Recovering rabbi gives back through spiritual advisement

April 1, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Paul Steinberg is a rabbi. He’s also a recovering alcoholic. As someone who once struggled to merge both aspects of himself, he has found solace in helping others at Beit T’Shuvah, a residential treatment center and Jewish spiritual community in Los Angeles.

Conference report: R.I. opioid programs demonstrate progress in health home initiative

March 30, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
On the first day of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) conference, Rhode Island treatment leaders discussed a health home initiative that other states could pursue to improve patient health and related outcomes.

Performance measure development for addiction docs requires balancing act

March 28, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The American Society of Addiction Medicine's (ASAM's) development of performance measures for addiction specialists requires looking both at what's meaningful and what's feasible.

Validation: a cunning, baffling and powerful addiction

March 26, 2015     Marc Pimsler, NCAC, CAC II, ACRPS, CYT
The arrogance that is seen in some patients with addictions is often used to cover up feelings of unworthiness.

Drug testing standards: an individual facility's decision

March 24, 2015     Gina Charneco
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) guidelines for determining drug test positives offer a great starting point, but addiction treatment programs may need to look at the standards more flexibly.

Recovery coaches offer a crucial link

March 23, 2015     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Whether peers or not, recovery coaches are emerging in the continuum of support for addictions.

Initiative seeks additional layer of support for recovering health professionals

March 23, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Bob Coates is establishing a number of resources to give additional credibility to recovering physicians, nurses and other health professionals.

Comprehensive care for at-risk children

March 19, 2015     John de Miranda, MEd, and Anna Marquez
An innovative program in California addresses drug and violence exposure in young children facing potentially adverse long-term outcomes.

An interventionist's view of treatment centers

March 17, 2015     Rickard Elmore
This intervention professional looks for a caring workplace and long-term support for patients, among the factors that govern his decisions about where to refer someone needing treatment.

PNP stimulates the brain’s self regulation

March 16, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Origins puts the brain's neuroplasticity to work for patients who have ingrained patterns

Center reports positive reception from insurers to outpatient opioid program

March 16, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Silver Hill Hospital this month launched an outpatient opioid addiction treatment program that emphasizes family engagement and extended post-treatment recovery support.

Adolescent treatment program creates short film as part of expression therapy curriculum

March 13, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Addiction Professional recently spoke with Integrity House director Roman Petrocelli, MA, LPC, about the filming and production processes, the involvement of the residents and the value of the experience for them.

Physician sees troubling patterns in young marijuana users

March 13, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A medical detox specialist with Cliffside Malibu describes how changing public perceptions about marijuana play out in treatment settings.

EXCLUSIVE: Concord’s model reinforces small treatment centers

March 11, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Concord Behavioral Health, a new startup, has created a joint-ownership model for facilities that might be overwhelmed by business operations.

BREAKING: Lawsuit alleging unfair marketing tactics is voluntarily dismissed

March 10, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
New Jersey-based Seabrook House will not be reintroducing its claim that another treatment organization and a marketing consultant used its name to divert potential patients to other centers.
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