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Rapid-access clinics reduce emergency department visits in Ontario

July 25, 2017     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Seven rapid-access clinics in Ontario are providing a transition between emergency departments and primary care in the treatment of opioid and alcohol addictions.

Rural setting at Wildwood Canyon appeals to young-adult males

July 25, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Wildwood Canyon in Yucaipa, Calif., offers detox and residential treatment to young-adult men in a setting that blends Americana with the Old West.

An opportunity through the local jail

July 24, 2017     Norman G. Hoffmann, PhD, Alyssa L. Raggio, MS, and Albert M. Kopak, PhD
Treatment providers can engage offenders in local justice systems who have a history of substance use and recidivism.

Evidence-based practice group now part of larger public health entity

July 21, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Treatment Research Institute's (TRI's) merger into a public health nonprofit mirrors the type of collaboration that more would like to see in the specialty and general health communities.

Three keys to lowering mortality rates in opioid disorder patients

July 21, 2017     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
New research has found that providing psychosocial counseling and avoiding prescribed opioids or benzodiazepines are among the variables that can reduce mortality rates in opioid use disorders. Medication treatment did not affect death rates.

Complex patients deserve more compassionate care

July 17, 2017     Les C. Lucas, LMFT
A clinician explains why he never refuses to treat patients who are exhibiting signs of their substance use disorder.

Partnership in R.I. will accelerate buprenorphine training

July 13, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
An expanded addictions curriculum in Brown University's medical school will allow some young doctors to qualify immediately to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid dependence.

Outstanding Clinical Care Award: Stanley Street Treatment and Resources Opioid Triage Center

July 12, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Individuals affected by the opioid crisis are benefiting from an expansion of SSTAR's open-access model of service.

Outstanding Clinical Care Award: Integrity House Bate Adolescent Program

July 11, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A strengths-based curriculum and a manageable program size are among the keys to the success of Integrity House's adolescent treatment program.

Outstanding Clinical Care Award: Central Kansas Foundation ACHESS Utilization and Integration Initiative

July 10, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A program that helps rural-dwelling individuals stay connected to the provider and peer communities is the recipient of an Addiction Professional Outstanding Clinical Care Award.

Center addresses triangle of pain, addictive and psychological disorders

July 10, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A California facility that calls itself the first "triple diagnosis" program is seeking to make inroads with a variety of privately and publicly funded treatment populations.

Medicaid fraud propels a host of abuses in Philadelphia

July 6, 2017     David Sheridan
A scheme involving outpatient treatment programs and operators of substandard housing in Philadelphia resembles others around the country, highlighting the need for reform.

Specialty provider reaches entirely new population in pediatric offices

July 5, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
An initiative at Gosnold on Cape Cod has several groundbreaking components, including its pediatric practice setting and a focus on prevention and early intervention rather than treatment.

Men's eating disorders emerging from shadows

June 29, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The co-director of Sheppard Pratt's eating disorders treatment center sees the gap narrowing between women and men presenting for treatment.

Methadone proves its worth for incarcerated populations

June 28, 2017     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Incarcerated individuals who struggle with substance use disorder can benefit from methadone maintenance, mindfulness and other therapies, says Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, clinical assistant professor at the NYU Department of Population Health.

Patients benefit from having voice in treatment planning

June 26, 2017     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Engaging clients in dialogue during treatment planning and implementation can improve the odds of better outcomes, Robert Matylewicz, DO, FASAM, medical director at Clarity Way Inc., told attendees of the Summit for Clinical Excellence event Monday in Pittsburgh.

Definition of ‘addiction’ clouded by mainstream usage

June 26, 2017     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
As the word ‘addiction’ is used more broadly in the mainstream, defining and applying the term within the treatment field is a struggle for providers.

Employees at NAATP centers eligible for education aid

June 23, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) has announced a member benefit available through a joint initiative with the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies.

From stability to self-actualization

June 23, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A plenary session presenter at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) will offer clinical strategies for encouraging a fulfilled life in recovery.

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