William White among honorees from Faces & Voices of Recovery

May 22, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Faces & Voices of Recovery has announced that recovery historian William White will receive a lifetime achievement award at the national organization's annual recovery event this July.

New opioid guidance emerges in Massachusetts

May 22, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
The state medical society is adopting a three-point plan for physicians and patients to curb pain-medication abuse and addiction.

Brief alcohol interventions in medical settings aren't leading to specialty care

May 22, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new analysis states that the referral component of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) initiatives isn't generating desired results for patients.

Silver Hill Hospital physician honored by pain society

May 21, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Seddon Savage, MD, medical director of the Chronic Pain and Recovery Center at Silver Hill Hospital, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Pain Society.

NAATP recognizes editor Gary Enos at annual leadership conference

May 20, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Enos received the annual Michael Q. Ford Journalism Award for guiding the coverage of contentious but pivotal issues affecting the treatment industry, including organizational ethics challenges that have become a significant focus among NAATP leaders.

Austin Recovery rebrands as The Council on Recovery

May 19, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Having joined forces with The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston in 2013, the collaboration aims to provide residential treatment services in Austin and intensive outpatient, family treatment and prevention services in both Austin and Houston.

Hazelden Betty Ford wants more patients in intensive opioid program with extended meds

May 18, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Newly released statistics show that a Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation initiative with tailored treatment for the opioid-dependent can improve engagement, if patients can take the first step to enroll.

Conference report: NAATP leaders seek to set example on ethics

May 18, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Leaders at the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) clearly would prefer to shine a light on proper ethical behavior in the industry over policing ethics offenders.

Cumberland Heights names Crosson CEO

May 15, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Jay Crosson, a longtime staffer at Cumberland Heights who has served as interim CEO since last fall, has been promoted to CEO of the treatment facility.

BREAKING: AAC acquires Oxford Centre

May 14, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
American Addiction Centers (AAC) has announced its sixth acquisition this year with its purchase of The Oxford Centre in Mississippi.


Addiction Treatment and Spirituality

May 14, 2015     Roland Reeves, MD
It’s difficult not to confuse spirituality with religion, but it’s important to keep in mind that religion is constructed and organized by human beings, while spirituality is a personal matter that concerns how we relate to the world, to other people, and to ourselves.

Why Insurance Companies Fall Short When Paying for Addiction Treatment

April 23, 2015     Roland Reeves, MD
Although the Affordable Care Act has expanded coverage for mental health and addiction, including Florida drug rehab centers. However, inability to pay for addiction treatment continues to serve as a barrier to effective, adequate treatment. Unfortunately, many people find themselves in the...

Provider association immerses in ethics conversation

April 23, 2015     Rebecca Flood
Guest blogger Bob Ferguson discusses the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers' (NAATP's) focus on industry ethics, including online marketing practices, at next month's annual conference.

Learn from experts on holistic practices for your patients

April 16, 2015     Rebecca Flood
In the second installment of her two-part blog on holistic approaches in the treatment of addiction, Rebecca Flood discusses hydrotherapy, yoga and meditation.