On this blog, I write about addiction, recovery, and treatment. I write about new science in this field as well as tried and true strategies for recovery.

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Latest Blog Posts for Let Go the Beast

  • What to Look for When Choosing an Inpatient Addictions Treatment Provider
    on Jul 19, 2010
    The National Istitute for Drug Abuse (NIDA) has published a list of principles that lead to effective Substance Abuse Treatment. I am borrowing them to post here because they are well worth reading. Then I am adding some tips of my own to consider wh...
  • Harm Reduction
    on Jul 11, 2010
    I want to refer back to the post I published on July 5th. That post dealt with the attempt by the Canadian Federal Government to close down the only legal safe injection site on the North American Continent. The real issue of that post is the tension...
  • Focus on Solutions July 10 - Fear
    on Jul 10, 2010
    Fear is one of the most difficult emotions to deal with for a recovering person. It can rob you of your peace and it can keep you from reaching out. Fear itself, is not a bad thing. We all need fear to keep ourselves in check. Fear gets unhealthy whe...
  • on Jul 8, 2010
    Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.                                &nbs...
  • Insite Safe Injection Site in Vancouver, British Columbia
    on Jul 5, 2010
    The Canadian Supreme Court has agreed to decide the fate of the only drug injection site in North America. Located in Vancouver, Insite was given a three year waiver from the Canadian drug possession and trafficking laws. The waiver ended in 2006, bu...
  • First Post
    on Jun 27, 2010
    Welcome to my new blog, “Let Go the Beast.” For the past twenty seven years, I have been thinking about, reading about, living, and benefiting from recovery from addiction. I have been working in the field of addiction treatment for the past nine...
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