Use of new stimulant Flakka appears to be expanding

April 17, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
An inexpensive synthetic stimulant that emerged in South Florida last year now has a presence in other states.

Gateway Foundation hires replacement for retiring CEO

April 17, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Thomas Britton, a former division director at Acadia Healthcare, will become Chicago-based Gateway Foundation's new chief executive next month.

BREAKING: NAATP chooses Ventrell, will move to Denver

April 16, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Marvin Ventrell, JD, former director of community and alumni relations at Harmony Foundation in Colorado, has been named the new chief executive of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).

States make case for more funding of drug treatments for opioid addiction

April 15, 2015     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Addiction Professional spoke to high-level officials in two states that have set the pace in expanding access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction.

Hazelden Betty Ford intensifies its advocacy presence

April 14, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The opioid crisis will serve as the initial central issue of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's new Institute for Recovery Advocacy.

Georgia organization promotes official to executive director role

April 14, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Georgia Detox and Recovery Centers has named Robert Bicknell "Bic" Clark executive director.

NIDA sees promise in heroin vaccine

April 13, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
NIDA director Nora Volkow says the heroin vaccine works exceptionally well in rats and is moving ever closer to human trials.

Institute releases awareness brief on underage drinking

April 13, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A summary from the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions outlines why young people drink and what the consequences are.

Programs' long-term outcome data must become more accessible

April 10, 2015     Sigurd Ackerman, MD
A lack of transparency and standardization in addiction and mental health programs' reporting of outcomes leaves consumers and families uncertain about their best treatment options.

Mass. physician sentenced to jail in Medicaid scheme involving drug tests

April 9, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Massachusetts physician who formerly operated numerous family practice clinics with an addiction treatment focus has been ordered to serve 11 months in jail for Medicaid fraud.


Learn from experts on holistic practices for your patients

April 16, 2015     Rebecca Flood
In the second installment of her two-part blog on holistic approaches in the treatment of addiction, Rebecca Flood discusses hydrotherapy, yoga and meditation.

Egos and Fig Newtons: Working with a Young Adult Male Population

April 7, 2015     Heidi Voet Smith
I find myself coming full circle in my career and am working with young adult men in early recovery. This has been a fascinating lesson for me in the dynamics of working with an all-male population.

Progress made in meeting men's treatment needs, but work remains

April 3, 2015     Dan Griffin and Rick Dauer
What are your experiences in working with men in treatment, and what approaches have you taken to be gender-responsive?

Addiction Interaction Disorder

April 1, 2015     David Brown
I have learned to look well beyond the surface in conducting interventions.