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Work plays crucial role in trajectory of recovery

March 27, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Many patients in early recovery come to question whether it is healthy for them to stay on the same career path.

10 misconceptions you might hear from patients

March 23, 2017  |  Roland Vendeland, MEd, MA, LPC
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A counselor in an opioid treatment clinic discusses patient misconceptions about addiction and recovery, and how a clinician might address them.

Study: Transgender college students report more adverse consequences from drinking

March 22, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A survey of college freshmen has found that transgender students are more likely to experience drinking outcomes such as blackouts and sexual victimization.

IABHC Fund awards two micro-grants

March 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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La Frontera Center and Allegheny Health Network are the latest recipients of micro-grants from the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare Fund.

Groups encourage best-practices discussion of marijuana

March 21, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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The system change-focused Advocates for Human Potential takes a neutral position on the issue of marijuana legalization.

Counselor creates adult coloring book for recovery enhancement

March 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Erica Spiegelman has released a coloring book designed to help individuals process their thoughts during their recovery journey.

Brightside Clinic hires medical director

March 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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David Kushner, DO, FACP, has been named medical director at Brightside Clinic, the buprenorphine treatment organization with offices in two Illinois communities.

Report: Risk of long-term opioid use increases in initial week of treatment

March 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Data released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) make a case for significant limits on initial prescriptions of opioids.

Researchers question establishment of video gaming disorder

March 16, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A group of researchers believes the likely inclusion of a gaming disorder in the next edition of the International Classification of Diseases will cause undue harm.

Enterhealth Ranch brings long view to facility upgrades

March 16, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Known for emphasizing quality and thoroughness over speed in its residential treatment program, Enterhealth Ranch is bringing the same philosophy to its extensive renovation project.

Blogs

Is politics becoming a clinical issue in your program?

March 20, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Some addiction professionals are reporting an increase in patient anxiety related to the national political debate, and this is having serious ramifications for some.

Readers open to idea of marijuana-inclusive treatment

February 28, 2017     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Our story last week on the use of marijuana in addiction treatment has generated a lot of reader feedback, with many commenters willing to consider the practice.

Major jump in eating disorders screening projected

February 27, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week organizers are aiming to have 100,000 individuals participate in free online screenings during this year's campaign.

Ex-offenders empowered through jewelry making project

December 21, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A group of New Jersey women emerging from addiction and incarceration are finding a holiday employment opportunity through the organization Same Sky.