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Counselors can assert meaningful role in medication-assisted treatment

August 25, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A session presenter at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) walked clinicians through challenges in working with clients receiving medication treatments.

Stop selling! Represent your program instead

August 24, 2014     Julie Miller
Consider ethical guidelines when marketing your program

When stuff is the drug: How to treat hoarders

August 24, 2014     Megan Combs
At the National Conference on Addiction Disorders, attendees learned the basics of how hoarding begins and how to treat clients looking for help.

Black's work with families honored with Father Martin Award

August 24, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Claudia Black, PhD, was reminded of her earliest contact with Father Joseph Martin this weekend when she accepted the Father Martin Award for Professional Excellence at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD).

How effective are patient confidentiality rules in today's system?

August 24, 2014     Julie Miller
The 42 CFR Part 2 regulation limits the use of patient data, but it also stands in the way of integrated care

Barthwell maintains call for tough-minded drug policy

August 24, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Addiction medicine specialist and former White House anti-drug policy official Andrea Barthwell sees little room for harm reduction or legalization approaches in the evolving healthcare system.

Consistent messages catch lawmakers' attention

August 23, 2014     Julie Miller
At the Behavioral Healthcare Summit, Andrew Kessler provided a snapshot of substance-abuse advocacy and today's opportunities

Internal conflict can serve to benefit treatment centers

August 23, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The chief executive at WestBridge told a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) session audience that high-functioning treatment centers do not shy away from staff conflict.

Strawberry offers NCAD audience heartfelt words on helping others

August 23, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
At an afternoon plenary address on the first day of the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD), former baseball star Darryl Strawberry inspired a large crowd with his personal story of addiction and redemption.

Accurate diagnosis critical to integrated treatment

August 23, 2014     Charlene Marietti
Diagnosis of co-occurring personality disorders and addiction usually takes more time but is essential to developing an effective treatment plan, speaker tells NCAD attendees.

Key to accountability: Post your ethics on your website

August 23, 2014     Megan Combs
At the National Conference on Addiction Disorders in St. Louis, panelists discussed organizational ethics and where we need to go to make change.

PODCAST: Christine Rodriguez Highlights the Value of Identifying the Family’s Needs

August 20, 2014    
Addiction professionals in the Dallas community and beyond came together on August 6th, to discuss family dynamics in addiction treatment.

PODCAST: Dr. Jones Discusses the Importance of Setting Healthy Boundaries

August 20, 2014    
Addiction professionals in the Dallas community and beyond came together on August 6th, to discuss family dynamics in addiction treatment.

PODCAST: Beverly A. Ozanne Emphasizes that Communication is Necessary in Aiding Successful Recovery

August 20, 2014    
Addiction professionals in the Dallas community and beyond came together on August 6th, to discuss family dynamics in addiction treatment.

PODCAST: Heidi Voet Smith Discusses the Importance of Engaging Family Members in the Recovery Process

August 20, 2014    
Addiction professionals in the Dallas community and beyond came together on August 6th, to discuss family dynamics in addiction treatment.

NCAD presenters will navigate the complexities of building multidisciplinary teams

August 19, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Two officials in the state hosting the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) will discuss strategies for nurturing productive relationships among treatment professionals, peers and faith workers.

Intensified post-treatment support at Caron illustrates potential of monitoring

August 18, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Caron Treatment Centers' My First Year of Recovery initiative is demonstrating that a broad population can benefit from intensive post-treatment support that demands accountability.

BREAKING NEWS: Gastfriend to replace retiring McLellan at TRI; McLellan moves to board

August 14, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
David Gastfriend, MD, is moving to the Treatment Research Institute (TRI) at what he considers a watershed moment for addiction treatment systems.

Lesbian clients face multiple challenges

August 12, 2014     Lauren Costine, PhD
A California clinician and educator offers direction to assist clinicians in offering lesbian-affirmative psychotherapy.

Wash. state treatment executive: State's youths will pay dearly for pot legalization

August 7, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
As Washington state's legalization of marijuana for recreational use rolls out gradually, a panelist at the upcoming National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) says the conversation about the drug already has changed substantially in his state.
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