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Testing company launches trial in screening for genetic variables in drug response

July 22, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
InSource Diagnostics is recruiting patients for a study employing urine testing to help determine which patients have a genetic mutation affecting response to drugs such as opioids.

Diverse curriculum, recovery coaching among cornerstones of Fairbanks young-adult program

July 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Indianapolis-based Fairbanks' two-year-old Odyssey Program for young adult men has constituted a major part of the center's response to the opioid crisis.

Warriors Heart introduces specialized treatment for veterans, law enforcement

July 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
On 540 acres just outside San Antonio, Warriors Heart, a private inpatient facility, provides treatment exclusively to veterans, law enforcement, firefighters and first responders.

University research center will expand knowledge of nutrition's role in alcohol disorders

July 20, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The only federally funded Alcohol Research Center with a focus on nutrition could shed further light on supplement treatments to mitigate some of alcohol's most harmful effects.

Hazelden Betty Ford hires new director for Legal Professionals Program

July 19, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Kevin Chandler brings a background in both the law and addiction counseling to his new role at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

Pennsylvania designates centers to coordinate publicly funded treatment for opioid dependence

July 18, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
State officials in Pennsylvania believe a "hub-and-spoke" model emphasizing coordinated care and medication-assisted treatment will improve outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries with opioid use disorders.

Soberlink announces FDA clearance on blood alcohol monitor

July 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Soberlink announced on July 15 that its mobile Breathalyzer technology has received pre-market clearance for medical use.

A malpractice case holds lessons for opioid addiction treatment

July 15, 2016  |  Luis Giuffra, MD, PhD
The medical director of St. Louis-based Clayton Behavioral says more treatment providers need to embrace the evidence supporting medication treatments such as buprenorphine.

Outstanding Clinical Care Award: Vinland Center

July 13, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Vinland National Center's exemplary work with cognitively impaired patients is being honored with an Addiction Professional Outstanding Clinical Care Award.

Recovery Unplugged creative director's album benefits the cause

July 13, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Sales of Richie Supa's latest release "Enemy" are benefiting the Face the Music Foundation, which supports individuals who otherwise would not be able to access substance use treatment and recovery services.


Accreditation takes on added importance

June 29, 2016     Rebecca Flood
Licenses and certifications are not enough of a determinant of quality for addiction treatment and recovery facilities, Rebecca Flood states in a look at accreditation.

Recovery residence community needs code of ethics

June 16, 2016     Beth Fisher Sanders
Areas such as appropriate boundaries, proper drug screening practices and ethical marketing are addressed in a national code of ethics for sober living operations that is currently under review.

My personal thoughts on the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando

June 13, 2016     Phil McCabe, CSW, CAS
NALGAP president Phil McCabe says this weekend's tragedy should remind us to hold accountable anyone who espouses hate.

Why professional and experienced interventionists are necessary

May 23, 2016     David Brown
A recent exchange with a person conducting interventions and compromising confidentiality demonstrates the importance of monitoring activity in the intervention arena.