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Patients struggle in transition from adolescence to adulthood

October 20, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
A culture of anxiety is causing patients in emerging adulthood to struggle with launching beyond their adolescent self-identity, according to an expert at the Summit for Clinical Excellence.

Methadone remains vital in buprenorphine era

October 20, 2016     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Opioid treatment leaders see the two main medication treatments for opioid use disorders as complementary options.

Could methamphetamine be part of treatment?

October 18, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
New pre-clinical research offers some compelling results on the potential effects of coupling exercise and methamphetamine.

A treatment that can break clinician-patient barriers

October 17, 2016     David Suomela, DOM, AP
Exposing both patients and staff to the benefits of acupuncture can promote healthy coping.

Detailed plan, teamwork helped north Florida center weather storm

October 13, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Lakeview Health leaders are pleased that a first-ever implementation of components of its disaster response plan went smoother than expected during Hurricane Matthew.

Kratom research sorely needed for clinical, policy decisions

October 13, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has slowed its move to place kratom on its most restrictive scheduling, as members of the research community argue against blocking studies of possible analgesic benefits.

Ohio committee aims for safe marijuana policy

October 12, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Ohio is now one of 26 states to legalize medical marijuana, and advocates say one priority is to ensure the state protects the community.

Agency's understanding of community's substance use needs enhanced by student surveying

October 7, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Data gained through a partnership with Rutgers University will help a New Brunswick, N.J., human services agency make the case for grant funding for comprehensive services.

‘Second’ chances: Actor’s recovery inspires others

October 7, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
After the disappointment of falling short of his dream to make the cast of SNL sent him spiraling into a battle with addiction to cocaine and alcohol, Second City actor Tim O’Malley has found a second life on stage, teaching, directing and inspiring others.

Treatment center, university team up for training program

October 5, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services and the University of Mississippi Medical Center have partnered to offer a month-long elective training rotation for fourth-year psychiatric residents.

Distractions minimized at Retreat at Palm Beach

October 4, 2016     Gary A. Enos. Editor
For its newest facility in Palm Beach County, Fla., Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers is maximizing comfort and minimizing roadblocks to recovery.

Treatment community largely absent from ballot debate on legalization

October 4, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
As voters in five states consider legalizing recreational use of marijuana, some opponents analyze why treatment providers haven't organized more strongly around the issue.

Keys to a harmonious work culture in a treatment center

September 29, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Delphi Behavioral Health Group leaders presenting a workshop at the Moments of Change conference called for more cooperation among work roles in a treatment center, as well as more attention to effective clinical supervision.

CEO says providers can thrive if they heed history

September 28, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The second-day keynote presentation at the Moments of Change conference offered a historical perspective, conveying that addiction treatment providers can succeed through collaboration.

Futurist warns of dire outcome for centers that resist change

September 26, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The opening speaker at this week's Moments of Change conference said treatment centers that fail to become truly patient-focused will soon become extinct.

Retreat patient artwork goes on public display

September 21, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Retreat at Lancaster County's patients are educating the local community about addiction and recovery through artwork displayed at a public library.

EMDR therapy: A pathway for trauma-focused care

September 20, 2016     Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT
The practice of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) can offer an effective alternative to traditional therapy for addictive disorders.

Opioid crisis gives rise to new caregivers who need assistance

September 15, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A newly released report from Generations United stresses the importance of serving the needs of relatives who are assuming parental responsibilities because of a parent's substance abuse.

Seeking serenity: It's a matter of choice

September 15, 2016     Brian Duffy, LMHC, LADC-I
With encouragement from clinicians, patients can learn to make recovery-affirming decisions.

Demystifying Alcoholics Anonymous, a chapter at a time

September 14, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Alcoholics Anonymous is often misunderstood by both the general public and those in the field of addiction treatment, but Marc Galanter, MD, hopes to change that with his recently published book.