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Volunteer work for patients: It's fashionable again

June 21, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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Some addiction treatment programs are seeing how the act of giving back can give a boost to patient recovery.

AMA votes include support for supervised injection sites

June 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Delegates to the American Medical Association (AMA) conference this week voted to support the establishment of pilot safe injection facilities as a public health response to the crisis around injection drug use.

SAMHSA report conveys hard-line view on smokeless tobacco

June 1, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A federal report stating that smokeless tobacco use is holding steady while cigarette smoking declines is being released with strict warnings about smokeless tobacco's dangers.

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.

Loss, and the accompanying grief, hitting young patients hard

May 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Program leaders at Ashley Addiction Treatment say one effect of the widespread opioid crisis is a young patient population affected by grief that it struggles to process.

Decision to seek treatment can rub off on loved ones

May 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research finds that individuals seeking help for a behavioral health disorder are more likely to know of a family member or friend who did the same.

Hill briefing on opioid crisis emphasizes extended and balanced services

April 10, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A participant in an April 4 congressional briefing on the opioid crisis focused her remarks on the need for counselors to be part of any multidisciplinary teams addressing the challenge of opioid dependence.

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.

Is politics becoming a clinical issue in your program?

March 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Some addiction professionals are reporting an increase in patient anxiety related to the national political debate, and this is having serious ramifications for some.

Published study questions gateway theory's application to e-cigarettes

March 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Two prominent public health researchers say the notion that e-cigarettes are leading non-smokers to use tobacco is based on flawed research.

Report calls for more action to mitigate risks of nicotine products

March 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse discusses the relative risks and benefits of non-cigarette nicotine products, calling for greater vigilance among regulators and healthcare professionals.

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