I had always intended to write more frequently here about what was happening with addiction medicine and addiction treatment. The last several months have been very hectic, and my attention has gone elsewhere. Most of the time has been spent with my business, Townsend.
My business partner and I bought 5 clinics in south Louisiana from our former employer when that company closed. The first several months were spent just keeping it going and handling the usual start up problems that any company faces. Recently though, my energies have gone to completing a new book for patients to be used to guide our treatment program. Because our model of treatment is so different from that taught to most students of counseling, I also wrote a book for the counselors. Both books are finished now. I was also invited to speak at the 4th Annual Neuroscience Meets Recovery conference in Las Vegas next month and it took a good bit of time to create three 90-minute talks.
So the upshot is that I haven’t done much reading and have a large stack of journals to go through. Consequently, I haven’t had much to write about here. I’ll now have time to get both of those done.