Author and mom Dana Bowman grew up in a home with a recovering alcoholic father, but admits that her own struggle with alcoholism stemmed from the constant need she felt to be perfect. Four years later she says laughing and writing about it helps.
Florida's newly available Master's Level Addiction Professional credential reflects directions being pursued in an increasingly managed care-influenced service system.
A new report on nicotine addiction from CASAColumbia calls for broader federal regulatory controls that would apply to all nicotine-containing products, including electronic cigarettes.
Millennium Health has agreed to pay $256 million to settle a case over Medicare billing for excessive drug tests and alleged improper arrangements with physicians.
The Delray Beach, Fla., Drug Task Force will introduce the concept of "SUD Talks" next February, in an effort to identify strategies for community-based solutions.
Young People in Recovery, which did not see merger talks with Faces & Voices of recovery come to fruition, has announced a partnership with the Association of Recovery Schools.
Two legal developments that were favorable to advocates for pregnant women have not diminished overall concern about some states actions regarding women and substance use.
Anxiety is an addiction in which individuals become addicted to their own helpless, childlike state of worry, according to Dennis Ortman, PhD.
The goal of mindfulness is not to achieve a blank mind but to step out of the inner stream of thinking and be fully present in the moment.
A discussion this week in Ohio on the lasting effects of marijuana use quickly turned into a different conversation altogether. Advocates, local families, educators, and industry professionals were concerned about how recreational marijuana policy has rolled out in Colorado. Ohio voters will decide on a marijuana bill this year.
While the surprising element of the Major League pitcher’s sudden announcement has been most focused on, industry experts say leaders should be looking at how prevention, the treatment of high-profile patients, and sobriety maintenance can be collectively improved upon.
Industry leaders need to do a better job at making tailored treatment options and recovery support services available for mothers.
A division reorganization that took effect last week at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) could end up creating more synergies among complementary areas of addiction research.
A new online course to help parents improve their relationship with a substance-using child is based on the research-tested Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) model.
Adopting a true chronic-care model in addiction treatment requires major changes in the field's words and deeds.
Now open in South Florida, HeadWaters at Origins is home to a new executive program that is designed to treat high net worth individuals and licensed professionals.
A breakout session at the Moments of Change conference offered guidance for opening up conversations with patients about the other compulsive behaviors that often accompany substance addiction.
Marsha Linehan, PhD, opened this week's Moments of Change conference with engaging and often surprising comments about the evolution of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
The message from a panel of national leaders gathered to formally unveil a new national practice guideline for opioid treatment medications was clear: The evidence is there, so the prescribing must follow.
A college president this week issued a call to his fellow administrators to exert more leadership on harmful and underage drinking on campuses.