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South Florida center initiates co-occurring services program

February 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Cornerstone Recovery Center has established a new program to address a range of co-occurring serious mental health issues.

Recovery support initiative prefers coaches with more extended sobriety

February 11, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The recovery support entity ASCENT believes that hiring peer recovery coaches with at least three years of stable recovery will enhance the coaching relationship.

Is legal marijuana heading to your state's ballot? Read California treatment advocates' playbook

February 10, 2016  |  Sherry Daley
The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) has eight tips for treatment advocacy around marijuana ballot initiatives. Atop the list: It's never too early to start the advocacy effort.

Pot profits: How advocates secured treatment funds in California's marijuana ballot measure

February 9, 2016  |  Sherry Daley
Addiction treatment advocates in California have made the strategic decision to seek a substantial share of the funding in advance of voters' consideration of a marijuana legalization measure.

SAMHSA appoints Kimberly A. Johnson as director of CSAT

February 9, 2016  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
In her new role, Johnson will be responsible for the leadership, management and operation of CSAT’s more than $2 billion budget and significant portfolio grants.

Amen's research on TBI, PTSD named as a top science story

February 9, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Daniel Amen, MD's research showing the ability to use imaging to distinguish between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been named one of the top 20 science stories of 2015 by a national magazine.

Kentucky congressman earns CADCA leadership award

February 9, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) has honored U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers for efforts to bring together constituencies around combating addiction.

Avoid these three pitfalls in outpatient care delivery

February 8, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A more positive approach from professionals could hold the key to improving outpatient treatment outcomes, speakers suggested at the Addiction Professional Summit on continuing care.

Treatment centers aren't helping patients nurture a sense of self

February 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The closing keynote speaker at the Addiction Professional Summit on continuing care challenged treatment programs to embrace a much broader concept of patient outcome.

Hazelden Betty Ford chronicles journey to becoming a recovery center

February 5, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The opening keynote presentation at this week's Addiction Professional Summit outlined how recovery management has transitioned from an add-on to a core competency in one of the nation's highest-profile treatment organizations.


We keep repeating episodic care, and we keep failing

February 12, 2016     Roland Reeves, MD
A chronic-care model for impaired professionals has been successful tested, but the addiction treatment field is not applying it more widely.

Improve the environment of care, in ways big and small

February 9, 2016     Rebecca Flood
Updates to the environment of care can have a huge impact on patient wellness, and most do not have to break the bank.

'It's not trauma'

February 2, 2016     Dan Griffin
Men's trauma too often remains invisible to those affected by it and to the professionals who treat them.

The patient becomes the helper

February 1, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A public radio station's "Kind World" series recently featured an example of one of the most meaningful ways to give back.