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New edition of science guide touts genetic research, attacks myths about addiction

February 20, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The second edition of Carlton Erickson's comprehensive addiction guide minces no words in criticizing those who question the disease concept.

Willing to go with what works

January 29, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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From the 12 Steps to medication-assisted treatment, a majority of Quality of Life Survey respondents embrace solutions that click with clients.

Eliminate stigma from the inside out

November 27, 2017  |  Michael Weiner, PhD, MCAP
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Do the ways in which professionals treat addiction cause much of the shame that patients experience?

Intervention leader Southworth dies at 79

November 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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John Southworth was one of the most prominent leaders in the intervention community and a passionate advocate for 12-Step recovery.

Triathlete goes more than an extra mile

October 10, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Todd Crandell's Racing for Recovery emphasizes the balanced life in recovery that he did not see much of in his early days of sobriety.

Interrupting the relapse

May 31, 2017  |  Brian Duffy, LMHC, LADC-I
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Clinicians can intervene early for a patient in danger, if they understand the relapse chronology.

Enthusiastic sobriety shapes addictions treatment for adolescents

May 5, 2017  |  Ellen Eldridge
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In recovery from a heroin addiction as a 27-year-old in the early 1970s, Bob Meehan was inspired to stay sober by showing his peers who wanted to push the boundaries of addiction that sobriety could be fun.

Program for homeless men thrives with mix of compassion, accountability

March 31, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The nine-month "SABER" program in Charlotte, N.C., has produced striking results for a population with addictive disorders and other significant challenges.

10 misconceptions you might hear from patients

March 23, 2017  |  Roland Vendeland, MEd, MA, LPC
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A counselor in an opioid treatment clinic discusses patient misconceptions about addiction and recovery, and how a clinician might address them.

Buddhist teachings bring non-theistic approach to recovery

March 13, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Shunned by some clinicians with a more traditional orientation, the teachings of Buddha resonate for those who seek spiritual freedom in treatment.

Spiritual practice: an installment of values for the young

February 13, 2017  |  Jeff Gould
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The power of the 12 Steps introduces a working principle into what had been largely directionless lives.

Former patient assumes top clinical role at Jaywalker Lodge

February 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Stefan Bate is a Jaywalker Lodge success story, and he will now highlight to others the qualities of the program as the organization's chief clinical officer.

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