Organizers of the first Eating Recovery Day (May 3) are encouraging the sharing of inspirational stories of recovery.
The state of Maine has generated national buzz over a proposal to allow medical marijuana use for opioid addiction, as well as a gubernatorial veto of legislation intended to expand access to naloxone.
The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) is believed to be the largest and most rigorous genetic investigation of eating disorders in history.
A report from the Legal Action Center uses the example of New York state drug courts to conclude that medication-assisted treatment can be successfully implemented in such settings.
The Insured Consumer Access Network (ICAN) will model its efforts for addiction treatment patients after the payment assistance offered to some consumers by pharmaceutical companies.
A newly published study based on an online survey of young adults finds that perhaps these young people are not as inaccurate about their projections of peers' alcohol use as has been believed.
A spectrum of problems, from trauma to lack of life skills, requires attention in this population.
Connecticut-based Turning Point, now to be known as Turnbridge, in June will open a women's aftercare program modeled after its efforts with young-adult males.
A more united, and smaller, community of credentialing organizations could pave the way for alcohol and drug counselor licensure legislation that supporters believe would elevate the profession.
An upscale residential treatment center that focuses on addressing trauma as the root cause of addiction has opened in Tucson, Ariz. Sabino Recovery sits in the Sonoran Desert on 100 acres that border national forests.
The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) has released its procedures for reviewing ethics complaints lodged against member treatment providers.
Leaders of the renowned treatment facility in Maryland believe a new name, Ashley Addiction Treatment, will end marketplace confusion and preserve the rich legacy of the center's co-founders.
A newly formed group believes the public would be better served with more consistent protocols in professionals' treatment.
In using unrealistic measures of patient success, the addiction treatment field sabotages its aims vis-a-vis other chronic illnesses.
Life of Purpose Treatment wants to play a direct role in expanding the research agenda on what makes for a successful recovery.
Use of a drug resembling opiates could increase, absent federal government action on a full-scale ban.
The University of Maryland's partnership with a medical center is bringing added focus to the plight of wounded warriors.
Leaders from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute on Drug Abuse presented up-to-date information on opioid misuse in the context of today’s healthcare system.
Because fentanyl is so strong—it can kill in minutes—multiple doses of naloxone might be needed in order to reverse an overdose. In many cases, users don't even know it's fentanyl.
This week at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta, President Obama participated in a panel discussion, highlighting several initiatives that the administration is undertaking to address addiction.