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Portman, Ayotte among members of Congress recognized by opioid coalition

September 22, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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U.S. Sens. Rob Portman and Kelly Ayotte, both facing high-profile re-election challenges this fall, are among eight members of Congress recognized this week for efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.

Ohio center breaks ground on fourth recovery house

September 22, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Pugh, Cinelli, Wang and Gerberry House will be Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers' second recovery house serving women.

Younger adult overdoses on the rise in Virginia

September 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Adults ages 25 to 44 accounted for more than half of all drug overdose-related deaths in Virginia from 2007 to 2014, according to research published this week.

Retreat patient artwork goes on public display

September 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Retreat at Lancaster County's patients are educating the local community about addiction and recovery through artwork displayed at a public library.

EMDR therapy: A pathway for trauma-focused care

September 20, 2016  |  Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT
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The practice of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) can offer an effective alternative to traditional therapy for addictive disorders.

Texas university will locate sober housing across from recovery center

September 19, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Some incoming freshmen in recovery at the University of Texas next fall will have access to conveniently located sober housing and other supports.

Organizations launch awareness campaign during Recovery Month

September 16, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Addiction Policy Forum and Faces & Voices of Recovery are highlighting personal recovery stories and innovative recovery support efforts in the Everyday Recovery campaign.

Alkermes establishes grant program for nonprofits

September 16, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The maker of injectable naltrexone has announced an initiative in which nonprofit organizations may apply for funding to improve addiction and mental health systems of care.

Opioid crisis gives rise to new caregivers who need assistance

September 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A newly released report from Generations United stresses the importance of serving the needs of relatives who are assuming parental responsibilities because of a parent's substance abuse.

Seeking serenity: It's a matter of choice

September 15, 2016  |  Brian Duffy, LMHC, LADC-I
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With encouragement from clinicians, patients can learn to make recovery-affirming decisions.

Blogs

Employee wellness: Is your staff fit for duty?

September 7, 2016     Rebecca Flood
All addiction treatment facilities must model the wellness practices that they encourage for the patients they serve.

The disease/non-disease debate obscures the reality

August 22, 2016     Roland Reeves, MD
As with most issues, Roland Reeves argues, both sides of the disease debate around addiction have valid contributions.

Do your politics impact your clinical effectiveness?

August 10, 2016     Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RMT
A NALGAP President's Award recipient discusses the importance of ethical self-inquiry in clinical work.

An historic anti-drug image now carries a new message

August 10, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Much has changed since an egg in a frying pan became forever etched into our consciousness.