SAMHSA honors technology-based overdose prevention efforts

September 4, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Three uses of technology to assist in prevention of opioid overdose have been honored in a federal government challenge initiative.

Outpatient provider enters Pa. to address opioid treatment gap

September 4, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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CleanSlate Addiction Treatment Centers has begun serving Pennsylvania consumers under an arrangement with a major health plan.

Elements website will feature images of recovered lives this month

September 3, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Addiction.com website will commemorate National Recovery Month with photographs and captions depicting positive moments in recovering persons' lives.

EXCLUSIVE: Treatment locator will showcase client-directed programs

September 3, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The newest online directory of addiction treatment providers and facilities will call attention to services that take a self-empowerment approach that embraces harm reduction.

Ad watchdog warns about e-cigarette marketing

September 2, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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E-cigarette companies are marketing their products questionably on the Internet, according to ad watchdog truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org), and consumers and industry members alike need to be wary.

Lahey Health hires former state agency director

September 2, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Hilary Jacobs, a former state substance abuse agency director in Massachusetts, has been hired as vice president of addiction treatment services at Lahey Health Behavioral Services.

Recovery homes refine operational standards, embrace states' support

September 2, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) prepares to issue a revision of its national standard document as leaders get ready for a best practices conference next month.

Sobriety 101: Is academia the new road to recovery?

September 1, 2015  |  Anjali Talcherkar
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Programs that combine addiction treatment and academics can help individuals uncover purpose in their lives.

Concerns over naloxone's cost lead to agreement with drug maker

September 1, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The maker of the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone has agreed to pay the state of Massachusetts $325,000 to offset rising costs of the drug for local communities.

Opioid crisis gaining attention

August 31, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Several national and local efforts in August cast the opioid abuse crisis in a larger context. Observers would like to see more policies directed toward prevention, treatment and coordination of services.

Blogs

The hidden reality of men's trauma

August 24, 2015     Dan Griffin
So many men suffer needlessly in early recovery because their experiences of trauma have never been acknowledged.

No Short Cuts or Quick Fixes: Recovery Takes Time

August 13, 2015     Roland Reeves, MD
Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Takes Time. And although it may be tempting for many to shortcut their way through rehab, don’t underestimate the hard work involved in successful recovery. Even if someone breezed your way through college or scrambled up the corporate ladder without a hitch,...

Addiction included in PBS series on inner workings of brain

August 13, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Premiering this fall, "The Brain with Dr. David Eagleman" will offer a glimpse of how the brain shapes the human experience, and will include a look at addiction-related craving.

Is interest in e-cigarettes waning?

July 24, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
After a 2014 of booming growth in electronic cigarette use, the most recent retail data indicate that both buyers' and sellers' interest may be down.