Hazelden Betty Ford wants more patients in intensive opioid program with extended meds

May 18, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Newly released statistics show that a Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation initiative with tailored treatment for the opioid-dependent can improve engagement, if patients can take the first step to enroll.

Conference report: NAATP leaders seek to set example on ethics

May 18, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Leaders at the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) clearly would prefer to shine a light on proper ethical behavior in the industry over policing ethics offenders.

CeDAR, NCAD partner to highlight issues of gender, trauma

May 13, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Women’s services, men’s treatment, adolescent treatment and caring for the transgender population are all relatively new considerations to the addiction field. Addressing trauma is an overarching trend for every group.

50-year-old St. Louis organization makes steady inroads in youth prevention

May 12, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
As an opioid epidemic reaches across socioeconomic boundaries, NCADA-St. Louis finds opportunities to influence the community about the power of prevention.

Maine governor proposes dramatic patient shift from methadone to buprenorphine

May 6, 2015     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
The administration of Maine Gov. Paul LePage believes methadone treatment patients do not receive comprehensive care, but opioid treatment program (OTP) advocates say the opposite is true.

Postcard sentiments inspire client conversations

May 5, 2015     Thomas M. Greaney, LADC, CCDP, SAP
In sharing his passion for collecting postcards, a counselor found a non-threatening way to address topics with his clients.

'Many Faces One Voice' expands upon individual stories of recovery from film 'The Anonymous People'

May 4, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
The book features individual stories and outtakes from the documentary but also delves into the author's own journey of discovery as a result of working on the film which he says has far-reaching meaning.

Treatment chain ventures into web content in addictions

April 29, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Elements Behavioral Health has launched, a site that organizers foresee becoming a WebMD for consumers pursuing addiction and recovery topics.
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