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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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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 »
Dopey, Boozy, Smoky—and Stupid by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Kleiman’s recent book on marijuana legalization. There’s something in it to make everyone mad. This week’s Throwback Sunday post focuses on a 2007 policy article b ... Read on »
The gold standard by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Recovery Review has a terrific post reviewing a journal article examining addiction treatment for physicians. He pulled this from the source journal article: ... Read on »
Brighten the day! by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Some old Ritalin ads.   Read on »
Strange conclusions – updated w/ link by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Choose you evidence carefully by rocket ship We’ve been seeing a lot of claims about the comparative effectiveness of AA or 12 step facilitation (TSF) versus motiv ... Read on »
How the hell did I get here? by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism We are in high places : “It’s hard to get the words out: I work in the White House,” said the 56-year-old Botticelli, looking slightly sheepish. “It’s really wild. ... Read on »
Over-medicalization of health? by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism A new book,  The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More Is Getting Us Less , offers an interesting take on why the United States’ huge investments in health car ... Read on »
What’s really going on? by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Over the weekend, the NY Times published an article on the Center for Motivation and Change (CMC). The article struck me as a little odd, because it presented CMC as a r ... Read on »
Throwback Sunday – Pessimistic Paternalism by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I’m doubling up this week with two posts on harm reduction from December 2006. I’ve written often about the subtle bigotry of low expectations, these two posts illus ... Read on »
ASAM president also medical director for drug company by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I missed this a while back. Turns out that ASAM’s president works for a buprenorphine manufacturer . Stuart Gitlow, M.D., is the president of the American Society ... Read on »
Dopamine suppression follows drug use by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism New research from BYU finds that the brain’s attempts to compensate for the dopamine surges that drug users experience create a cycle of dopamine surges and suppression. ... Read on »
Motivational Interviewing for Automobile Dependence by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Do you or a friend suffer from an automobile use disorder? If so, we have an evidence-based treatment for you . Clinical psychologist William R. Miller stumbled up ... Read on »
Arresting officers offering treatment by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I’ve talked a lot on this blog about there being a lot of choices between locking people up and legalizing drugs. Here’s one option . For three days last week, off ... Read on »
you are still valued and respected by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism DJ Mac directs us to an interview with a English recovering harm reduction advocate, Kevin Jaffray. He shares a little of his own experience of fighting and, ev ... Read on »
Seedy addiction treatment marketing by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I regularly get emails from people asking me post an infographic or a link on our website. Last week I got one from someone named Jeffrey Redd. I googled his name and emai ... Read on »
Recovering Alcoholics With Poor Sleep Perceptions Will Likely Relapse by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism This post from 2006 shares findings that distress over sleep problems is a better predictor of relapse than sleep problems themselves. That post title is awful and mis ... Read on »
Vancouver, Insite and HIV infection rates by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I recently stumbled onto this blog post with a very interesting observation about Vancouver, Insite and HIV infection rates. Vancouver has seen a marked decrease i ... Read on »
Naloxone is not enough by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Andrew Kolodny, from Phoenix House, supports naloxone distribution but also shares his thoughts on its limits. I recall, not so long ago, when naloxone distributio ... Read on »
Vermont* offers treatment instead of jail by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Vermont*  is responding to opiate addiction by passing new legislation creating a system for screening offenders and offering treatment and diversion to people determine ... Read on »
Sentences to ponder by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I can be a pretty naive guy, so this may not mean much, but I found this jaw-dropping. [emphasis mine] With blu, we can still be ourselves. After all, this count ... Read on »