With possible revisions to buprenorphine prescribing limits looming, respondents to an American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) survey report increasing difficulty in meeting demand for the opioid addiction treatment.
The addiction treatment field needs a better understanding of the causes of its patients' increased vulnerability to tobacco's harmful effects.
Experts say it's important to compartmentalize and understand the individual issues that the client is presenting with, to involve the family, and to encourage healthy, fun alternatives to drug use.
In its year-end message to members and colleagues, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) says facility members that are found to engage in unethical practices could face termination from the organization.
Recovery coaches, interventionists and sober homes were among the prominent topics that garnered the most interest among readers of the Addiction Professional website in 2015.
The medical director of a New Jersey treatment facility says a more concise approach to journaling proves more productive than the traditional journaling concept.
New research suggests that the strengths-based approach inherent in Motivational Interviewing (MI) can help older-adult pain patients at risk of opioid misuse or abuse.
With more promising hepatitis C treatments now available, state health officials in Pennsylvania are intensifying the push for more widespread testing, including at addiction treatment centers.
Peter Hamilton says Freedom From Addiction will focus on diverse efforts to build community and facilitate earlier intervention for individuals in need.
These techniques and interventions can help meet some of the challenges associated with achieving productive and meaningful group treatment sessions.
Addiction Professional conducted its inaugural Quality of Life Survey to gain a better understanding of clinicians’ everyday work and experiences as well as their attitudes toward the profession. The online survey, conducted in October, generated 550 responses.
A visual framework can guide clinical care for the vast number of individuals affected by co-occurring disorders and trauma.
Two South Florida organizations partnering under the Pregnant Addiction Solutions initiative are building a supportive treatment environment for a highly stigmatized population.
Could commonalities between successful golf and sustainable recovery make golf a productive component of a treatment and recovery program?
Outreach and treatment capacity issues are at the heart of the debate over a controversial proposal in Massachusetts to commit to a hospital persons with substance use disorders who pose a danger to self or others.
As the debate on the effects of electronic cigarettes rages on, a less-publicized discussion of whether smokeless tobacco offers a safer alternative to conventional smoking merits watching.
Conflicting emotions surrounding patient deaths often manifest in uncertainty about whether a counselor should attend services for a patient.
Do addiction treatment programs do enough to acknowledge their clinicians' feelings of loss when a patient dies? Alison Knopf looks at a complex topic that affects every treatment professional.
A group of experts that convened last year to address the prescription opioid crisis has formally issued recommendations that include mandated use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) by providers.
The leaders of an integrated care initiative for buprenorphine patients in an underserved area of Washington, D.C., are a urologist and a former medical director in a methadone treatment setting.