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New Jersey opioid law mandates prescriber discussions with young patients

February 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Advocates believe a newly adopted New Jersey law designed to educate youths and their families about the dangers of opioid addiction could add momentum for other opioid-focused legislation.

Survey shines light on eating disorders in middle age

February 7, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research published in BMC Medicine uncovers a relatively hidden problem of eating disorders among women in their 40s and 50s.

Central Recovery Press acquires works of Claudia Black

January 23, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The assets of Mac Publishing will be rebranded as The Claudia Black Library.

Alcohol Awareness Month will have family focus

January 9, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The 31st annual Alcohol Awareness Month this April will focus on assisting parents in communicating the dangers of alcohol to their children.

Policy forum PSA features grieving families

December 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Addiction Policy Forum's "They Are All Good Kids" emphasizes the widespread and non-discriminatory nature of opioid 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.

Spectrum educates the community through the radio airwaves

December 7, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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"Airing Addiction," now available as a weekly radio program and a podcast, is resonating with multiple audiences in the communities served by Massachusetts-based Spectrum Health Systems.

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.

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