Indiana will allow new methadone clinics for first time in years

July 29, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

Interviews with AA participants illustrate effect on emotion regulation

July 24, 2015     Miranda D. Teel, MS, and Edward J. Cumella, PhD
Participation in 12-Step groups appears to assist recovering individuals in acquiring specific skills to regulate emotions.

Role of advocate in new outpatient center will emphasize life skills

July 21, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

Urine drug testing model likely to roll out nationwide

July 20, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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.

Nationally prominent recovery advocate Gillen dies at 61

July 19, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

Two nonprofit giants will launch clinical collaboration

July 17, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and Phoenix House may serve distinct patient populations, but believe they can learn a great deal from each other clinically.

High school isn't too late for prevention programming

July 16, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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.

Nearly half of states impose bans on powdered alcohol

July 15, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

Prominent name in sex addiction treatment will cease operation

July 14, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

AAC deal has repercussions for other providers

July 10, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

2015 Outstanding Clinicians Awards: Thomas Wright, MD

July 9, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Thomas Wright, MD, chief medical officer of Rosecrance Health Network, is the physician honoree in Addiction Professional's 2015 Outstanding Clinicians Awards.

2015 Outstanding Clinicians Awards: Deborah Hill

July 7, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Deborah Hill of Hill Alcohol and Drug Treatment is the nursing category honoree in this year's Addiction Professional Outstanding Clinicians Awards.

LGBT youth treatment program aims to serve growing need in NYC

July 6, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
A New York City organization is establishing a substance use treatment program targeting the underserved community of gay and lesbian young people.

2015 Outstanding Clinicians Awards: Jene Gardner

July 6, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

Hazelden Betty Ford designs curriculum for comprehensive opioid treatment

July 2, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

In selecting treatment, recent drinking behavior may guide the way

July 1, 2015     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Ongoing research indicates that approaches to alcohol treatment should consider the level at which a patient drank immediately prior to receiving services.

A national series of events will highlight gambling's harms

June 30, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The national director of the group Stop Predatory Gambling says it is time for more organized protest against governments' expansion of gaming.

New CASA partnership will prioritize adolescent services, process addictions

June 23, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

Drug courts engage in more precise assessment of individual needs

June 23, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
An organization instrumental in helping drug court programs individualize their services for offenders recently saw its 250th court use its risk assessment tool.

Recovery hinges on lifestyle choices

June 22, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Nutrition expert Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, urges addiction treatment facilities to include healthy living as a central component.
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