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.
Brent Walker's "The Hidden South" gives voice to a population that has gone marginalized.
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.
Injectable and implant versions of buprenorphine are seen as potentially significant breakthroughs in improving medication adherence and reducing diversion.
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.
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.
Sex addictions and eating disorders often feed into one another in a cyclical nature, and it’s on providers to deliver comprehensive, effective treatment.
Investigations have intensified and media scrutiny is stronger than ever, but observers agree that reform in Florida's treatment and recovery support community will take public money, in a state generally averse to such commitments.
A pioneering initiative in Gloucester, Mass., to help opioid-dependent individuals connect to services is showing success in the referral process, according to published statistics.
With the number of truly LGBT-specific treatment programs stagnant, the author of a new comprehensive guide to substance use disorders in these populations offers advice for organizations to improve their approach.
There continues to be spirited debate in the counseling profession this month over an association position statement challenging the concept of sex addiction.
A new study indicates that family therapy for mothers and their children leads to more rapid improvement in substance use outcomes than individual therapy for the women alone.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has denied one request and deferred final action on two others regarding whether a smokeless tobacco product poses a safer alternative to cigarettes.
The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) has issued a position statement opposing the use of the sex addiction construct to classify problematic sexual behavior.
Resilience is strongly associated with a reduction in risk for alcohol use disorder, according to a study recently released by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Lund University in Sweden.
President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act on Tuesday, which authorizes $1 billion over two years to supplement existing grant programs for addiction treatment and prevention, prescription drug monitoring programs and workforce development.
Community Wise, a community-based research program, is launching an intervention program in Newark, N.J., to reduce alcohol and drug use among those with histories of substance use disorders and incarceration.
The latest Monitoring the Future survey results, released today, indicate widespread declines in school-age youths' use of substances, with some surprises on the list.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said today that significant growth in young people's use of electronic cigarettes represents a serious public health threat.
"Airing Addiction," now available as a weekly radio program and a podcast, is resonating with multiple audiences in the communities served by Massachusetts-based Spectrum Health Systems.