The National Safety Council states in a new report that only four states meet five of six indicators of progress in combating the opioid overdose crisis, with no states meeting all six criteria.
Clinicians in residential treatment centers rely heavily on the work of non-clinical professionals who rotate on site throughout the day and night.
One-third of waivered physicians aren’t treating any patients with buprenorphine, so there is clearly ample opportunity to increase capacity, according to Bradley Stein, speaking at the Addiction Professional Summit in Pittsburgh.
Volunteer "Angels" will be instrumental in the success of a partnership to refer opioid users in a New Jersey township to treatment, local organizers say.
The inability of conventional drug testing to evaluate marijuana impairment creates uncertainty in the workplace testing environment.
The experience of Gosnold on Cape Cod makes a compelling argument for patients maintaining access to technology while in treatment.
During its annual meeting in Chicago, the American Medical Association formally adopted a policy calling for an end to linking pain management surveys with payment for healthcare facilities, an oft-criticized procedure.
Some in the addiction and recovery community call prospecting for valuable trading cards a hidden, understudied process addiction.
Leaders at Caron Treatment Centers say health professionals' recovery success requires an exploration of their emotional side.
Clinicians should be prepared to deal with the traumatic stress and self-blame that can be triggered by an event of the magnitude of this weekend's tragedy in Orlando, Fla., states the national association representing LGBT addiction professionals.
Seeing the spiritual foundation of the practice of yoga carries considerable importance in its application to addiction treatment.
National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) presenter Lori Jean Glass will discuss how patients can identify and break harmful relationship patterns.
A study by Geisinger Health System finds that a history of addiction, mental illness and having other chronic diseases are among the strongest predictors of which overdose patients face the greatest risk of death or other serious complications.
Patients can work in a 12-Step mode toward managing their reactions to harmful anxiety.
Addiction treatment is not meant to be easy, and the group rewards from common struggle are many.
Kimberly Dennis, MD, a past recipient of an Addiction Professional Outstanding Clinician Award, is transitioning to establishment of an outpatient continuum in her home community of Highland Park, Ill.
Activities ranging from 12-Step support to volunteering can help patients overcome paralyzing fear.
Knocked down by alcohol and drugs, retired MMA fighter Jay Isip has risen back up to become a business owner and published author.
Primrose Step Away gives hepatitis C patients access to tools, feedback and personal coaching on iOS devices to overcome alcohol addiction.
Wright State University researchers learned a great deal about use and perceptions of marijuana edibles by analyzing thousands of Tweets.