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Spectrum uses innovative data-gathering to evaluate women's recovery needs

August 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A "World Cafe" event has helped Spectrum Health Systems identify women's needs in early recovery, which in turn will shape a strategic planning process for the organization.

Tone of Tennessee discussion of pregnant drug-using women changes dramatically

August 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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With a controversial measure to prosecute some Tennessee mothers having expired, discussion in the state suddenly has turned to the need for more funding support for treatment of pregnant women.

Florida center mourns death of operations leader

August 24, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Destination Hope has announced that vice president of operations Alton Smith died last week after a battle with cancer.

Fears around transition to adolescence plague youngest eating disorder patients

August 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The medical director of a Missouri organization that has established a pre-teen track for eating disorder treatment shares several observations about special challenges for this population.

Treatment providers must respond to the market

August 23, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The addiction-treatment industry is most certainly at a crossroads, and leaders have an opportunity to shape the direction of the road ahead.

Accrediting body offers more detail on eating disorders standards

August 22, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Joint Commission has released a report offering more evidence of the need for the eating disorders standards for accreditation that it introduced in January.

Group finds few easy answers to common ethical dilemmas

August 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A growing complexity of roles in addiction treatment organizations is creating ethics challenges around boundaries and other issues affecting patients, a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) presenter suggested.

Marijuana debate remains a false dichotomy

August 20, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The two sides of the legalization debate create a false dichotomy in which the only two options are legal marijuana use or incarceration for use or possession. In reality, there are other options.

Acupuncture helps keep patients in treatment

August 20, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association’s 5-point ear acupuncture protocol is not a standalone replacement for other forms of addiction treatment, but when used in conjunction with those programs, it can increase their effectiveness.

A roadmap to healing for the sex addict's partner

August 20, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Clinicians are gaining more skill in assisting the partners of individuals with sexual addiction. Stefanie Carnes offered detailed guidance for helping partners at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD).

Blogs

The disease/non-disease debate obscures the reality

August 22, 2016     Roland Reeves, MD
As with most issues, Roland Reeves argues, both sides of the disease debate around addiction have valid contributions.

Do your politics impact your clinical effectiveness?

August 10, 2016     Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RMT
A NALGAP President's Award recipient discusses the importance of ethical self-inquiry in clinical work.

An historic anti-drug image now carries a new message

August 10, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Much has changed since an egg in a frying pan became forever etched into our consciousness.

Accreditation takes on added importance

June 29, 2016     Rebecca Flood
Licenses and certifications are not enough of a determinant of quality for addiction treatment and recovery facilities, Rebecca Flood states in a look at accreditation.