Providers and patients have not been sufficiently prepared to deal with a changing mindset about the use of prescription pain medication.
Building a sound support system and developing unique coping skills are among the steps LGBTQ clients can take to help avoid problematic substance use.
Last week's National Conference on Addiction Disorders Panel Series event placed into perspective the profession's fears about addressing rising use of stimulants.
The progression of addiction and other diseases is relentless unless treatment takes a comprehensive and long-range approach.
While some holiday shoppers run in circles this weekend, a Colorado runner in recovery will be making progress from a treadmill.
Readers discuss whether and how the community will respond to signs of a growing cocaine/stimulant crisis.
It is time for communities to unite to counteract the emergence of poor-quality, profit-driven substance use treatment.
A stigma-busting campaign focusing on opioid addiction is being launched out of the terminal in the Burlington, Vt., airport.
The National Eating Disorders Association says that a sweatshirt being sold on Amazon.com perpetuates stigma and misconceptions around anorexia.
The United States' drug-related crises are not unique, and more cooperation internationally could educate the field on the nature of drug epidemics.
University professors used their collective talents to create a device allowing easy access to the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone.
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.
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.
Specialty services for women promise better outcomes for families, although some barriers to success remain.
Nominations are due May 31 for Addiction Professional's awards for facilities and programs that are raising the clinical standard.
The field will not be able to make a difference in the substance use epidemic until it finds common ground through inclusive conversation.
Providers and advocates are fighting back against the words and images that they believe stigmatize people with substance use disorders.
Some addiction professionals are reporting an increase in patient anxiety related to the national political debate, and this is having serious ramifications for some.
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.
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week organizers are aiming to have 100,000 individuals participate in free online screenings during this year's campaign.