"The problem with illicit substances is their efficiency." Problem Statement: The goals of the substance user, compared to others seeking a shift in perceived mood and/or mental state, are the same. The universal nature of this goal normalizes the intention as an improved sense of wellbeing, … [Read more...] about We Are All Looking for an Altered State – Stop Judging Substance Users
Addiction and Substance Misuse
Gain a deeper understanding about the broad effects of substance misuse and addiction from a Positive Psychology, Behavioural Medicine, and Health Psychology perspective. Find focused content on harm reduction and motivational aspects of change.
"Caring is being ready, even when they are not." Definition: Motivational Interviewing is a counselling approach, designed to assess readiness for change, while exploring ambivalence and meeting the individual in their own therapeutic space. Motivational Interviewing elicits the forward … [Read more...] about Motivational Interviewing Essentials – Mastering Addiction Psychology
"Society is measured by how we treat those most in need." The Problem Considering the widespread opioid overdose crisis occurring throughout much of North America, it is clear we are not doing enough as a culture. On both sides of the Canadian – American border, overdose leading to death is on … [Read more...] about The Opioid Crisis: Reducing Stigma Promotes Access To Care