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Counselors shed an either-or mindset

February 1, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Responses to Addiction Professional's Quality of Life Survey show support for both 12-Step approaches and medication treatments.

Geisinger Marworth promotes longtime clinical leader

January 31, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Dominic Vangarelli has been named vice president of Geisinger Marworth Treatment Center in Pennsylvania.

Study identifies genetic variable affecting African-American methadone patients

January 31, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Yale University researchers have uncovered a genetic variant that could help identify African-American patients who need higher therapeutic doses of methadone for opioid dependence.

Patients' assessment of their therapeutic alliance affects drinking patterns

January 26, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research involving 63 outpatients indicates that patients' perception of a strong alliance with their therapist is linked with subsequent progress in reducing alcohol use.

N.Y. advocacy group pays tribute to therapeutic community pioneer

January 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Friends of Recovery New York cites the many contributions of the late Charles Devlin, former chief operating officer of Daytop Village and a pioneering influence on the therapeutic community model.

The Ranch announces new medical director

January 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Paul W. Ragan, MD, has 30 years of experience in clinical care and research.

Study brings awareness to alternative mutual help groups

January 19, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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For clinicians treating clients with addictions who don’t seem to be an ideal fit for the traditional 12-Step model, a new study by the Alcohol Research Group is shedding light on the viability of alternative mutual help groups.

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.

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