In the final installment of a series, Alison Knopf looks at how addiction treatment facilities can organize and supervise treatment to reduce the risk of inappropriate sexual behavior toward patients.
A Menninger Clinic professional treating eating disorders discusses therapies that speak to increasingly prevalent body image distortion issues.
The National Association of Recovery Residences' (NARR's) first best-practice conference for the recovery home industry couldn't have come at a more opportune time.
An accompanying issue known as "orthorexia" can prove damaging for some eating disorder patients, as well as for people around them.
Inappropriate sexual behavior by counselors in addiction treatment facilities is underreported, and can exact heavy costs on providers.
While targeting the effort to lift limits on buprenorphine prescribing, public health officials from major metropolitan areas this week affirmed methadone's critical role in the continuum of service.
Expanded access to buprenorphine for treatment and naloxone for overdose reversal topped the request list of public health leaders from three major cities at a Capitol Hill briefing this week.
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health outlines 5 reasons why those who need treatment aren't getting it
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health finds a 24% decline in drug use among youth in the past decade
A raid on a South Florida recovery residence operation, involving state and federal authorities, is again shining a light on questionable practices involving insurance and patient brokering.
Individuals on the autism spectrum face many of the same pressures to use alcohol and drugs, and efforts to assist them encounter numerous barriers.
The latest Drug Testing Index from Quest Diagnostics finds increases in positive drug test rates in U.S. workplaces, fueled in part by patterns of rising marijuana use.
What seemed like a risky business decision proved life-affirming for R.J. Holguin of My 12 Step Store.
This month's kickoff luncheon for Recovery Month honored both the pioneering influences of the addiction field and the next generation.
In the second installment of a two-part article, consultant Bil Current says precautions to combat drug test cheating need to be accompanied by harsh consequences for violators.
A report from the San Diego Association of Governments suggests the need to analyze whether the injectable medication Vivitrol can improve criminal justice outcomes.
Addiction treatment and recovery centers are the new target of a prepaid credit card program originally established to help families monitor an addicted loved one's spending.
The field of chemical dependency treatment and prevention is poised for major changes in workforce development this year. It is not easy to parse how these changes will affect our clients and our future work.
Research evidence and available treatments demonstrate why addiction treatment facilities can and should become tobacco-free, a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) panel agreed.