Innovative doctoral program will emphasize interdisciplinary substance use research

February 27, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Officials at two California universities are seeking to train a generation of researchers focused on identifying and mitigating substance use risk.

California Department of Public Health launches campaign against e-cigarettes

February 25, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
As the first initiative of a larger campaign, the CDPH recently released a health advisory and state health officer’s report centered on the dangers of e-cigarettes.

Social media carries significant risks for youths in recovery

February 20, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Use of technology and social media can either bolster or sabotage recovery, especially for young people who freely navigate this brave new world.

RiverMend Health turns former lodge into comprehensive treatment center

February 18, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
The facility is Georgia's only addiction treatment center with collaborative ties to an academic medical center.

Comedian Mark Lundholm uses the power of humor

February 16, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
The scalpel sharp-tongued comedian has been clean and sober for 26 years now. Although he has helped countless recovering addicts in that time, he won't call himself motivational—but he won't try to change your mind about it either.

Recovery residences have found their home

February 16, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Hurdles remain, but sober living is asserting a secure place in the continuum of care.

Counselor education embracing broader base of learning

February 11, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
One institution of higher learning is adjusting to current thinking about paths to recovery by incorporating more harm reduction content into its curriculum.

NIH study underlines use of yoga and meditation

February 10, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
While the use of complementary techniques continues to rise, NIH says such services are a key area of research to potentially combat overuse of opioids for pain.

Public campaign seeks to erase misconceptions about Colorado marijuana law

February 9, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Colorado public health officials are taking an engaging approach to educating citizens about the do's and don'ts of the recreational marijuana initiative they adopted in 2012.

Addiction Campuses hits enabling behaviors head-on

February 5, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new infographic about the risks of enabling is meant to confront, but also to educate.

Pain is real

February 3, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
At the Addiction Professional Academy, expert Mel Pohl outlined five pearls for the treatment of pain in today's era of growing addictions.

Today's addiction treatment is an evolving practice

February 3, 2015     Julie Miller
At AP Academy, expert Benjamin Nordstrom discussed the role of medication assisted therapy and the need for individualized treatment

Brain injury may go undetected

February 3, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Identifying traumatic brain injury in addiction patients is complicated by a lack of agreed-upon assessment tools.

Sierra Tucson backs awareness event coinciding with Super Bowl week

January 31, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
An Arizona community event on the risks and rewards of playing football received the support of an addiction treatment facility that has an exclusive arrangement with a group assisting retired athletes.

Facilities can take steps to reduce risk of early departure

January 28, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
This week's Addiction Professional webinar on lowering rates of treatment departure "against clinical advice" highlighted the need to obtain a more comprehensive profile of patients at intake.

All-responder treatment programs: Just another gimmick?

January 27, 2015     Mark Lamplugh, Jr.
A former firefighter now working as an addiction treatment consultant argues that programs should not buy into first responders' claims of uniqueness.

Two longtime providers partner on intensive services in Massachusetts

January 26, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Amid an infusion of new capital in the addiction treatment market, two traditional names in Northeast treatment services have decided instead to partner to establish new services.

Coping mechanisms as behavioral addictions

January 26, 2015     Robert L. Smedley, LICDC-CS, LSW
A variety of behaviors not directly related to substances produce symptoms comparable to those seen in substance use disorders.

CODAC receives health home accreditation

January 22, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
A primarily methadone and buprenorphine treatment program for opioid addiction, CODAC now possesses an accreditation that helps acknowledge that its patients receive more than a daily dose of methadone, and are being offered comprehensive care.

Addicted teens need more than a locked cabinet

January 22, 2015     Johnny Patout, LCSW
Clinicians must explore the factors that drive youths to drug use in the first place.
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