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Academic event stresses teamwork in treating opioid addiction

February 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Maine university seeks to prepare students in a variety of health disciplines to work together in combating the effects of the opioid crisis.

SUD Talks takes on issues of nationwide importance

February 16, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The second annual version of an event modeled after TED Talks will have both a South Florida and national perspective.

Researchers quantify benefit of medication intervention in emergency care

February 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research suggests that opioid-addicted individuals who receive buprenorphine during an emergency medical visit show better treatment engagement for two months following the intervention.

Continued raids on Palm Beach County operators snare treatment provider

February 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The operator of the Pathways 2 Recovery treatment facility in Palm Beach County, Fla., has been charged with multiple counts of patient brokering.

Spiritual practice: an installment of values for the young

February 13, 2017  |  Jeff Gould
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The power of the 12 Steps introduces a working principle into what had been largely directionless lives.

ASAM seeks input on appropriate drug testing

February 10, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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ASAM is accepting public comment on a drug testing appropriateness document that is being developed to provide guidance on drug testing in diagnosis, treatment and promotion of recovery from addiction.

Ex-Marine continues to shed light on reality of eating disorders

February 10, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Theresa Larson's 2016 memoir captured attention within the military and outside, with its stark portrayal of an eating disorder.

New Jersey opioid law mandates prescriber discussions with young patients

February 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Advocates believe a newly adopted New Jersey law designed to educate youths and their families about the dangers of opioid addiction could add momentum for other opioid-focused legislation.

Survey shines light on eating disorders in middle age

February 7, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research published in BMC Medicine uncovers a relatively hidden problem of eating disorders among women in their 40s and 50s.

Pressures that can lead to disordered eating prompt response from fashion models

February 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Survey results published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders show an association between pressures related to weight control in the modeling industry and behaviors suggestive of an eating disorder.

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Ex-offenders empowered through jewelry making project

December 21, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A group of New Jersey women emerging from addiction and incarceration are finding a holiday employment opportunity through the organization Same Sky.

Bad Santa: Scratch-off lotto tickets a no-no for kids

December 14, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Lottery tickets are a popular stocking-stuffer—but they’re a bad idea for those under the age of 18.

Recovery support organization makes plea on Giving Tuesday

November 29, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
LifeRing Secular Recovery offered this blunt appeal on Giving Tuesday: "LifeRing needs your help, because LifeRing needs money."

The fight to uphold parity protections must continue

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