Articles

Integrated treatment for trauma and addictive disorders

April 18, 2014     Liz Cervio, LMFT, SEP
The complexities of a specific patient's case study illustrate why an interdisciplinary team is needed to address addictions in patients with a trauma history.

Approved naloxone auto-injector hailed as lifesaving tool

April 17, 2014     Alison Knopf
Industry experts hail the FDA's approval of the first naloxone auto-injector as an important new tool for medical professionals and consumers alike.

Making sense of reefer madness in Colorado

April 16, 2014     Marvin Ventrell, JD
In the second installment of a two-part series, Marvin Ventrell concludes that where you stand on marijuana policy depends largely on where you sit.

Bullish on the treatment industry

April 15, 2014     Alison Knopf
ACA, parity usher in rebirth of addiction treatment as a worthy investment.

Ten essential tips for working with teens

April 15, 2014     Johnny Patout
The CEO of New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center offers this advice for professionals who try to get on the level of their young clients: Don't.

Naloxone auto-injector approval important step to saving lives

April 14, 2014     Alison Knopf
Industry experts hail the FDA's approval of the first naloxone auto-injector as an important new tool for medical professionals and consumers alike.

Center makes unusual offer of free treatment for relapsers

April 14, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
A Washington-based treatment center has begun to offer a “treatment guarantee.” This means that anyone who leaves treatment and begins to struggle can return to treatment at the facility at no cost.

Study tests CBT adjunct for addressing negative emotions

April 14, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Affect regulation training (ART) offers an approach to diminish the threat of relapse in alcohol patients whose drinking is strongly tied to emotions such as sadness and frustration.

Solving a challenge to 'one day at a time'

April 11, 2014     Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS
Mindfulness can help those whose sense of today rests in the past.

Colorado's landmark marijuana experiment

April 10, 2014     Marvin Ventrell, JD
A journey into the system reveals both dangers and opportunities.

Gaining field exposure virtually

April 9, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Challenges with field placement have an academic program turning inward.

Hospital patients to get enhanced attention to substance issues in TRI effort

April 9, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Unaddressed substance use issues commonly impede progress for cardiovascular and other medical patients at a Philadelphia hospital serving a low-income population.

Facilitating women's need for sexual recovery

April 7, 2014     Germayne B. Tizzano, PhD
Clinicians can offer support to women with a trauma history.

NAADAC's certification body offers expanded access to national credential

April 2, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP) has extended a one-time offer that should allow more working professionals to receive its national credential.

Hope for underserved populations

April 1, 2014     David C. Fitzpatrick, PhD, LCAS, LPCA, CRC
Integration of recovery management principles assists homeless individuals.

Memorial Hermann gives recovering addicts 24/7 support

March 31, 2014     Gabriel Perna
At Memorial Hermann Health System’s Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC), leaders have implemented a digital platform that provides its recovering addicts with a support community from the touch of their phone.

PODCAST: Providers Should Address Facebook Use With the Families of Recovering Addicts

March 28, 2014     Adam Armstrong
In this latest Addiction Professional podcast, Christopher Hastings, Director of Foundations Recovery Network's Nashville intensive outpatient program, discusses the importance of providers addressing Facebook use with the families of recovering addicts.

PODCAST: Limited Third-Party Reimbursement Challenges Families and Communities Struggling With Addiction

March 28, 2014     Adam Armstrong
In this Addiction Professional podcast, Joanne Peterson, Founder and Executive Director of Learn to Cope, describes how limited third-party reimbursement impacts families and communities struggling with addiction.

PODCAST: The Value of Experiential Techniques When Working With Families

March 28, 2014     Adam Armstrong
Click here and listen to Heather Hendrickson, Family Services Coordinator with Cumberland Heights, as she outlines the value of using experiential techniques when working with families.

T01 - Working With Shame and Vulnerability in Eating Disorder and Addiction Recovery: Tour & Workshop

March 28, 2014    
One of the most potent and perpetuating constructs in both eating disorders and addictions is shame. Helping clients address shame and teaching them to allow for vulnerability and self-compassion is vital to the eventual mastery of one's own recovery process. This lecture will discuss the evidence base and research highlighting the importance of addressing shame and vulnerability throughout the recovery process in order to create lasting recovery. We will discuss the application to clients with eating disorders and/or addictions, with special emphasis on interventions and tools for the clinician. One of the most potent and perpetuating constructs in both eating disorders and addictions is shame. Helping clients address shame and teaching them to allow for vulnerability and self-compassion is vital to the eventual mastery of one's own recovery process. This lecture will discuss the evidence base and research highlighting the importance of addressing shame and vulnerability throughout the recovery process in order to create lasting recovery. We will discuss the application to clients with eating disorders and/or addictions, with special emphasis on interventions and tools for the clinician.
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