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SPECIAL SERIES: Treatment centers have capacity to lessen chance of sexual misconduct

September 28, 2014     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
In the final installment of a series, Alison Knopf looks at how addiction treatment facilities can organize and supervise treatment to reduce the risk of inappropriate sexual behavior toward patients.

Body image captures wide reach in eating disorders

September 26, 2014     Natalie P. Goodwin, PhD
A Menninger Clinic professional treating eating disorders discusses therapies that speak to increasingly prevalent body image distortion issues.

Rush to quality: Fla. probe of sober homes fuels interest in best-practices summit

September 26, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The National Association of Recovery Residences' (NARR's) first best-practice conference for the recovery home industry couldn't have come at a more opportune time.

Obsession with healthy eating complicates work with some eating disorder clients

September 25, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
An accompanying issue known as "orthorexia" can prove damaging for some eating disorder patients, as well as for people around them.

SPECIAL SERIES: Bring sexual misconduct out of the shadows

September 24, 2014     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Inappropriate sexual behavior by counselors in addiction treatment facilities is underreported, and can exact heavy costs on providers.

Methadone not forgotten as health officials push for buprenorphine expansion

September 19, 2014     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
While targeting the effort to lift limits on buprenorphine prescribing, public health officials from major metropolitan areas this week affirmed methadone's critical role in the continuum of service.

'Big cities' visit DC seeking tools to fight opioid addiction

September 18, 2014     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Expanded access to buprenorphine for treatment and naloxone for overdose reversal topped the request list of public health leaders from three major cities at a Capitol Hill briefing this week.

FACT FILE: Top 5 barriers to SUD treatment

September 18, 2014     Julie Miller
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health outlines 5 reasons why those who need treatment aren't getting it

Teen drug use on declining trend

September 17, 2014     Julie Miller
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health finds a 24% decline in drug use among youth in the past decade

Government raid on Fla. sober home may prove to be tip of iceberg

September 16, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A raid on a South Florida recovery residence operation, involving state and federal authorities, is again shining a light on questionable practices involving insurance and patient brokering.

Autism and the lure of substances

September 15, 2014     Kyle Simon
Individuals on the autism spectrum face many of the same pressures to use alcohol and drugs, and efforts to assist them encounter numerous barriers.

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After years of decline, workplace drug test positives are increasing

September 15, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The latest Drug Testing Index from Quest Diagnostics finds increases in positive drug test rates in U.S. workplaces, fueled in part by patterns of rising marijuana use.

Surprises were in store

September 10, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
What seemed like a risky business decision proved life-affirming for R.J. Holguin of My 12 Step Store.

NAADAC director sees infusion of youth as part of Recovery Month

September 9, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
This month's kickoff luncheon for Recovery Month honored both the pioneering influences of the addiction field and the next generation.

A three-pronged strategy to stay ahead of drug test cheaters

September 8, 2014     Bill Current
In the second installment of a two-part article, consultant Bil Current says precautions to combat drug test cheating need to be accompanied by harsh consequences for violators.

Calif. drug court sees promising results with Vivitrol pilot

September 2, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A report from the San Diego Association of Governments suggests the need to analyze whether the injectable medication Vivitrol can improve criminal justice outcomes.

Prepaid card to monitor client spending habits gets makeover

August 28, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Addiction treatment and recovery centers are the new target of a prepaid credit card program originally established to help families monitor an addicted loved one's spending.

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August 27, 2014     Joan E. Standora, PhD, LADC, CADC, CASAC
The field of chemical dependency treatment and prevention is poised for major changes in workforce development this year. It is not easy to parse how these changes will affect our clients and our future work.

Don't let fear torpedo the effort to go smoke-free

August 27, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Research evidence and available treatments demonstrate why addiction treatment facilities can and should become tobacco-free, a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) panel agreed.
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