The closing keynote speaker at the Addiction Professional Summit on continuing care challenged treatment programs to embrace a much broader concept of patient outcome.
The opening keynote presentation at this week's Addiction Professional Summit outlined how recovery management has transitioned from an add-on to a core competency in one of the nation's highest-profile treatment organizations.
Extending its focus beyond alcohol and drug addiction, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) has issued a report summarizing the latest knowledge regarding eating behaviors that closely resemble addictions.
Through meetings with architects, Father Martin's Ashley turned admissions and treatment transition ideas into a reality.
Two professionals state that there is no ideal way to project the duration of buprenorphine treatment, explaining that individual patient variables should dictate whether to maintain or taper.
The finding is important because it means that as the teens get older, they will be less likely to smoke. The national snapshot also points to a serious misperception among adults with alcohol use disorders on the need for treatment.
The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) would like to build consensus on buprenorphine prescribing revisions that would encourage more prescribers but also protect patient interests.
Although courts continue to uphold employers' rights to penalize workers for positive drug tests for marijuana, some say that message doesn't always make it to businesses in states that have allowed some legal use.
Two leading addiction treatment facilities have brought structure to patients' crucial year after treatment.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been inundated with comments on an entirely voluntary guideline designed to minimize risk associated with prescribing of opioids for chronic pain.
An advanced form of neurofeedback is being put to the test in research involving former professional football players who experienced multiple concussions.
A review article being published on Thursday cites studies that authors say counteract the theory that actions to curb prescription drug misuse caused a rush to heroin.
Addiction treatment programs must work proactively to combat some patients' denial or ambivalence about a co-occurring eating disorder.
Sabino Recovery has taken the uncommon step of establishing an on-site sleep lab to uncover potential problems that may complicate patients' treatment success.
For Brent Fuqua, a diversion during early recovery somehow turned into a business enterprise and a way to give back to the community.
Leaders of Enterhealth say the medical service enhancements at its campus will improve the capacity to introduce new approaches as evidence of their effectiveness emerges.
With possible revisions to buprenorphine prescribing limits looming, respondents to an American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) survey report increasing difficulty in meeting demand for the opioid addiction treatment.
The addiction treatment field needs a better understanding of the causes of its patients' increased vulnerability to tobacco's harmful effects.
Experts say it's important to compartmentalize and understand the individual issues that the client is presenting with, to involve the family, and to encourage healthy, fun alternatives to drug use.
In its year-end message to members and colleagues, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) says facility members that are found to engage in unethical practices could face termination from the organization.