Facilities targeting specialized needs of opioid-dependent and pain patients

December 19, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Medical leaders from two addiction treatment facilities explain how their operations have become more specialized in their approach to opioid addiction and pain recovery.

MTF survey: Most youth use patterns down, but e-cigs present new concern

December 16, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
With the latest Monitoring the Future data showing young people's use of some substances at historic lows, anti-drug leaders' attention is turning to concerns over some youths' emerging attraction to electronic cigarettes.

Automated EEG biofeedback proven effective in treatment for substance abuse

December 16, 2014     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
The technique can provide an alternative to the drugs commonly used to treat attention-deficit disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, which have the potential to spark addiction or relapse.

Discrimination fights in California continue to challenge sober homes

December 15, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Costa Mesa, Calif., is the latest site where government and recovery community leaders remain bitterly divided over attempts to regulate recovery home operations.

Study exploring gender differences in smoking could have bigger implications

December 12, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The true breakthrough in a newly published study of differential response to smoking might be an advance in technology that could open new research into all addictions.

Friendship in recovery: Center makes hiring decision reflecting philosophy

December 9, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Jaywalker Lodge's hiring of a "chief recovery officer" reinforces one of the messages it consistently delivers to its young patients.

Study will test unusual but creative format to empower outpatients

December 5, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Pennsylvania outpatient provider and the Treatment Research Institute (TRI) will use depictions of fictional characters to communicate to patients that they have choices in treatment.

ASAM Criteria evolves into electronic tool

December 2, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
The interactive tool helps counselors and intake staff assess the possibilities for placement of clients, based on industry-endorsed ASAM Criteria

Outpatient program will prioritize needs of first responders, licensed professionals

December 2, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
CNN Hero Scott Silverman's latest project will seek to break down the walls that impede progress for first responders and licensed professionals with addictions.

The national voice for recovery stands at a crossroads

December 1, 2014     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Faces & Voices of Recovery has experienced numerous transitions in 2014, with the organization still adjusting to the February departure of its highly visible former executive director.

Bridging the rural divide

November 28, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Treatment technology options are improving access to substance use services in remote communities.

Sierra Tucson residency opportunity exposes psychiatry students to integrated, holistic care

November 26, 2014     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
The facility offers a range of treatment modalities and University of Arizona psychiatry residents can gain exposure to psychopathology unavailable in other behavioral health spaces.

A chorus calls for marketing reforms

November 25, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Florida treatment center's marketing specialist supports an increasingly public discussion of questionable marketing practices in the industry, and says facilities can flourish without using "black-hat" strategies.

A clinician ventures into advocacy

November 24, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Negative comments about a celebrity's addiction convinced David Stoecker that he needed to assert a more direct role in shaping community awareness.

Legal marijuana will generate heavy costs

November 24, 2014     David Macmaster, CSAC, PTTS
States already underfund efforts to combat the downsides of alcohol and tobacco; what will happen when marijuana legalization becomes widespread?

Connecticut facility undergoes major expansions to become comprehensive treatment destination

November 20, 2014     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
The revamped 52,000-square-foot facility includes a new 24-hour, 20-bed medical detox center as well as newly opened outpatient services.
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