Harm-reduction as a means for abstinence

This article provides support for the notion that harm-reduction is an effective means to change drinking habits for the better and is effect even at moving toward total abstinence. Who knew? http://www.substance.com/guess-what-harm-reduction-is-a-common-path-to-abstinence-from-alcohol/

Critiquing the DSM V (which was released between May 18th and May 22nd, 2013

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/may/12/medicine-dsm5-row-does-mental-illness-exist From the article: “Psychiatric diagnosis is often presented as an objective statement of fact, but is, in essence, a clinical judgment based on observation and interpretation of behaviour and self-report, and thus subject to variation and bias.”