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Volunteer work for patients: It's fashionable again

June 21, 2017     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Some addiction treatment programs are seeing how the act of giving back can give a boost to patient recovery.

Research will apply technology to improve buprenorphine compliance

June 20, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is funding a study that will determine whether direct observation of patients receiving buprenorphine treatment can improve retention in treatment and drug use outcomes.

NIH, private partners team up on opioid crisis initiative

June 19, 2017     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a partnership with private entities on a three-faceted scientific initiative to address the opioid crisis.

Sharing inspiration in short bursts

June 14, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The writings of Heidi Heath Garwood speak to a population in early recovery that doesn't have great patience for lectures.

Clinician describes intensifying drug threat in MSM community

June 13, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Massachusetts program is seeing clear signs that crystal meth dependence is worsening among men who have sex with men.

SAMHSA: Medication treatment for SUD increases significantly

June 12, 2017     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
According to SAMHSA’s latest Behavioral Health Barometer, between 2011 and 2015, methadone use increased by 16%, and use of buprenorphine more than doubled.

One year after Pulse tragedy: A call to action for treatment

June 11, 2017     Beck Gee-Cohen
Observations suggest that the LGBTQI community is seeking addiction and mental health treatment in growing numbers, and programs must become better equipped to meet the need effectively.

New approach to drug development could give rise to cocaine treatment

June 8, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A final approved product is still years away, but ongoing research exploring the link between stress and addiction could result in a long-awaited medication treatment for cocaine dependence.

CADCA project seeks out best practices in SBIRT

June 6, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A $1 million grant will allow Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) to train five coalitions to expand community-based efforts in screening and brief intervention efforts targeting youth.

Research will test motivator to reduce drinking in HIV patients

June 2, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Research at the University of Houston will explore whether personalized information about risk behaviors can enhance HIV patients' motivation to reduce drinking.

Interrupting the relapse

May 31, 2017     Brian Duffy, LMHC, LADC-I
Clinicians can intervene early for a patient in danger, if they understand the relapse chronology.

Settlement with California county means no approval for treatment center

May 30, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
San Mateo County, Calif., has settled a lawsuit over its denial of plans that would have established an addiction treatment center of more than 60 beds at the site of a wellness retreat center.

PCSS-MAT offers training for NPs, PAs to obtain buprenorphine prescribing waiver

May 30, 2017     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Providers’ Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment has developed a 24-hour course for nurse practitioners and physician assistants to treat opioid use disorder.

Addiction Professional wins journalism award

May 26, 2017     AP Staff
Addiction Professional and Behavioral Healthcare Executive have earned three prestigious awards for excellence in journalism.

Sober fraternity adds collegiate resources

May 25, 2017     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
The Alpha 180 sober fraternity is opening on the University of Texas at Austin campus, designed as a lifestyle support program for those in recovery.

Rumored gutting of ONDCP agenda does not materialize in president's budget plan

May 24, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Most core functions of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, including oversight of the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, are preserved in President Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposal.

Total transformation: Phoenix House will dramatically move beyond TC roots

May 23, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
New Phoenix Life Centers in New York City this summer will signal a major clinical shift for one of the nation's most prominent nonprofit addiction treatment organizations.

Loss, and the accompanying grief, hitting young patients hard

May 19, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Program leaders at Ashley Addiction Treatment say one effect of the widespread opioid crisis is a young patient population affected by grief that it struggles to process.

Study uses Facebook groups to aid parents of adolescents in recovery

May 19, 2017     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
A licensed clinical psychologist at UCLA’s Integrated Substance Abuse Programs has developed a study to assess private Facebook groups as a means to support parents of adolescents in recovery.

Online healing retreat spotlights 'heart' of treatment leaders

May 16, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A therapist who has organized the two-week Healing Recovery Retreat sees addiction treatment leaders conducting meaningful work amid persistent stigma.

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