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.
Gosnold on Cape Cod is helping patients express emotion in the therapeutic setting through an innovative application of mobile technology.
A group of residential treatment patients at Integrity House in New Jersey are receiving an opportunity to further their education while still in the treatment program.
An addiction treatment center CEO says his organization looks for flexibility and proper boundaries, among the qualities it seeks in prospective clinicians.
A lengthy wait for federal guidance does not appear to have deterred Texas leaders in pursuing plans for drug testing of some applicants for unemployment benefits.
Steven Herndon, who will deliver a keynote address at this summer's National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD), tells a richly detailed story of redemption.
Massachusetts is in the process of implementing a law under which state-funded treatment providers will not be able to refer patients to non-certified sober homes.
Any physician certified by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties will soon be able to pursue a subspecialty designation in addiction medicine, which should elevate the discipline's standing with physicians and the public.
Seven member facilities of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) will collect outcome data on 1,000 patients post-discharge, in a study that the association hopes will establish industry benchmarks.
Patients can build the capacity to create and sustain a happy mood. Edward Hoffman suggests how addiction counselors can assist in this.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week formally released its voluntary guideline concerning most prescribing of opioids for chronic pain. Some physician groups remain concerned about the document's potential effects.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker this week signed into law comprehensive legislation to combat the opioid crisis, with compromise provisions on outreach to overdose survivors and limits on initial prescribing.
A research and clinical expert in problem gambling says patients with multiple co-occurring problems recover at the same rate as other persons with gambling disorders.
The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) now moves to the U.S. House, where it may face tougher sledding toward passage.
Lakeview Health in Jacksonville, Fla., will offer services in a fully gender-separate structure once its new Women's Center opens in early June.
A focus on patient strengths in recovery coaching reflects a transition toward recovery-oriented systems of care.
The changing policy landscape around marijuana has inspired institutes under the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to organize an unprecedented neuroscience research summit on cannabinoids.
An intensive workshop to be conducted at The Meadows in Arizona will attract individuals beset by problems ranging from workaholism to money avoidance.
The therapeutic passes granted to patients in Hazelden Springbrook's day treatment program are highly structured components of treatment planning.
The proposed federal legislation would authorize new state and local grants, and aims to improve prescription drug monitoring programs and the use of naloxone.