Tag: AA

Provide Alternatives to 12-Step Or Else!

Provide secular alternatives to 12-step treatment, or else!  That’s the message of the Hazle v. Crofoot decision issued this fall by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  My analysis of the case appears this month in Counselor Connection, the online newsletter of Counselor Magazine.  This goes out to addiction counselors nationwide, but whether many of …

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What price constitutional rights?

Barry Hazle served a year in prison for possession of methamphetamine.  He was released on parole on condition that he attend and complete a 90-day residential drug treatment program.  Hazle repeatedly told authorities that he is an atheist, and requested treatment in a non-religious program.  He was assigned, instead, to the Empire treatment program which …

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