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Effective treatment requires seeing the whole picture

October 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
To offer more effective treatment to patients in recovery, clinicians need to understand how patients arrived at that point, according to a speaker at this week’s Summit for Clinical Excellence.

College study examines link between prescription abuse, sexual assault

October 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New research suggests that some prescription drugs have effects similar to alcohol in exacerbating risk of negative sexual events on college campuses.

Patients struggle in transition from adolescence to adulthood

October 20, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
A culture of anxiety is causing patients in emerging adulthood to struggle with launching beyond their adolescent self-identity, according to an expert at the Summit for Clinical Excellence.

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.

Agency's understanding of community's substance use needs enhanced by student surveying

October 7, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Data gained through a partnership with Rutgers University will help a New Brunswick, N.J., human services agency make the case for grant funding for comprehensive services.

Co-founder of opioid recovery initiative fired from police chief post

October 4, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Leonard Campanello, the Gloucester, Mass., police chief who has gained national acclaim for efforts to alter law enforcement's response to the opioid crisis, has been fired amid a probe into his personal conduct.

Hazelden Betty Ford adds second older-adult program site

September 29, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A specialized program for adults ages 50 and older that Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation introduced in Florida will now be offered at the Betty Ford Center.

Opioid crisis gives rise to new caregivers who need assistance

September 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A newly released report from Generations United stresses the importance of serving the needs of relatives who are assuming parental responsibilities because of a parent's substance abuse.

ARS designs dedicated residential center for fire fighters

September 13, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Advanced Recovery Systems partnered with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) to strategize everything from the programming to the interior design to ensure sensitivity to the needs of fire fighters.

Federal report: Adult marijuana use up, perception of harm down

September 2, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A report based on 12 years of National Survey on Drug Use and Health data suggests that increases in marijuana use in the U.S. are likely to persist.

Fears around transition to adolescence plague youngest eating disorder patients

August 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The medical director of a Missouri organization that has established a pre-teen track for eating disorder treatment shares several observations about special challenges for this population.

Military culture impacts treatment of SUDs in veterans

August 19, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
To treat substance use disorders in veterans and active military personnel effectively, clinicians must first understand the unique facets of the culture in which their patients have lived.


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