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Cocaine users targeted in overdose awareness effort

July 17, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A comprehensive New York City campaign to reduce fatal overdose has headed into city bars to warn of the risks of fentanyl-laced cocaine.

Addiction Professional, Behavioral Healthcare Executive win journalism awards

July 16, 2018  |  AP Staff
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Several Addiction Professional articles, including examinations of stimulant trends and our Quality of Life Survey, have received honors for excellence in journalism.

Promoting sexual health in the LGBTQ community

July 13, 2018  |  Philip McCabe, CSW, Mark McMillan, LMSW, Kristina Padilla, MA, LAADC, and David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW
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A nonjudgmental, informed approach will create a safe space for productive discussions with LGBTQ patients.

Addressing stimulants on several fronts

July 11, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Some leaders appear to be trying to get out in front of troubling trends in stimulant use.

Study: Methadone, buprenorphine after overdose improve survival rates

July 10, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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A Massachusetts study found that opioid overdose survivors who received methadone or buprenorphine following an overdose showed reduced deaths from subsequent overdoses.

Mindfulness: It takes practice

July 9, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Clinicians' own mindfulness work can help achieve results with patients via this popular but often misunderstood practice.

Opioid crisis among priority topics for public health training entity

July 6, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Western Region Public Health Training Center has announced that it has received a $4 million federal grant for efforts to enhance training of the public health workforce.

Sunspire Health Texas hires new medical director

July 5, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Victor Vines, MD's clinical expertise includes working with professionals in safety-sensitive roles.

Leaders call restricting methadone treatment to clinic settings outdated

July 5, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A commentary suggests that the Controlled Substances Act should be amended to allow some office-based physician practices to prescribe methadone for opioid dependence.

Adults not immune to issues with video gaming

July 3, 2018  |  Benjamin Kaneaiakala
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Amid the current attention to the topic of gaming addiction, a treatment program founder discusses the lure of video gaming for many adults.

Blogs

Treatment for youths must adjust to social disconnection

July 2, 2018     Rebecca Flood
A single approach will not suffice to meet the needs of a young population that is seeking a sense of belonging.

Patients dangerously see completion of residential care as the end

June 25, 2018     Michael Weiner, PhD, MCAP
The field needs to encourage a new mindset about continuing care for the chronic illness that addiction is.

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.