Showing posts from June 5, 2015

Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It's Not What You Think

It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned -- and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction by our teachers and by our governments. This story is so deeply ingrained in our minds that we take it for granted. It seems obvious. It seems manifestly true. Until I set off three and a half years ago on a 30,000-mile journey for my new book, Chasing The Scream: The First And Last Days of the War on Drugs, to figure out what is really driving the drug war, I believed it too. But what I learned on the road is that almost everything we have been told about addiction is wrong -- and there is a very different story waiting for us, if only we are ready to hear it. If we truly absorb this new story, we will have to change a lot more than the drug war. We will have to change ourselves. I learned it from an extraordinary mixture of people I met on my travels. From the surviving friends of Billie Holiday, who helped me to l

SOAR 2015 Data Collection

June 5, 2015 2015 Data Collection Be Counted! Annual data collection starts July 7. Don't delay  -  be sure all your outcomes are entered in whatever system you use (OAT, HMIS, etc.)! For more information, go to . Follow Us on Twitter: @soarworks