Engulfed by a Storm   Those who have never been in a domestic violence situation are often perplexed as to how intelligent people become trapped and why they remain with someone who is abusive. In an effort to help provide clarity let us consider the dynamics of the following story: Imagine as if you are…

It has become increasingly evident that the moral model’s focus on abstinence as the beginning and ending point of treatment, has resulted in the need for a more humanistic, accepting and flexible treatment modality. The harm reduction approach fills this need by differentiating itself from the more authoritative, judgmental and exclusionary treatment modalities. It honors…