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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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Naloxone rescues good. Naloxone + recovery better by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism It's good to interrupt a drowning with a life preserver. It's better to pull them out of a dangerous sea. From a new report on overdose reversals: Use of na ... Read on »
…let us work together by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism The last couple of days’ posts, a recent conversation and some recent news (I’ll let you guess which story.) reminded me of this post. It’s from a couple of years ago and ... Read on »
An interesting take on activism by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism   There’s been an explosion of recovery activism over the last decade. Here’s the perspective of another kind of activist. Sister Simone Campbell, a social justice ... Read on »
The “kinship of common suffering” by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism From Ernie Kurtz : Sometimes, ignorant people–especially ignorant professionals–say that “Alcoholics Anonymous teaches that only an alcoholic can help an alco ... Read on »
Welcome our own weakness? Really? by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism This caught my attention in a recent episode of On Being . It speaks to the importance of us (helpers) needing to be able to face our own pain if we are are to help oth ... Read on »
Umwelt by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Mantis Shrimp have 16 color receptor cones compared to our 3. (Photo credit: PacificKlaus) Yesterday, I was reading This Will Make You Smarter and thought that the ... Read on »
An absence of hope by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Today, Bill White shared some of my favorite stories . As I faced these amazingly resilient women, I asked each of them to tell me about the sparks that had ignite ... Read on »
A culture of communion by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Jim Contopulos writes about the beauty in brokenness he witnessed when his (now deceased) son took him to an NA meeting. Years before we lost Nick to the diseas ... Read on »
Recovery and the Conspiracy of Hope by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I think Pat Deegan does a great job describing the cycle of despair in settings that don’t facilitate or witness recovery. I think this translates very well to addiction ... Read on »
Patient or person with a predicament? by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism One important task in the process of recovery is learning or relearning good physical self-care. Part of this is learning how to be a good consumer of health care. Doctor ... Read on »
to come face to face by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism In its etymology, the word “confront” literally means “to come face to face.” In this sense, confronting is a therapeutic goal rather than a counseling style: to help ... Read on »
denial by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism “The resistant behavior that is labeled “denial” does not just walk through the door with the client, but is strongly influenced by the way in which the therapist appr ... Read on »
opportunity, choice and hope by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism From Slaying the Dragon by Bill White …what addiction professionals have done for more than a century and a half is to create a setting and an opening in which the ... Read on »
Soberoo by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Another tribe of the recovering community: When Grace McClellan attends two music festivals — Governors Ball in New York and Bonnaroo in Tennessee — this month, s ... Read on »
We accept you for who you are and who you can become by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Most clients entering a treatment environment/ relationship do so with fear and ambivalence. The fear is fear of an alien environment, the feeling of vulnerability and ... Read on »
Person first by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism It is far more important to know what person the disease has, than what disease the person has. —Hippocrates Read on »
Do I see myself as a fixer? by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Perhaps I’m the Wrong Tool by Tall Jerome “Many times when we help we do not really serve. . . . Serving is also different from fixing. One of the pioneers of ... Read on »
raising hope up and living our mission by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism From Victoria Safford via Maria Popova (emphasis mine): I have a friend who traffics in words. She is not a minister, but a psychiatrist in the health clinic at a ... Read on »
treat them with hope by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism “If you want to treat an illness that has no easy cure, first of all, treat them with hope.”—George Vaillant , Read on »
Privileged access by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Peg O’Connor offers  an interesting perspective on self-trust in addiction. Complicating the matter is the belief that each person knows herself better than o ... Read on »