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Treatment center operator, Florida corrections department tangle again

November 10, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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
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
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
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
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
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
As with most issues, Roland Reeves argues, both sides of the disease debate around addiction have valid contributions.

Research points to danger from secondhand marijuana smoke

August 1, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) indicates that secondhand marijuana smoke may pose as great a cardiovascular risk as secondhand tobacco smoke.

Texas university sees broader mission for collegiate recovery program

July 29, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Recovery support for students at the University of North Texas extends to both addiction and mental health concerns, with resources that include an academic department's participation.

Recovery conference will benefit university research center

July 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Proceeds from September's University of North Texas Recovery Conference will support the university's Office of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Recovery Research.

Exploring the WestBridge Approach to Integrated Treatment

July 25, 2016  |  Adam Armstrong
Walter Miley and Mary Woods of WestBridge speak about what differentiates WestBridge's care plans as they tackle the challenge of integrated treatment. By focusing and honing care plans to meet the nuances of a participant's illness, WestBridge works...

WestBridge Shares Their Perspective When Treating Dual Diagnosis

July 25, 2016  |  Adam Armstrong
In this short video, WestBridge employees define the meaning of Co-occurring Disorders as when an individual is experiencing both symptoms of mental health and substance use disorders together—also known as Dual Diagnosis.


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