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Settlement over prescribing practices puts spotlight on buprenorphine clinics

December 2, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A well-regarded chain of buprenorphine treatment operations has agreed to pay a civil settlement in a case that in part speaks to concerns about the mix of services in medication-assisted treatment facilities.

HUD rule on smoke-free housing will allow e-cigarette use

December 1, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) final rule on smoke-free public housing will allow use of electronic cigarettes in residences.

App from SAMHSA guides medication treatment for opioid dependence

December 1, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The new MATx app is designed to share treatment strategies and other resources for the use of medications to treat opioid use disorders.

New Promises site will open eating disorders program

November 30, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Promises Scottsdale, formerly The Sundance Center, will open a primary eating disorders center for women in December.

PBS documentary offers a rare look at what happens in clinical care

November 29, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut serves as the focus for a "Visionaries" series examination of what patients experience in addiction and mental health treatment.

Recovery Unplugged eBook discusses benefits of specialized therapies

November 25, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Texas location of Recovery Unplugged has developed an eBook that outlines the physical and psychological health benefits of specialized and supplemental therapeutic techniques.

Marijuana policy will be much-watched issue with Trump's Attorney General pick

November 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Reactions are strong and mixed in the drug policy arena regarding President-Elect Trump's decision to nominate Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.

Transformed thinking gives rise to center of excellence in addiction medicine

November 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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In establishing unified addiction services that earned a first-ever recognition this month, the Center for Addiction Science in Tennessee showed how patients can flourish when they receive care in a humane manner.

Midlevel practitioners will soon prescribe buprenorphine

November 22, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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A new 2017 federal policy will allow physician assistants and nurse practitioners to prescribe buprenorphine. Previously, only physicians were authorized to prescribe the medication.

Surgeon General's report on drugs uses compassionate, consumer-friendly language

November 21, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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In taking a consumer-accessible approach in his groundbreaking report on alcohol and drugs, the U.S. Surgeon General has created a document that could become the go-to information guide for families seeking help.

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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.

New fund supports treatment and recovery efforts

November 2, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Our newly created Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare has established a fund to support not-for-profit organizations with a proven commitment to enhancing addiction and mental health care. Submit your micro-grant application today!

Need some positive vibes these days? A CEO thinks so

November 1, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Newport Academy's Jamison Monroe had some inspiration to share this morning, amid the usual e-mail bombardment of offers and warnings.