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'Bottled' author uses humor to tell her recovery story

October 26, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Author and mom Dana Bowman grew up in a home with a recovering alcoholic father, but admits that her own struggle with alcoholism stemmed from the constant need she felt to be perfect. Four years later she says laughing and writing about it helps.

Florida introduces master's-level professional credential

October 23, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Florida's newly available Master's Level Addiction Professional credential reflects directions being pursued in an increasingly managed care-influenced service system.

CASAColumbia adds its voice to skeptics on e-cigarettes' effects

October 22, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new report on nicotine addiction from CASAColumbia calls for broader federal regulatory controls that would apply to all nicotine-containing products, including electronic cigarettes.

Testing labs still under fire: Millennium agrees to settlement with government

October 20, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Millennium Health has agreed to pay $256 million to settle a case over Medicare billing for excessive drug tests and alleged improper arrangements with physicians.

Delray Beach leaders seek to bring TED Talks concept to substance use problem-solving

October 20, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Delray Beach, Fla., Drug Task Force will introduce the concept of "SUD Talks" next February, in an effort to identify strategies for community-based solutions.

BREAKING: Young People in Recovery's growth continues with key affiliation announcement

October 16, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Young People in Recovery, which did not see merger talks with Faces & Voices of recovery come to fruition, has announced a partnership with the Association of Recovery Schools.

Fight continues against punitive measures targeting pregnant women

October 12, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Two legal developments that were favorable to advocates for pregnant women have not diminished overall concern about some states actions regarding women and substance use.

Treat anxiety with the 12 Steps

October 10, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Anxiety is an addiction in which individuals become addicted to their own helpless, childlike state of worry, according to Dennis Ortman, PhD.

How mindfulness guides patients

October 9, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
The goal of mindfulness is not to achieve a blank mind but to step out of the inner stream of thinking and be fully present in the moment.

Speaker: Marijuana legislation needs regulatory teeth

October 8, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
A discussion this week in Ohio on the lasting effects of marijuana use quickly turned into a different conversation altogether. Advocates, local families, educators, and industry professionals were concerned about how recreational marijuana policy has rolled out in Colorado. Ohio voters will decide on a marijuana bill this year.

What CC Sabathia entering rehab tells us about how we can do better

October 8, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
While the surprising element of the Major League pitcher’s sudden announcement has been most focused on, industry experts say leaders should be looking at how prevention, the treatment of high-profile patients, and sobriety maintenance can be collectively improved upon.

Moms need more tailored treatment options, recovery support services

October 7, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Industry leaders need to do a better job at making tailored treatment options and recovery support services available for mothers.

NIDA responds to budget challenges with division reorganization

October 5, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A division reorganization that took effect last week at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) could end up creating more synergies among complementary areas of addiction research.

Youth-serving professionals can steer parents to tool for improving communication

October 2, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new online course to help parents improve their relationship with a substance-using child is based on the research-tested Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) model.

Where's the chronic-care approach to this chronic disease?

October 1, 2015     Michael Weiner, PhD, CAP
Adopting a true chronic-care model in addiction treatment requires major changes in the field's words and deeds.

Origins opens HeadWaters executive program

October 1, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Now open in South Florida, HeadWaters at Origins is home to a new executive program that is designed to treat high net worth individuals and licensed professionals.

Speaker: Multiple addictions too often going unrecognized

September 30, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A breakout session at the Moments of Change conference offered guidance for opening up conversations with patients about the other compulsive behaviors that often accompany substance addiction.

DBT founder sees much success with a treatment built through failure

September 28, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Marsha Linehan, PhD, opened this week's Moments of Change conference with engaging and often surprising comments about the evolution of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

New guideline offers roadmap for use of all major opioid addiction medications

September 24, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The message from a panel of national leaders gathered to formally unveil a new national practice guideline for opioid treatment medications was clear: The evidence is there, so the prescribing must follow.

Evaluation tool will help colleges devise approaches to address harmful drinking

September 23, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A college president this week issued a call to his fellow administrators to exert more leadership on harmful and underage drinking on campuses.