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University adds neuropsychological component to counseling curriculum

April 26, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Students in the addictions program at Indiana Wesleyan University will be gaining more hands-on experience in understanding the brain's activity.

General health clinics, specialty care will go head-to-head in opioid treatment study

April 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An 800-patient Treatment Research Institute (TRI) study will test whether a general health sector that created much of the opioid misuse crisis can help to solve it.

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.

SAMHSA guide advances strategies for transitioning offenders to community

March 31, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new federal report discusses evidence-based approaches to transitioning incarcerated individuals with substance use or mental health disorders into the community.

TBI and PTSD appear similar but treatments must differ

February 21, 2017  |  Theodore Henderson, MD, PhD
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Some treatments do more harm than good when a proper diagnosis is not made.

Producer of many films in addiction field dies at 81

February 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Jack Fahey produced videos featuring some of the pioneering voices in the addiction field, as part of a career spanning more than 40 years.

Don't leave smoking out of the treatment equation

January 23, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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A patient's continuing to use tobacco can pose a major hurdle to addiction recovery. Treatment programs have many options for assisting patients with smoking cessation.

Author says it's everyone's job to become more LGBT-competent

December 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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With the number of truly LGBT-specific treatment programs stagnant, the author of a new comprehensive guide to substance use disorders in these populations offers advice for organizations to improve their approach.

Is the debate on sex addiction more than a word game?

December 22, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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There continues to be spirited debate in the counseling profession this month over an association position statement challenging the concept of sex addiction.

Including children in mothers' treatment hastens recovery

December 20, 2016  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
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A new study indicates that family therapy for mothers and their children leads to more rapid improvement in substance use outcomes than individual therapy for the women alone.

Sex therapists group says no evidence base for sex addiction as disorder

December 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) has issued a position statement opposing the use of the sex addiction construct to classify problematic sexual behavior.

Study links resilience with reduced risk for alcohol use disorder

December 15, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Resilience is strongly associated with a reduction in risk for alcohol use disorder, according to a study recently released by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Lund University in Sweden.

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