At the Pavillon treatment program in North Carolina, the iPad is proving to make patient materials more accessible and post-treatment support more effective.
Former basketball star, now recovering addict, Chris Herren warns that young people need to see the "first days" of addiction, not the last.
The 2013 Addiction Professional Outstanding Clinicians Awards honor outstanding clinicians who address professional challenges head-on to provide effective care for persons with addictive disorders.
Sometime this year, the number of regularly meeting SMART Recovery groups worldwide will reach 1,000, offering one of several signs that alternatives to AA and NA are finding their footing in the recovery community.
Some surprising differences in the genders' responses to treatment at CLARE Foundation led the Los Angeles County provider to establish a more tailored approach, say two leaders in the agency.
Saturday, September 21, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New Directions for Women was founded in 1977 in response to a shortage of affordable and accessible rehabilitation treatment services for women suffering from alcoholism and other chemical dependency problems. This tour will feature a walkthrough of their current residential treatment facility, followed by tours of their newest campus additions—two brand new sober living homes for women and women with children. Following the tours, participants will be treated to lunch and a one-hour educational session on nutrition and homeopathy led by Dr. Pam Middleton.
Heroes in Recovery, a grassroots movement celebrating the heroic efforts of those who seek addiction and mental health treatment, recently held a family-friendly 6K run/walk event.
In an attempt to lend momentum to recovery-focused research, Faces & Voices of Recovery last month released a survey documenting post-recovery improvements in many life domains.
The biggest challenge for professionals who are in recovery themselves is learning how much is appropriate to self-disclose. When professionals see a patient or client at a meeting, how much can they self-disclose? When is it destructive or unethical to self-disclose?
The implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are among the factors that have the leading addiction counselor membership and credentialing organizations discussing collaborative efforts again.
“The Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous remains the primary text for the spiritually based treatment of alcoholism/addiction. The director of spiritual care at the Betty Ford Center strives to prove that the principles are universal.
A consultant and former federal anti-drug official who will participate in a marijuana policy panel at this year's National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) believes the overall discussion of legalization has created numerous misconceptions.
Pursuing a degree program at a for-profit academic institution could end up compromising an individual's recovery, warns an addiction professional from Hawaii.
A "Gift of Recovery" tour to Vietnam earlier this year helped spread the word internationally that treatment works, and veterans in recovery have future opportunities to participate in such efforts.
The director of recovery services at a treatment center in Marietta, Ga., explains that although addiction treatment is already complex, those in the homeless population encounter more challenging roadblocks because "their entire life is in a plastic bag."
Saturday, September 21 | 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm
This presentation offers a comprehensive treatment model that integrates the theories of addiction, nutrition, recovery, mental health and emphasizes the central elements involved in adolescent prevention and treatment.
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
Discuss the history and evolution of the revelations surrounding the link between nutritional variables and the impact that specific nutrition has on specific disorders.
Integrate current evidenced based theoretical literature
Faculty member at Timberline Knolls’ Clinical Development Institute shares how the treatment community in Chicago is building a ROSC.
Clinical director of Burning Tree Recovery Ranch believes that family is the second most important part of the system of care.
A study has found that while random drug testing of middle school students does appear to have some positive effects in reducing substance use, it is not for the reasons most would have expected.
The separate worlds of the field's most researched and most utilized treatment approaches should be united under a new treatment model, said the presenter of this week's Addiction Professional webinar.