Clinicians must carefully navigate numerous issues facing transgender clients.
An ordained rabbi in South Florida who offers spiritual counseling to addicts and non-addicts alike stresses that the client is largely responsible for the success of the relationship.
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Clinicians can help clients accept newly emerging feelings.
David Sack, CEO of Elements Behavioral Health, says that the plan to rename the high-end treatment center has been lingering for quite some time.
Clinicians should not fear that they cannot relate to military veterans.
The president of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) states that recovery residences and addiction treatment centers must be full partners in a true recovery-oriented system of care.
In July 2008, the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services implemented a tobacco-free mandate for all state-funded or certified substance abuse treatment facilities. A study was then conducted to measure substance abuse clinicians’ perceptions regarding the implementation success of the regulation.
Seabrook House is believed to be the first residential-level treatment facility to adopt use of 12-Step focused multimedia toolkits developed by the Treatment Research Institute.
The 12 Steps remain the most powerful tool to help chronic relapsers.
If there is one protective factor that’s more important than all the others, it’s happiness—just as surely as despair, loneliness, emptiness, fear and frustration serve as risk factors. Happiness—true deep-down, love-of-life happiness—is within reach of our clients, and they deserve no less.
New research that will be published next spring could lead some adolescent treatment programs to consider the potentially dramatic impact of spiritual change in young people.
IFR’s NQTL provisions upheld, new protections for residential and out-of-state treatment added, but rule won’t apply for Medicaid managed care.
After Washington state adopted new regulations for the recreational use of marijuana last month, advocates began to share their opinions of the news.
Directors at Five Sisters Ranch decided that in order to treat relationship challenges for women and help them to be as honest and authentic with themselves as possible, it only made sense to do it in the most honest and authentic environment possible.
It appears that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) soon will formally ask for more stringent regulations on the prescribing of hydrocodone combination products, a move supported by addiction specialists but opposed by others in the healthcare community.
With the statement that 60 percent of people with mental illness and 90 percent of people with substance use disorders do not get the treatment they need, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Human Services (HHS), announced the release of the final rule on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) today.
Today, more than five years after the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) was enacted, the federal government is issuing a final rule.
At a November 7 hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Federal Rights, and Agency Action, former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI), author of the parity law, which was enacted five years ago, said that when the final rule comes out – as it is coming out today, November 8 – the battle won’t be over. Too many people have been harmed by the delay already, and the next step – implementation and enforcement – is crucial.
David J. Powell, PhD, who died Nov. 1 at his home in Connecticut, embraced causes ranging from high-quality clinical supervision to growing the treatment and recovery community internationally.