Some addiction treatment programs are seeing how the act of giving back can give a boost to patient recovery.
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.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a partnership with private entities on a three-faceted scientific initiative to address the opioid crisis.
The writings of Heidi Heath Garwood speak to a population in early recovery that doesn't have great patience for lectures.
A Massachusetts program is seeing clear signs that crystal meth dependence is worsening among men who have sex with men.
According to SAMHSA’s latest Behavioral Health Barometer, between 2011 and 2015, methadone use increased by 16%, and use of buprenorphine more than doubled.
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.
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.
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 at the University of Houston will explore whether personalized information about risk behaviors can enhance HIV patients' motivation to reduce drinking.
Clinicians can intervene early for a patient in danger, if they understand the relapse chronology.
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.
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 and Behavioral Healthcare Executive have earned three prestigious awards for excellence in journalism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A therapist who has organized the two-week Healing Recovery Retreat sees addiction treatment leaders conducting meaningful work amid persistent stigma.