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USA Today points to new statistics on alcohol-related deaths

Below are statistics that USA Today cites in an interesting article here. From 2007 to 2017, the number of deaths attributable to alcohol increased 35 percent to 88,000, according to a new analysis by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Deaths among women rose 85 percent. Deaths among men rose 29 percent. Deaths among people …

Moving to a Chronic Model of Treatment for Addiction

I recently had a meeting with John Hamilton, the new CEO of Liberation Programs. John has over thirty years’ experience in the addiction treatment & research field, with insightful views on prevention, intervention and recovery. Here are some key points from the meeting: 1. MAT – We need to get to where it’s common practice in all treatment centers that …

Summary of Last Night’s Pathway Session with Jeff Foote, PhD

On Wednesday, November 14th at the New Canaan YMCA, we sponsored a presentation by Jeff Foote, PhD, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Motivation and Change (CMC).  Jeff founded CMC in 2003 with his long-time colleague Carrie Wilkens.  Jeff has over 30 years’ experience in the addiction treatment and research field.  He is Co-Author of Beyond Addiction: How Science …

Feedback from Ruth Potee visit was uniformly positive

Feedback from parents in attendance: Dr. Ruth did an outstanding job last evening, describing the risks to the Adolescent Brain. And somehow she found time to discuss intervention, treatment and recovery as well! Ruth is a true hero to be admired by all.  For those who missed Ruth, her slide deck is here.  We hope to follow up with a …

Ruth Potee, MD presenting on the Adolescent Brain

We’re grateful to co-host an important event for the community this Tuesday, October 9th, 7PM at New Canaan High School.  The event is a presentation by Ruth Potee, MD (entitled “Riding the Roller-Coaster of the Adolescent Brain”.  Also co-hosting the event is New Canaan Cares.  The location at NCHS is the Wagner Room.  Hope to see you there.

Recovery Fest 2018, Anonymous People, Continuum of Care treatment model

I just talked with Greg Williams, who was on his way to Pawtucket, RI for Recovery Fest 2018, which starts Saturday, September 29th at 2PM.  Greg produced the fabulous Anonymous People documentary, and is Executive Vice President of Facing Addiction with NCADD. This Sunday, a screening of his movie is taking place on Sunday, September 30th at 5:30PM in New …

NHL Hockey Goalie Shares About Addiction and Bipolar Diagnosis

What touched me the most about Goalie Robin Lehner’s courageous sharing of his story of addiction and bipolar disorder, was how a chance meeting with a lawyer ended up pushing Robin over the edge to seeking help.  His pathway to recovery included therapy for co-occurring disorders, finding spirituality, and making amends to his wife and children for all he had …