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Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living Professional

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Jason Schwartz, LMSW is the Clinical Director of Dawn Farm, in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor,... Full Bio
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Above criticism by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Bill White on varieties of secular AA experiences . The ongoing evolution of A.A.’s story — its history — suggests that the fellowship will meet this challenge by ... Read on »
No change in teen pot use after medical marijuana passage? by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism From the Washington Post : The chart above shows the trend in teen marijuana use, as measured by state Youth Risky Behavior Surveys , in Alaska, Arizona, Colo ... Read on »
Sentences to ponder by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism “For harm reductionists, addiction is sometimes viewed as a learning disorder. This semantic construction seems to hold out the possibility of learning to drink or use ... Read on »
the gaping nothingness of one’s future by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism GREGGS: How long you been clean? BUBBLES: Three days. GREGGS: You serious about it? BUBBLES: Who knows? I just finished season 1 of the The Wire. (I know I’ ... Read on »
NY Times goes pro-pot by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism We’ve always argued that no one should go to jail for possession of marijuana and I agree that it makes sense for the federal government to step out of the way of states ... Read on »
Readiness for change and drug use outcomes after treatment by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism This week’s Throwback Sunday is a post about a study on the Transtheoretical Stages of Change (TSOC). It’s relevant due to the ongoing and recent media love for Mot ... Read on »
Stanton, you have deep unresolved pain by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I’m not a fan of either of these high profile addiction experts, but Stanton Peele’s recounting of his meeting with Gabor Maté  illuminates a lot about both men and thei ... Read on »
Characteristics of the best treatment programs by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism In that Points interview, Bill White is asked  about the treatment provider that he would choose for a loved one. I receive calls every day from people asking vari ... Read on »
Mom loved us and hated the alcoholic also living in her body by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism From Humans of New York : “She was filled with regret before she died. She felt like she’d failed us as a mother tremendously.” “Did she say something to ... Read on »
the revolving door by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Points has an interview with Bill White . He makes several points that his followers will be very familiar with, but I don’t remember him putting it together so con ... Read on »
A sentence to ponder by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism “If they overdose and kill themselves, it just removes them from the gene pool.” State Senator  Rob Schaaf , a family physician who argues that allowing th ... Read on »
“not all marijuana users are of equal concern to us” by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Keith Humphreys imagines the reactions of various stakeholders to this graph showing marijuana consumption Colorado. He imagines public health workers expre ... Read on »
1 in 8 deaths among Ontario young adults were attributable to opioids by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism A study of opioid-related deaths in Ontario was recently published. There were some really stunning findings. First, over 20 years, the opioid-related death rate inc ... Read on »
Radical Recovery by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism This week’s Throwback Sunday is Bill White’s description of radical recovery. ================== For MLK day, here’s an article by Bill White on “ radical recove ... Read on »
I don’t get it by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Yesterday, I read this, “we still don’t get addiction” article and was a little bemused. The article presents an argument that addiction is a learning disorder and p ... Read on »
Moderation’s hard work for an alcoholic! by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism AfterPartyChat has a really interesting first person piece from an alcoholic who tried Moderation Management . Every now and then my addiction tries to convince me ... Read on »
chasing significance by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism An interesting study from journal Addiction– on studies : ABSTRACT Background and Aims The low reproducibility of findings within the scientific literature is ... Read on »
“ceaseless reinvention leading to overlapping solutions” by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Read this last night on the brain’s “ceaseless reinvention leading to overlapping solutions” and it got me thinking about the long and challenging road ahead of us in de ... Read on »
Asking the right questions in the right way by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Recovery Review directs our attention to a presentation by Jim Orford called  Time to Ask the Right Questions in the Right Way: A New Direction for Addiction Treatment R ... Read on »
Patient’s self-ratings? Bah, what do they know? by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Three articles that caught my eye. First, a meta-analysis on whether antidepressants improve overall wellness  for young people. (One issue was that few studies have ... Read on »