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Lakeview Health adding beds at detox and residential levels

October 6, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Jacksonville, Fla.-based addiction treatment organization also has plans to launch a women's treatment facility in 2016.

Association highlights community groups' impact on prescription drug abuse

October 5, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The first week of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA's) monthlong awareness activity around medicine abuse focuses in young people who have stayed "above the influence."

NIDA responds to budget challenges with division reorganization

October 5, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A division reorganization that took effect last week at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) could end up creating more synergies among complementary areas of addiction research.

New law in N.Y. requires drug courts to allow medications for opioid addiction

October 5, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new law in New York state mirrors direction from the federal government on the use of medication-assisted treatment for participants in drug court programs.

Youth-serving professionals can steer parents to tool for improving communication

October 2, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new online course to help parents improve their relationship with a substance-using child is based on the research-tested Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) model.

Research finds link between nicotine content, smoking behavior

October 2, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new study has found that smokers who switched to lower-nicotine cigarettes were able to reduce their daily consumption as well as experience less nicotine craving.

Where's the chronic-care approach to this chronic disease?

October 1, 2015  |  Michael Weiner, PhD, CAP
Adopting a true chronic-care model in addiction treatment requires major changes in the field's words and deeds.

Origins opens HeadWaters executive program

October 1, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Now open in South Florida, HeadWaters at Origins is home to a new executive program that is designed to treat high net worth individuals and licensed professionals.

Report shows that attitudes and behaviors regarding substances don't always match

October 1, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) report suggests that young people often make distinctions between proper substance-using behavior for themselves and for others.

Speaker: Multiple addictions too often going unrecognized

September 30, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A breakout session at the Moments of Change conference offered guidance for opening up conversations with patients about the other compulsive behaviors that often accompany substance addiction.


Share your thoughts in our survey of work experiences

October 6, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
We invite you to participate in the brief Addiction Professional Quality of Life Survey, which will remain open through Oct. 14.

UNITE rally attendee sees strength in event's diversity

October 5, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Dona Dmitrovic saw much evidence of a broader community of treatment and recovery advocates at this weekend's UNITE to Face Addiction events.

Groundbreaking police department attracts drug maker's attention

September 21, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Gloucester, Mass., Police Department is again attracting attention, this time by asking the public to demand that drug companies respond to the opioid crisis.

Can conventional treatment handle Flakka?

September 14, 2015     Roland Reeves, MD
Reports of bizarre behavior by users of the synthetic drug Flakka present a difficult but not insurmountable challenge for treatment professionals.