Articles

Sex addiction treatment: overcoming stigma

November 19, 2014     Stephanie Billingsley, MS, PC, CDCA
Treatment of sex addiction issues remains plagued by insurance barriers to care and providers' lack of formal training.

How addiction treatment providers can take a stand on ethics

November 17, 2014     Bob Ferguson
A simple idea shared during a panel session at last summer's National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) inspired Jaywalker Lodge to articulate its ethical principles.

Graduated exposure valuable in addressing trauma

November 14, 2014     Nicholas A. Roes, PhD
Addiction Professional's Road to Recovery columnist discusses the science behind why graduated exposure therapy can be effective for patients affected by trauma.

New NAATP chief must earn trust

November 13, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Michael Walsh helped to change the face of NAATP in his two year role as president and CEO. Now he hopes the work he began will continue into the future under a new leader.

Young men struggling to achieve will be target of new support program in Texas

November 12, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Chapter House, a recovery residence that will open near Dallas next month, will be designed to offer more guidance for young recovering men who often struggle with the transition to community living.

Texas recovery center seeks to make extended support attainable

November 10, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Benchmark Recovery Center near Austin, Texas was showcased as a model program at last month's Best Practices Summit sponsored by the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR).

Rosecrance Florian provides individualized treatment for firefighters, paramedics

November 7, 2014     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Members of the program's clinical team, including the medical director and administrator of the facility, went through local fire training in order to identify better with their clients and provide more effective treatment.

American Addiction Centers will examine outcomes as growth plan continues

November 6, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The CEO of American Addiction Centers has outlined a vision for steady growth and a push for outcome evaluation that will demonstrate the value of extended lengths of stay.

Rising tide: Voters in Oregon, Alaska approve pot legalization

November 5, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
With voters in four states now having approved legalization of marijuana for adult recreational use, many are anticipating an even more intensive advocacy fight on this issue in 2016.

Caron works to encourage more comprehensive programming on campuses

November 5, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Caron Treatment Centers is leveraging its expertise in addressing young adult needs by reaching out to universities that often take a piecemeal approach to substance abuse issues.

Accusations of unfair play: Utah center attacks bait-and-switch marketing

November 3, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Deceptive online marketing of addiction treatment centers is about as old as the Internet, but one facility CEO says it's time for industry leaders to say enough is enough.
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