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A lesson in language

April 3, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The field's vocabulary becomes a legacy issue for former national drug czar Michael Botticelli.

Program for homeless men thrives with mix of compassion, accountability

March 31, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The nine-month "SABER" program in Charlotte, N.C., has produced striking results for a population with addictive disorders and other significant challenges.

Counseling students seek broader skill set

March 30, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The pursuit of dual credentialing in addictions and mental health remains popular in higher education programs.

Groups assist workplaces in evaluating the impact of employee substance use

March 29, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new online tool for calculating substance use's impact on the workplace was driven in part by a lack of engagement on the issue from some employers.

Work plays crucial role in trajectory of recovery

March 27, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Many patients in early recovery come to question whether it is healthy for them to stay on the same career path.

10 misconceptions you might hear from patients

March 23, 2017     Roland Vendeland, MEd, MA, LPC
A counselor in an opioid treatment clinic discusses patient misconceptions about addiction and recovery, and how a clinician might address them.

Groups encourage best-practices discussion of marijuana

March 21, 2017     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
The system change-focused Advocates for Human Potential takes a neutral position on the issue of marijuana legalization.

Report: Risk of long-term opioid use increases in initial week of treatment

March 17, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Data released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) make a case for significant limits on initial prescriptions of opioids.

Researchers question establishment of video gaming disorder

March 16, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A group of researchers believes the likely inclusion of a gaming disorder in the next edition of the International Classification of Diseases will cause undue harm.

Enterhealth Ranch brings long view to facility upgrades

March 16, 2017     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Known for emphasizing quality and thoroughness over speed in its residential treatment program, Enterhealth Ranch is bringing the same philosophy to its extensive renovation project.

Published study questions gateway theory's application to e-cigarettes

March 14, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Two prominent public health researchers say the notion that e-cigarettes are leading non-smokers to use tobacco is based on flawed research.

Buddhist teachings bring non-theistic approach to recovery

March 13, 2017     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Shunned by some clinicians with a more traditional orientation, the teachings of Buddha resonate for those who seek spiritual freedom in treatment.

Report calls for more action to mitigate risks of nicotine products

March 13, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse discusses the relative risks and benefits of non-cigarette nicotine products, calling for greater vigilance among regulators and healthcare professionals.

5 facts about how mobile apps can enhance recovery

March 9, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A pilot study suggests that shifting control of this recovery support tool from the clinician to the patient could pay off.

Local drug task force in Florida wants to be model for coalition building

March 8, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Delray Beach Drug Task Force is working to serve both the individual in need of services and the larger community.

The least you need to know about the repeal and replace bill

March 8, 2017     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Everyone’s talking about the healthcare bill House Republicans released Monday night as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Here’s the very least you need to know.

A website navigates the date

March 8, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Mike Reed founded Single and Sober to help people in recovery overcome their most significant obstacle to healthy dating.

Study highlights threat of dual use of buprenorphine and other opioids

March 7, 2017     Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
Research using a pharmacy database leads to striking findings about the prevalence of other opioid use during and after buprenorphine treatment.

Campaign puts muscle behind effort to elevate smoking cessation in treatment

February 28, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Prominent leaders are urging the key interest groups in the addiction field to stop looking the other way on the prevalence of smoking among treatment patients and staff.

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