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Treating addiction as a chronic disease - how do we get from here to there?

July 2, 2013  |  A. Thomas McLellan
Now, more than ever before in history, there is a real opportunity to prevent, intervene earlier and effectively treat substance use disorders – but only if we come together to demand comprehensive quality that is on par with treatments for other chronic medical illnesses.

In Treatment for a Substance Use Disorder: How to Better Equip Counselors to Help Clients

September 28, 2012  |  Adam C. Brooks, Ph.D.
With an explosion of science suggesting that treatment for a substance abuse disorder can work, how do we get laboratory-demonstrated evidence based practices (EBPs) into the hands of our treatment counselors?

Influencing drug taking decisions by teens: teaching self-regulation may be the best way to go

August 20, 2012  |  Ken C. Winters, PhD
Teaching developmentally appropriate self-regulation skills may make better sense than asking something of a young person whose brain isn’t (yet) capable of delivering.

Why Concurrent Recovery Management in Treatment for a Substance Use Disorder?

June 18, 2012  |  John Cacciola, PhD
During-treatment monitoring of client status can improve client outcomes while providing outcomes data, and move addiction treatment closer to a chronic disease management model.

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