Father Martin's Ashley opens nomination period for excellence award

January 29, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The nomination period for the Father Joseph C. Martin Award for Professional Excellence extends to May 15.

Facilities can take steps to reduce risk of early departure

January 28, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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This week's Addiction Professional webinar on lowering rates of treatment departure "against clinical advice" highlighted the need to obtain a more comprehensive profile of patients at intake.

All-responder treatment programs: Just another gimmick?

January 27, 2015     Mark Lamplugh, Jr.
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A former firefighter now working as an addiction treatment consultant argues that programs should not buy into first responders' claims of uniqueness.

Two longtime providers partner on intensive services in Massachusetts

January 26, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Amid an infusion of new capital in the addiction treatment market, two traditional names in Northeast treatment services have decided instead to partner to establish new services.

Father Martin's Ashley names director of strategy

January 26, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Jenifer Morris, PhD, will oversee business development and special projects as Father Martin's Ashley's director of strategic initiatives.

Coping mechanisms as behavioral addictions

January 26, 2015     Robert L. Smedley, LICDC-CS, LSW
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A variety of behaviors not directly related to substances produce symptoms comparable to those seen in substance use disorders.

CODAC receives health home accreditation

January 22, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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A primarily methadone and buprenorphine treatment program for opioid addiction, CODAC now possesses an accreditation that helps acknowledge that its patients receive more than a daily dose of methadone, and are being offered comprehensive care.

Nearly half of U.S. drinkers mix prescription drugs with alcohol

January 22, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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A study released by the National Institutes of Health is among the first to estimate the percentage of adult drinkers in the United States who may be mixing alcohol-interactive medications with alcohol.

Addicted teens need more than a locked cabinet

January 22, 2015     Johnny Patout, LCSW
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Clinicians must explore the factors that drive youths to drug use in the first place.

Northeast treatment chain builds community relationships; expects openings this year

January 21, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Bringing on a diverse executive team and executing a vision for science-based service certainly does not exempt an organization such as Recovery Centers of America from facing the inherent challenges of operating in the treatment industry.

Blogs

Analysis of possible marijuana legalization in Vermont does not take black-or-white view

January 19, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new report analyzing the pros and cons of marijuana legalization for Vermont tries to identify a middle ground between prohibition and Colorado- or Washington-style legalization.

Major name in treatment believes prevention deserves its financial backing

January 12, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Rosecrance Health Network is underwriting a major part of a prevention education initiative launched by a family whose son struggled with drug use.

Monitoring as a 'checkup' for a chronic illness

January 7, 2015     Rebecca Flood
In this guest posting, Cheryl Knepper of Caron Treatment Centers outlines the benefits of targeted recovery support in the first year after a treatment stay.

Early projection from Faces & Voices director: Policy over process

December 13, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Patty McCarthy Metcalf expects to hit the ground running when she takes over as Faces & Voices of Recovery director on Dec. 29, as she looks to re-energize collaborations and keep a close eye on public policy.