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

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.

NIAAA consumer guide emphasizes variety of alcohol treatments

November 17, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new publication from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) seeks to broaden public knowledge of alcohol treatment options beyond extended residential care and 12-Step programs.

Graduated exposure valuable in addressing trauma

November 14, 2014     Nicholas A. Roes, PhD
Addiction Professional's Road to Recovery columnist discusses the science behind why graduated exposure therapy can be effective for patients affected by trauma.

New NAATP chief must earn trust

November 13, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Michael Walsh helped to change the face of NAATP in his two year role as president and CEO. Now he hopes the work he began will continue into the future under a new leader.

Young men struggling to achieve will be target of new support program in Texas

November 12, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Chapter House, a recovery residence that will open near Dallas next month, will be designed to offer more guidance for young recovering men who often struggle with the transition to community living.

HIV professional association seeks to advance hepatitis C treatment

November 11, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The American Academy of HIV Medicine has established an academy that will seek to broaden training and professional development to address the growing concern of hepatitis C infection.


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."