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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.

Ex-Marine continues to shed light on reality of eating disorders

February 10, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Theresa Larson's 2016 memoir captured attention within the military and outside, with its stark portrayal of an eating disorder.

Pressures that can lead to disordered eating prompt response from fashion models

February 6, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Survey results published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders show an association between pressures related to weight control in the modeling industry and behaviors suggestive of an eating disorder.

Former patient assumes top clinical role at Jaywalker Lodge

February 3, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Stefan Bate is a Jaywalker Lodge success story, and he will now highlight to others the qualities of the program as the organization's chief clinical officer.

Counselors shed an either-or mindset

February 1, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Responses to Addiction Professional's Quality of Life Survey show support for both 12-Step approaches and medication treatments.

Newport Academy’s horticulture program spurs growth in recovery

January 31, 2017     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
The horticulture program at Newport Academy gives teens in recovery a more active hand in growing the food they eat while in treatment.

Study identifies genetic variable affecting African-American methadone patients

January 31, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Yale University researchers have uncovered a genetic variant that could help identify African-American patients who need higher therapeutic doses of methadone for opioid dependence.

Patients' assessment of their therapeutic alliance affects drinking patterns

January 26, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Research involving 63 outpatients indicates that patients' perception of a strong alliance with their therapist is linked with subsequent progress in reducing alcohol use.

Reduce sexual boundary crossings

January 25, 2017     Michael Shelton
Treatment centers must acknowledge that staff members' sexual attraction to clients is a common occurrence and needs to be addressed.

Don't leave smoking out of the treatment equation

January 23, 2017     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
A patient's continuing to use tobacco can pose a major hurdle to addiction recovery. Treatment programs have many options for assisting patients with smoking cessation.

Study brings awareness to alternative mutual help groups

January 19, 2017     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
For clinicians treating clients with addictions who don’t seem to be an ideal fit for the traditional 12-Step model, a new study by the Alcohol Research Group is shedding light on the viability of alternative mutual help groups.

A clear view from a Southern exposure

January 19, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Brent Walker's "The Hidden South" gives voice to a population that has gone marginalized.

First impressions in counseling prove critical

January 17, 2017     Michael F. Barnes, PhD, MAC, LPC
The first counseling session with a patient will set the tone for the ongoing therapeutic relationship. Here are some suggestions for a productive first encounter.

Five facts about new versions of buprenorphine

January 13, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Injectable and implant versions of buprenorphine are seen as potentially significant breakthroughs in improving medication adherence and reducing diversion.

ADA lawsuit in California involves major players

January 11, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
American Addiction Centers is a party to a siting lawsuit over the San Mateo County, Calif., Board of Supervisors' denial of plans to convert a wellness retreat to an addiction treatment facility.

Specialty provider sees increasingly receptive audience in general medicine for addiction training

January 5, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The medical director at Caron Treatment Centers reports that today's young physicians are much more likely than their predecessors to address patients' substance use concerns head-on.

Breaking the cycle: Sex addiction and eating disorders

January 3, 2017     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Sex addictions and eating disorders often feed into one another in a cyclical nature, and it’s on providers to deliver comprehensive, effective treatment.

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