Here is a treatment for Opiate 'Addiction' that have highly criticize and consider controversial by the 12 Step and most abstinent based residential rehabilitation facilities. Of course most of these people who criticize these medically assisted recovery are science illiterates who wouldn't no the difference between efficiency and safety and what really does not work. They do not know about Confirmation Bias http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias the basic reason why we need to do research. You see when you think you know something for sure that gets in the way of discovery and exploration. An attitude require for most scientific oriented minds. Most doctors practice discovery or looking for the reason of your ailments or symptoms. Correlation Illusion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illusory_correlation is another reason why research is necessary. You see most of these individuals and a substantial amount of professionals in mental health practice and make claims which are based on Face value (or Validity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Face_validity
Most people operate on the illusion that because it appears to be a good idea or a claim seem to be true, it most be true. Although this is so sometimes, it is not all of the time. Face value is good to develop hypothesis to be tested but by itself has a lot of room for error and in fact it is frequently
Clinical judgment in psychology and mental health is frequently inaccurate, in fact too many are right down faliable
The lack of science and ignoring evidence based treatment is keeping mental health and substance use in the stone age.
No body cares about alcoholics and drug addicts. Enough misinformation is enough
There are tons of science based information, why is it being ignored by mainstream mental health and substance use treatment staff. I believe that when treatment is not based on medical science. Other types of treatment that has never been proven to be effective and safe is considered malpractice. In the law of torts, malpractice is an "instance of negligence or incompetence on the part of a professional". In fact most of these science based information is published by the federal government, yet the public and potential patients are missing the facts because it is not being provided.
The State Methadone Treatment Guidelines were first printed and published in 1993. The methadone treatment facilities ran by Miami Dade Office of Rehabilitation Services were oblivious of its existence. when I brought it to their attention the supervisors response was "Oh, they are only guidelines" obviously he most have thought that the ignorance of science is bliss. Eventually, Miami DADE COUNTY ORS finally stopped providing this type of treatment in favor of the religious indoctrination of alcoholics anonymous. A program that when it was first implemented in the late 1970 and 80 had not been tested for effectiveness and safety (read Why Bogus Treatment appears to work. A problem that is widely connected with mental health and substance use treatment.
Why Bogus Treatment Appears to Work
Why are attorneys missing out on this area of malpractice can only be because they are just as prejudice, and bigots.
Here is a treatment that is outright effective and safe and seems like patients have to beg and hope that they will be accepted.
THE ARE NO REASON FOR ANY METHADONE OR SUBOXONE PATIENT TO BE APOLOGETIC. THIS TREATMENT WORKS AND IMPROVE PEOPLE LIFE.
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