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Treatment for youths must adjust to social disconnection

July 2, 2018     Rebecca Flood
A single approach will not suffice to meet the needs of a young population that is seeking a sense of belonging.

Patients dangerously see completion of residential care as the end

June 25, 2018     Michael Weiner, PhD, MCAP
The field needs to encourage a new mindset about continuing care for the chronic illness that addiction is.

New rules are causing more pain

May 21, 2018     Roland Reeves, MD
Providers and patients have not been sufficiently prepared to deal with a changing mindset about the use of prescription pain medication.

Five strategies for LGBTQ+ individuals to avoid 'out-of-control' behaviors

April 20, 2018     Mark McMillan, LMSW, CAADC
Building a sound support system and developing unique coping skills are among the steps LGBTQ clients can take to help avoid problematic substance use.

Five takeaways from panel event on stimulants

February 26, 2018     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Last week's National Conference on Addiction Disorders Panel Series event placed into perspective the profession's fears about addressing rising use of stimulants.

Today's treatments oversimplify the disease of addiction

January 16, 2018     Roland Reeves, MD
The progression of addiction and other diseases is relentless unless treatment takes a comprehensive and long-range approach.

A runner in recovery makes great strides on a treadmill

December 15, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
While some holiday shoppers run in circles this weekend, a Colorado runner in recovery will be making progress from a treadmill.

Professionals weigh responses to re-emergence of stimulants

December 7, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Readers discuss whether and how the community will respond to signs of a growing cocaine/stimulant crisis.

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.

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