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Business partnership will establish drop-in center in region still short on beds

August 1, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Recovery Centers of America (RCA) facility that is scheduled to open in October will include a community resource center staffed by both RCA and the organization Wicked Sober.

Predictors of death in opioid overdose cases come into focus

June 7, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study by Geisinger Health System finds that a history of addiction, mental illness and having other chronic diseases are among the strongest predictors of which overdose patients face the greatest risk of death or other serious complications.

Why professional and experienced interventionists are necessary

May 23, 2016  |  David Brown
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A recent exchange with a person conducting interventions and compromising confidentiality demonstrates the importance of monitoring activity in the intervention arena.

Survey of young adults finds differences from social norms theory

April 18, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A newly published study based on an online survey of young adults finds that perhaps these young people are not as inaccurate about their projections of peers' alcohol use as has been believed.

Rx Summit: Leaders advocate for solutions

March 30, 2016  |  Alison Knopf
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Leaders from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute on Drug Abuse presented up-to-date information on opioid misuse in the context of today’s healthcare system.

Mass. governor signs major legislation on opioid prescribing limits, overdose response

March 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker this week signed into law comprehensive legislation to combat the opioid crisis, with compromise provisions on outreach to overdose survivors and limits on initial prescribing.

Resources available to implement SBIRT approaches with youths

March 3, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A research center at the University of Chicago has helped to establish guides to assist in implementing Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) strategies with adolescents.

Survey: Public strongly supports less criminalization of addiction

January 27, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Results of a survey commissioned by the Legal Action Center clearly indicate that public attitudes about addiction mirror the recent tone from national policymakers and candidates for office.

Four best practices for addressing failure to launch and substance use in young adults

December 31, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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Experts say it's important to compartmentalize and understand the individual issues that the client is presenting with, to involve the family, and to encourage healthy, fun alternatives to drug use.

Drug overdose deaths hit record high in 2014

December 31, 2015  |  Julia Brown
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According to recent data, opioid overdoses—including both pain relievers and heroin—hit record levels in 2014 with an increase of 14 percent in the year alone.

Our readers closely analyzed treatment's support team in 2015

December 31, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Recovery coaches, interventionists and sober homes were among the prominent topics that garnered the most interest among readers of the Addiction Professional website in 2015.

A prime opportunity to attack the opioid crisis can't be missed

November 9, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Two Rhode Island-based speakers who closed the Nov. 5-6 Addiction Professional Summit demonstrated the shifting tide in state leadership's response to the opioid addiction crisis.

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