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Katie Horneshaw
Writer/ Op Ed Columnist. Harm reduction/ mental health/ prison reform. , , and National ambassador
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Paul Barry Aug 12
Come on folks. Get behind this. Stop this secret trial.
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Katie Horneshaw Aug 11
Replying to @JBirch_FASD
And we learn at the end of the article that this "booze baby boom" is all fear mongering- the article is speculating about a *potential* future problem, and demonizing all the women who are *apparently/maybe?* going to cause it.
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Katie Horneshaw Aug 6
The gold standard! If only it was more widely adopted.
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Katie Horneshaw Aug 6
Good to see somewhere is moving forward!
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Katie Horneshaw Aug 6
The misinformation on methadone is so pervasive- I've spoken to many PWUD who hate having to pay for street opioids but "don't trust" methadone and believe it's a terrible poison. It's ridiculously hard to get accurate, non fear-mongering info on it. thoughts?
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Katie Horneshaw Aug 6
It's great that you have such a liberal agreement, but in the U.S (& Australia where I live) most people on MAT are forced to attend a clinic everyday. In America you can add dehumanizing mouth checks, supervised urine screens and police-like security forces to that.
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david poses Aug 6
There’s nothing normal about being handcuffed to a clinic. If is so dangerous, why not prescribe morphine SL (or other long-acting full agonist)? Addiction is a medical condition. Why can’t we get past moral & criminal bullshit laws?
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Vicki Kyriakakis Aug 6
Wouldn’t it be nice if media applied a sniff of same pressure it’s applying to Andrews to the PM of this country. Dan has fronted 36 days in a row; hasn’t had holiday all yr. PM’s gone missing in 2 crises & shut parliament & not a word from MSM. WE SEE YOU.
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Katie Horneshaw Aug 5
Replying to @AODMediaWatch
Well done to all! A thought provoking webinar.
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Dr. Adi Jaffe Aug 4
Research has shown us that calling people “alcoholics” and "addicts" and making them believe they have a lifelong disease creates extreme shame and stigma. This shame makes it LESS LIKELY that people will seek help and makes it MORE LIKELY that they will drop out early.
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Katie Horneshaw Aug 1
Replying to @guyfelicella
When we police how people spend their money, we are placing ourselves in a paternalistic role- assuming we are the more appropriate arbiters of how the $ is spemt. People experiencing homelessness do not need to be policed, patronised or looked down upon by those offering change.
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Katie Horneshaw Jul 30
Replying to @_Jessica______M
Also, the whole conversation about when and if an addiction is "problematic" needs to be shifted from the people who use drugs to the institutions that punish, shame, imprison and kill them, and generally cause the "problematic" part of the dependence.
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Katie Horneshaw Jul 30
Replying to @_Jessica______M
Usually just means "enough privilege and resources to lead an outwardly "normal" life, and/or hide one's dependence from almost everyone."
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Katie Horneshaw Jul 30
Replying to @_Jessica______M
Yes! Apologies Jess, I Actually HATE the term "functioning addiction" and should have caught the terminology before quoting. As you say, a better way to put it would be: "Ask the person what they need, if anything, and BELIEVE them." I'm well aware that "functioning addiction..
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Katie Horneshaw Jul 30
Replying to @MLLanzillotta1
I love the way the author of the article makes it so simple and succinct. Whenever I try to explain this to someone I end up writing a whole essay. They won't listen because AA culture has taught everyone "If a person who uses drugs says they are fine, they are in denial."
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Katie Horneshaw Jul 30
"If you want to know if someone has an addiction problem, you should look at their ability to function, not their drug use... drug use does not equal problematic addiction."
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Katie Horneshaw Jul 29
Good work . Let's devote more time to discussing alcohol related harms and less to stigmatising and sensationalising other drugs!
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Dr Stephen Bright Jul 21
The apparent lack of 's knowledge regarding contemporary Australian drinking culture makes a witty participatory ethnography of our relationship with . It's good "edutainment" & I hope this series starts the conversation Australia needs to have.
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Elizabeth Brico Jul 27
As harmful as the agency was to my case, had this not happened, I *might* have gotten my girls back. I begged them not to drop me; I told them about what would happen. They didn't care. Catching the Flu Got Me Kicked Out of My Addiction Treatment Program
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Katie Horneshaw Jul 26
Replying to @GingerGorman
Yes. The women highlighted are certainly engaged in morally questionable behaviour, BUT I'm concerned that the crietera for Karen-status are highly gender-based-"Shrill, demanding, bitchy, taking up too much space" & their pandemic-denial is being used as justification for sexism
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