Report: Better outcomes for opioid addiction lie in greater access to medication

March 4, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Legal Action Center has harsh criticism for insurance and justice system practices that restrict access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence.

Sexual addiction: driven by technology?

March 4, 2015     Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S
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An explosion of online access to sexual material and activities has fueled increasing concerns about sexual addiction for some users.

Doctors cite cumbersome process in explaining inconsistent use of drug monitoring data

March 3, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Newly released physician survey data indicate that while many doctors see benefits in prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), their use of the data from these programs remains sporadic.

Therapeutic technique gives voice to patients' conflicts

March 3, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Scott Kellogg, PhD, says Chairwork offers an airing of patient conflicts that normally is not encouraged in traditional addiction treatment settings.

NIDA leader will head new research division

March 3, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Susan R.B. Weiss, PhD, will lead the National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA's) Division of Extramural Research, where she will oversee NIDA's role in a number of collaborative projects.

Innovative doctoral program will emphasize interdisciplinary substance use research

February 27, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Officials at two California universities are seeking to train a generation of researchers focused on identifying and mitigating substance use risk.

Enhancements to existing tobacco treatments could boost outcomes significantly

February 27, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
New research suggests that extending the pre-quit period in which smokers receive an existing medication treatment could improve post-quit abstinence rates.

National data show stabilization in prescription opioid use rates

February 26, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey indicate that while adult use of prescription opioids for pain has doubled since 1988-1994, rates of use have remained stable in recent years.

California Department of Public Health launches campaign against e-cigarettes

February 25, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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As the first initiative of a larger campaign, the CDPH recently released a health advisory and state health officer’s report centered on the dangers of e-cigarettes.

Fortune 100 company tests measurement tool for EAP services

February 24, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
A newly published article outlines Caterpillar Inc.'s first-ever application of a measurement tool designed to enhance the evaluation of employee assistance program (EAP) services.

Blogs

Treating Trans

March 2, 2015     Beck Gee, MA, LADC
A NALGAP board member presents compelling considerations for working with Transgender individuals in addiction/recovery treatment.

Holistic, natural and all-encompassing approaches to self-soothe addiction

March 2, 2015     Rebecca Flood
A variety of gentle, holistic methods can support patients in the early stages of recovery.

Media members embrace compassionate message around Josh Hamilton

February 27, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Much of this week's media conversation around news of baseball star Josh Hamilton's apparent relapse has highlighted the disease aspect.

New York college students perceive minimal harms from marijuana

February 16, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Around three in four New York college students surveyed by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation support the legalization of marijuana, and many consider the drug less harmful than alcohol.