EXCLUSIVE: $200 million investment will launch major science-based treatment chain

October 9, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A prominent real estate developer will establish around a dozen new addiction treatment centers in the Northeast to launch Recovery Centers of America, and he has brought on Deni Carise, PhD, to coordinate clinical services.

Ariz. center relocation shuns the institutional

October 8, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The River Source Mesquite Grove's new residential setting rests a dozen miles from its former site, but worlds apart in other ways.

Organizer sees health and awareness goals in substance-free challenge

October 6, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Today begins's #14Days On the Wagon Challenge, asking citizens to refrain from any alcohol or non-medical drug use for two weeks.

The HIPAA-compliant cloud

October 6, 2014     Asaf Cidon
Addiction professionals can take advantage of cloud-based file-sharing services without running afoul of HIPAA requirements.

BREAKING: American Addiction Centers’ IPO echoes market trends

October 2, 2014     Julie Miller
Observers are calling American Addiction Centers a worthwhile buy.

Foundations conference session exposes divisions on medication treatment

October 2, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Roland Reeves, MD, delivered on a promise that he would lodge some strong opinions at a Moments of Change conference breakout session on medication-assisted treatment.

Mine the complexities of treating food addiction

October 1, 2014     James Greenblatt, MD
Attention to comorbid conditions proves critical in addressing disordered eating.

SPECIAL SERIES: Treatment centers have capacity to lessen chance of sexual misconduct

September 28, 2014     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
In the final installment of a series, Alison Knopf looks at how addiction treatment facilities can organize and supervise treatment to reduce the risk of inappropriate sexual behavior toward patients.

Body image captures wide reach in eating disorders

September 26, 2014     Natalie P. Goodwin, PhD
A Menninger Clinic professional treating eating disorders discusses therapies that speak to increasingly prevalent body image distortion issues.

Rush to quality: Fla. probe of sober homes fuels interest in best-practices summit

September 26, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The National Association of Recovery Residences' (NARR's) first best-practice conference for the recovery home industry couldn't have come at a more opportune time.

Obsession with healthy eating complicates work with some eating disorder clients

September 25, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
An accompanying issue known as "orthorexia" can prove damaging for some eating disorder patients, as well as for people around them.

SPECIAL SERIES: Bring sexual misconduct out of the shadows

September 24, 2014     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Inappropriate sexual behavior by counselors in addiction treatment facilities is underreported, and can exact heavy costs on providers.

Methadone not forgotten as health officials push for buprenorphine expansion

September 19, 2014     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
While targeting the effort to lift limits on buprenorphine prescribing, public health officials from major metropolitan areas this week affirmed methadone's critical role in the continuum of service.

'Big cities' visit DC seeking tools to fight opioid addiction

September 18, 2014     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Expanded access to buprenorphine for treatment and naloxone for overdose reversal topped the request list of public health leaders from three major cities at a Capitol Hill briefing this week.

FACT FILE: Top 5 barriers to SUD treatment

September 18, 2014     Julie Miller
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health outlines 5 reasons why those who need treatment aren't getting it

Teen drug use on declining trend

September 17, 2014     Julie Miller
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health finds a 24% decline in drug use among youth in the past decade

Government raid on Fla. sober home may prove to be tip of iceberg

September 16, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A raid on a South Florida recovery residence operation, involving state and federal authorities, is again shining a light on questionable practices involving insurance and patient brokering.

Autism and the lure of substances

September 15, 2014     Kyle Simon
Individuals on the autism spectrum face many of the same pressures to use alcohol and drugs, and efforts to assist them encounter numerous barriers.

NCAD 2014

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After years of decline, workplace drug test positives are increasing

September 15, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The latest Drug Testing Index from Quest Diagnostics finds increases in positive drug test rates in U.S. workplaces, fueled in part by patterns of rising marijuana use.
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