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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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Let it begin with me by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Points blog has a nice, personal post about Ernie Kurtz and some of the lesser known parts of his legacy. “Let it begin with me” is not an AA but an Al-Anon sl ... Read on »
Bill White on “Symbolic Firsts” by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Bill White had a very interesting post a while back on the concept of “symbolic firsts” and how it relates to recovery advocacy and recovery initiation. The concept ... Read on »
Hope by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Our mission is to plant ourselves at the gates of Hope — not the prudent gates of Optimism, which are somewhat narrower; nor the stalwart, boring gates of Common Sense; ... Read on »
Take care by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism The Central Michigan University student newspaper, Central Michigan Life, has published an editorial in response to a recent tragedy. An 18 year old man was visiting ... Read on »
We all wish love was enough by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism This article , claiming to have discovered the long suppressed cause of addiction, has been making the rounds and has been recommended by a lot of people. Like a lot ... Read on »
“slavishly rationalist” and “mere logic” by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism From Kas Thomas , on the limits and overselling of CBT: CBT has been criticized (appropriately, I believe) on theoretical grounds for its slavishly rationalist ben ... Read on »
A great loss for the field by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism From Jim Balmer, Dawn Farm’s President: We lost the great Ernest Kurtz last night – and many of us have lost a wonderful friend. Ernie was a brilliant and inquisitiv ... Read on »
Legal marijuana=exploding homes? by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Interesting. I assume that this will lead to regulation that will benefit big marijuana. When Colorado legalized marijuana two years ago, nobody was quite ready fo ... Read on »
Ernest Kurtz archives (and on space for atheism in AA) by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Bill White just created an Ernie Kurtz archive section in his website. It’s well worth your time. From Ernie and Bill’s foreward to Don’t Tell: Essays from Alcoholic ... Read on »
Overdose deaths linked to heroin jumped 39 percent in 2013 by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Bad news from the CDC : According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many more people are dying from heroin overdoses t ... Read on »
Reducing overdoses by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism A new leader in the Open Society Institute shares a sensible perspective  on reducing overdoses : Looking ahead, reducing drug overdoses will require major sh ... Read on »
Overdose rate to get worse before it gets better by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism   It’s gonna get worse for another year or two before it gets better: Background: Unintentional drug overdose has increased markedly in the past two decad ... Read on »
Tragedy on top of tragedy by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism A tragic end to an already tragic story: A few days before Christmas, in a Portland suburb, Audrey Conn committed suicide in her mother’s house. Her death, like he ... Read on »
Not good enough by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism This is good: The opiate-blocker naloxone is one of the year’s most celebrated drugs, breaking into the mainstream as a magic-bullet antidote that yanks overdo ... Read on »
Sentences to Ponder by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism photo credit: sarcasmo From Parker Palmer , on effectiveness [emphasis mine]: We are in a society that is obsessed with effectiveness, with outcomes, with re ... Read on »
2014’s top posts: #1 by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism A terrible loss for Dawn Farm and the field Last night (Wednesday), Pat Gibbons, Dawn Farm’s Medical Director and psychiatrist died suddenly. We’re stunned. He was ju ... Read on »
2014’s top posts: #2 by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism “He’d still be alive” Much has been said this week about the death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman. I’ve heard two recurring themes. First, that he might still be ali ... Read on »
2014’s Top Posts: #3 by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Recovery MAINTENANCE There’s a lot of commentary out there on Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death. Some of it’s good, some is bad and there’s a lot in between. Much of it ... Read on »
2014’s top posts: #4 by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism CVS is selling Narcan in Rhode Island Here’s an interesting development in access to Narcan: CVS Pharmacy announced that it would offer the opiate antidote Narca ... Read on »
2014’s top posts: #5 by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism He died from heroin (addiction) Phil Hoffman . . . did not die from an overdose of heroin — he died from heroin. We should stop implying that if he’d just taken the ... Read on »