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Author says it's everyone's job to become more LGBT-competent

December 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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With the number of truly LGBT-specific treatment programs stagnant, the author of a new comprehensive guide to substance use disorders in these populations offers advice for organizations to improve their approach.

Is the debate on sex addiction more than a word game?

December 22, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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There continues to be spirited debate in the counseling profession this month over an association position statement challenging the concept of sex addiction.

Including children in mothers' treatment hastens recovery

December 20, 2016  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
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A new study indicates that family therapy for mothers and their children leads to more rapid improvement in substance use outcomes than individual therapy for the women alone.

Sex therapists group says no evidence base for sex addiction as disorder

December 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) has issued a position statement opposing the use of the sex addiction construct to classify problematic sexual behavior.

Study links resilience with reduced risk for alcohol use disorder

December 15, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Resilience is strongly associated with a reduction in risk for alcohol use disorder, according to a study recently released by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Lund University in Sweden.

Treatment center operator, Florida corrections department tangle again

November 10, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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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.

Provider, pageant team up on school-based prevention

November 9, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Under a collaboration with Advanced Recovery Systems, the Miss Florida pageant winner will visit schools in the state to deliver prevention messages grounded in an evidence-based curriculum.

Measuring an individual's recovery barriers and strengths

November 1, 2016  |  By David Best, Michael Edwards, Adam Mama-Rudd, Ivan Cano and John Lehman
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Florida recovery residences test a tool for evaluating change in 'recovery capital.'

Fentanyl, carfentanil prompt higher naloxone dosage

October 24, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Two expert panels have voted to recommend that the FDA increase the minimum dosage of naloxone in the wake of climbing overdose rates involving fentanyl and carfentanil.

Field applies knowledge around treating pregnant women to outpatient care

October 11, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
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The treatment community must embrace truly family-centered care in order to meet the needs of pregnant and postpartum women.

EMDR therapy: A pathway for trauma-focused care

September 20, 2016  |  Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT
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The practice of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) can offer an effective alternative to traditional therapy for addictive disorders.

The disease/non-disease debate obscures the reality

August 22, 2016  |  Roland Reeves, MD
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As with most issues, Roland Reeves argues, both sides of the disease debate around addiction have valid contributions.

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