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Groups encourage best-practices discussion of marijuana

March 21, 2017     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
The system change-focused Advocates for Human Potential takes a neutral position on the issue of marijuana legalization.

Report: Risk of long-term opioid use increases in initial week of treatment

March 17, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Data released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) make a case for significant limits on initial prescriptions of opioids.

Researchers question establishment of video gaming disorder

March 16, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A group of researchers believes the likely inclusion of a gaming disorder in the next edition of the International Classification of Diseases will cause undue harm.

Enterhealth Ranch brings long view to facility upgrades

March 16, 2017     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Known for emphasizing quality and thoroughness over speed in its residential treatment program, Enterhealth Ranch is bringing the same philosophy to its extensive renovation project.

Published study questions gateway theory's application to e-cigarettes

March 14, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Two prominent public health researchers say the notion that e-cigarettes are leading non-smokers to use tobacco is based on flawed research.

Buddhist teachings bring non-theistic approach to recovery

March 13, 2017     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Shunned by some clinicians with a more traditional orientation, the teachings of Buddha resonate for those who seek spiritual freedom in treatment.

Report calls for more action to mitigate risks of nicotine products

March 13, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse discusses the relative risks and benefits of non-cigarette nicotine products, calling for greater vigilance among regulators and healthcare professionals.

5 facts about how mobile apps can enhance recovery

March 9, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A pilot study suggests that shifting control of this recovery support tool from the clinician to the patient could pay off.

Local drug task force in Florida wants to be model for coalition building

March 8, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Delray Beach Drug Task Force is working to serve both the individual in need of services and the larger community.

The least you need to know about the repeal and replace bill

March 8, 2017     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Everyone’s talking about the healthcare bill House Republicans released Monday night as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Here’s the very least you need to know.

A website navigates the date

March 8, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Mike Reed founded Single and Sober to help people in recovery overcome their most significant obstacle to healthy dating.

Study highlights threat of dual use of buprenorphine and other opioids

March 7, 2017     Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
Research using a pharmacy database leads to striking findings about the prevalence of other opioid use during and after buprenorphine treatment.

Campaign puts muscle behind effort to elevate smoking cessation in treatment

February 28, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Prominent leaders are urging the key interest groups in the addiction field to stop looking the other way on the prevalence of smoking among treatment patients and staff.

A program's approach to relapse sets the entire tone

February 22, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The CEO of Sovereign Health Group combats the traditional outlook toward patient successes and failures.

TBI and PTSD appear similar but treatments must differ

February 21, 2017     Theodore Henderson, MD, PhD
Some treatments do more harm than good when a proper diagnosis is not made.

Treatment that includes marijuana use ignites debate

February 21, 2017     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
High Sobriety in West Los Angeles is the latest example of treatment centers using marijuana as part of treatment for addiction to alcohol and other drugs, a highly polarizing practice.

Academic event stresses teamwork in treating opioid addiction

February 17, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Maine university seeks to prepare students in a variety of health disciplines to work together in combating the effects of the opioid crisis.

SUD Talks takes on issues of nationwide importance

February 16, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The second annual version of an event modeled after TED Talks will have both a South Florida and national perspective.

Spiritual practice: an installment of values for the young

February 13, 2017     Jeff Gould
The power of the 12 Steps introduces a working principle into what had been largely directionless lives.

ASAM seeks input on appropriate drug testing

February 10, 2017     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
ASAM is accepting public comment on a drug testing appropriateness document that is being developed to provide guidance on drug testing in diagnosis, treatment and promotion of recovery from addiction.