McLellan implores field to adopt proven, physician-quality SUD treatment standards.
Presenters at a Feb. 18 Addiction Professional panel series event in Austin, Texas urged the clinicians and program leaders in attendance to start in on family engagement at the earliest opportunity, and never to assume that early resistance at the outset will linger throughout the recovery journey.
Black Bear Lodge, the newest Foundations Recovery Network treatment program, sits deep in the mountains of Georgia.
A Florida-based treatment center has established a restaurant and catering business as a tool for enhancing client recovery.
Based on public hearing comments that some addiction service providers in Florida have entered into patient brokering arrangements, the state Department of Children and Families (DCF) has formally reminded providers that it is illegal to pay or receive fees for patient referrals.
A frequent critic of common practice in intervention has redesigned her training workshops to emphasize experiential learning, with an equine-based component.
As the commercialization of marijuana exploded, it became harder to convince kids that weed was not helping them, let alone that it is very harmful from both a substance abuse and mental health/brain development standpoint.
It is CeDAR’s position that smoked marijuana is not medicine and that the use of cannabis for recreational use is harmful.
"We need a smart policy that reduces marijuana use but does not cripple marijuana users with life-devastating arrest records," says the co-founder of Project SAM.
Advocates enlist the treatment field to oppose legalization measures.
A more balanced model is needed to optimize recovery potential today.
The experiences of parents with children in the child welfare system are reinforcing the importance of taking a family-focused view in drug court programs.
In terms of the prevention and treatment of addiction, the president for the Institute for Behavior and Health says that drug testing is "vastly underutilized."
Treatment leaders who work with young women say they often have to work painstakingly to nurture healthy relationships in this population, whether with peers, authority figures, or family members.
The founder of CRC Health Group has designs on creating a similar impact in pain management to what he accomplished in the addiction treatment industry.
Reports of heroin overdose deaths apparently associated with the opioid fentanyl have prompted a federal advisory calling treatment providers to action.
At Vinland National Center, where 73% of the patients have a brain injury, the organization's leaders believe it is important to work with patients' ability to set their own goals and physical fitness, among other areas.
A series of innovative funding opportunities helped Community Recovery Resources establish a one-stop wellness site that is now serving as a model for integrated services in rural communities.
Never overlook addiction's generational dynamics.
In order to establish a recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC), providers must change the way they think and do work on a daily basis.