When an individual leaves treatment for Internet addiction, the goal isn't abstinence, but rather, moderation.
The facts leading to a groundbreaking settlement between a New York health insurer and the state Attorney General's office would appear to signal the likelihood that more violations of parity law provisions could be targeted.
Lynn Garson battled binge eating disorder and depression and experienced three hospitalizations, with the most recent occurring in 2010. Since then she has enjoyed a successful return to the law profession and utterly unexpected acclaim as an author.
With its longtime executive director having departed the organization, Faces & Voices of Recovery is looking for the field to back the organization with more participation and more money.
New collaborative between NAADAC and Via Positiva seeks to prepare addiction providers for the opportunities and challenges presented by healthcare reform.
According to psychiatrist Allen Frances, MD, more and more ordinary behavior is being pathologized, and there are no signs this trend will be reversed anytime soon.
Glenn Hadley saw similarities between the game of tennis and the challenges of recovery, and from that observation Swing for Sobriety was born.
Caron Treatment Centers is extending a tailored young adult program that has yielded significant results at its main campus in eastern Pennsylvania.
Recovery community organizations have seen another important milestone in their effort to ensure the long-term integrity of recovery support services delivered by peers.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has released standards of care for addiction specialist physicians that emphasize close collaboration with patients and other healthcare providers.
David L. Ohlms, MD, DLFAPA, FASAM
The drug landscape is changing. Treatment professionals see it daily in their practices and the public sees disturbing stories regularly in the media. In addition to the dramatic increase in heroin abuse, use of synthetic or “designer” drugs are drastically increasing as well. These synthetic drugs mimic the effect of cocaine, marijuana, LSD, and methamphetamine, and users mistakenly believe these drugs are safer than harder drugs. Dr. David Ohlms, expert addictionologist and medical director of addiction treatment services at CenterPointe Hospital, has seen first-hand how the use of these substances impacts users. During his lecture, Dr. Ohlms will provide pertinent, up-to-date information about this disturbing trend.
McLellan implores field to adopt proven, physician-quality SUD treatment standards.
Presenters at a Feb. 18 Addiction Professional panel series event in Austin, Texas urged the clinicians and program leaders in attendance to start in on family engagement at the earliest opportunity, and never to assume that early resistance at the outset will linger throughout the recovery journey.
Black Bear Lodge, the newest Foundations Recovery Network treatment program, sits deep in the mountains of Georgia.
A Florida-based treatment center has established a restaurant and catering business as a tool for enhancing client recovery.
Based on public hearing comments that some addiction service providers in Florida have entered into patient brokering arrangements, the state Department of Children and Families (DCF) has formally reminded providers that it is illegal to pay or receive fees for patient referrals.
A frequent critic of common practice in intervention has redesigned her training workshops to emphasize experiential learning, with an equine-based component.
As the commercialization of marijuana exploded, it became harder to convince kids that weed was not helping them, let alone that it is very harmful from both a substance abuse and mental health/brain development standpoint.
It is CeDAR’s position that smoked marijuana is not medicine and that the use of cannabis for recreational use is harmful.
"We need a smart policy that reduces marijuana use but does not cripple marijuana users with life-devastating arrest records," says the co-founder of Project SAM.