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Hazelden graduate school announces online master's program

August 22, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies is launching an online master's degree program with a focus on evidence-based treatment of co-occurring disorders.

The earliest drug prevention strategies can pay off in stemming HIV risk

August 21, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Drug prevention interventions that start even in the earliest elementary school years appear to reduce the risk of problem sexual behaviors in adolescence and into adulthood, a review of six research studies suggests.

New Hazelden Betty Ford research tracks substance abuse among legal professionals

August 20, 2014     Julie Miller
The foundation has created a new collaborative effort with the American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs to quantify the rates of substance use among legal professionals

Castlewood names new clinical director in California

August 20, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Jennifer Edwards, who holds a specialization in dance/movement therapy, is relocating from Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders in St. Louis to the organization's Monterey, Calif., facility.

NCAD presenters will navigate the complexities of building multidisciplinary teams

August 19, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Two officials in the state hosting the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) will discuss strategies for nurturing productive relationships among treatment professionals, peers and faith workers.

Former Oregon treatment executive aligns with marijuana legalization backers

August 18, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Richard Harris is featured in the first television ad supporting Oregon's November ballot item to legalize and regulate marijuana for recreational use.

Researchers warn docs of complication with overdose reversal

August 18, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The typical dose of the opioid overdose antidote naloxone might not work when the drug that is responsible isn't heroin at all.

The inside track to thought leadership

August 18, 2014     Gary Enos, Editor
We're at NCAD at the historic Union Station in St. Louis. Can't be here? Participate through the #NCADcon Twitter feed, as well as on LinkedIn and Facebook. Check back often for live coverage.

Intensified post-treatment support at Caron illustrates potential of monitoring

August 18, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Caron Treatment Centers' My First Year of Recovery initiative is demonstrating that a broad population can benefit from intensive post-treatment support that demands accountability.

Rosecrance announces plans for Chicago sober residence for young adults

August 15, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Rosecrance Health Network used the setting of a downtown Chicago networking event to announce its intent to establish a collegiate recovery residence and integrated behavioral health clinic.


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.