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Why stigma interferes with business growth

September 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
From the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders: Recovery Centers of America's chief clinical officer urged developers of new programs to offer sustainable, high-quality services and to be prepared to fight stigma.

Law enforcement's treatment-focused initiative brings on director

August 30, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Allie Hunter McDade has been hired as the first full-time executive director of the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative, which now involves the participation of more than 150 local police departments across the country.

Change can challenge the professional as much as the patient

August 19, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
An architect of Stages of Change theory suggests that addiction professionals often underestimate the difficulties around change, for themselves as well as their patients.

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

August 1, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

Rutgers helpline expedites process for seeking treatment

July 11, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Operated by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, the Interim Managing Entity in New Jersey is a statewide, 24/7 substance abuse helpline that assists addicts in finding treatment.

Police effort to refer addicts to treatment will lean on community volunteers

June 24, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Volunteer "Angels" will be instrumental in the success of a partnership to refer opioid users in a New Jersey township to treatment, local organizers say.

Recovery residence community needs code of ethics

June 16, 2016  |  Beth Fisher Sanders
Areas such as appropriate boundaries, proper drug screening practices and ethical marketing are addressed in a national code of ethics for sober living operations that is currently under review.

Study will explore potential of telemedicine for hepatitis C patients

May 27, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A dozen methadone clinics in New York will serve as the site for research into whether opioid treatment patients will accept telemedicine services for hepatitis C.

More than 100 police departments now involved in addiction initiative

May 11, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A national initiative to establish a treatment-focused response to the drug crisis by local police departments now encompasses 106 departments in nearly half of the states.

NALGAP leaders say Tenn. counselor law will seriously harm LGBT patients

May 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Leaders of the national association representing LGBT addiction professionals say the new Tennessee law giving counselors leeway to withhold treatment is unnecessary and stigmatizing.

Innovator in young-adult recovery support will launch women's program

April 13, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Connecticut-based Turning Point, now to be known as Turnbridge, in June will open a women's aftercare program modeled after its efforts with young-adult males.

BREAKING: Father Martin's Ashley changes name in significant rebranding effort

April 11, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Leaders of the renowned treatment facility in Maryland believe a new name, Ashley Addiction Treatment, will end marketplace confusion and preserve the rich legacy of the center's co-founders.


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