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Local businesses can fuel community solutions in addiction

October 24, 2017     Rebecca Flood
It is time for communities to unite to counteract the emergence of poor-quality, profit-driven substance use treatment.

Vermont groups choose unusual venue for messaging on opioid crisis

October 17, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A stigma-busting campaign focusing on opioid addiction is being launched out of the terminal in the Burlington, Vt., airport.

Eating disorders group hits Amazon for offensive message

October 6, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The National Eating Disorders Association says that a sweatshirt being sold on Amazon.com perpetuates stigma and misconceptions around anorexia.

Let's solve problems cooperatively with other nations

August 9, 2017     Rebecca Flood
The United States' drug-related crises are not unique, and more cooperation internationally could educate the field on the nature of drug epidemics.

Marrying science and design to improve access to naloxone

July 24, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
University professors used their collective talents to create a device allowing easy access to the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone.

Better data reporting holds key to promoting recovery

June 28, 2017     Rebecca Flood
Outcomes studies such as the one being conducted by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) can ultimately help control the generational spread of the disease.

Place medication in the rightful context

June 27, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A number of experts in the addiction field would like to see use of the term "medication-assisted treatment" eradicated, saying that it perpetuates stigma.

Factors that impede women's specialty care are being removed

May 30, 2017     Rebecca Flood
Specialty services for women promise better outcomes for families, although some barriers to success remain.

Nominate a clinical innovator for the Outstanding Clinical Care Awards

May 17, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Nominations are due May 31 for Addiction Professional's awards for facilities and programs that are raising the clinical standard.

It's time for a Jefferson Dinner in this field

April 5, 2017     Rebecca Flood
The field will not be able to make a difference in the substance use epidemic until it finds common ground through inclusive conversation.

Words can hurt the cause

April 3, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Providers and advocates are fighting back against the words and images that they believe stigmatize people with substance use disorders.

Is politics becoming a clinical issue in your program?

March 20, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Some addiction professionals are reporting an increase in patient anxiety related to the national political debate, and this is having serious ramifications for some.

Readers open to idea of marijuana-inclusive treatment

February 28, 2017     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Our story last week on the use of marijuana in addiction treatment has generated a lot of reader feedback, with many commenters willing to consider the practice.

Major jump in eating disorders screening projected

February 27, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week organizers are aiming to have 100,000 individuals participate in free online screenings during this year's campaign.

Ex-offenders empowered through jewelry making project

December 21, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A group of New Jersey women emerging from addiction and incarceration are finding a holiday employment opportunity through the organization Same Sky.

Bad Santa: Scratch-off lotto tickets a no-no for kids

December 14, 2016     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Lottery tickets are a popular stocking-stuffer—but they’re a bad idea for those under the age of 18.

Recovery support organization makes plea on Giving Tuesday

November 29, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
LifeRing Secular Recovery offered this blunt appeal on Giving Tuesday: "LifeRing needs your help, because LifeRing needs money."

The fight to uphold parity protections must continue

November 9, 2016     Rebecca Flood
The promise of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the federal parity law for vulnerable populations remains largely unfulfilled, Rebecca Flood states.

New fund supports treatment and recovery efforts

November 2, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Our newly created Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare has established a fund to support not-for-profit organizations with a proven commitment to enhancing addiction and mental health care. Submit your micro-grant application today!

Need some positive vibes these days? A CEO thinks so

November 1, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Newport Academy's Jamison Monroe had some inspiration to share this morning, amid the usual e-mail bombardment of offers and warnings.

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