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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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Opioid addicted brains recover and residential more effective than medication for young opioid... by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Several years back, Bill White pointed out that we’ve learned an enormous amount about the neurobiology of addiction but know nothing about the neurobiology of recovery ... Read on »
Dry bar! by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I’m so grateful to be doing recovery work in this community. Below is a teaser from a BuzzFeed  story. Read the whole thing here . Brillig Dry Bar is a new pop- ... Read on »
The soul of addiction treatment by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I’ve never met Scott Kellogg, but I appreciate his presence in the field. He’s struck me as a pragmatist who tries to find third ways and has a conservative temperament. ... Read on »
Book Review: It Takes a Family by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I just finished Debra Jay’s new book, It Takes a Family: A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobriety  and wanted to share a few thoughts with you. Bill White was one ... Read on »
Sentences to ponder by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism photo credit: sarcasmo Hope is not wishful thinking; it is risk and action and the courage to undertake both. –  Debra Dean Murphy Read on »
Apples and oranges by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Yes ! It has become fashionable by commentators in the addictions arena to point to research studies confirming three linked findings:  1) the course of alcohol an ... Read on »
The boundaries of recovery by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism In response to recent discussions about reclaiming recovery, Bill White has a thoughtful post on the conceptual boundaries of recovery. I encourage you to read the whole t ... Read on »
“Moral injury” and those darn peer approaches by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism On Being picks up on a fascinating framing of PTSD from an episode of Religion and Ethics Newsweekly : I really don’t like the term ‘PTSD,’” Department of Vet ... Read on »
You’re in recovery if . . . by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism There’s a lot of discussion about how to define recovery. Some expand the definition without acknowledging that they are doing it , for the purpose of recovery advoc ... Read on »
You’re in recovery if . . . by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism There’s a lot of discussion about how to define recovery. Some expand the definition without acknowledging that they are doing it , for the purpose of recovery advoc ... Read on »
Courageous care by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism On Being has an interesting personal story in response to the question, “When you think of fearlessness or courage, what person or story or idea comes to mind?” ... Read on »
Courageous care by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism On Being has an interesting personal story in response to the question, “When you think of fearlessness or courage, what person or story or idea comes to mind?” ... Read on »
The History of Gay People in AA – TBS by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism From 2008: ====== I’m reading a great book that I wanted to share a little about. I’m only 4 chapters into The History of Gay People in AA but I can’t recommend ... Read on »
Who’s “we”? by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism This article  has been forwarded to me by several people. Its author has been writing a series of articles that seek to redefine addiction and recovery. As Eve Tushn ... Read on »
Do we really want to get each other angry? by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Greg Williams says we need to get angry : It is apparently OK for those family members to angrily demand a better response from the federal government to the cu ... Read on »
Michigan increases access to naloxone by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism We’ve finally increased access to life preservers. Now, how do we get them out of the sea? It’s official . The new laws will allow a state resident to obtai ... Read on »
Childhood sexual abuse and alcohol problems – TBS by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism A new study  (This is a TBS post from 2007) looks for a relationship between childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and alcoholism. It finds that women who experienced CSA h ... Read on »
Childhood sexual abuse and alcohol problems – TBS by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism A new study  (This is a TBS post from 2007) looks for a relationship between childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and alcoholism. It finds that women who experienced CSA h ... Read on »
Bias in the evidence base by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism From The British Psychological Society’s Research Digest : In the last few years the social sciences, including psychology, have been taking a good look at themsel ... Read on »
Sublime Recovery vs. Banal Recovery by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Eve Tushnet offers a really thought provoking discussion of a dialectic involving competing recovery narratives. First, “sublime” recovery: In this narrative, ... Read on »