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Inside Rehab: An Author Explores The U.S. Addiction Treatment System

Sierra Tucson residency opportunity trains psychiatry students in integrated, holistic treatment

November 26, 2014     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
The facility offers a range of treatment modalities and University of Arizona psychiatry residents can gain exposure to psychopathology unavailable in other behavioral health spaces.

A chorus calls for marketing reforms

November 25, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Florida treatment center's marketing specialist supports an increasingly public discussion of questionable marketing practices in the industry, and says facilities can flourish without using "black-hat" strategies.

A clinician ventures into advocacy

November 24, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Negative comments about a celebrity's addiction convinced David Stoecker that he needed to assert a more direct role in shaping community awareness.

Evidence shows heavy marijuana use may harm the brain

November 24, 2014     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Findings show that people who use marijuana at least four times per week in a six-month period have smaller brain volume in the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) in addition to increased brain connectivity.

Legal marijuana will generate heavy costs

November 24, 2014     David Macmaster, CSAC, PTTS
States already underfund efforts to combat the downsides of alcohol and tobacco; what will happen when marijuana legalization becomes widespread?

Professional groups targeted in new San Diego IOP

November 21, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The founder of the new RecoveryWorks IOP is a frequent consultant in legal cases involving addicted physicians, law enforcement officers and other professionals.

Connecticut facility undergoes major expansions to become comprehensive treatment destination

November 20, 2014     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
The revamped 52,000-square-foot facility includes a new 24-hour, 20-bed medical detox center as well as newly opened outpatient services.

Sex addiction treatment: overcoming stigma

November 19, 2014     Stephanie Billingsley, MS, PC, CDCA
Treatment of sex addiction issues remains plagued by insurance barriers to care and providers' lack of formal training.

Co-occurring depression and substance abuse linked to lower income

November 18, 2014     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Treating the disorders separately can have a significant negative impact on a person’s ability to earn a livelihood.

How addiction treatment providers can take a stand on ethics

November 17, 2014     Bob Ferguson
A simple idea shared during a panel session at last summer's National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) inspired Jaywalker Lodge to articulate its ethical principles.


Word is out: E-cigs are in

November 18, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Opinions remain divided on e-cigarettes' risks and benefits, but now there's no doubt over the devices' trendiness.

Confessions of an Addiction Counselor: The Top 4 Mistakes I’ve Made in My Career

October 30, 2014     Heidi Voet Smith
"Principles over popularity" is a good rule of thumb for any addiction counselor.

Turnover, inadequate training continue to plague substance use disorder workforce

October 15, 2014     Rebecca Flood
The substance use treatment field needs better recruitment and leadership training in order to nurture the next generation of treatment professionals.

Buyer Be Aware - Advertisements for Intervention Training need to be carefully considered – revisited!

September 22, 2014     David Brown
Too many publicized trainings in intervention take on the character of creating an "interventionist lite."