Two physicians will discuss optimizing the potential of medications in treating patients with eating disorders in a talk at the upcoming International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals symposium.
"We have learned that identified patients, family members, and program staff alike naturally understand and overall support a program focused on total recovery," says the director of clinical program services at a North Carolina treatment organization.
The executive director of Hope Homes explains that in order to treat patients effectively, treatment professionals must learn to form relationships and work together, rather than be stuck in a competitive mindset.
Relapse rates among pathological gamblers are very high. Every treatment program concerned about effectively treating relapse-prone patients needs to develop a policy for dealing with relapse. An enlightened relapse policy recognizes the goal of dealing with relapse therapeutically rather than punitively, whenever possible.
Interventionists seeking the new Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) credential have until April 1 to avoid the requirement to take an examination in order to be certified.
Hope Homes has opened a new recovery residence that is specifically for college students who are in active recovery from addictive, emotional or eating disorders.
According to The Prevalence and Costs of Physician-Dispensed Drugs, physician dispensing of opioids in Florida has been more common than in most states. During a recent webinar, head of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Center of Excellence at Brandeis University shared data that his organization collected from the PDMPs across the country, and specifically in Florida.
Gary Mendell says the model efforts for the newly formed Shatterproof are not other addiction initiatives, but organizations such as the American Cancer Society.
Last week, Vermont Gov. Shumlin said that every governor has many crises to overcome during the tenure, and that his current crisis is “the rising tide of drug addiction and drug-related crime spreading across Vermont.”
The CEO of Phoenix House Foundation cites several factors in stating that this is an ideal time for greater implementation of school-based screening and brief intervention.
After being punished and jailed multiple times, a former crack cocaine addict found her unique passion as a result of court-ordered treatment.
A pair of art therapists at Rosecrance's adult and adolescent programs have turned used shoes into a meaningful exercise for their patients.
A psychodramatist and trainer sees this form of experiential treatment as valuable for addiction patients who may struggle in conventional lecture environments, although clinicians may have to overcome initial patient resistance.
CEO of Fairbanks explains why the organization felt the need to add a new extended care program for women and how the property came to be the new home of the program.
Addiction treatment programs and their clinicians must not miss opportunities to enhance their patients’ chances for success by engaging patients’ family members in an open and honest way, a three-person panel told attendees of a Dec. 10 Addiction Professional panel series event in Warwick, R.I.
The medical director of Destin Recovery and South Walton Medical Center, who will launch a blog for Addiction Professional on physician issues, calls for the medical community to step up its presence in addiction treatment.
Researchers with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) discuss results of an animal study that could signal the eventual emergence of a drug to treat marijuana dependence.
In the behavioral healthcare field, changes are constant and controversies are common. As 2013 comes to a close, we're recognizing the 10 articles that our readers found the most important/interesting.
Treatment Professionals in Alumni Services (TPAS) is making a significant move to further the growth of the recovery support-focused organization.
Alumni from treatment centers throughout the country are invited to participate in a recovery weekend event that includes skiing, snowboarding and fellowship.