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Fentanyl, carfentanil prompt higher naloxone dosage

October 24, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Two expert panels have voted to recommend that the FDA increase the minimum dosage of naloxone in the wake of climbing overdose rates involving fentanyl and carfentanil.

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.

Seeking serenity: It's a matter of choice

September 15, 2016  |  Brian Duffy, LMHC, LADC-I
With encouragement from clinicians, patients can learn to make recovery-affirming decisions.

Research using EEG pinpoints vulnerability to cocaine relapse

September 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new study used objective measures of craving to conclude that vulnerability to relapse in cocaine addicts often is strongest around the time they are being discharged from treatment.

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

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

Playing cards offer winning hand for recovery

September 1, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Combining two resources that have helped him stay sober for more than six years, entrepreneur Chris Rosburg has developed playing cards with inspirational messages to help others in recovery.

Recovery app for opioid MAT patients wins national challenge

August 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Sober Network's recovery-focused app for outpatients receiving medication treatment for opioid addiction has received a first-place award for innovation from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Roommates wanted: New site seeks matches for sober dwellers

August 9, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article's co-founder says he consistently had seen individuals struggle to find safe living environments in communities after leaving treatment or sober housing.

Massachusetts nonprofit shares message about acupuncture's role

August 3, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Foundation funding has allowed the organization Recovery Without Walls of Cape Cod to produce and distribute a video promoting acupuncture's role in recovery support.

Physician sees wide patient acceptance of alcohol monitoring

July 25, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Remote alcohol monitoring technology such as the products developed by Soberlink can offer an important accountability mechanism for recovery support, says a physician leader in addiction treatment.

Soberlink announces FDA clearance on blood alcohol monitor

July 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Soberlink announced on July 15 that its mobile Breathalyzer technology has received pre-market clearance for medical use.

Understand the mindset of the recovering health professional

June 14, 2016  |  Joseph Garbely, DO, and Greg Gable, PsyD
Leaders at Caron Treatment Centers say health professionals' recovery success requires an exploration of their emotional side.


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