This week's Addiction Professional webinar on lowering rates of treatment departure "against clinical advice" highlighted the need to obtain a more comprehensive profile of patients at intake.
A former firefighter now working as an addiction treatment consultant argues that programs should not buy into first responders' claims of uniqueness.
Amid an infusion of new capital in the addiction treatment market, two traditional names in Northeast treatment services have decided instead to partner to establish new services.
A variety of behaviors not directly related to substances produce symptoms comparable to those seen in substance use disorders.
A primarily methadone and buprenorphine treatment program for opioid addiction, CODAC now possesses an accreditation that helps acknowledge that its patients receive more than a daily dose of methadone, and are being offered comprehensive care.
Clinicians must explore the factors that drive youths to drug use in the first place.
Bringing on a diverse executive team and executing a vision for science-based service certainly does not exempt an organization such as Recovery Centers of America from facing the inherent challenges of operating in the treatment industry.
Programs that serve college students and recovering professionals rarely are aware of each other, but should collaborate for the good of their clients.
Arguably the most prevalent theme in a new report on the use of opioids in treating chronic pain is the surprising lack of evidence of efficacy of these and other pain treatments.
Matthew A. Torrington, MD's presentation at next month's Addiction Professional Academy on opioid addiction and pain management will emphasize individualized approaches to medication-assisted treatment, and will highlight the role of the counselor.
Say what you will about 12-Step support, but just don't say AA and its components have not been thoroughly researched, says clinician and author Joseph Nowinski, PhD.
The teacher of the popular course in Positive Psychology at Harvard agrees that patients should feel free to accept all of their emotions, positive or negative.
Research that previously reported encouraging arrest outcomes for women receiving gender-sensitive substance use treatment has now found similarly positive results for employment.
Cliffside Malibu offers high-end residential treatment at home, but overseas it reaches out to professionals about affordable solutions in resource-poor environments.
Management ethics and marijuana policy ranked among the most prominent topics for readers of Addiction Professional's online content in 2014.
Some leaders question whether the traditional graduation ceremony at the end of a treatment stay conveys the right message about the nature of addiction.
The study was conducted due to the lack of evidence-based guidelines for primary care physicians to decide between the two methods of treating patients. In specialty addiction treatment settings, using buprenorphine remains controversial.
Medical leaders from two addiction treatment facilities explain how their operations have become more specialized in their approach to opioid addiction and pain recovery.
With the latest Monitoring the Future data showing young people's use of some substances at historic lows, anti-drug leaders' attention is turning to concerns over some youths' emerging attraction to electronic cigarettes.
The technique can provide an alternative to the drugs commonly used to treat attention-deficit disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, which have the potential to spark addiction or relapse.