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Issues around feeding create added stress for parents with eating disorder

April 27, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Stanford University researchers are examining an underappreciated issue in eating disorders care: helping parents who have had an eating disorder in communicating with their child about food.

University adds neuropsychological component to counseling curriculum

April 26, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Students in the addictions program at Indiana Wesleyan University will be gaining more hands-on experience in understanding the brain's activity.

Olympian-turned-WWE star Kurt Angle relentless in recovery

April 24, 2017     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Now sober after addiction derailed his career and devastated his family, Kurt Angle, an Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler and recently inducted WWE Hall of Famer, has his sights set on a new goal: helping others in recovery.

Oxytocin a potential treatment for addiction and comorbid mood disorders

April 21, 2017     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
A research review published in the British Journal of Pharmacology suggests the neuropeptide oxytocin, administered as an intranasal spray, could be effective in the treatment of opioid addiction and comorbid mood disorders.

Rx Summit: Practices, not opioids, are the enemy

April 21, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A leader in treating veterans warned a National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit audience about the pendulum swinging too far toward demonizing opioid medications.

Rx Summit: HHS prioritizes the opioid crisis

April 20, 2017     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
The opioid crisis, mental health and childhood obesity are three key focus areas of the Department of Health and Human Services, according to Secretary Tom Price, MD, speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.

Specialty IOPs bring flexibility to treatment for N.J. provider

April 20, 2017     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care has opened four specialty intensive outpatient programs, including two women’s addiction treatment programs, as well as mood and anxiety disorder, and co-occurring mental health and addiction.

Rx Summit: Unlikely political duo teams up for science-based care

April 19, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Newt Gingrich and Patrick Kennedy have at least one thing in common: an absolute reverence for brain research that can inform solutions to the opioid crisis.

Rx Summit: Surgeon general marks a year of progress

April 18, 2017     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, believes the nation’s challenge is not to find out what works in addressing addiction in America, but to apply the solutions more broadly.

Rx Summit: Speakers from Congress differ on recipe for opioid crisis

April 18, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A congressional forum at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit had one member saying the nation can't throw money at the crisis, while another warned of dangerous directions from the nominated FDA leader.

Rx Summit: Local solutions to crisis require collective effort

April 17, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Small counties in California are reducing improper opioid prescribing and expanding addiction treatment through the efforts of groups that include an insurer and a major foundation.

Rx Summit: We are not winning the war on drugs

April 17, 2017     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin challenged attendees of the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta to redouble their efforts to combat the nation’s opioid crisis.

Role-playing technology assists health providers in substance use screening

April 16, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Use of health simulation technology is helping physicians, nurses and other general health providers take on what can be uncomfortable conversations with patients about substance use.

General health clinics, specialty care will go head-to-head in opioid treatment study

April 14, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
An 800-patient Treatment Research Institute (TRI) study will test whether a general health sector that created much of the opioid misuse crisis can help to solve it.

Could a device attached to the ear become a game-changer in detox?

April 12, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
An electrical stimulation device that is approved for pain is gaining use as a method of easing withdrawal from opioids and facilitating access to longer-term treatment.

Joint Commission report outlines standards for housing support services

April 11, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Joint Commission has released an overview and rationale for housing support service standards for behavioral health organizations that espouse a Housing First model.

Hill briefing on opioid crisis emphasizes extended and balanced services

April 10, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A participant in an April 4 congressional briefing on the opioid crisis focused her remarks on the need for counselors to be part of any multidisciplinary teams addressing the challenge of opioid dependence.

Harvard course on opioids has relevance for professionals, public

April 7, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
As part of its public health mission, Harvard Medical School's Harvard Health Publications has introduced a self-guided opioid course that is proving popular among treatment professionals and the public.

Researchers, advocates protest Trump administration's huge cuts to NIH

April 6, 2017     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Some of the nation's most prominent addiction researchers say proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health would decimate research into cutting-edge treatments for substance use disorders.

NAATP releases initial data from outcomes project

April 6, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Initial results from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers' Outcomes Pilot Program show a patient population with past experience in treatment and significant mental health concerns.

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