Articles

Sobriety 101: Is academia the new road to recovery?

September 1, 2015     Anjali Talcherkar
Programs that combine addiction treatment and academics can help individuals uncover purpose in their lives.

E-cigarettes may lead to tobacco use among teens

August 28, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study indicates that young users of electronic cigarettes are more likely to initiate tobacco use within a year.

Consider learning opportunities with colleagues abroad

August 28, 2015     Aaron Brett
International outreach has become a central part of a Massachusetts addiction treatment agency's mission.

College campus in the works for addiction and mental health professionals

August 27, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
A treatment center and education-focused organization are in the process of establishing a college campus that will offer degrees and educational tracks for those in recovery and others to become professionals in the mental health and addiction field.

Program closings add urgency to Maine opioid crisis

August 26, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
An increasing lack of publicly funded treatment for opioid addiction in Maine has brought a diversity of leaders to the discussion table, but viable solutions are not easy to identify.

Experts concerned over OxyContin approval for kids

August 25, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Several addiction treatment leaders question whether enough safeguards are built into the federal approval of the drug OxyContin for use in children ages 11 to 17.

Peer-to-peer support around fitness sees substantial growth

August 20, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Phoenix Multisport recovery community is now active in three states, and is building a structure for faster replication of the concept.

Father Martin's Ashley partners with hospital on intensive outpatient program

August 20, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Traditionally residential-based treatment provider Father Martin's Ashley has partnered with the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) to provide detox services, medication-assisted therapy and intensive group therapy.

Young-adult program eases smartphone use into patients' schedule

August 18, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Preferred Family Healthcare in Missouri has found an effective middle ground between banning cellphone use and allowing unfettered access to technology.

Entrepreneur launches site for individuals seeking addiction treatment

August 17, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Jason Brian has seen how some marketing practices in addiction treatment have hurt both providers and the public, and he says 1-800 Addicts is designed with an eye to overcoming these challenges.

Project will identify key components of pharmacy-based distribution of naloxone

August 11, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Can the pharmacy's proven role in expanding communities' access to other life-saving interventions also apply to drug overdose prevention?

Who controls the message about behavioral health? Not us

August 7, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
It's time to launch a new marketing campaign that promotes the primacy of behavioral health and its value in the larger healthcare landscape.

Momentum grows in police/treatment collaborations to fight opioid addiction

August 7, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Gloucester, Mass., Police Department's dramatic shift in policy toward addressing drug addiction in the community is having wider effects on law enforcement agencies and treatment centers nationally.

Teach shame resiliency during recovery for better results

August 7, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
The most effective trauma resolution and recovery work will not last if shame is bypassed. Experts at NCAD said shame must be addressed and resiliency cultivated in order for a patient to make strides.

Addiction in seniors: 'It's at epidemic levels'

August 6, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
A "silver tsunami" of addicted seniors is coming, warned a speaker at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders.

Medication does not blunt recovery work, says physician leader

August 5, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A. Kenison Roy, MD, sees equal levels of engagement between patients receiving and not receiving medication-assisted treatment in his program.

The business case for building an integrated model of care

August 4, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
The business case for integration is in the cost savings as well as patient and provider satisfaction. But making such a change can be hard.

What college students want in recovery

August 3, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
Speaker Robert Ashford identified the best and least beneficial programs to college students in recovery at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders.

Research leader: Addiction field needs new model to make integrated care happen

August 3, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Treatment Research Institute (TRI) adviser David Gastfriend, MD, says the SBIRT model for reaching individuals in need of substance use treatment needs to be turned on its head.

Leverage population health to compete in today’s market

August 3, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Mental health and substance use treatment providers must learn to speak the language of other stakeholders and play a role in population health initiatives
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