Articles

Firm quantifies extent of addiction workforce shortage

July 2, 2014     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Advocates for Human Potential has put some numbers to a substance use disorder workforce gap that is only expected to grow wider in coming years.

Promotion at Caron reflects emphasis on succession planning

July 1, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
David Rotenberg's career trajectory at Caron Treatment Centers offers a prime example of the organization's prioritization of growing leaders from within.

Addicted in California? Better to be an RN than an MD

June 30, 2014     Douglas J. Edwards, Publisher
Presenters at last weekend's David Smith Symposium lamented California's present lack of a physician health program.

Helping the 'long-timers'

June 27, 2014     Thomas A. Peltz, MEd, LMHC, LADC-1, CAS
What can be done to help the person in long-term recovery who may not be tempted to use but still senses that something is wrong?

A guard on the move: Herren joins executive team at Summit

June 25, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Former professional basketball player Chris Herren sees his move to become part of the leadership team at Summit Behavioral Healthcare as a logical progression in his quest to make a difference.

Fall conference will address solutions to gaps in Hispanic/Latino services

June 24, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The National Hispanic and Latino ATTC will host the first conference of national scope on health disparities affecting Hispanic/Latino populations.

A West Coast testimonial on yoga's benefits

June 24, 2014     Anjali Talcherkar
A Los Angeles yoga instructor who has pursued addiction studies believes substance use treatment programs should elevate the role of yoga and meditation in recovery.

A facility design that fits its surroundings

June 20, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The treatment campus of The Oxford Centre in Mississippi conveys the features of its home state.

Treatment center acquisition in Northeast seen as benefiting both parties

June 18, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A newly announced acquisition is expected to reinforce current program growth for both AdCare Inc. and SSTAR, two prominent names in treatment in the Northeast.

Engaging patients at the hospital bed

June 16, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
An integrated care project at Delaware's largest health system is demonstrating to general medical professionals that persons with substance us problems can get better, and peers can point the way.

Father Martin's will apply major gift to integrated care site

June 13, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A $13 million foundation gift places Father Martin's Ashley closer to realizing its vision for an expanded treatment site intended to address the multiple needs of today's treatment patient.

Centers embrace recovery planning

June 13, 2014     Lorie Obernauer, PhD
Treatment facilities are finding that their alumni services departments are well-suited to coordinate recovery planning and coaching activities.

Active buprenorphine market continues with approval of new mode of administration

June 11, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
An experienced prescriber of buprenorphine for opioid dependence believes a new formulation that will dissolve in a patient's cheek could represent a breakthrough in treatment.

'Nobody's a mistake'

June 11, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Former Major League Baseball star Darryl Strawberry says that unlike some of the messages he received in treatment, his own venture in the industry will stress the positive.

Men's experience of trauma at heart of CeDAR gender conference

June 10, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The fourth annual Gender Matters conference will take advantage of heightened attention to men's experiences in treatment and the factors that influence their recovery.

Gamblers' spouses take a loss

June 9, 2014     Damon Dye, EdD, LMHC, NCGC II, BACC
Problem gamblers' recovery will be compromised if too little attention is paid to a spouse's traumatic reactions to what has been happening in the relationship.

Remaining gender-sensitive in mixed groups

June 5, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Coed treatment programs can take some simple steps to ensure that they are meeting their female patients' needs, say the co-presenters of an upcoming workshop session at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD).

New entrants to field seek major splash

June 4, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The individuals with the concept and the financing behind Addiction Campuses of America are embracing a fast-growth strategy.

Legalized marijuana and workplace testing

June 3, 2014     Jo McGuire
Now that recreational marijuana use is legal in Colorado, should employers reconsider their policies on an allowable level of THC present in an employee's system?

Can atheists succeed in 12 Step?

June 2, 2014     Brian Duffy, LMHC, LADC-I
Messages from a clinician can encourage atheist or agnostic patients in 12-Step programs to hang on.
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