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First impressions in counseling prove critical

January 17, 2017  |  Michael F. Barnes, PhD, MAC, LPC
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The first counseling session with a patient will set the tone for the ongoing therapeutic relationship. Here are some suggestions for a productive first encounter.

Nonprofit director, attorney join Faces & Voices board

January 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Addiction Policy Forum executive director Jessica Nickel and Chicago healthcare attorney Karen Harris are the newest members of Faces & Voices of Recovery's board of directors.

ADA lawsuit in California involves major players

January 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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American Addiction Centers is a party to a siting lawsuit over the San Mateo County, Calif., Board of Supervisors' denial of plans to convert a wellness retreat to an addiction treatment facility.

Will Florida finally turn the corner on ethics abuses in 2017?

December 30, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Investigations have intensified and media scrutiny is stronger than ever, but observers agree that reform in Florida's treatment and recovery support community will take public money, in a state generally averse to such commitments.

Facing Addiction urges Trump to support access to services

December 28, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Facing Addiction is asking individuals to sign a letter that speaks to the support President-Elect Trump received in communities significantly affected by drug and alcohol use.

For now, smokeless tobacco won't be considered a modified risk product

December 19, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has denied one request and deferred final action on two others regarding whether a smokeless tobacco product poses a safer alternative to cigarettes.

Betty Ford Center announces details for San Diego site

December 16, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Betty Ford Center's outpatient site in San Diego will serve as an in-network provider for Scripps Health.

Sierra Tucson medical director receives promotion

December 14, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Michael Genovese, MD, JD, will now serve as chief medical adviser for the Acadia Healthcare Recovery Division.

Intervention project aims to open doors upon re-entry

December 13, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Community Wise, a community-based research program, is launching an intervention program in Newark, N.J., to reduce alcohol and drug use among those with histories of substance use disorders and incarceration.

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.

Broadcaster O'Brien to be honored at Writers in Treatment event

December 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Television personality Pat O'Brien will be the honoree at the eighth annual Experience, Strength and Hope Awards in February in Los Angeles.

HUD rule on smoke-free housing will allow e-cigarette use

December 1, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) final rule on smoke-free public housing will allow use of electronic cigarettes in residences.

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