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Surgeon General's report on drugs uses compassionate, consumer-friendly language

November 21, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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In taking a consumer-accessible approach in his groundbreaking report on alcohol and drugs, the U.S. Surgeon General has created a document that could become the go-to information guide for families seeking help.

Facility takes broad approach to family outreach

November 11, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A weekly family support group at AdCare Hospital is open to the entire community, regardless of the loved one's use or recovery status.

The fight to uphold parity protections must continue

November 9, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
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The promise of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the federal parity law for vulnerable populations remains largely unfulfilled, Rebecca Flood states.

Recovery support leaders want share of funding pie

October 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Operators of innovative recovery support services converged on Washington this week to educate congressional staffers on how their services differ from treatment and merit federal funding.

Research will examine new intervention for avoidant food intake in children

October 24, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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One of three newly announced research awards from the National Eating Disorders Association will be used to study a novel family-based intervention for young children with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder.

Patients struggle in transition from adolescence to adulthood

October 20, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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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.

Detailed plan, teamwork helped north Florida center weather storm

October 13, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Lakeview Health leaders are pleased that a first-ever implementation of components of its disaster response plan went smoother than expected during Hurricane Matthew.

Opioid crisis gives rise to new caregivers who need assistance

September 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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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.

Developer of addiction and mental health app chosen for health accelerator class

September 8, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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KnKt'd Behavioral Health will participate in three months of mentoring as part of a program for healthcare startup ventures.

ASAM releases patient guide to opioid addiction treatment

September 2, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Assessment, treatment planning and medical interventions are addressed in the American Society of Addiction Medicine's (ASAM's) opioid treatment guide for patients and families.

Tone of Tennessee discussion of pregnant drug-using women changes dramatically

August 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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With a controversial measure to prosecute some Tennessee mothers having expired, discussion in the state suddenly has turned to the need for more funding support for treatment of pregnant women.

A roadmap to healing for the sex addict's partner

August 20, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Clinicians are gaining more skill in assisting the partners of individuals with sexual addiction. Stefanie Carnes offered detailed guidance for helping partners at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD).

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