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Leader on medical team retires from Betty Ford Center

December 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Harry Haroutunian, MD, has written and spoken extensively on the neurobiological underpinnings of 12-Step based treatment and recovery programs.

Demystifying Alcoholics Anonymous, a chapter at a time

September 14, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Alcoholics Anonymous is often misunderstood by both the general public and those in the field of addiction treatment, but Marc Galanter, MD, hopes to change that with his recently published book.

Treatment providers must respond to the market

August 23, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
The addiction-treatment industry is most certainly at a crossroads, and leaders have an opportunity to shape the direction of the road ahead.

Group finds few easy answers to common ethical dilemmas

August 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A growing complexity of roles in addiction treatment organizations is creating ethics challenges around boundaries and other issues affecting patients, a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) presenter suggested.

Addicted to anxiety: Steps to recovery

June 6, 2016  |  Dennis Ortman, PhD
Patients can work in a 12-Step mode toward managing their reactions to harmful anxiety.

A recovery community can foster military-like camaraderie

June 2, 2016  |  Heidi Voet Smith
Addiction treatment is not meant to be easy, and the group rewards from common struggle are many.

Sunspire opens IOP in Southern California

June 2, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Sunspire Health has launched an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Palm Desert, Calif., its third location to offer IOP services.

Help the patient tap into resource of courage

June 1, 2016  |  Johnny Patout, LCSW
Activities ranging from 12-Step support to volunteering can help patients overcome paralyzing fear.

Hepatitis C patients struggling with alcohol: There’s an app for them

May 26, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Primrose Step Away gives hepatitis C patients access to tools, feedback and personal coaching on iOS devices to overcome alcohol addiction.

12-Step community for abnormal sleep will launch in Los Angeles

May 25, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The establishment of Sleepers Anonymous calls attention to the frequent connection between problematic sleep and a number of substance and process addictions.

Day pass protocol: Not a vacation, but a therapeutic opportunity

March 7, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The therapeutic passes granted to patients in Hazelden Springbrook's day treatment program are highly structured components of treatment planning.


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