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Hepatitis C patients struggling with alcohol: There’s an app for them

May 26, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Primrose Step Away gives hepatitis C patients access to tools, feedback and personal coaching on iOS devices to overcome alcohol addiction.

Twitter proves to be fertile ground for research into marijuana trends

May 26, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Wright State University researchers learned a great deal about use and perceptions of marijuana edibles by analyzing thousands of Tweets.

12-Step community for abnormal sleep will launch in Los Angeles

May 25, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The establishment of Sleepers Anonymous calls attention to the frequent connection between problematic sleep and a number of substance and process addictions.

Advocates push on despite Missouri's lackluster response to opioid crisis

May 23, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery is finding a warmer reception for its agenda in the St. Louis area than it is among state legislators.

Grant will expand local training of health professionals in MAT

May 20, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
A $3 million federal grant will fund the expansion of the opioid treatment-focused Providers' Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment initiative.

New coalition highlights busy day on opioid-fighting front

May 20, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The newly formed Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose vows to build on legislative momentum for initiatives that include expanded access to medication-assisted treatment.

Conference panel: The need for ethics monitoring remains as great as ever

May 18, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) conference session on ethics suggested that the association's effort to shine a light on questionable management practices could be a busy one.

Conference: In an age of documentation, spirituality's effects can be quantified

May 16, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Panelists at the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) annual conference offer a strong endorsement of spiritually based programming, but with a call for more standardization of practices in the field.

Florida Dept. of Corrections, offender re-entry center reach agreement

May 12, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
The Bridges of America re-entry program in Broward County will refer clients to another Bridges facility, allowing the DOC to move ahead with plans to repurpose the center’s space.

Sober home operator changes course, settles suit against Calif. city

May 12, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Solid Landings Behavioral Health has decided to end a legal battle over a city ordinance regulating recovery residences in Costa Mesa, Calif., saying it wants to develop larger service sites that would incorporate treatment and housing.

Offender re-entry center in Florida facing closure

May 11, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Despite harsh criticism for its plan, the Florida Department of Corrections intends to convert a community transition facility into office space, pledging to find treatment options for affected inmates elsewhere.

NALGAP leaders say Tenn. counselor law will seriously harm LGBT patients

May 6, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Leaders of the national association representing LGBT addiction professionals say the new Tennessee law giving counselors leeway to withhold treatment is unnecessary and stigmatizing.

BREAKING: FDA announcement means strict regulation of most e-cigarettes

May 5, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Under a final rule announced May 5 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), most makers of increasingly popular electronic cigarettes will have to submit new product applications and disclose much information about product ingredients.

Cigna and ASAM data dive will distill best treatment practices

May 5, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Rather than yet another study, the Cigna and ASAM research collaboration aims to leverage a trove of detailed claims data to identify the treatment variables that lead to optimal outcomes with lower costs.

Some Seabrook House patients now leaving with doses of naloxone

May 3, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
An in-house pharmacy and a savings offer from a manufacturer are allowing Seabrook House to give doses of the opioid overdose reversal drug to discharged patients.

Treatment organization drives launch of day to celebrate recovery from eating disorders

April 29, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Organizers of the first Eating Recovery Day (May 3) are encouraging the sharing of inspirational stories of recovery.

Controversies over marijuana, naloxone explode in Maine

April 27, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The state of Maine has generated national buzz over a proposal to allow medical marijuana use for opioid addiction, as well as a gubernatorial veto of legislation intended to expand access to naloxone.

Researchers progress with groundbreaking anorexia study

April 22, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) is believed to be the largest and most rigorous genetic investigation of eating disorders in history.

Report: Medications can be comfortably integrated into drug court programs

April 20, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A report from the Legal Action Center uses the example of New York state drug courts to conclude that medication-assisted treatment can be successfully implemented in such settings.

New group funds patient copays for treatment

April 19, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
The Insured Consumer Access Network (ICAN) will model its efforts for addiction treatment patients after the payment assistance offered to some consumers by pharmaceutical companies.