Articles

Prepaid card to monitor client spending habits gets makeover

August 28, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

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August 27, 2014     Joan E. Standora, PhD, LADC, CADC, CASAC
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.

Don't let fear torpedo the effort to go smoke-free

August 27, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

Take care of yourself so you can care for your patients

August 25, 2014     Julie Miller
Learn self-care techniques so you can give your clients your best

The evolution of behavioral healthcare facilities and emerging trends

August 25, 2014     Megan Combs
At the Behavioral Healthcare Leadership Summit (BHLS), architects Jim Hunt and Kevin Turner discussed the evolution of BH facility design.

11 best practices for branding and lead generation

August 25, 2014     Julie Miller
Optimize your online marketing to create a better return on investment

Battling Big Marijuana

August 25, 2014     Charlene Marietti
Providers in the two states that have legalized marijuana want to put the genie back in the bottle. Data may help.

Think telehealth to complement services

August 25, 2014     Charlene Marietti
The technology is mature, the time is right and the culture is ready for telehealth.

Counselors can assert meaningful role in medication-assisted treatment

August 25, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A session presenter at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) walked clinicians through challenges in working with clients receiving medication treatments.

Stop selling! Represent your program instead

August 24, 2014     Julie Miller
Consider ethical guidelines when marketing your program

When stuff is the drug: How to treat hoarders

August 24, 2014     Megan Combs
At the National Conference on Addiction Disorders, attendees learned the basics of how hoarding begins and how to treat clients looking for help.

Black's work with families honored with Father Martin Award

August 24, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Claudia Black, PhD, was reminded of her earliest contact with Father Joseph Martin this weekend when she accepted the Father Martin Award for Professional Excellence at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD).

How effective are patient confidentiality rules in today's system?

August 24, 2014     Julie Miller
The 42 CFR Part 2 regulation limits the use of patient data, but it also stands in the way of integrated care

Barthwell maintains call for tough-minded drug policy

August 24, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Addiction medicine specialist and former White House anti-drug policy official Andrea Barthwell sees little room for harm reduction or legalization approaches in the evolving healthcare system.

Consistent messages catch lawmakers' attention

August 23, 2014     Julie Miller
At the Behavioral Healthcare Summit, Andrew Kessler provided a snapshot of substance-abuse advocacy and today's opportunities

Internal conflict can serve to benefit treatment centers

August 23, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The chief executive at WestBridge told a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) session audience that high-functioning treatment centers do not shy away from staff conflict.

Strawberry offers NCAD audience heartfelt words on helping others

August 23, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
At an afternoon plenary address on the first day of the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD), former baseball star Darryl Strawberry inspired a large crowd with his personal story of addiction and redemption.

Accurate diagnosis critical to integrated treatment

August 23, 2014     Charlene Marietti
Diagnosis of co-occurring personality disorders and addiction usually takes more time but is essential to developing an effective treatment plan, speaker tells NCAD attendees.

Key to accountability: Post your ethics on your website

August 23, 2014     Megan Combs
At the National Conference on Addiction Disorders in St. Louis, panelists discussed organizational ethics and where we need to go to make change.

PODCAST: Christine Rodriguez Highlights the Value of Identifying the Family’s Needs

August 20, 2014    
Addiction professionals in the Dallas community and beyond came together on August 6th, to discuss family dynamics in addiction treatment.
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