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Nearly half of states impose bans on powdered alcohol

July 15, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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It did not take long for state legislatures to spring into action this year once product labeling was approved for a powdered form of alcohol.

Why are treatment decisions being made by insurance companies rather than doctors?

July 7, 2015  |  Roland Reeves, MD
blog
There has been a trend over the past few years for even general medical disorders to be treated based on decision not made by medical professionals. Insurance companies determine what kind of treatments they “allow” and what medicines they “allow”, even what...

SCOTUS ruling means all families are equal in treatment

June 26, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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The decision will largely impact the degree to which LGBT partners and spouses are involved in the treatment and recovery of a loved one.

What Does Addiction Have to do with Conversion Therapy?

June 23, 2015  |  Buster Ross
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Guest blogger Buster Ross shares his experience as an advocate to end reparative therapy for lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals.

Anorexia intervention bill first in a decade

May 28, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Two U.S. House members have introduced legislation that would require health professionals and school personnel to be trained in early detection of eating disorders.

Hazelden Betty Ford intensifies its advocacy presence

April 14, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The opioid crisis will serve as the initial central issue of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's new Institute for Recovery Advocacy.

Study: Washington parents have information gap around marijuana law

April 6, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A survey conducted less than a year after Washington state voters adopted a marijuana legalization initiative found that many parents knew little about key details of the law.

Young People in Recovery broadens its advocacy base

March 20, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The grassroots advocacy organization Young People in Recovery is inviting participation from those affected by another's addiction.

Public campaign seeks to erase misconceptions about Colorado marijuana law

February 9, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Colorado public health officials are taking an engaging approach to educating citizens about the do's and don'ts of the recreational marijuana initiative they adopted in 2012.

Analysis of possible marijuana legalization in Vermont does not take black-or-white view

January 19, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new report analyzing the pros and cons of marijuana legalization for Vermont tries to identify a middle ground between prohibition and Colorado- or Washington-style legalization.

Readers delved into difficult policy issues in 2014

January 5, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Management ethics and marijuana policy ranked among the most prominent topics for readers of Addiction Professional's online content in 2014.

Early projection from Faces & Voices director: Policy over process

December 13, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Patty McCarthy Metcalf expects to hit the ground running when she takes over as Faces & Voices of Recovery director on Dec. 29, as she looks to re-energize collaborations and keep a close eye on public policy.

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