As the debate on the effects of electronic cigarettes rages on, a less-publicized discussion of whether smokeless tobacco offers a safer alternative to conventional smoking merits watching.
Conflicting emotions surrounding patient deaths often manifest in uncertainty about whether a counselor should attend services for a patient.
Do addiction treatment programs do enough to acknowledge their clinicians' feelings of loss when a patient dies? Alison Knopf looks at a complex topic that affects every treatment professional.
A group of experts that convened last year to address the prescription opioid crisis has formally issued recommendations that include mandated use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) by providers.
The leaders of an integrated care initiative for buprenorphine patients in an underserved area of Washington, D.C., are a urologist and a former medical director in a methadone treatment setting.
Clinicians should routinely ask patients about patterns of troubling thoughts that occupy them.
"Enabling" behaviors on the part of family members have become as stigmatized as the addictions that they target.
The director of addictions services at Menninger sees a growing number of patients wanting to cling to marijuana use even after giving up other substances.
Two Rhode Island-based speakers who closed the Nov. 5-6 Addiction Professional Summit demonstrated the shifting tide in state leadership's response to the opioid addiction crisis.
Erroneous notions about bisexuality contribute to unwelcoming addiction treatment environments.
An amendment that would have legalized the recreational use of marijuana in Ohio was struck down yesterday, winning just 35.9 percent of the overall vote in the state. Experts say despite the outcome, states will continue to put marijuana on the ballot.
Behavioral centers that see patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) will need to begin embracing advances such as regenerative treatments, experts say.
The life-saving capabilities of naloxone have been evident for some time, but the burgeoning opioid epidemic has brought issues of cost to the forefront.
President Obama opened the week with announcements of several offender re-entry initiatives on a New Jersey visit that showcased the Integrity House organization.
Delray Recovery Center in South Florida officially becomes Mandala Healing Center this week, and the organization's clinical director sees numerous opportunities to expand on a wellness orientation.
Eighteen to 34-year-olds struggling with substance abuse should not only be treated firmly and respectfully as adults during treatment, but they should also be given opportunities to make their own choices.
Many young adults will turn to self-medicating as a way to escape pain, and if clinicians don’t treat the underlying issues, prognosis is poor.
Health leaders in New Hampshire are addressing the problem of undetected substance use issues in primary care, but acknowledge that a shortage of treatment options for the highest-need patients remains a challenge.
Proposed federal guidelines for lab-based oral fluid testing could fuel more widespread use of this alternative to urine drug testing.
A Louisiana treatment center sheds talk of "consequences" and other negatives in adolescent treatment.