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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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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 »
Top posts of 2014: #6 by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Suboxone retained 9 of 103 A new study on office-based treatment of adolescents with  Suboxone was just published by the Journal of the American Society of Addict ... Read on »
2014’s top posts: #7 by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism The evidence-base for 12 step recovery photo credit: Jeff Tabaco There’s a fresh round of attacks on AA as pseudo-science in need of sober debunking . All base ... Read on »
2014’s top posts: #8 by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Opioid addicted brains recover and residential more effective than medication for young opioid addicts Several years back, Bill White pointed out that we’ve learned ... Read on »
2014’s top posts: # 9 by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Gabapentin high DJ Mac recently posted about something I’d never heard of, gabapentin misuse. Sure enough, when I type gabapentin into google, one of the first sugge ... Read on »
2014’s top posts: # 10 by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism  Recovery is good business I just learned of this upcoming talk in Ann Arbor: Belief, Hope and Generosity in the Workplace: Hiring Individuals in Recover ... Read on »
2014’s top posts: #11 by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Philip Seymour Hoffman It’s nice to see a victim of addiction  be remembered not just for their talent, accomplishments, personal drama or whatever else, and instead b ... Read on »
Top posts of 2014: #12 by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Abstinence—The Only Way to Beat Addiction? What killed Philip Seymour Hoffman? According to Anne Fletcher , it wasn’t the doctor who prescribed him the pain medication ... Read on »
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 »