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Moms need more tailored treatment options, recovery support services

October 7, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Industry leaders need to do a better job at making tailored treatment options and recovery support services available for mothers.

NIDA responds to budget challenges with division reorganization

October 5, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A division reorganization that took effect last week at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) could end up creating more synergies among complementary areas of addiction research.

Youth-serving professionals can steer parents to tool for improving communication

October 2, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new online course to help parents improve their relationship with a substance-using child is based on the research-tested Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) model.

Where's the chronic-care approach to this chronic disease?

October 1, 2015     Michael Weiner, PhD, CAP
Adopting a true chronic-care model in addiction treatment requires major changes in the field's words and deeds.

Origins opens HeadWaters executive program

October 1, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Now open in South Florida, HeadWaters at Origins is home to a new executive program that is designed to treat high net worth individuals and licensed professionals.

Speaker: Multiple addictions too often going unrecognized

September 30, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A breakout session at the Moments of Change conference offered guidance for opening up conversations with patients about the other compulsive behaviors that often accompany substance addiction.

DBT founder sees much success with a treatment built through failure

September 28, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Marsha Linehan, PhD, opened this week's Moments of Change conference with engaging and often surprising comments about the evolution of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

New guideline offers roadmap for use of all major opioid addiction medications

September 24, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The message from a panel of national leaders gathered to formally unveil a new national practice guideline for opioid treatment medications was clear: The evidence is there, so the prescribing must follow.

Evaluation tool will help colleges devise approaches to address harmful drinking

September 23, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A college president this week issued a call to his fellow administrators to exert more leadership on harmful and underage drinking on campuses.

Faith leaders combat divisive messages through Yom Kippur services

September 22, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The leader of the Beit T'Shuvah addiction treatment organization in Los Angeles says faith community leaders need to join forces to counteract a "state of moral emergency."

Prescription drug addiction: the dark side of concierge medicine

September 22, 2015     Paul Hokemeyer, JD, PhD
The addiction professional who works with affluent patients must understand the potentially destructive aspects of the patients' relationship with their personal physician.

Entrepreneur's efforts on prescription addiction include medical school partnership

September 18, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
South Florida-based Joe Randazza wants to contribute to improving opioid addiction treatment success rates and to attracting more of the public to support the cause.

It's an intimacy disorder! Please don't call it sex and love addiction

September 16, 2015     Thomas M. Greaney, MEd, LADC, CCDP, SAP
Compassionate care for individuals with intimacy disorders should begin with changing professionals' language for describing these clients.

New ASAM member category recognizes certified specialists

September 15, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
With the start of the 2016 membership year, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) will recognize addiction specialists with a certification from one of two national boards.

Marijuana generates overall increase in illicit drug use in national survey

September 10, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Increases in marijuana use constitute one of the prevalent trends in a 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health that shows some otherwise encouraging patterns.

Help patients break the 'victim' habit

September 9, 2015     Brian Duffy, LMHC, LADC-I
A victim mentality can often seem to benefit the individual at first, but the long-term consequences are severe.

EXCLUSIVE: Treatment locator will showcase client-directed programs

September 3, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The newest online directory of addiction treatment providers and facilities will call attention to services that take a self-empowerment approach that embraces harm reduction.

Recovery homes refine operational standards, embrace states' support

September 2, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) prepares to issue a revision of its national standard document as leaders get ready for a best practices conference next month.

Sobriety 101: Is academia the new road to recovery?

September 1, 2015     Anjali Talcherkar
Programs that combine addiction treatment and academics can help individuals uncover purpose in their lives.