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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.

Counselors shed an either-or mindset

February 1, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Responses to Addiction Professional's Quality of Life Survey show support for both 12-Step approaches and medication treatments.

Study brings awareness to alternative mutual help groups

January 19, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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For clinicians treating clients with addictions who don’t seem to be an ideal fit for the traditional 12-Step model, a new study by the Alcohol Research Group is shedding light on the viability of alternative mutual help groups.

Leader on medical team retires from Betty Ford Center

December 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Harry Haroutunian, MD, has written and spoken extensively on the neurobiological underpinnings of 12-Step based treatment and recovery programs.

Demystifying Alcoholics Anonymous, a chapter at a time

September 14, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Alcoholics Anonymous is often misunderstood by both the general public and those in the field of addiction treatment, but Marc Galanter, MD, hopes to change that with his recently published book.

Treatment providers must respond to the market

August 23, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The addiction-treatment industry is most certainly at a crossroads, and leaders have an opportunity to shape the direction of the road ahead.

Group finds few easy answers to common ethical dilemmas

August 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A growing complexity of roles in addiction treatment organizations is creating ethics challenges around boundaries and other issues affecting patients, a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) presenter suggested.

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