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The Trauma of Early Opioid Recovery and the Need for More Family Therapists

Stephanie Brown describes early recovery as the trauma of early recovery for families (White, 2011). This is particularly true as it pertains to opioid use disorder. The client returns home from substance use disorders treatment and the trauma begins. Below is a list of traumatic events and challenging emotions that happen in early recovery.

2021 Hall of Fame Inductees: Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment and Recovery

Each year, the Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment and Recovery announces new members 
for the Hall of Fame, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to substance use disorder treatment and recovery. To read more about the 2021 Hall of Fame inductees, visit the Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment and Recovery. 
 
 

Integrating Psychodynamic Principles in Addiction Counseling: An Idea Whose Time Has Come, Again

ATTC trainer, Timothy J. Legg, PhD, PsyD, MPA, MSN, PMHNP, MAC has published an article in the Fall 2020 publication Advances in Addiction and Recovery.  The article, “Integrating Psychodynamic Principles in Addiction Counseling: An Idea Whose Time Has Come, Again” suggests that addiction counselors consider adding a “new” but also well known, old tool to their treatment techniques because there is some evidence to show that not everyone is benefiting from the current heavy emphasis on CBT or manualized treatment modalities.