The myth that every slip in addiction recovery is a relapse must end.

Is Relapse Always A Part of Recovery?

According to one of my teammates who is in recovery and supports others in achieving their recovery, the answer is:

“Sometimes, though it doesn't need to be.”

There are multiple definitions as to what constitutes a relapse…

Using the Miracle Question to hone problems into solutions.

It comes from Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) which was developed by the therapist couple Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg in the 1980s. The goal of SFBT is to examine the client’s problem in the here-and-now. …

Let’s untangle addiction and substance use disorder for good.

Substance use is a symptom of addiction disease. And therein lies the actual focus of recovery support.

Substance use disorder is not addiction disease.

When we talk about people who use alcohol and/or other drugs and what they need, the focus has traditionally been more on ending substance use. This is the wrong focus because the resulting…

Finding the Voice of Recovery

September 2020 is the 31st year honoring Recovery Month.

Honoring this month is important because it helps to fight back against stigma around mental health and addiction. People with heart diseases, Alzheimer’s, breast cancer, and other diseases and those that support them have loud “voices”— large supportive communities with platforms from which they can…

Matt DeMasi

Mental Health Professional, Synesthete, Foodie. My Real Housewives Intro would be: “I’m loud and Profound.”

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