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The Imax Approach Part 1

The Imax Approach Part 1

Is addiction a disease?  Do the kids I work with at CASTLE have a pathological response to drugs and alcohol?  The disease model of addiction is compelling, and has served its purpose in bringing needed attention of healthcare professions and legislators.  My concern about the model is that it continues to stigmatize my patients, and […]

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Paris

Paris

The vast majority of the time I get to report the amazing successes of our kids. Heroic, valiant, they struggle with their addictions, determined to survive. This young woman was no different. Her peers at CASTLE say she was one of the most determined to be sober. She would chide the kids less committed to […]

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The influence of and on epigenetics

The influence of and on epigenetics

On a daily basis I am astonished by the resilience of the kids at CASTLE.  One remarkable story follows another.  Some kids are ready for sobriety, others are in a pre-contemplative state.  One boy overdosed on heroin and needed Narcan to live.  But in his current state of denial he has tried to convince himself […]

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THE Imax APPROACH: PART 1

THE Imax APPROACH: PART 1

  Is addiction a disease? Do the kids I work with at CASTLE have a pathological response to drugs and alcohol? The disease model of addiction is compelling, and has served its purpose in bringing needed attention of healthcare professionals and legislators. My concern about the model is that it continues to stigmatize my patients, […]