2015 Outstanding Clinicians Awards: Jene Gardner

July 6, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Jene Gardner of the Council on Addiction Recovery Services in Olean, N.Y., is the counselor honoree in the 2015 Addiction Professional Outstanding Clinicians Awards.

Kennedy joins board of Massachusetts outpatient provider

July 4, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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CleanSlate Centers, which is looking at expanding its medication-assisted treatment and therapy services, has added former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy to its board of directors.

Study: Relationship between two brain areas could predict problem drinking

July 2, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An ongoing Duke University study identifies activity in two brain regions that could predict risky drinking behavior in young adults.

Hazelden Betty Ford designs curriculum for comprehensive opioid treatment

July 2, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Other addiction treatment facilities now have access to a road map to implementation of an opioid treatment strategy that blends 12-Step and medication-assisted treatment approaches.

In selecting treatment, recent drinking behavior may guide the way

July 1, 2015     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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Ongoing research indicates that approaches to alcohol treatment should consider the level at which a patient drank immediately prior to receiving services.

Minnesota provider selects system for medication disposal

July 1, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Meridian Behavioral Health is launching a systemwide application of a patented technology for the safe disposal of unused prescription medication.

A national series of events will highlight gambling's harms

June 30, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The national director of the group Stop Predatory Gambling says it is time for more organized protest against governments' expansion of gaming.

Treatment leaders continue to examine gray areas around ethics

June 30, 2015     Rebecca Flood
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The uncomfortable but necessary discussions around organizational ethics continue in the addiction treatment field, and the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) continues to assess its role on the subject.

Early data encouraging for alcohol dependence medication

June 29, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Among the presentations at this month's Research Society on Alcoholism Scientific meeting was a report of interim findings in a study of the medication ibudilast.

Marijuana shows commonality with alcohol on a driving effect

June 26, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new study indicates that drivers with threshold levels of marijuana in their system exhibit weaving in their lane in a manner similar to alcohol-impaired drivers.

Blogs

Treatment leaders continue to examine gray areas around ethics

June 30, 2015     Rebecca Flood
The uncomfortable but necessary discussions around organizational ethics continue in the addiction treatment field, and the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) continues to assess its role on the subject.

What Does Addiction Have to do with Conversion Therapy?

June 23, 2015     Buster Ross
Guest blogger Buster Ross shares his experience as an advocate to end reparative therapy for lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals.

Survey reveals obstacles to use of life-saving naloxone

June 10, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A newly published study offers several reasons why the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone is not being used optimally in primary care settings.

Managing Withdrawal Symptoms with Meds

June 9, 2015     Roland Reeves, MD
Entering alcohol or drug rehab is a monumental, life-changing decision and the first step to a healthier, more satisfying life. However, detox must take place before the hard work of recovery can begin, and it’s no secret that detox is tough.