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Calif. drug court sees promising results with Vivitrol pilot

September 2, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A report from the San Diego Association of Governments suggests the need to analyze whether the injectable medication Vivitrol can improve criminal justice outcomes.

Kudos from addiction-related associations for ONDCP nominee

September 1, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The advocacy community is praising the Obama administration's announcement that Michael Botticelli has been nominated as director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP); he has been serving as acting director.

Prepaid card to monitor client spending habits gets makeover

August 28, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Addiction treatment and recovery centers are the new target of a prepaid credit card program originally established to help families monitor an addicted loved one's spending.

Study finds less partner violence in pot-smoking couples

August 28, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Federally supported research has found that married couples' use of marijuana together is associated with less frequent intimate partner violence.

Don't let fear torpedo the effort to go smoke-free

August 27, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Research evidence and available treatments demonstrate why addiction treatment facilities can and should become tobacco-free, a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) panel agreed.

Take care of yourself so you can care for your patients

August 25, 2014     Julie Miller
Learn self-care techniques so you can give your clients your best

The evolution of behavioral healthcare facilities and emerging trends

August 25, 2014     Megan Combs
At the Behavioral Healthcare Leadership Summit (BHLS), architects Jim Hunt and Kevin Turner discussed the evolution of BH facility design.

11 best practices for branding and lead generation

August 25, 2014     Julie Miller
Optimize your online marketing to create a better return on investment

Battling Big Marijuana

August 25, 2014     Charlene Marietti
Providers in the two states that have legalized marijuana want to put the genie back in the bottle. Data may help.

Think telehealth to complement services

August 25, 2014     Charlene Marietti
The technology is mature, the time is right and the culture is ready for telehealth.


We confront an uncomfortable reality with Robin Williams' death

August 12, 2014     Heidi Voet Smith, LPC
The death of Robin Williams, whose portrayal of a therapist serves as a powerful model, reminds professionals of how tenuous the promise of recovery from behavioral illness can be.

Ohio codifies recovery residence principles in groundbreaking legislation

August 4, 2014     Beth Fisher, LCSW, LCAS, MAC, CCS
Ohio legislators' approval of recovery housing funds and a definition for recovery residences marks a critical step in recovery homes' evolution.

An Interventionist's take on his own recovery

July 30, 2014     David Brown
On his 32nd anniversary of sobriety, David Brown reflects on those who carried him on his journey and helped him escape the enslavement of his addiction.

Travis Meadows: In tune with recovery

July 30, 2014     Heidi Voet Smith & Jay Staples
Musician Travis Meadows' story serves as a reminder that every client can benefit from one recovery tool to which he/she can personally relate.