Addiction Policy Forum Blog

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Improving Addiction Resources for the LGBTQ Community

By Addiction Policy Forum on June 28, 2019

 

How can we help our LGBTQ loved ones who are suffering from addiction?

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Bringing Families Back Together

By Mark Powell on June 11, 2019

 
Today’s opioid crisis is shattering families—but the devastation of substance use disorders is by no means a new story. Think back to the heroin crisis of the 1970s, crack-cocaine in the 1980s, and methamphetamine in the early 2000s and again now. Unfortunately, a tragic aspect of any drug crisis is child maltreatment related to addiction.
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Back to Basics: Foundations of Self-Care for Everyone

By Caroline DuPont, MD on June 8, 2019

Family members often feel overwhelmed and upset by the complex, emotional responsibilities of trying to help their loved one with a substance use disorder. It can feel hard to think about anything else, but it’s important to understand that it is difficult to help someone else if you don’t also take steps to care for yourself. If you are struggling, find some time – even if only a few minutes each day – to focus on self-care. As they say on airplanes - put on your own oxygen mask first before helping another passenger.

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A Helping Hand in Your Backyard

By Mark Powell on April 9, 2019

  
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Spreading Recovery from the Pews

By Mark Powell on March 6, 2019

  
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How an Office Calendar Exposed a Barrier to Treatment for Pregnant Woman

By Mark Powell on March 6, 2019

  
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