Thursday, January 15, 2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015


Two contributions from our friend and colleague, SEAN HEANEY.

The first is a short news article from Rhode Island about political action taken regarding an upsurge in heroin overdose deaths.

The second is a raw and uncompromising video about the nightmare we continue to accept called the Downtown East Side.

Monday, January 5, 2015


Candace Plattor, in private practice and the author of "Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself," is offering a workshop for counselors, psychologists and others along with Cait Saul of the Angels Addiction Resource.

The link to the full story is here, and Candace's descrition of the event follows below.

On January 17, 2015, Candace Plattor (Vancouver therapist in private practice and author of “Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself”) and Cait Saul (Director of the "Angels Community & Addiction Advisors Network") are presenting a 1-day workshop for counsellors, therapists, and psychology students who are working with the loved ones of addicts.  As you know, our clients are often loved ones, even though they might not be talking about those particular issues due to intense feelings of shame and guilt.  Because addiction so frequently plays a huge part in the dynamics of our clients’ relationships, it is incumbent upon their clinicians to be able to assess this and know how to best work with them.

These clients really need our help — and becoming known as a therapist (or agency) that specializes in working with the loved ones of addicts can also help to expand your client base and increase your professional income.