Approved naloxone auto-injector hailed as lifesaving tool

April 17, 2014     Alison Knopf
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Industry experts hail the FDA's approval of the first naloxone auto-injector as an important new tool for medical professionals and consumers alike.

Making sense of reefer madness in Colorado

April 16, 2014     Marvin Ventrell, JD
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In the second installment of a two-part series, Marvin Ventrell concludes that where you stand on marijuana policy depends largely on where you sit.

STUDY: Marijuana use affects structure of the brain

April 16, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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A new study, conducted by a team of experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, shows that repeated marijuana smoking results in two neural regions being misshapen or enlarged.

Judge temporarily lifts Massachusetts' ban of powerful painkiller

April 16, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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In issuing her April 15 ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel said the manufacturer of Zohydro is likely to succeed in its attempt for a permanent lifting of Massachusetts' emergency order banning the dispensing of the medication.

Bullish on the treatment industry

April 15, 2014     Alison Knopf
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ACA, parity usher in rebirth of addiction treatment as a worthy investment.

Marijuana-dispensing vending machine debuts in Colorado

April 15, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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As of Saturday, residents of Colorado can get medical marijuana out of an automated vending machine.

Ten essential tips for working with teens

April 15, 2014     Johnny Patout
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The CEO of New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center offers this advice for professionals who try to get on the level of their young clients: Don't.

Rothermel moves from Caron to Origins

April 14, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Caron Treatment Centers' former chief operating officer has become CEO of Origins Recovery Centers, where former CEO Benjamin Levenson is transitioning to the role of chairman.

NIDA grant focuses on predictive outcomes for addictions

April 14, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has awarded a $1.1 million, two-year grant from for the launch of the second phase of a project set to impact addictions outcomes to Polaris Health Directions, a Langhorne, Pa.-based behavioral health technology...

Center makes unusual offer of free treatment for relapsers

April 14, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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A Washington-based treatment center has begun to offer a “treatment guarantee.” This means that anyone who leaves treatment and begins to struggle can return to treatment at the facility at no cost.

Blogs

Drug-sniffing dogs: You're hired

April 14, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
One treatment center has implemented drug-sniffing dogs into regular business to ensure that drugs are not on the property.

Coming-out Issues for LGBTs: Connections to Substance Use and Treatment

April 7, 2014     Michael Shelton
Dr. Raven James, author of “Sexuality and Addiction: Making Connections, Enhancing Recovery,” discusses the importance of the coming-out process for LGBTs

MDs and the public weigh in on marijuana

April 2, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
New opinion surveys of physicians and the general public show more support for medical uses of marijuana than for legalization of recreational use.

The Marijuana Conundrum

March 26, 2014     Roland Reeves, MD
Rarely a day goes by where we do not encounter political, legal or medical news and arguments asking or declaring how we should handle marijuana. As an addiction medicine physician, I too encounter these questions almost daily.