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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.

Field applies knowledge around treating pregnant women to outpatient care

October 11, 2016     Rebecca Flood
The treatment community must embrace truly family-centered care in order to meet the needs of pregnant and postpartum women.

Provider weighs in on marijuana policy: What's your take?

October 10, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A California treatment executive reacts to our recent coverage of state ballot measures on marijuana policy, with his support of decriminalization.

Employee wellness: Is your staff fit for duty?

September 7, 2016     Rebecca Flood
All addiction treatment facilities must model the wellness practices that they encourage for the patients they serve.

The disease/non-disease debate obscures the reality

August 22, 2016     Roland Reeves, MD
As with most issues, Roland Reeves argues, both sides of the disease debate around addiction have valid contributions.

Do your politics impact your clinical effectiveness?

August 10, 2016     Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RMT
A NALGAP President's Award recipient discusses the importance of ethical self-inquiry in clinical work.

An historic anti-drug image now carries a new message

August 10, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Much has changed since an egg in a frying pan became forever etched into our consciousness.

Accreditation takes on added importance

June 29, 2016     Rebecca Flood
Licenses and certifications are not enough of a determinant of quality for addiction treatment and recovery facilities, Rebecca Flood states in a look at accreditation.

Recovery residence community needs code of ethics

June 16, 2016     Beth Fisher Sanders
Areas such as appropriate boundaries, proper drug screening practices and ethical marketing are addressed in a national code of ethics for sober living operations that is currently under review.

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