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PODCAST: Beverly A. Ozanne Emphasizes that Communication is Necessary in Aiding Successful Recovery

August 20, 2014    
Addiction professionals in the Dallas community and beyond came together on August 6th, to discuss family dynamics in addiction treatment.

PODCAST: Heidi Voet Smith Discusses the Importance of Engaging Family Members in the Recovery Process

August 20, 2014    
Addiction professionals in the Dallas community and beyond came together on August 6th, to discuss family dynamics in addiction treatment.

NCAD presenters will navigate the complexities of building multidisciplinary teams

August 19, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Two officials in the state hosting the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) will discuss strategies for nurturing productive relationships among treatment professionals, peers and faith workers.

Intensified post-treatment support at Caron illustrates potential of monitoring

August 18, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Caron Treatment Centers' My First Year of Recovery initiative is demonstrating that a broad population can benefit from intensive post-treatment support that demands accountability.

BREAKING NEWS: Gastfriend to replace retiring McLellan at TRI; McLellan moves to board

August 14, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
David Gastfriend, MD, is moving to the Treatment Research Institute (TRI) at what he considers a watershed moment for addiction treatment systems.

Lesbian clients face multiple challenges

August 12, 2014     Lauren Costine, PhD
A California clinician and educator offers direction to assist clinicians in offering lesbian-affirmative psychotherapy.

Wash. state treatment executive: State's youths will pay dearly for pot legalization

August 7, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
As Washington state's legalization of marijuana for recreational use rolls out gradually, a panelist at the upcoming National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) says the conversation about the drug already has changed substantially in his state.

Acting CEO of Faces & Voices retires from New England ATTC

August 5, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Stephen Gumbley is closing a diverse and dynamic 46-year career in human services, leaving his post as director of the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC).

In the experience of AA, a member's age matters

July 31, 2014     Edward J. Cumella, PhD, and Christopher B. Scott, MS
A survey found some significant differences between younger and older adults' experiences and perceptions of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) groups, offering an argument for more tailoring of 12-Step support to individual needs.

EXCLUSIVE: Promising abstinence outcomes in first year of CRC continuing-care initiative

July 29, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
CRC Health Group is seeking to demonstrate that systematic post-treatment support, even if provided by an outside entity, can benefit a diverse population of patients.

2014 Outstanding Clinicians Awards

July 28, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Lisa Finlay, Tom Callahan, Jacalyn Leitz-Sanfelippo and Ken Roy, MD are the recipients of this year's Addiction Professional awards honoring clinical innovation and excellence.

Improve the client's parenting

July 24, 2014     John de Miranda, EdM, LAADC
Parent skills training adds an important component to family-focused care in addiction treatment settings.

Barthwell: It's time to unite a divided addiction industry

July 23, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A plenary session presenter at next month's National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) is seeking order during a chaotic period of change in the field.

In recovery, numbers add up for this math instructor

July 22, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Justin Rodrigues' pursuit of treatment in North Carolina, followed by sober living in South Florida, has led to several professional and personal achievements.

Beat drug test cheaters at their own game

July 21, 2014     Bill Current
In the first of a two-part series, Bill Current outlines the basic facts on how individuals try to beat a drug test and how treatment programs can stay on top of trends.

Mo. agency responds to need for adolescent residential care

July 21, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Bridgeway Behavioral Health intends for its comprehensive approach to care at The Farm to appeal to families and insurers.

American Addiction Centers' planned IPO fuels ongoing investment discussion

July 17, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The role and impact of investment dollars in the addiction treatment industry continues to be a much-watched topic, reinforced this month with American Addiction Centers' filing of plans to raise $75 million in an initial public offering.

Insurers still dropping the ball on parity

July 16, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor-in-Chief
Lawsuits highlight health plan’s shortcomings in operationalizing parity within their coverage rules.
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