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Jason Scwartz Interview - Recovered 782

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Release Date: 01/27/2017

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Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997

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Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997

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I first experienced “Popsicle Sticks” at the Thursday Midnight night meeting at the Northwest Alano Club in Wayne Michigan. At first I hated it, then I got used to it, then it became my favorite meeting.

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Self-care looks different for everyone, and that’s okay.

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It is no more cowardly to use help in recovering from a drinking problem, than it is, to use a crutch if you have a broken leg. A crutch is a beautiful thing, to those who need it.

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The rhythm of our own special routine has a soothing effect, and an apt principle around which to organize some orderliness is—yes, “First Things First.”

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For at least three reasons, people who drink heavily often cannot

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Serenity is like a gyroscope that lets us keep our balance no matter what turbulence swirls around us. And that is a state of mind worth aiming for.

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When we stopped drinking, we were told repeatedly to get A.A. people’s telephone numbers, and instead of drinking, to phone or text these people.

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Some of us insist that it was never the availability of the beverage that led us to drink, any more than the immediate unavailability kept us from that drink we really wanted. We live in a drinking society and we cannot avoid the presence of alcoholic beverages forever.

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Jason has been with the addiction treatment facility called
Dawn Farm since 1994 and
has served as the Clinical Director since 1999.
Jason is also an adjunct faculty at
Eastern Michigan University’s School of Social Work.

Jason is principle author of a very popular recovery blog.
Jason blogs at addiction recovery news.com and
has been published in Addiction Professional magazine and
in an Addiction Technology Transfer Center monograph.

Jason, welcome back to the Recovered Podcast studio

Jason, you are very active on the internet regarding addiction and recovery.
How has the internet changed Dawn Farm?

Tell us about the history of Dawn Farm
What sets Dawn Farm apart from other local treatment facilities?
How do you measure success?
What has changed in the treatment process?
What are some of the obstacles to recovery for your clients?
Tell us a success story.
What is the future of the recovery in general and Dawn Farm in particular?

Many in our audience are dealing with a teen or young adult with addiction issues.
I wanted to explore some of the questions that should be asked when looking for treatment

1. Questions to ask about assessment
What is an assessment?
What tools should someone look for?
Are there different levels of care?
What is eligibility criteria?

2. Questions to Ask About Attention to Mental Health and Medical Care
How does mental health issues affect treatment?
How are symptoms diagnosed?
Are mental health professionals typically on site?
What about medications?

What is Comprehensive integrated treatment?

How does someone get this information?


A significant number of our listeners have not yet been to a meeting, what would you like to say to this person