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Effective treatment requires seeing the whole picture

October 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
To offer more effective treatment to patients in recovery, clinicians need to understand how patients arrived at that point, according to a speaker at this week’s Summit for Clinical Excellence.

‘Second’ chances: Actor’s recovery inspires others

October 7, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
After the disappointment of falling short of his dream to make the cast of SNL sent him spiraling into a battle with addiction to cocaine and alcohol, Second City actor Tim O’Malley has found a second life on stage, teaching, directing and inspiring others.

Ohio center breaks ground on fourth recovery house

September 22, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Pugh, Cinelli, Wang and Gerberry House will be Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers' second recovery house serving women.

Texas university will locate sober housing across from recovery center

September 19, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Some incoming freshmen in recovery at the University of Texas next fall will have access to conveniently located sober housing and other supports.

Organizations launch awareness campaign during Recovery Month

September 16, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Addiction Policy Forum and Faces & Voices of Recovery are highlighting personal recovery stories and innovative recovery support efforts in the Everyday Recovery campaign.

Playing cards offer winning hand for recovery

September 1, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Combining two resources that have helped him stay sober for more than six years, entrepreneur Chris Rosburg has developed playing cards with inspirational messages to help others in recovery.

National recovery home group formally adopts code of ethics

August 30, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) now has an ethics code that mirrors the objectives of its longstanding operating standard for sober homes.

Spectrum uses innovative data-gathering to evaluate women's recovery needs

August 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A "World Cafe" event has helped Spectrum Health Systems identify women's needs in early recovery, which in turn will shape a strategic planning process for the organization.

Recovery app for opioid MAT patients wins national challenge

August 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Sober Network's recovery-focused app for outpatients receiving medication treatment for opioid addiction has received a first-place award for innovation from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Roommates wanted: New site seeks matches for sober dwellers

August 9, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article's co-founder says he consistently had seen individuals struggle to find safe living environments in communities after leaving treatment or sober housing.

Massachusetts nonprofit shares message about acupuncture's role

August 3, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Foundation funding has allowed the organization Recovery Without Walls of Cape Cod to produce and distribute a video promoting acupuncture's role in recovery support.

Physician sees wide patient acceptance of alcohol monitoring

July 25, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Remote alcohol monitoring technology such as the products developed by Soberlink can offer an important accountability mechanism for recovery support, says a physician leader in addiction treatment.