it to you as a 100% all beef kosher hot dog would I be committing fraud? Of course I would! But … Continue reading

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The Difference Between A Moderate Drinking Program And An Alcohol Harm Reduction Program

Moderate drinking programs are aimed primarily at early stage problem drinkers who wish to stay within moderate drinking limits, such as the NIAAA limits of 4 standard drinks daily and 14 weekly for men and 3 daily and 7 weekly … Continue reading

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Project MATCH Proves That Harm Reduction Works And 12 Step Programs Don’t

It is rather amazing that the US government spent 35 million dollars on a project as flawed and fraudulent as project MATCH. Project MATCH purported to compare 12 Step Treatment with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), … Continue reading

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Addiction Is Not A Progressive Disease

Addiction is defined as out-of-control substance use and the inability to stop. However, just because we are unable to stop today does not mean that we will be unable to control or stop our use tomorrow. THE HUMAN BRAIN IS … Continue reading

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Why Substance Use Should Never Be Called A Disease

There are three cases we can look at: 1) The case of recreational substance use where the only negative consequences are the result of the drug laws and not the result of drug use itself. In this case it is … Continue reading

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Free Harm Reduction teleseminar with Kenneth Anderson and Beverly Buncher

Free Harm Reduction teleseminar with Kenneth Anderson and Beverly Buncher – Register now http://beverlybuncher.com/key-5-teleseminar-on-harm-reduction-little-steps-to-big-changes/ Although conventional treatments based on the 12 steps have helped millions of people, the NIAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse) tells us that less than 20 … Continue reading

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Addiction Treatment Contrasted with Mental Health Treatment

As Duncan, Miller and Sparks (2004) aptly point out, the vast majority of popular mental health treatments ranging from CBT and DBT to Psychodynamic approaches are all effective and factors such as therapeutic alliance and client factors can have a … Continue reading

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