Treating the disorders separately can have a significant negative impact on a person’s ability to earn a livelihood.
A new publication from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) seeks to broaden public knowledge of alcohol treatment options beyond extended residential care and 12-Step programs.
The American Academy of HIV Medicine has established an academy that will seek to broaden training and professional development to address the growing concern of hepatitis C infection.
Changes to a gene in the nucleus accumbens region of the brain affected laboratory animals' resilience to addiction and depression, a new study reports.
A new survey suggests that some informed smokers are able to acknowledge tobacco's detrimental health effects and can use the information as a motivator to quit.
The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) Board of Directors announced on Nov. 7 that CEO Michael Walsh and the board have mutually agreed to "move in other directions."
The proliferation of gambling options has not resulted in a similar increase in problem gambling behavior, published research suggests.
If successful, a single dose could offer protection for a patient for months up to years, offering a solution for non-compliance with other forms of medication.
Gateway Foundation's treatment facility in Aurora, Ill., will add 10 inpatient beds to its 34-bed capacity by next summer, thanks to a state grant.
National Advocates for Pregnant Women believes that passage of Amendment 67 in Colorado would subject some women to arrest and prosecution for drinking or smoking during pregnancy.
The online module provides real-time patient simulation so healthcare professionals can practice motivational interviewing, a technique that enhances patient/clinician interaction about problem health behaviors.
Barbara B. Elliott will serve as president and CEO of Fairbanks while the Indianapolis treatment center's board seeks a permanent replacement for Mark Monson, who left the organization last month.
Sarah Allen Benton, author of a prominent book on helping the high-functioning alcoholic, will serve as a therapist and group leader at the Connecticut-based Insight Counseling.
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network will sponsor an online forum and will issue white papers in an effort to boost the healthcare workforce's ability to serve the growing number of insured individuals with substance use needs.
Data from 2009 indicate that tobacco use is responsible for more than one in seven deaths in California, outpacing deaths from diabetes, influenza and numerous other health causes.