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Nominate an innovative program for annual clinical award

May 22, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
Nominations are being accepted through June 1 for Addiction Professional's Outstanding Clinical Care Awards.

Is the patient ready? Is that even relevant?

May 21, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research suggests that individual-level factors such as treatment readiness may have little bearing on whether a person stays in treatment.

Former Tennessee official joins JourneyPure staff

May 18, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Stephen Loyd, MD, is the new medical director for JourneyPure's services in Middle Tennessee.

Settlement clarifies discrimination for buprenorphine use

May 18, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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A Legal Action Center expert says a recent settlement sets a precedent, indicating that refusing to treat individuals solely based on their addiction disorders will be considered discrimination.

Ads linked to marijuana usage among adolescents

May 17, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study by the RAND Corporation finds the more adolescents are exposed to ads for medical marijuana, the more likely they are to use the drug and have favorable views on it, but also experience negative consequences.

FDA approves non-opioid for opioid withdrawal symptoms

May 17, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first non-opioid medication for the treatment of painful opioid withdrawal symptoms.

LGBTQ youth survey reveals unmet counseling needs

May 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New survey results from the Human Rights Campaign indicate numerous ongoing challenges for LGBTQ young people, who face a high prevalence of substance use and mental health concerns.

Study: Marijuana use in pregnancy linked to adverse outcomes

May 15, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research points to developmental and behavioral consequences associated with marijuana use during pregnancy.

Uncovering a stimulant use history carries importance

May 14, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Knowledge of a patient's history of cocaine or methamphetamine use can help uncomplicate the early treatment process.

Longtime coordinator of SECAD curriculum dies at 94

May 11, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
Pat Fields won great admiration for coordinating the nationally prominent SECAD training conference for 30 years.

Blogs

New rules are causing more pain

May 21, 2018     Roland Reeves, MD
Providers and patients have not been sufficiently prepared to deal with a changing mindset about the use of prescription pain medication.

Five strategies for LGBTQ+ individuals to avoid 'out-of-control' behaviors

April 20, 2018     Mark McMillan, LMSW, CAADC
Building a sound support system and developing unique coping skills are among the steps LGBTQ clients can take to help avoid problematic substance use.

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.