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The concept of cultural competence in treatment is difficult to gauge.
Those who are two-spirit are described as having two souls in one body and as nonconforming to gender classifications of male or female.
The process of healing takes many different individuals and systems actively integrating cultural lifeways into mental health and substance use treatment models.

Craving and Relapse Prevention Based on the Gorski Model, Part VI of VI

Explore relapse warning signs and get a simple, three-part, relapse prevention education series that is easily administered by any addiction professional in part six.


The Fourth Step as a Model for Institutional Self-Study: A Thought Piece

In our view, no better model exists for recovery-based chemical dependency and other compulsive disorder treatment programs than the Fourth Step of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.


In Health Care, Your Reputation is Your Most Valuable Marketing Asset

Have you done everything you could to benefit from positive online reviews for your behavioral health care practice?


Criminal Justice and SUD Treatment Reform

In a time where many states have legalized marijuana, there are cases that present a stark reality for many still in prison with similar sentences.


How Alcoholics Anonymous Prevents Relapse, Part I: Loss of Choice

What does it mean to actually have “the power of choice”? George DuWors examines the loss of choice in Alcoholics Anonymous and relapse.


Appreciating Veterans, Families, and Civilians Affected by Wars

Combat veterans get wounded, disabled, or suffer from PTSD, and/or substance use disorders (SUDs). Some struggle when they return to civilian life and need professional help for these or other conditions.


Staying Grounded in Uncertain Times

In these precarious times it appears that the only constants are uncertainty and constant change.


Cultural Considerations for Working with the American Indian Community

The concept of cultural competence in treatment is difficult to gauge.


The History of American Indian, Two-Spirit, LGBTQIA+ People

Those who are two-spirit are described as having two souls in one body and as nonconforming to gender classifications of male or female.


Walking the Red Road: Indigenous Healing for Trauma and Addiction

The process of healing takes many different individuals and systems actively integrating cultural lifeways into mental health and substance use treatment models.


The Cultural Adaptation of Treatments in Counseling Settings

Equality, while fundamental to our way of life, is insufficient when implementing treatment approaches for people who use substances.


Supervising the Peer Workforce While Observing Professional Scope Boundaries

With a rapidly expanding peer workforce and reinvigorated recovery-oriented systems of care, provider organizations face critical questions about oversight.

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