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Physician sees wide patient acceptance of alcohol monitoring

July 25, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Remote alcohol monitoring technology such as the products developed by Soberlink can offer an important accountability mechanism for recovery support, says a physician leader in addiction treatment.

Diverse curriculum, recovery coaching among cornerstones of Fairbanks young-adult program

July 21, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Indianapolis-based Fairbanks' two-year-old Odyssey Program for young adult men has constituted a major part of the center's response to the opioid crisis.

Warriors Heart introduces specialized treatment for veterans, law enforcement

July 21, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
On 540 acres just outside San Antonio, Warriors Heart, a private inpatient facility, provides treatment exclusively to veterans, law enforcement, firefighters and first responders.

University research center will expand knowledge of nutrition's role in alcohol disorders

July 20, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The only federally funded Alcohol Research Center with a focus on nutrition could shed further light on supplement treatments to mitigate some of alcohol's most harmful effects.

A malpractice case holds lessons for opioid addiction treatment

July 15, 2016     Luis Giuffra, MD, PhD
The medical director of St. Louis-based Clayton Behavioral says more treatment providers need to embrace the evidence supporting medication treatments such as buprenorphine.

Outstanding Clinical Care Award: Vinland Center

July 13, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Vinland National Center's exemplary work with cognitively impaired patients is being honored with an Addiction Professional Outstanding Clinical Care Award.

Colo. advocates will press on despite failed effort at controls on legal marijuana

July 12, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Colorado voters will not be able to consider an initiative designed to place some controls on the legal marijuana industry, but supporters of such restrictions will continue to speak out.

Outstanding Clinical Care Award: UCSD Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Program

July 12, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A University of California, San Diego treatment program that specializes in serving those who have had previous unsuccessful treatment experiences is a recipient of a 2016 Outstanding Clinical Care Award.

Outstanding Clinical Care Award: Rosecrance Health Network Young Adult Program

July 11, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Rosecrance Health Network's separate program for emerging adult males is one of the recipients of Addiction Professional's inaugural Outstanding Clinical Care Awards.

Rutgers helpline expedites process for seeking treatment

July 11, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Operated by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, the Interim Managing Entity in New Jersey is a statewide, 24/7 substance abuse helpline that assists addicts in finding treatment.

AdCare's Rhode Island center sees inroads with acupuncture protocol

July 8, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
AdCare Rhode Island's pilot effort with acupuncture sessions is proving popular and beneficial for residential patients.

Feds announce more opioid-focused initiatives, including hike in buprenorphine cap to 275

July 6, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A final rule that will take effect in early August will increase the number of patients an individual physician can treat with buprenorphine from 100 to 275, federal officials announced on Tuesday.

Patients at Michigan center will experience serenity through nature

July 5, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Foundations Recovery Network facility Skywood Recovery offers numerous opportunities for peaceful reflection on its campus of around 300 acres.

CEO calls for more attention to cognitive deficits in assessment, treatment

July 5, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The CEO of Sovereign Health Group has gone on the offensive against a lack of standardized approaches in addiction and mental health treatment.

Women in leadership coalesce, vow to combat barriers to opioid treatment

June 30, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Female Opioid-addiction Research and Clinical Experts (FORCE) vows to move aggressively against laws and policies that stigmatize addicts and interfere with wider use of evidence-based treatment.

Report: States missing the mark on protecting public from opioid overdose

June 28, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The National Safety Council states in a new report that only four states meet five of six indicators of progress in combating the opioid overdose crisis, with no states meeting all six criteria.

'Techs' often the lifeblood of addiction treatment

June 27, 2016     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Clinicians in residential treatment centers rely heavily on the work of non-clinical professionals who rotate on site throughout the day and night.

Buprenorphine models must be re-examined

June 27, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
One-third of waivered physicians aren’t treating any patients with buprenorphine, so there is clearly ample opportunity to increase capacity, according to Bradley Stein, speaking at the Addiction Professional Summit in Pittsburgh.

Police effort to refer addicts to treatment will lean on community volunteers

June 24, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Volunteer "Angels" will be instrumental in the success of a partnership to refer opioid users in a New Jersey township to treatment, local organizers say.

Companies struggle to interpret marijuana test results

June 24, 2016     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
The inability of conventional drug testing to evaluate marijuana impairment creates uncertainty in the workplace testing environment.