Industry reacts to Acadia-CRC deal

October 31, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Observers wonder whether big-ticket deals like Acadia's CRC buy will ultimately lead to a national treatment-center brand

BREAKING: Acadia announces huge CRC acquisition

October 30, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
The deal would be valued at more that $1 billion and would make Acadia a huge organization, touching just about every angle of behavioral healthcare except private practice

Gateway Foundation will add beds to help combat heroin crisis

October 30, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Gateway Foundation's treatment facility in Aurora, Ill., will add 10 inpatient beds to its 34-bed capacity by next summer, thanks to a state grant.

Mixed prospects for next week's marijuana ballot initiatives

October 29, 2014     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Among the initiatives on next week's election ballots across the country, a marijuana legalization measure in Oregon seems headed to passage, while a similar initiative in Alaska faces likely defeat.

Women's advocate warns of consequences from Colo. 'personhood' amendment

October 28, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
National Advocates for Pregnant Women believes that passage of Amendment 67 in Colorado would subject some women to arrest and prosecution for drinking or smoking during pregnancy.

NIDA course helps physicians address substance abuse

October 27, 2014     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
The online module provides real-time patient simulation so healthcare professionals can practice motivational interviewing, a technique that enhances patient/clinician interaction about problem health behaviors.

Handle the termination of treatment with care

October 27, 2014     Maria A. Avila
When approaching the end of a therapeutic relationship with a client, counselors need to confront their own feelings about losses in general.

Fairbanks VP takes over as interim CEO

October 27, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Barbara B. Elliott will serve as president and CEO of Fairbanks while the Indianapolis treatment center's board seeks a permanent replacement for Mark Monson, who left the organization last month.

Addiction Campuses to establish its first new center in Texas

October 24, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Some additional funding partners have fueled a new round of financing for Addiction Campuses, which plans to convert an unspecified central Texas site into an addiction treatment facility by the first of the year.

Benton joins treatment team at Insight Counseling

October 24, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Sarah Allen Benton, author of a prominent book on helping the high-functioning alcoholic, will serve as a therapist and group leader at the Connecticut-based Insight Counseling.


Confessions of an Addiction Counselor: The Top 4 Mistakes I’ve Made in My Career

October 30, 2014     Heidi Voet Smith
"Principles over popularity" is a good rule of thumb for any addiction counselor.

Turnover, inadequate training continue to plague substance use disorder workforce

October 15, 2014     Rebecca Flood
The substance use treatment field needs better recruitment and leadership training in order to nurture the next generation of treatment professionals.

Buyer Be Aware - Advertisements for Intervention Training need to be carefully considered – revisited!

September 22, 2014     David Brown
Too many publicized trainings in intervention take on the character of creating an "interventionist lite."

Challenges abound in the substance use disorder workforce

September 16, 2014     Rebecca Flood
What are the main issues facing the substance use disorder treatment field today? Join the discussion on possible solutions.