Addiction Professional Magazine Skip to content Skip to navigation

Interactive tool sheds light on opioid crisis in Appalachia

March 21, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
The Appalachian Overdose Mapping Tool, created by researchers at the University of Chicago and the Appalachian Regional Commission, integrates opioid overdose mortality rates with socioeconomic data.

Create a 'newer normal' to help families heal

March 21, 2018  |  Michael Barnes, PhD, MAC, LPC
The focus in addiction treatment should shift from individual to family recovery.

Nurses fighting an opioid crisis from within

March 19, 2018  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
State boards of nursing are engaged in a deeper dive on the factors contributing to opioid use problems in the nursing profession.

Former Muir Wood clinical director among victims of California shooting

March 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Jennifer Golick, one of the women fatally shot this month at a California veterans home, was a former clinical director at Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services.

Secrets: How and when patients should reveal

March 15, 2018  |  Brian Duffy, LMHC, LADC-I
Clinicians can help patients understand when its's safe to share personal information with others.

Sierra Tucson announces hiring of chief medical officer

March 15, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Aaron Wilson, MD's experience includes work in disaster psychiatry and in meeting the needs of military members and first responders.

Conference highlights Connecticut's pacesetting medication treatment in prisons

March 14, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A plenary session at the conference of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) featured a look at signs of progress in the correctional and insurance arenas.

No time for petty conflict amid an opioid crisis

March 12, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The opening session of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) conference emphasized putting to rest old internal conflicts about treatment.

SCE: Traumatic triggers resonate deep in the brain’s memory

March 11, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Some traumatic memories from early in life are encoded in the brain as “primitive” thoughts and feelings that later might be mistakenly attributed to present-day situations.

SCE: Be open to evidence-based treatment

March 9, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Experts speaking in Chicago at the Summit For Clinical Excellence, The Opioid Crisis: Strategies for Treatment and Recovery covered a number of treatment modalities that clinicians might not be embracing just yet.


Five takeaways from panel event on stimulants

February 26, 2018     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Last week's National Conference on Addiction Disorders Panel Series event placed into perspective the profession's fears about addressing rising use of stimulants.

Today's treatments oversimplify the disease of addiction

January 16, 2018     Roland Reeves, MD
The progression of addiction and other diseases is relentless unless treatment takes a comprehensive and long-range approach.

A runner in recovery makes great strides on a treadmill

December 15, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
While some holiday shoppers run in circles this weekend, a Colorado runner in recovery will be making progress from a treadmill.

Professionals weigh responses to re-emergence of stimulants

December 7, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Readers discuss whether and how the community will respond to signs of a growing cocaine/stimulant crisis.