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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.

Survey of young adults finds differences from social norms theory

April 18, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A newly published study based on an online survey of young adults finds that perhaps these young people are not as inaccurate about their projections of peers' alcohol use as has been believed.

Use multiple strategies to help young adults launch

April 15, 2016     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
A spectrum of problems, from trauma to lack of life skills, requires attention in this population.

Innovator in young-adult recovery support will launch women's program

April 13, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Connecticut-based Turning Point, now to be known as Turnbridge, in June will open a women's aftercare program modeled after its efforts with young-adult males.

Why counselor licensure in California might pass this time

April 13, 2016     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
A more united, and smaller, community of credentialing organizations could pave the way for alcohol and drug counselor licensure legislation that supporters believe would elevate the profession.

Tucson facility focuses on treating trauma

April 12, 2016     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
An upscale residential treatment center that focuses on addressing trauma as the root cause of addiction has opened in Tucson, Ariz. Sabino Recovery sits in the Sonoran Desert on 100 acres that border national forests.

The least you need to know about NAATP's ethics complaint process

April 12, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) has released its procedures for reviewing ethics complaints lodged against member treatment providers.

BREAKING: Father Martin's Ashley changes name in significant rebranding effort

April 11, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Leaders of the renowned treatment facility in Maryland believe a new name, Ashley Addiction Treatment, will end marketplace confusion and preserve the rich legacy of the center's co-founders.

A call for standards in the treatment of impaired professionals

April 8, 2016     Bob Coates, MDiv, LMFT, Laura Pulido, MSN, ARNP-BC, and Dino Eliadis, MBA
A newly formed group believes the public would be better served with more consistent protocols in professionals' treatment.

Do we really believe that treatment works?

April 7, 2016     Michael Weiner, PhD, CAP
In using unrealistic measures of patient success, the addiction treatment field sabotages its aims vis-a-vis other chronic illnesses.

Treatment facility commits to a second office of recovery research

April 6, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Life of Purpose Treatment wants to play a direct role in expanding the research agenda on what makes for a successful recovery.

Kratom use poses significant dangers

April 5, 2016     Frank L. Greenagel, Jr., MSW, LCSW, LCADC
Use of a drug resembling opiates could increase, absent federal government action on a full-scale ban.

University students gain chance to work with veterans

April 4, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The University of Maryland's partnership with a medical center is bringing added focus to the plight of wounded warriors.

Rx Summit: Leaders advocate for solutions

March 30, 2016     Alison Knopf
Leaders from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute on Drug Abuse presented up-to-date information on opioid misuse in the context of today’s healthcare system.

Rx Summit: Fentanyl overdoses outpace heroin

March 30, 2016     Alison Knopf
Because fentanyl is so strong—it can kill in minutes—multiple doses of naloxone might be needed in order to reverse an overdose. In many cases, users don't even know it's fentanyl.

Obama underlines a collective approach to addiction

March 30, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
This week at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta, President Obama participated in a panel discussion, highlighting several initiatives that the administration is undertaking to address addiction.