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Fentanyl, carfentanil prompt higher naloxone dosage

October 24, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Two expert panels have voted to recommend that the FDA increase the minimum dosage of naloxone in the wake of climbing overdose rates involving fentanyl and carfentanil.

Research will examine new intervention for avoidant food intake in children

October 24, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
One of three newly announced research awards from the National Eating Disorders Association will be used to study a novel family-based intervention for young children with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder.

The Ranch hires new clinical director

October 24, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Gina Marchando, DMFT, LMFT, will look to expand the Elements Behavioral Health facility's work with individuals with dissociative trauma.

Effective treatment requires seeing the whole picture

October 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
To offer more effective treatment to patients in recovery, clinicians need to understand how patients arrived at that point, according to a speaker at this week’s Summit for Clinical Excellence.

Eating disorders forum identifies many culprits for lack of treatment

October 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Harvard forum on public health aspects of eating disorders cited lack of medical training and insufficient insurance coverage among the reasons for inadequate prevention and treatment services.

College study examines link between prescription abuse, sexual assault

October 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New research suggests that some prescription drugs have effects similar to alcohol in exacerbating risk of negative sexual events on college campuses.

Patients struggle in transition from adolescence to adulthood

October 20, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
A culture of anxiety is causing patients in emerging adulthood to struggle with launching beyond their adolescent self-identity, according to an expert at the Summit for Clinical Excellence.

Methadone remains vital in buprenorphine era

October 20, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Opioid treatment leaders see the two main medication treatments for opioid use disorders as complementary options.

Could methamphetamine be part of treatment?

October 18, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New pre-clinical research offers some compelling results on the potential effects of coupling exercise and methamphetamine.

A treatment that can break clinician-patient barriers

October 17, 2016  |  David Suomela, DOM, AP
Exposing both patients and staff to the benefits of acupuncture can promote healthy coping.


Field applies knowledge around treating pregnant women to outpatient care

October 11, 2016     Rebecca Flood
The treatment community must embrace truly family-centered care in order to meet the needs of pregnant and postpartum women.

Provider weighs in on marijuana policy: What's your take?

October 10, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A California treatment executive reacts to our recent coverage of state ballot measures on marijuana policy, with his support of decriminalization.

Employee wellness: Is your staff fit for duty?

September 7, 2016     Rebecca Flood
All addiction treatment facilities must model the wellness practices that they encourage for the patients they serve.

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.