Articles

Striving for a ‘healthy digital diet’

March 28, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
When an individual leaves treatment for Internet addiction, the goal isn't abstinence, but rather, moderation.

New York AG strikes hard against parity violations

March 26, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

Attorney avoids the usual labels

March 26, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

Faces & Voices seeks more muscle

March 24, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

NAADAC joins effort to ready providers for healthcare reform

March 21, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
New collaborative between NAADAC and Via Positiva seeks to prepare addiction providers for the opportunities and challenges presented by healthcare reform.

Are the 'normal' an endangered species?

March 20, 2014     Nicholas A. Roes, PhD
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.

Serving up recovery lessons on the tennis court

March 19, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Glenn Hadley saw similarities between the game of tennis and the challenges of recovery, and from that observation Swing for Sobriety was born.

A specialized young adult program pays dividends

March 18, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Caron Treatment Centers is extending a tailored young adult program that has yielded significant results at its main campus in eastern Pennsylvania.

First group of peer recovery service entities receives accreditation

March 12, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Recovery community organizations have seen another important milestone in their effort to ensure the long-term integrity of recovery support services delivered by peers.

ASAM sees care standards as critical step in legitimizing profession

March 10, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

T02 – CenterPointe Hospital _ Designer Street Drugs: Spice, K2, & Bath Salts – Treatment Center Tour and Workshop

March 7, 2014     NCAD Facility Tour & Workshop
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.

Integration demands highest standard of care

March 5, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
McLellan implores field to adopt proven, physician-quality SUD treatment standards.

Never too early or too late to engage families in treatment

March 4, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

Surrounding recovery with nature

March 3, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
Black Bear Lodge, the newest Foundations Recovery Network treatment program, sits deep in the mountains of Georgia.

Serving up job opportunities for patients

February 26, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
A Florida-based treatment center has established a restaurant and catering business as a tool for enhancing client recovery.

Florida officials deliver strong warning against patient brokering

February 26, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

Preparing the interventionist: People over methods

February 25, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A frequent critic of common practice in intervention has redesigned her training workshops to emphasize experiential learning, with an equine-based component.

Marijuana policy: It's your fight (Part 4)

February 20, 2014     Ben Cort
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.

Marijuana policy: It's your fight (Part 3)

February 20, 2014     Steven Millette
It is CeDAR’s position that smoked marijuana is not medicine and that the use of cannabis for recreational use is harmful.

Marijuana policy: It's your fight (Part 2)

February 19, 2014     Kevin Sabet, PhD
"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.
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