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The least you need to know about CARA passing the Senate

March 15, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) now moves to the U.S. House, where it may face tougher sledding toward passage.

Ohio organization reaches out to loved ones of heroin addicts

March 8, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The new nonprofit Help for the Hurting is designed to fill a gap in support for family members and friends of individuals combating addiction.

CARA one step closer to president's desk

March 2, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The proposed federal legislation would authorize new state and local grants, and aims to improve prescription drug monitoring programs and the use of naloxone.

National groups: The election-year discussion of addiction needs a family focus

February 18, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Faces & Voices of Recovery and the National Association for Children of Alcoholics want national, state and local candidates to broaden the conversation about addiction to support an array of services for families.

Is legal marijuana heading to your state's ballot? Read California treatment advocates' playbook

February 10, 2016  |  Sherry Daley
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The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) has eight tips for treatment advocacy around marijuana ballot initiatives. Atop the list: It's never too early to start the advocacy effort.

Pot profits: How advocates secured treatment funds in California's marijuana ballot measure

February 9, 2016  |  Sherry Daley
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Addiction treatment advocates in California have made the strategic decision to seek a substantial share of the funding in advance of voters' consideration of a marijuana legalization measure.

Kentucky congressman earns CADCA leadership award

February 9, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) has honored U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers for efforts to bring together constituencies around combating addiction.

Network of scientists wants overhaul of drug policy evaluation

February 1, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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In advance of a United Nations General Assembly international meeting on drug policy, a network of scientists is calling for use of a broader set of measures to evaluate policy initiatives, beyond drug use data alone.

Survey: Public strongly supports less criminalization of addiction

January 27, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Results of a survey commissioned by the Legal Action Center clearly indicate that public attitudes about addiction mirror the recent tone from national policymakers and candidates for office.

Federal leaders seek to debunk notion that Rx crackdown caused heroin crisis

January 13, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A review article being published on Thursday cites studies that authors say counteract the theory that actions to curb prescription drug misuse caused a rush to heroin.

Recovery in the Value-Based Care Era: Illustrating Value to Partners and Families

December 22, 2015  |  Adam Armstrong
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Jonathan Routhier, Chief Financial Officer at WestBridge, sat down with Addiction Professional to discuss WestBridge’s approach in the era of value-based care, the outcomes data collected through the WestBridge Recovery Index program, and how education and...

Would a three-day hold help or hinder treatment?

December 1, 2015  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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Outreach and treatment capacity issues are at the heart of the debate over a controversial proposal in Massachusetts to commit to a hospital persons with substance use disorders who pose a danger to self or others.

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