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‘Second’ chances: Actor’s recovery inspires others

October 7, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
After the disappointment of falling short of his dream to make the cast of SNL sent him spiraling into a battle with addiction to cocaine and alcohol, Second City actor Tim O’Malley has found a second life on stage, teaching, directing and inspiring others.

Demystifying Alcoholics Anonymous, a chapter at a time

September 14, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Alcoholics Anonymous is often misunderstood by both the general public and those in the field of addiction treatment, but Marc Galanter, MD, hopes to change that with his recently published book.

Yoga moves toward mainstream of treatment

June 10, 2016  |  Colin de Miranda
Seeing the spiritual foundation of the practice of yoga carries considerable importance in its application to addiction treatment.

Addicted to anxiety: Steps to recovery

June 6, 2016  |  Dennis Ortman, PhD
Patients can work in a 12-Step mode toward managing their reactions to harmful anxiety.

A recovery community can foster military-like camaraderie

June 2, 2016  |  Heidi Voet Smith
Addiction treatment is not meant to be easy, and the group rewards from common struggle are many.

Help the patient tap into resource of courage

June 1, 2016  |  Johnny Patout, LCSW
Activities ranging from 12-Step support to volunteering can help patients overcome paralyzing fear.

12-Step community for abnormal sleep will launch in Los Angeles

May 25, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The establishment of Sleepers Anonymous calls attention to the frequent connection between problematic sleep and a number of substance and process addictions.

Conference: In an age of documentation, spirituality's effects can be quantified

May 16, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Panelists at the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) annual conference offer a strong endorsement of spiritually based programming, but with a call for more standardization of practices in the field.

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.

Our readers closely analyzed treatment's support team in 2015

December 31, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

Treat anxiety with the 12 Steps

October 10, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Anxiety is an addiction in which individuals become addicted to their own helpless, childlike state of worry, according to Dennis Ortman, PhD.

Faith leaders combat divisive messages through Yom Kippur services

September 22, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The leader of the Beit T'Shuvah addiction treatment organization in Los Angeles says faith community leaders need to join forces to counteract a "state of moral emergency."


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