Mary Woods

One Hour AT A Time

Mary Woods

  • Harm Reduction and Abstinence

Harm Reduction and Abstinence

Monday 21st July 2008

Join host Mary Woods and Dr. Irwin as they discuss the importance of harm reduction and abstinence in the recovery process. Listen to the episode now on alcoholfree.com
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Harm Reduction and Abstinence: A Continuum of Recovery

In saying that, I think it's really important that we really reframe that harm reduction isn't a four letter word and abstinence isn't the end of the road for people who have addictions.
In this episode of One Hour at a Time, host Mary Woods and Dr. Irwin discuss the evolution of recovery treatment and the importance of harm reduction and abstinence. They touch on the reality of total abstinence and the complexity of abstinence in behaviors such as overeating or over-controlled eating. They also talk about identifying addiction like heart disease, the continuum of recovery, and the importance of proper nutrition. Dr.
Irwin explains that harm reduction isn't a four-letter word and abstinence isn't the end of the road for people who have addictions. They also discuss other addictions and process addictions that are being researched. The McLean Center at Fernside, where Dr. Irwin is Program Director, is a self-pay program that specializes in co-occurring substance use disorders and psychotic and/or affective illness over the course of a lifetime.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, listen to this informative and empowering episode to learn more about the continuum of recovery and the importance of harm reduction and abstinence. Listen to the episode now here on alcoholfree.com.