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Police effort to refer addicts to treatment will lean on community volunteers

June 24, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Volunteer "Angels" will be instrumental in the success of a partnership to refer opioid users in a New Jersey township to treatment, local organizers say.

Companies struggle to interpret marijuana test results

June 24, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
The inability of conventional drug testing to evaluate marijuana impairment creates uncertainty in the workplace testing environment.

Orange County facility establishes women's detox program

June 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Leaders at Casa Capri Recovery say the opioid crisis has driven their decision to open a six-bed women-only detox facility.

Integrity House to dedicate housing development to clinical leader

June 22, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A permanent supportive housing development operated by New Jersey-based Integrity House is being named after longtime staffer Ed Lyons.

A case for patients staying connected

June 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The experience of Gosnold on Cape Cod makes a compelling argument for patients maintaining access to technology while in treatment.

AMA: Delink patient pain surveys and facility payments

June 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
During its annual meeting in Chicago, the American Medical Association formally adopted a policy calling for an end to linking pain management surveys with payment for healthcare facilities, an oft-criticized procedure.

Trading cards: a risky gamble?

June 20, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Some in the addiction and recovery community call prospecting for valuable trading cards a hidden, understudied process addiction.

Buprenorphine implant shows positive results in newly released data

June 17, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The recently approved six-month buprenorphine implant Probuphine showed greater efficacy than sublingual buprenorphine in data released this week.

PRIDE Institute shares resources in response to Orlando shooting

June 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A news release from PRIDE Institute in Minnesota also discusses a vigil that the treatment facility held on the day after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub.

Study: Marijuana use predicts significant problems in school

June 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A RAND study identified an array of problems for youths who use both marijuana and alcohol in middle and high school, but concluded that marijuana use predicted problems across more areas of functioning.


Recovery residence community needs code of ethics

June 16, 2016     Beth Fisher Sanders
Areas such as appropriate boundaries, proper drug screening practices and ethical marketing are addressed in a national code of ethics for sober living operations that is currently under review.

My personal thoughts on the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando

June 13, 2016     Phil McCabe, CSW, CAS
NALGAP president Phil McCabe says this weekend's tragedy should remind us to hold accountable anyone who espouses hate.

Why professional and experienced interventionists are necessary

May 23, 2016     David Brown
A recent exchange with a person conducting interventions and compromising confidentiality demonstrates the importance of monitoring activity in the intervention arena.

Nominate programs that drive clinical excellence

May 6, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Addiction Professional's Outstanding Clinical Care Awards will honor addiction treatment programs that are making a difference in reaching underserved populations.