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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.

Marijuana policy will be much-watched issue with Trump's Attorney General pick

November 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Reactions are strong and mixed in the drug policy arena regarding President-Elect Trump's decision to nominate Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.

Surgeon General's report on drugs uses compassionate, consumer-friendly language

November 21, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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In taking a consumer-accessible approach in his groundbreaking report on alcohol and drugs, the U.S. Surgeon General has created a document that could become the go-to information guide for families seeking help.

Voters in four of five states say yes to recreational marijuana legalization

November 9, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Legalized marijuana for recreational use is now a bicoastal phenomenon, and more states already appear to be eyeing similar moves soon.

The fight to uphold parity protections must continue

November 9, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
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The promise of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the federal parity law for vulnerable populations remains largely unfulfilled, Rebecca Flood states.

Progress reports on marijuana legalization draw opposing conclusions

November 3, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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How is state legalization of recreational marijuana playing out? The Drug Policy Alliance says "so far, so good," while Project SAM replies "not so fast."

New fund supports treatment and recovery efforts

November 2, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Our newly created Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare has established a fund to support not-for-profit organizations with a proven commitment to enhancing addiction and mental health care. Submit your micro-grant application today!

Vendome launches institute with charitable giving program for nonprofits

November 1, 2016  |  Staff report
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The Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare will be Vendome Healthcare Media's centralized source for addiction and mental health news as well as information on Vendome's events.

Recovery support leaders want share of funding pie

October 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Operators of innovative recovery support services converged on Washington this week to educate congressional staffers on how their services differ from treatment and merit federal funding.

Ohio committee aims for safe marijuana policy

October 12, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Ohio is now one of 26 states to legalize medical marijuana, and advocates say one priority is to ensure the state protects the community.

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