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Youth-serving professionals can steer parents to tool for improving communication

October 2, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new online course to help parents improve their relationship with a substance-using child is based on the research-tested Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) model.

Research finds link between nicotine content, smoking behavior

October 2, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new study has found that smokers who switched to lower-nicotine cigarettes were able to reduce their daily consumption as well as experience less nicotine craving.

Where's the chronic-care approach to this chronic disease?

October 1, 2015  |  Michael Weiner, PhD, CAP
Adopting a true chronic-care model in addiction treatment requires major changes in the field's words and deeds.

Origins opens HeadWaters executive program

October 1, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Now open in South Florida, HeadWaters at Origins is home to a new executive program that is designed to treat high net worth individuals and licensed professionals.

Report shows that attitudes and behaviors regarding substances don't always match

October 1, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) report suggests that young people often make distinctions between proper substance-using behavior for themselves and for others.

Speaker: Multiple addictions too often going unrecognized

September 30, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A breakout session at the Moments of Change conference offered guidance for opening up conversations with patients about the other compulsive behaviors that often accompany substance addiction.

DBT founder sees much success with a treatment built through failure

September 28, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Marsha Linehan, PhD, opened this week's Moments of Change conference with engaging and often surprising comments about the evolution of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

NIH landmark study tracks kids and substance use

September 25, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study will follow 10,000 kids and track the impact of substance use on the developing brain.

Survey finds public disconnect in awareness of senior substance abuse

September 25, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
An online survey commissioned by Caron Treatment Centers finds that adults with aging parents are not as informed about the risks of senior substance use problems as they think they are.

New guideline offers roadmap for use of all major opioid addiction medications

September 24, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The message from a panel of national leaders gathered to formally unveil a new national practice guideline for opioid treatment medications was clear: The evidence is there, so the prescribing must follow.


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.

Transgender individuals face severe consequences from lack of access

September 8, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new survey indicates multiple adverse impacts, including behavioral health effects, when individuals identifying as transgender are denied access to health services.

The hidden reality of men's trauma

August 24, 2015     Dan Griffin
So many men suffer needlessly in early recovery because their experiences of trauma have never been acknowledged.