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Retreat patient artwork goes on public display

September 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Retreat at Lancaster County's patients are educating the local community about addiction and recovery through artwork displayed at a public library.

EMDR therapy: A pathway for trauma-focused care

September 20, 2016  |  Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT
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The practice of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) can offer an effective alternative to traditional therapy for addictive disorders.

Opioid crisis gives rise to new caregivers who need assistance

September 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A newly released report from Generations United stresses the importance of serving the needs of relatives who are assuming parental responsibilities because of a parent's substance abuse.

Seeking serenity: It's a matter of choice

September 15, 2016  |  Brian Duffy, LMHC, LADC-I
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With encouragement from clinicians, patients can learn to make recovery-affirming decisions.

Demystifying Alcoholics Anonymous, a chapter at a time

September 14, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Alcoholics Anonymous is often misunderstood by both the general public and those in the field of addiction treatment, but Marc Galanter, MD, hopes to change that with his recently published book.

Research using EEG pinpoints vulnerability to cocaine relapse

September 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new study used objective measures of craving to conclude that vulnerability to relapse in cocaine addicts often is strongest around the time they are being discharged from treatment.

Federal report: Adult marijuana use up, perception of harm down

September 2, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A report based on 12 years of National Survey on Drug Use and Health data suggests that increases in marijuana use in the U.S. are likely to persist.

Fears around transition to adolescence plague youngest eating disorder patients

August 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The medical director of a Missouri organization that has established a pre-teen track for eating disorder treatment shares several observations about special challenges for this population.

The disease/non-disease debate obscures the reality

August 22, 2016  |  Roland Reeves, MD
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As with most issues, Roland Reeves argues, both sides of the disease debate around addiction have valid contributions.

Group finds few easy answers to common ethical dilemmas

August 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A growing complexity of roles in addiction treatment organizations is creating ethics challenges around boundaries and other issues affecting patients, a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) presenter suggested.

A roadmap to healing for the sex addict's partner

August 20, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Clinicians are gaining more skill in assisting the partners of individuals with sexual addiction. Stefanie Carnes offered detailed guidance for helping partners at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD).