An examination that will be used to certify physicians from a wide variety of specialties in addiction medicine should be ready for implementation next fall, organizations announced last week.
A well-regarded chain of buprenorphine treatment operations has agreed to pay a civil settlement in a case that in part speaks to concerns about the mix of services in medication-assisted treatment facilities.
Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut serves as the focus for a "Visionaries" series examination of what patients experience in addiction and mental health treatment.
Reactions are strong and mixed in the drug policy arena regarding President-Elect Trump's decision to nominate Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.
In establishing unified addiction services that earned a first-ever recognition this month, the Center for Addiction Science in Tennessee showed how patients can flourish when they receive care in a humane manner.
A new 2017 federal policy will allow physician assistants and nurse practitioners to prescribe buprenorphine. Previously, only physicians were authorized to prescribe the medication.
In taking a consumer-accessible approach in his groundbreaking report on alcohol and drugs, the U.S. Surgeon General has created a document that could become the go-to information guide for families seeking help.
The technical-sounding "node-link mapping" actually brings recovery concepts to life for young adults in treatment, as individuals in a specialized program at Pavillon in North Carolina have experienced.
A New York neurologist who operates an outpatient addiction treatment practice says clinicians need to emphasize to patients the common-sense steps toward adopting healthier routines.
Christopher Bathum, founder of 19 sober-living facilities in California and Colorado, faces multiple charges of sexually assaulting patients, as well as engaging in a $175 million insurance fraud scheme.
Not only does the promising new health-home model require extra work in care coordination, it also requires a change in the way clinicians are thinking about care delivery.
A weekly family support group at AdCare Hospital is open to the entire community, regardless of the loved one's use or recovery status.
The Florida Department of Corrections and Bridges of America are once again at odds, this time over the department's plan to shift services away from community-based transition centers and expand in-prison treatment.
Legalized marijuana for recreational use is now a bicoastal phenomenon, and more states already appear to be eyeing similar moves soon.
The results of Addiction Professional's second annual Quality of Life Survey show sustained commitment to the profession among clinicians.
The potential of newer drugs to treat the hepatitis C virus has helped drive Rhode Island organization CODAC Inc.'s move to establish an on-site HCV clinic.
How is state legalization of recreational marijuana playing out? The Drug Policy Alliance says "so far, so good," while Project SAM replies "not so fast."
Florida recovery residences test a tool for evaluating change in 'recovery capital.'
Leaders of programs that use music and other activities as catalysts to patient recovery would like to see the field get out of a defensive mode around relapse.
Operators of innovative recovery support services converged on Washington this week to educate congressional staffers on how their services differ from treatment and merit federal funding.