Interesting Q&A on “rational recovery”

3 Sep

9:53 pm

Here’s a bit of an interview with Tom Horvath, owner of Practical Recovery in San Diego. Interesting and thought-provoking, as always. Thank you, Fix!

Twenty million Americans are diagnosable with some range of chemical dependency. What is it about the addiction treatment field that we are missing?

Well, the treatment system is not attractive enough for most of those folks. A system that is more harm-reduction oriented, which is what you have in most countries, would pull more people in and hopefully help them make resolution faster. The other piece is that recovery is not ultimately about treatment. It is about something much bigger than treatment. It is about society. The American society is one that breeds addiction rather well. Until some of those changes occur, and keep in mind that I am not expecting that, we’ll always have substantial addiction problems.

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