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How mindfulness guides patients

October 9, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
The goal of mindfulness is not to achieve a blank mind but to step out of the inner stream of thinking and be fully present in the moment.

Study suggests path to brain reward for addicts

October 9, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
University of Missouri research suggests that activation of mu-opioid receptors in the brain could provide the reward that addicts seek from use of dangerous substances.

Speaker: Marijuana legislation needs regulatory teeth

October 8, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
A discussion this week in Ohio on the lasting effects of marijuana use quickly turned into a different conversation altogether. Advocates, local families, educators, and industry professionals were concerned about how recreational marijuana policy has rolled...

What CC Sabathia entering rehab tells us about how we can do better

October 8, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
While the surprising element of the Major League pitcher’s sudden announcement has been most focused on, industry experts say leaders should be looking at how prevention, the treatment of high-profile patients, and sobriety maintenance can be collectively...

BREAKING: Calloway Labs will close this month

October 8, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Drug testing company Calloway Laboratories, which in recent years had been embroiled in controversies over improper government payments, is citing "unforeseen circumstances" in its decision to cease operation on Oct. 16.

Moms need more tailored treatment options, recovery support services

October 7, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Industry leaders need to do a better job at making tailored treatment options and recovery support services available for mothers.

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.


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.