Programs that combine addiction treatment and academics can help individuals uncover purpose in their lives.
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study indicates that young users of electronic cigarettes are more likely to initiate tobacco use within a year.
International outreach has become a central part of a Massachusetts addiction treatment agency's mission.
A treatment center and education-focused organization are in the process of establishing a college campus that will offer degrees and educational tracks for those in recovery and others to become professionals in the mental health and addiction field.
An increasing lack of publicly funded treatment for opioid addiction in Maine has brought a diversity of leaders to the discussion table, but viable solutions are not easy to identify.
Several addiction treatment leaders question whether enough safeguards are built into the federal approval of the drug OxyContin for use in children ages 11 to 17.
The Phoenix Multisport recovery community is now active in three states, and is building a structure for faster replication of the concept.
Traditionally residential-based treatment provider Father Martin's Ashley has partnered with the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) to provide detox services, medication-assisted therapy and intensive group therapy.
Preferred Family Healthcare in Missouri has found an effective middle ground between banning cellphone use and allowing unfettered access to technology.
Jason Brian has seen how some marketing practices in addiction treatment have hurt both providers and the public, and he says 1-800 Addicts is designed with an eye to overcoming these challenges.
Can the pharmacy's proven role in expanding communities' access to other life-saving interventions also apply to drug overdose prevention?
It's time to launch a new marketing campaign that promotes the primacy of behavioral health and its value in the larger healthcare landscape.
The Gloucester, Mass., Police Department's dramatic shift in policy toward addressing drug addiction in the community is having wider effects on law enforcement agencies and treatment centers nationally.
The most effective trauma resolution and recovery work will not last if shame is bypassed. Experts at NCAD said shame must be addressed and resiliency cultivated in order for a patient to make strides.
A "silver tsunami" of addicted seniors is coming, warned a speaker at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders.
A. Kenison Roy, MD, sees equal levels of engagement between patients receiving and not receiving medication-assisted treatment in his program.
The business case for integration is in the cost savings as well as patient and provider satisfaction. But making such a change can be hard.
Speaker Robert Ashford identified the best and least beneficial programs to college students in recovery at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders.
Treatment Research Institute (TRI) adviser David Gastfriend, MD, says the SBIRT model for reaching individuals in need of substance use treatment needs to be turned on its head.
Mental health and substance use treatment providers must learn to speak the language of other stakeholders and play a role in population health initiatives