A rise in opioid use and an accompanying HIV crisis have convinced Indiana legislators to lift a longtime ban on the establishment of new methadone treatment operations.
Participation in 12-Step groups appears to assist recovering individuals in acquiring specific skills to regulate emotions.
Thrive Treatment in Southern California will pair each patient with a "recovery advocate" who will focus on vocational, legal and other issues that often block lasting recovery.
The model does not allow for reimbursement when a presumptive test at a lab is used to confirm a presumptive test from the point of care.
In paying tribute to Jim Gillen, who died this weekend after a long battle with cancer, the president of The Providence Center called Gillen the "conscience" of Rhode Island's recovery community.
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and Phoenix House may serve distinct patient populations, but believe they can learn a great deal from each other clinically.
Teen substance use can be reduced by 52% with prevention programming, and all age groups in adolescence can benefit, according to a new study published in the World Journal of Preventive Medicine.
It did not take long for state legislatures to spring into action this year once product labeling was approved for a powdered form of alcohol.
The closing of the 20-year-old Sexual Recovery Institute (SRI) at the end of this month reflects a shift toward other levels of care for sexual addiction and intimacy disorders.
Now that American Addiction Centers owns a larger, online referral source, it stands to reason that AAC centers would be prioritized for patient referrals over any other client.
Thomas Wright, MD, chief medical officer of Rosecrance Health Network, is the physician honoree in Addiction Professional's 2015 Outstanding Clinicians Awards.
Deborah Hill of Hill Alcohol and Drug Treatment is the nursing category honoree in this year's Addiction Professional Outstanding Clinicians Awards.
A New York City organization is establishing a substance use treatment program targeting the underserved community of gay and lesbian young people.
Jene Gardner of the Council on Addiction Recovery Services in Olean, N.Y., is the counselor honoree in the 2015 Addiction Professional Outstanding Clinicians Awards.
Other addiction treatment facilities now have access to a road map to implementation of an opioid treatment strategy that blends 12-Step and medication-assisted treatment approaches.
Ongoing research indicates that approaches to alcohol treatment should consider the level at which a patient drank immediately prior to receiving services.
The national director of the group Stop Predatory Gambling says it is time for more organized protest against governments' expansion of gaming.
A newly announced collaboration with Yale University will broaden the research and public policy agendas at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.
An organization instrumental in helping drug court programs individualize their services for offenders recently saw its 250th court use its risk assessment tool.
Nutrition expert Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, urges addiction treatment facilities to include healthy living as a central component.