I’m reading a book that has nothing to do with addiction but is a father’s search for reasons for being hopeful about the future, so that he can share them with his son. We talk a lot about the role of hope in initiating recovery at Dawn Farm, so I thought a few snippets from … Continue reading Hope

The medical establishment’s “best hope for addicts”

I’m sure this piece is going to get a lot of attention. “A treatment that actually works” is the subtitle for the article. I’m not going to write a lengthy response, but I have written a lot on the subject. First, how effective is it for someone like the subject of the article? Well, two … Continue reading The medical establishment’s “best hope for addicts”


“Hope” by Victoria Safford Our mission is to plant ourselves at the gates of Hope — not the prudent gates of Optimism, which are somewhat narrower; nor the stalwart, boring gates of Common Sense; nor the strident gates of Self-Righteousness, which creak on shrill and angry hinges (people cannot hear us there; they cannot pass … Continue reading Hope

not what one might hope for

Somehow, I missed the buprenorphine implant until a comment on yesterday’s post. Yesterday’s post pointed to dropout issues with buprenorphine. Of course, an implant would address that issue. However, the outcomes for the implants are, “not what one might hope for”. Probuphine was evaluated in two placebo-controlled trials. In terms of efficacy, researchers found that patients … Continue reading not what one might hope for