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Study brings awareness to alternative mutual help groups

January 19, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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For clinicians treating clients with addictions who don’t seem to be an ideal fit for the traditional 12-Step model, a new study by the Alcohol Research Group is shedding light on the viability of alternative mutual help groups.

A clear view from a Southern exposure

January 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Brent Walker's "The Hidden South" gives voice to a population that has gone marginalized.

ASAM partners on training of NPs, PAs in buprenorphine prescribing

January 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has partnered with associations representing nurse practitioners and physician assistants to offer training courses for these professionals in buprenorphine prescribing.

First impressions in counseling prove critical

January 17, 2017  |  Michael F. Barnes, PhD, MAC, LPC
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The first counseling session with a patient will set the tone for the ongoing therapeutic relationship. Here are some suggestions for a productive first encounter.

Cumberland Heights continues to develop its sober-living component

January 16, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Tennessee addiction treatment organization has announced the opening of its second recovery residence in four months.

WestBridge announces two promotions

January 16, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Robin Pinard is the new director of family services at New Hampshire-based WestBridge, and Corinne Glejzer is assuming Pinard's former role as admissions team leader.

Five facts about new versions of buprenorphine

January 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Injectable and implant versions of buprenorphine are seen as potentially significant breakthroughs in improving medication adherence and reducing diversion.

Study offers insight into women's response to cocaine

January 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research using mice has offered an explanation for why women are particularly susceptible to the addictive properties of cocaine.

Nonprofit director, attorney join Faces & Voices board

January 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Addiction Policy Forum executive director Jessica Nickel and Chicago healthcare attorney Karen Harris are the newest members of Faces & Voices of Recovery's board of directors.

ADA lawsuit in California involves major players

January 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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American Addiction Centers is a party to a siting lawsuit over the San Mateo County, Calif., Board of Supervisors' denial of plans to convert a wellness retreat to an addiction treatment facility.

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Ex-offenders empowered through jewelry making project

December 21, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A group of New Jersey women emerging from addiction and incarceration are finding a holiday employment opportunity through the organization Same Sky.

Bad Santa: Scratch-off lotto tickets a no-no for kids

December 14, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Lottery tickets are a popular stocking-stuffer—but they’re a bad idea for those under the age of 18.

Recovery support organization makes plea on Giving Tuesday

November 29, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
LifeRing Secular Recovery offered this blunt appeal on Giving Tuesday: "LifeRing needs your help, because LifeRing needs money."

The fight to uphold parity protections must continue

November 9, 2016     Rebecca Flood
The promise of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the federal parity law for vulnerable populations remains largely unfulfilled, Rebecca Flood states.